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Bob Parsons sues TaylorMade

All the Gear: Bob Parsons sues TaylorMade over P790 irons

We take a look at the gear news you may have missed from the past week...
 

We love Bob Parsons – the PXG founder, billionaire and Vietnam war veteran who we interviewed earlier this year.

And we love the TaylorMade P790 irons which we tested and reviewed for you a few weeks ago.

But unfortunately the pair don’t see eye to eye.

TaylorMade P790 irons review

So much so that Mr Parsons is suing TaylorMade for what he claims is an infringement of PXG patents.

As we alluded to in our review here, the P790 irons do share similarities with the PXG 0311 irons.

They both have a hollow construction and have material injected into the cavity to improve the sound and feel.

Parsons also believes there are issues around the use of weighting in the club and have asked for a suspension in the sale of the P790 irons which were due to be available from today (September 15).

It is likely that TaylorMade will challenge the suit on the grounds that they are not using techniques unique to the PXG patents and are simply doing things that have been done in golf clubs for years.

Parsons is obviously keen to highlight the technology in their clubs and that the 0311 came first.

He can also afford the law suit which if it proves to be unsuccessful, it has thrust the PXG 0311 irons into the limelight which can never be a bad thing.

We’ll keep a close eye on the case and bring you any developments.

New TaylorMade bronze Milled Grind wedges

Let’s not get too heavy and stick to the new gear releases over the past few weeks…

TaylorMade Bronze wedges

TaylorMade have added a stylish bronze finish to their Milled Grind wedges.

It’s the wedge of choice of all TaylorMade’s top players such as Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

But the new bronze finish can challenge the similar coloured offerings from Vokey and Cleveland and maybe tempt a few more tour players their way.

More information can be found on the TaylorMade website.

New Adidas Tour 360 Boost

We’ve seen these on the feet of Dustin Johnson in recent weeks.

They feature a range of new technologies to help the shoe flex more during the swing, offer more stability, and have a more premium look and shape.

Adidas Tour 360

More information on the new Tour 360 Boost – which have an SRP of £149.95 – can be found on the Adidas Golf website.

Mizuno update their bag offering

Have you been tempted by the new Mizuno MP-18 irons? Well how about a nice new Mizuno bag to put them in?

Mizuno golf bags

There’s a total of seven new options in the line-up with lightweight carry and standbags as well as waterproof and sturdy cart bags.

One thing that you are always guaranteed from Mizuno is that they are going to be ultra stylish.

Mizuno golf bags

To see the full range, with prices ranging from £100 – £400 – visit the Mizuno website.

Ilonen cards 1,000th European Tour ace

Congratulations to Mikko Ilonen who made a hole in one at the 14th hole during the second round of the KLM Open.

He did it using the Titleist Pro V1x and a new 718 AP2 iron.

Way to go Mikko.

James Savage

Former equipment editor of NCG. Inconsistent ball-striker and tea-maker.

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