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PXG and TaylorMade reach settlement over P-790 Irons legal dispute dating back to 2017

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The lengthy legal battle between PXG and TaylorMade has finally come to an end, with the two companies reaching a settlement of the pending patent litigation and related patent disputes between the parties.

The legal dispute dates back to 2017 when PXG Founder Bob Parsons sued TaylorMade for patent infringement related to its new P-790 irons. The clash went back and forth, with TaylorMade accusing PXG of violating their patents, and then PXG amending its original complaint of patent infringement and creating a new version with as many as 11 patent-infringement claims.

PXG’s effort to prevent the P-790s sale at retail was unsuccessful, and the legal altercation has now been put to bed with PXG and TaylorMade both reaching a settlement which allows each company to have specified rights to make club products under patent cross-licenses.

Speaking on the settlement, David Abeles, TaylorMade Golf’s CEO, said

 “I’m pleased that we were able to reach an acceptable and amicable resolution to put this case behind us so we can continue focusing on bringing industry leading equipment innovations to the golfer.”

While Bob Parsons, PXG’s CEO, stated

“As a golf equipment innovator, PXG will continue to pursue research and development and obtain patents for our novel club designs in the iron technology space. We will not hesitate to assert those patents in the future.”

Details of the settlement are confidential.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Ranger76

    Feb 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Love my custom fit P790’s. Quite a few of us have the irons at my club and everyone loves them too.

  2. Scott

    Feb 1, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    So PXG settled and Paige ended up going with Mizuno. What was the ROI here? Sounds like a win win.

  3. 1775

    Feb 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Who cares? I mean, really? People commenting here act as if they had some stake in this.

    • DOMINICK TOMAINO

      Feb 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      So then why are you commenting on here ..brainiac..? Or should I say ‘hypocrite’..!

  4. Tom

    Feb 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Gianni must weigh like 100 pounds?

  5. Tom

    Feb 1, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Gianni is one bad man….

  6. Gunter Eisenberg

    Feb 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    So how much PXG paid to TM to settle?

    For those who make fun of my comment just remember, TM’s R9 irons were filled with foam and introduced way before PXG got in the business.

    • X

      Feb 1, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      Child,
      Go back further in time for other foam filled clubs.
      Go on, use Google and look it up

      • Gunter Eisenberg

        Feb 2, 2019 at 10:59 am

        Thank you my trans-fluid friend.

  7. S.M.O.

    Feb 1, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    PXG CEO is trying too hard, much like the people who play his clubs.

  8. John Krug

    Feb 1, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Much ado about nothing.

  9. Regis

    Feb 1, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Here’s the reality. You bring a case in Federal Court and you don’t have the goods and/or won’t discuss settlement the judge will work you like a pack mule and he/she will let you know it at the first conference. Look at how many cases settle where there’s no comment or briefing. These judges and their staff have nightmare dockets and work their butts off. They don’t have time for golf club manufacturers arguing over who has the proprietary rights for foam in iron heads

  10. Buster

    Feb 1, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Win for PXG….TM money down the drain!

    • JP

      Feb 1, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      Care to elaborate?

      Nothing happened with this lawsuit. Haha

  11. Mark King

    Feb 1, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Bob Parsons = Raging Bullieaholic

    • Jose Pinatas

      Feb 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      Bob Parson’s favorite song: Sussudio.

  12. earlanthony

    Feb 1, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Two words: One Length.

    Every one else is spitting piss.

    • Chip

      Feb 1, 2019 at 11:43 am

      What does this mean?

      • earlathony

        Feb 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm

        The revolution of golf: One Length. Nothing else matters.

        • Tom

          Feb 1, 2019 at 7:43 pm

          Hey genius, Tommy Armour introduced this one length concept in the mid 1980s…..was a dud, will be again.

          • earlanthony

            Feb 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm

            One length, custom fit. Perfection. Tommy Armour, no fit, not perfection. Therefore, dud. Man named Tom has no brain. Therefore, makes stupid remarks and trolls silly discussions. Get a life. Learn to play. Go one length. Case closed.

          • Leftienige

            Feb 3, 2019 at 7:20 am

            Hello folks . Back in the late ’60’s I had a set of Tiger Shark irons , from 6-iron to P/W all one length . Nothing’s new under the Sun !

      • Tim Thomas

        Feb 2, 2019 at 5:18 pm

        Means everyone else is spittin piss.

    • Mower

      Feb 1, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      “One Length”?
      Is that what all this is about? No details, so this whole thing is a… meh.

      • earlanthony

        Feb 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm

        One length, one swing, one dimension. Perfection.

  13. JP

    Feb 1, 2019 at 10:01 am

    TM – 1 : PXG – 0

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Puma launches new X Collection that Rickie Fowler will debut at this week’s Open Championship

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Puma Golf has launched its new X Collection which is inspired in part by the celebration of Rickie Fowler’s 10-year partnership with the company. Fowler will debut the collection this week at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

The collection features traditional fabrics and patterns of the British Isles, incorporating houndstooth detailing and a navy, green and white color palette that pays homage to the region where golf was born.

“Rickie’s style has evolved over the years, starting various fashionable trends in on course wear by blending influences from streetwear and modern fashion. Today, his style reflects both a maturation in his game and personal confidence, and the X Collection was designed to reflect that transition in an elegant way.” – Grant Knudson, Head of Product Creation, Puma.

Puma X Collection

Causeway Jacket – $140

Featuring an antiqued zipper, button closure, hand pockets and a traditional houndstooth pattern, the Causeway Jacket is both water and wind-resistant and comes in a peacoat colorway.

Antrim Pant – $110

The Antrim Pant features a polyester-wool blend fabric and subtle houndstooth pattern, while the waistband contains a hook and bar closure. The pant is designed to wear both on and off the course and is available in a peacoat colorway.

Donegal Polo – $85

Designed with a longer four-button placket and a front chest pocket that features a discoverable houndstooth accent pattern on the inside that matches the interior of the neck. The Donegal is available in bright white, Irish green and peacoat colorways.

Skerries Polo – $85

Containing a deconstructed houndstooth pattern throughout the body of the shirt, the Skerries utilizes a premium, moisture-wicking, technical fabric with a rib-knit collar, and is available in bright white, Irish green and peacoat hues.

Dunluce ¼ Zip Pullover – $120

Featuring a premium pima cotton cashmere blend fabric, the Dunluce contains an antiqued zipper, a contrast green tipping on the collar, ribbed cuffs and comes in peacoat-Irish green or quiet shade-Irish green.

P 110 X Cap – $30

The P 110 X Cap features a raised leather P logo to complement the moisture-wicking sweatband and slight curve brim and is available in both peacoat and white shade bodies each with a brown leather P detailing.

IGNITE PROADAPT X Shoes – $220

Containing all of the benefits included in the brand’s original IGNITE PROADAPT shoes, the X version comes in a peacoat body with Irish green and bright white colors.

All of Puma’s X Collection is available now to purchase at Pumagolf.com as well as select retailers.

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WRX Spotted: Mizuno MP-20 irons, T20 wedge on USGA Conforming list

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Thanks to WRX Member mrmikeac, we have some photos that confirm the new Mizuno line will, in fact, be the MP20, along with a new T-Series wedge: the T20.

We don’t have details from Mizuno yet beyond the pictures from the USGA’s site, but there appear to be four different models of irons including an SEL (something, something, lefty?) set which is good news for you southpaws.

There has been lots of discussion so far in the forums, along with a speculation piece written by or own Ryan Barath (One Post Many Questions – New Mizuno Speculation).

The models are

MP20 (Blade) 

MP20 MMC (Multi-Material Cavity)

MP20 HMB

Speculated to be Hot Metal Blade thanks to the Chromoloy on the hosel, there are two versions on the USGA list, which could also mean a blended set with solid forged irons in the shorter clubs.

MP20 SEL

T20 wedge

We’re going to have to wait until confirmation from Mizuno to get all the details but join in the discussion in the GolfWRX forums.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from GarhawlR who is on the hunt for a new set of irons and is looking for suggestions on how to get the best bang for his buck with a budget of between $500 and $700. Our members disclose their advice for how to go about filling your bag if you’re on a budget.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • rgk5: “Pre-owned Srixon 585 or Wilson Staff W6 will fit the budget. Maltby irons are okay but will have virtually no resale value down the road.”
  • PushDrawFlush: “$500-700 is plenty to find new-to-me forged irons. I’d keep an eye out for some Srixon z745/765 if you want something similar to your MP25s but a little chunkier/more forgiving.”
  • T.B: “Sub 70 and hogans. Maltby makes great clubs. You have a lot of options at that price range. Take your time, and you’ll find something you really want.”
  • revenant: “You should be able to do this without much trouble. My MP-4s (3-PW) were $280 from global golf with minimal face wear (good grooves and no rust/wear spots).”

Entire Thread: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700”

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