Don’t ya just love it when two big golf companies get into a good old-fashioned pissing contest?
That’s what we currently have with Parsons Extreme Golf And TaylorMade.
It started back in September when the loud-mouth owner of PXG, Bob Parsons, hired the law firm of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe (not really), to file litigation against TaylorMade.
So Parsons’ team of barristers got together and put together a 277-page complaint and filed it in U.S. District Court, Arizona. Wouldn’t you love to have those billable hours?
Seems old Bob feels that the very popular TaylorMade P790 irons use a material called “Speedfoam” in their iron cavities. Parsons thinks it’s too much like the stuff his company uses.
Parsons’ litigation also tried to stop the sale of the P790s but the courts basically told him that’s not happening. Period.
So Parsons found out what happens when you pick on someone your own size.
TaylorMade countersued in November and its complaint said that basically all of Bob’s clubs infringe on their patents and that would be the 0311 irons, the 0811 driver and the 0341 fairway woods. Of course the courts said Bob and his gang can keep selling their ultra-expensive clubs to whomever is dumb enough to fork that much over to use ’em.
No telling where this will all end up.
The only guys who make money in these situations are the lawyers.
As for Parsons, they’ll keep look for suckers to fork over astronomical sums for their instruments of torture and TaylorMade will continue trying to make a set of clubs that Tiger Woods will actually use in competition.
As for Parsons, the notorious founder of Go Daddy, he’ll just keep screaming in those obnoxious Parsons commercials.