Firstly, Ian Poulter pulled out of the Singapore Open. Not because his pants were too tight or because he couldn’t decide which shirt would match his Singapore flag pants but because someone stole his driver! These professional golfers are good. Real good. Can things really go that badly if you have to use a slightly different driver? How personalised is this driver anyway? Is it corked? Surely there was one around that will do?!
Even more amazing was the news that the Pro V1 you may have been using for years is not only illegal but a different design to the original ones that were sold. Callaway won a court case against Titleist which had used its patents in the Pro V1 and they will not be sold beyond 2009.
According to the good folk over at MyGolfSpy, Titleist changed the design of the Pro V1 in September 2008 in order not to infringe on the Callaway copyrights! I’m not convinced the Pro V1 is even the best golf ball on the market now. It certainly was at one time (as a Callaway rip off) but it still sells by name despite many other contenders.
It seems Titleist has patented a new design anyway (pictured). Maybe this is the Pro V2! For a full report and a link to Titleist’s official patent design go to this link on MyGolfSpy.