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Thanks to all that submitted an entry into the contest. After looking at all the submissions we have decided to award 2 winners of this contest…one for the best name and one for the most humorous name:
WINNER #1 – Nike Air Evolution
WINNER #2 – Nike WTF
Has Nike Gone Too Far “Out Of The Box” On This One?
This past week we ran across a Nike patent application over at one of our favorite golf sites Golf-Patents.com. Now this is just my opinion but I am starting to think they have officially thought themselves too far “out of the box” on this one. We are always preaching about how we appreciate and commend the golf companies that push the envelope of technology and we love to see all the different concepts and ideations we run across…but this one seems less about truly effective technology and more about something to be used strictly as a marketing piece. Because from what all I have seen and read in the application this technology has no real merit or advantage over any other previous adjustable weight tech. So why patent it…good question. Maybe there is something we missed from reading the application. Have to wait and see.
Real Tech or Marketing Piece?
I will give this new concept one thing though and that is that it would allow the golfer infinite possibilities in regards to moving the CG (if it had more weight)…but this would also lead to an infinite amount of confusion for the consumer…since the majority of golfers polled about adjustable weight tech have said they already think it is too confusing and rarely if ever make any adjustments. And in my opinion this would not help alleviate the confusion already expressed by golfers it would only increase it. Also the amount of weight that seems to be moved in this application would not change the center of gravity anyway. The average driver head weighs 200 grams +/- 4 grams…a 10 or 12 gram weight will not move the CG enough to make any ball flight characteristic changes. Much more weight is needed for this.
Name That Nike Driver (Contest)
But nevertheless I thought it would be a fun idea to have you guys try and come up with the coolest name for this possible new Nike Driver. We will choose a winner at the end of the week. The winner will receive a Slighter Golf Hat. Tom Slighter the head designer is one of the nicest guys in the business and has been making custom putters for years.
Here are the images from the patent application of this possible new driver from Nike Golf. Take a look at the images and see what name you would come up with for this driver if you were the one responsible for naming this monster.