06800038 is referenced by 142 patents and cites 2 patents.

A golf club head is provided having a substantially increased sweet spot across its striking face. A preferred embodiment includes a striking plate with a substantially annular area on a rear surface that has an increased thickness or stiffness surrounding the central region of the balance point of the striking surface. The central region of the striking plate has a generally reduced thickness or stiffness that is less than the maximum thickness or stiffness values found at the third and fourth thickness or stiffness profiles of the substantially annular area but greater than a minimum thickness or stiffness values at the peripheral area. The first and second thickness or stiffness profiles of the substantially annular area have thicknesses or stiffnesses less than the maximum values of the third and fourth thickness or stiffness profiles but more than the minimum thickness or stiffness values at the periphery.

Title
Golf club head
Application Number
10/302331
Publication Number
6800038 (B2)
Application Date
November 22, 2002
Publication Date
October 5, 2004
Inventor
Michael Scott Burnett
Carlsbad
CA, US
Joseph H Hoffman
Carlsbad
CA, US
Kraig A Willett
Fallbrook
CA, US
Agent
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
US
Assignee
Taylor Made Golf Company
CA, US
IPC
A63B 53/04
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