The PXG slogan is “Nobody makes golf clubs the way we do. Period.” Apparently, they take that motto very seriously. Bob Parsons, founder of PXG, took to Twitter to announce that he has sued TaylorMade Golf for infringement on multiple PXG patents.
Taylormade Golf’s new P790 irons infringe upon many PXG patents. Sued them in Federal court today!
— Bob Parsons (@DrBobParsons) September 12, 2017
While Parsons did not specify the details of the infringements, a review of the lawsuit by Golf.com reveals that he is in part referring to the P790’s use of TPU-based SpeedFoam, which is used in a similar fashion to PXG’s thermoplastic elastomer in their injection filled, hollow-body club design. This is just one of several claims of patent infringement that the lawsuit makes.
One user on Twitter replied to Parsons with a jab at the high price point of PXG clubs – while also illustrating the very reason that Parsons would want to take legal action against TaylorMade:
Awesome gonna buy a Taylormade set. Was looking for a PXG iron at an affordable price.
— UnderPar1818 (@UnderPar1818) September 12, 2017