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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Swingless Golfers Strike In Court

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 5:48 PM

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The saga over the patent rights and trade secrets of the swingless golf club continues in a San Francisco courtroom.

A federal judge in San Francisco today permitted some counterclaims accusing a Wyoming-based company and two directors of tricking the former owners to give up the patent rights and trade secrets to the gun-powdered loaded golf clubs.

The swingless golf club uses a plastic strip of small powder chargers, which drive the striker in the club head forward to hit the ball. There is an adjustable range control that allows the golfer to hit a ball more than 200 yards without swinging.

And while swingless aficionados argue the case in court, The Snitch is more curious about the point of swingless golfing and is it even legal?

Apparently, a National Golf Foundation study reveals 19 million people want to play golf but are too frustrated by the long drive off the tee. So the swingless golf club was invented so people could enjoy the golf experience without worrying about skill or practice or pressure of trying to boom one off the tee with a swing.

Maybe this explains why fewer people are out there "playing" golf these days.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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