The recent release of a new line of TaylorMade irons caught the attention of PXG founder Bob Parsons. Now, Parsons is taking one of his rival equipment manufacturers to court.
Parsons sent a tweet out Tuesday to nearly 44,000 followers indicating that he had filed a suit in federal court over a potential patent infringement relating to the new P790 irons from TaylorMade:
Taylormade Golf's new P790 irons infringe upon many PXG patents. Sued them in Federal court today!— Bob Parsons (@DrBobParsons) September 12, 2017
TaylorMade released the P790 line earlier this month with a price tag of $1,299 per set.
Parsons founded GoDaddy.com and launched PXG in 2014 focused around a high-end iron offering that promised performance to match an elevated price tag. According to a report in Golf Magic, the suit may be tied to similarities between the "Speedfoam" injection billed as a "proprietary construction" in the new TaylorMade irons and the "thermoplastic elastomer" PXG injects into their irons.