Letter back to The First Tee thanking them of not only thinking of
the kids, but also small companies that also need to pay the bills.
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Here are a couple of tweets I sent out just before
Solheim. I was very proud of it, and knew we faced a challenge with the European team. I had
given the Golf Channel Morning Drive one of my
products at the BMW a week before Solheim.
The First Tee of Michigan was my first customer back in early days. If you wish to leave a testimonial after using the putting aid, please do.
Twitter to Juli Inkster just before Solheim.
Letter from Ben Hogan after I sent one. I then sent him about 2500
scratch pads. He sent me back another letter of thanks.
Form and Disclosure sheet envelope
When I first came up with the idea, it was to be 30" instead of its current 15. But I did some rethinking about compactness
Doug Sanders in I. About 1990 I told him of the invention that day
Description of idea
The first name choice legally was Putterball. In mind 5 years.
Sergio Garcia had picked it up about 6 months earlier.
Notarized copy of disclosure to Invention Submission
Not afraid of standing up for the truth, let me hear from you
Notarized proof of " precise putt" was going to be its name. April 1990
Bob Beyer the director then, and where it started. Thank you much Sir.
Through the years, we've relied on customers to give their honest opinions of our product. Some have copied us already and I'm sure they aren't done. I believe myself to be the originator of this process of putting a ball off a piece of wood or otherwise. Our patent was first applied for around early 1991. It came back almost two years later and they said I needed to include something, and in the meantime, someone else had filed for a similar idea and their filing date beat mine by a few months. Had mine not been returned, I would have easily been the first to get a filing date.
Message to Angela Stanford just before Solheim that we were going to make a difference. The reluctance among the media, golf magazines and photography firms to cover me, has left me baffled. etc I have called hundreds of places over the years to cover what I believe to be a huge story. Nothing yet.
Here's one from the King. I told you people were thoughtful then.
Testimonials & Testaments