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Golf Inventions, Patents, and Technology via The IP Golf Guy (aka The Golf Patent Attorney): Category Archive for USGA Rules

Does Your Swing Need a Contoured Backstop?

Are Non-Conforming Golf Balls about to Go Mainstream?

New Golf Ball Cover-Shredding Groove Invention

The Next USGA Initiative to Grow the Game

Come on USGA, While We’re Young!

One of the More Interesting Recent Putter Inventions

One Inventor That Won’t Be Happy About the Anchoring Ban

MOI Was the Buzz Word for Driver Marketing a Few Years Ago; Will it become a Golf Ball Buzz Word?

Golf Inventions Gone Wild

What's Next in Adjustability? Perhaps Adjustable Grooves by Nike Golf

Herringbone Pattern Fans Will Love These Nike Grooves

Could a New Handicap System Ever Take Hold?

Would Your Score Drop if You Tricked Yourself Into Thinking Your Clubs Had Larger Grooves?

New Putting Style Destined for the Tour

A Potential New Wedge Buzzword Emerges

Can I Interest You in Some Ridged Scorelines?

Genius, Genius but Impossible to Pull Off, or Just Plain Wacky?

A Putter Shaft That Can Help Your Alignment

Have You Ever Considered Energizing Your Golf Ball Via Your Tee?

Forget About “Tee it Forward,” This is the Way to Make Golf More Fun

Do Golfers Need More Driver Adjustability?

Chalk One Up for the USGA

Can A Golf Shirt Help You Play Better?

Hot New Driver?

Forget About That Nice Smooth Mirror Finish On Your Golf Shafts, You Should Want A Finish That You Can Use To Sharpen Your Pencil

Nike Golf’s New Tiger Ball? It Has Teeth

Guess How Much Golf Ball Spin Drops When You Hit a Wedge from the Rough Versus the Fairway

Too Much Spin From Your Driver? This May Be the Answer

Stealth Grooves… Just What Golfers Have Been Looking For

How Does a Golf Club Designer Give a Slow Swing Speed Golfer the most “Spring-Like” Effect While Not Providing Too Much of a Benefit for a Fast Swing Speed Golfer?

Compressible Grooves; Say What?

A Putter Grip Unlike Any Other

Yet Another Level of Adjustability in Golf Club Design

More PING Groove Ideas

Acushnet Weighs in on Groove Designs

Bridgestone’s Take on Grooves, and it is Similar to PING’s Take on Grooves

Could One of These Designs be the Future of the “#1 Ball in Golf”?

Is Your Wedge Lacking the Appropriate Traces?

Golf Balls are Big Business!

Don’t Mess With the USGA; USGA Sues ISaAC Scoring Systems for Trademark Infringement

Want to Reduce the Scatter of Your Tee Shots? Author of Several Golf Club R&D Books Receives Interesting Elastic Club Head Patent That May Help Out

Forget About Dual Durometer Grips; How About Variable Durometer Grips!

Golf Balls With Grooves; Truth or Fiction?

Grooves of the Future?

It Pays to Know the USGA Equipment Rules

My Tour of the USGA Research and Test Center

Club Face Adjustability, Is It The Next Big Thing?

The Future of Golf Grips? Survey Says, Not Likely

If I Gave You a High Surface Friction Golf Ball Would You Expect More Spin or Less Spin When You Hit it With a Wedge? How About When Struck With Your Driver?

Acushnet Serves Subpoena on the USGA!

Read Your January 19th Edition of Golfweek Very Carefully

It’s a Groove Thing… TaylorMade Granted Interesting Patent on Variable Groove / Scoreline Width

Just What Every Golfer Needs, a Putter that Makes Putting More Difficult

A Look at Lie Adjustability

Club Head Adjustability Patents… Did the Club Manufacturers Predict the Recently Proposed USGA Rule Changes Years in Advance?

Did You Know That “Stimpmeter” is a Registered Trademark? Who Do You Think Owns It?

USGA’s Trademark Portfolio Associated with the US Open

USGA Senior Technical Director, Dick Rugge, as Inventor

Great Interviews with Former USGA Tech Director Frank Thomas at EagleParBirdie Blog

USGA Proposed Rule Changes and Golf Club Groove Patents

USGA Non-Conforming Driver List Manufacturers - We Salute You

It Pays to Know the Rules - Molded Grips and the USGA

USGA Rules on Clubs and Balls: Prevent Over-reliance on Tech Advances and Preserve Skills Differentials