The original “organic” model was not easily adaptable to a single length iron set. Keeping the weight the same while trying to maintain an identical center of gravity proved difficult with the changing shape of each club head. The original, simple, combination blade and cavity did not work. We needed something different.
Jeff’s solution to the weighting problem was a tungsten weighted plastic polymer. Ecomass, based in Texas, manufactured such a product. The Ecomass polymer could be used for a myriad of products, most interestingly as a replacement for the lead commonly found in the bullets used at military shooting ranges. I never thought the US Army would prove so useful to EQUS Golf.
This approach was not new to the golf industry. Many major OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) have used this or similar products. In our situation, the variable weight of this multi-density polymer allowed us to create a standard size insert with multiple resulting weights. Ecomass was the perfect solution to our unique situation. However, because similar applications had been utilized by other golf manufacturers, an extensive patent search was mandatory. It became obvious patent law was essential to any engineering endeavor.
Our patent search for this type of product would require a person with an extensive knowledge of golf patents and experience to match. I have always been impressed with Jeff and his knowledge of the history and evolution of golf technology however we needed someone with the same level of expertise in patent law. As usual, Jeff had such a person in mind. His name was Nicholas Aquilino.
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“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.