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W. H. BROWN. GOLF STROKE fr BAGHER. APPLICATION FILED TUNE 2-7 Patented Mar..24, 1914.
l UNITED STATES PATEN WILLIAM HIRAM BROWN, 0F CLEVELAND, OHIO.
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Application led .T une 27, 1913. Serial No. 776,067. I' i To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM HIRAM BROWN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland, lin thecounty of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Golf- Stroke Teachers, of which the following is a full, clear, and, exact description.'
The experts in golf are almost unanimous in advising not .only that a golf player shall keep his eye on the ball, but also that hc shall hold his head substantially immovable-' while he is making every stroke in golf.
The object of this invention is tovhelp a player to follow this advice.
By t-he use of this invention a player can see that he does move his head, if he does,
and in what direction he moves it, whileA makingapstroke; and, knowing this, he can generally figureouttwhy his head moves, and, by practice, he can correct the fault in the stroke which is caused by such movement. Additionally, player to keep his eye on`the ball because it diverts his mind from this particular requirement, and causes him to concentrate his mental effort to the doing of something which involves necessarily but unconsciously the keeping of the eye on the ball until it has been struck.
TheY invention is intended primarily as a device to be used in practice to help a player to learn how to makethe strokes properly; but it may be used during the game,-unless some rules shall be promulgated which will forbid its use.
The invent-ion consists of a sighting deviceand means for Iso ball that While the sighting device will be in the line of vision from the players eye to the ball, neither the sighting device nor l its supporting means will interfere with the sweep of the club in makin the stroke.
The invention is s own in the drawing, and is hereinafter described and the novel characteristics of construction and combinations of'parts which technically constitute the invention are set forth in the appended claims.
In the-drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective View ofthe invention .properly placed for use of a player, who is also shown. Fig 2 is a perspective view of another and simpler form of the invention. j c
Referring to the'parts by letters, A represents a standard by which the sighting dethe s1 ghting metrically might the invention helps a.
holding it above the' vice B-may be immovabl eye of the player about to strike the ball. The standard may be made of stiif wire ,and device itself may be a ring formed by bendingpthe wire, and two-small wires b, b1 stretched across t-he ring diaat right anglesl to each other. preferred form of sighting debut obviously various other forms be used with fairly good results. The standard must be of such shape'that it will not interfere with the sweep of the club when the player nevertheless hold the sighting device above the ball and between the ball and the player, and in such position thatwhen the player takes a proper distance forstriking the ball, the sighting device Awill be in the line of vision passing from his eye. to the' ball. In other words the lower end of the support must be capable of being anchored to the ground at a point such that the ball will be y player, and the device must extend from this point ina direction such that the sighting device will be held above the ball and player.
In the device as 'shown in Fig. 1, the standard 'is made of two parts a and a1 which are connected by an ineXpensiveball and socket joint a2,- The part a is fixed to a base board D. This form of the device is capable ofuse byany one,-that is by short players and long players, and players who hold theirr clubs in all sorts of positions.
he upper part a1 may be moved relative to part a, so as to bring the sighting device B atany desired elevation but in alinement between the ball and player-s eye.
The construction shown in Fig. 2 is very simple and consists merely in a piece of wire` which is bent at :it-slower end to form a supporting base a3, from which the wire extends at an inclination toward the player, and the upper end of the wire is bent to form the sighting ring B. Where this form of the device is in use, agolf Aclub may be laid'on the base' to hold' it down on the ground.
Having described my invention, I claim 1. A golf stroke teacher, comprising a sighting device, and means for holding the same in a positlon above the ball in the line of vision passing from the players eye to. the ball.
2. A golf stroke teacher comprising a his is the vices,
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etween the ball and the standard adapted to benchored at one end to the ground, and extending from the point of anchorage in a generally inclined direction upward, and a sighting device carried by the standard.
3. A golf stroke teacher comprising a standard which consists of two parts which are adjustably connected, one part being provided with me'ans for anchoringv it to the ground, and the other part beingprovided adjacent to its free end with a sighting device.
4. A golf stroke teacher comprising a ring