Starting over was the right thing to do. Our new challenge was to distribute the weight from the initial “organic” model to accommodate current standards in the industry as well as our unique requirements. Based on a consistent size and center of gravity for each club in our set, these standards would later prove more significant than originally thought. With our models and basic blueprints in hand we passed the baton to our new engineer Dan Tagtow.
My dad was a mechanical engineer with the Mobil Oil Corporation. Needless to say he garnered the traits like one would expect from any such profession. He was meticulous, patient and thorough, where time was always secondary to getting it done right. We occasionally disagreed but he always remained calm and reassuring throughout any project we did together. Whether it was the Pinewood Derby, RC airplanes or a 68 Camaro SS (my favorite), my dad calmly guided the way. Dan was such a person. Just as meticulous, definitely more patient and very, very thorough. Measure twice cut once was an understatement.
As a partner with Innovate, a boutique-engineering firm specializing in both industrial design and mechanical engineering, Dan’s experience as both lead engineer and project manager, allowed him to compliment our design process with his mechanical engineering and product development expertise. Dan graduated from both Oklahoma State University and the University of Illinois. With over twenty years of experience and thirteen patents, Dan’s knowledge allowed him to bring valuable insight to our quest. With expertise in SolidWorks CAD, Advanced Surfacing, COSMOS and Finite Element Analysis, his experience in consumer and industrial products would later prove invaluable in the development of our golf clubs.
© EQUSGolf 2016
“The strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events.”
Regaining momentum after a nine month hiatus was difficult at best. To break the boredom and monotony of the standard micro-management, of a newly acquired heart, was a challenge. Momentum is a fleeting force. We had it, we lost it and just like that the outcome to our iron development project was in jeopardy.