US 1209031 A
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`H. IVI. RHIND.
GOLF TRAINING DEVICE.
APPLlcATloN FILED APR.17. 1916.
Patented Dee. 19', 1916.
HUGH M. RHINI), OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO CHARLES H. J' OY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
GOLF-TRAIN IN G- DEVICE.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented De@ 19, 1916,
Application led April 17, 1916. Serial No. 91,514.
To all 'whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, HUGH M. RHIND, a
' subject of the King of England, and a resi- The invention relates to devices for training golf players.
In playing golf, a desideratum has been `in driving the ball, to maintain the shoulders at .a fixed distance -from the ground ntil after the ball has-been driven from the tee, because it has been generally recognized that variation in such distance usually causes the player to top the ball or to strike the ground.
The object of the present invention is to provide a device for practisingdriving strokes and by which the player will beY trained to maintain his shoulders in a xed elevation above the ground during the drive.
tioned therein and thus maintain"v a The invention consists inthe device `hereinafter set forth and more particularl defined by claims at the conclusion hereo In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective of Aa device embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a section showing the adjustable connections between the several parts of the device. Fig. 3 is a detail section showing the spike of the base of the support for securing the latter in the ground and Fig. 4. is a detail section through the head-piece showing the adjustable connection therefor.
The invention comprises a head-piece 6 provided with a pad 7 adapted to engage the head of the player and more particularly to fit over one side of the crown. The purpose of this head-piece is to provide a'rm restA for the head of the player, or a guard which serves to prevent change of distance between the head andthe ground, in making a drive and until after theball hasbeen hit. l With the i .use of this head-piece, the player will,`by his own effort, keep his headseated or osi distance between his shoulders and the ground. This head-piece is adapted to engage the side ortion of the -crown of the head, 4and this 1s important, because it leaves the player free to move hishead and body after the ball has been hit. This is necessary because if the head were immovably held after the ball had been hit, there would be likelihood of injury to thel head as the result of the movement following the swing in driving the ball. vHead-piece 6 is mounted so it, may be adjusted to lit comfortably against the heads of different players of different heights and is reversible so that it maybe adjusted for either a right or left hand player. This head-piece 6 is sustained by a bracket 8 to which it is secured by a set screw 9. Bracket 8 is concave-and the headpiece yis convex conformably thereto to permit the head-piece vto be adjusted more vor less around the side of the head of the playerl and so that the head-piece will be properly 'adjusted to comfortably receive heads of different shapes or so that the head-piece may be adjusted to engage the desired portion of the head. To permit this adjustment, set screw 9 extends through a slot 10 in the bracket 8. By loosening the set-screw, the head-piece may be shifted into the position desired for each player and then the set screw. will be tightened to secure the headpiece Vin assigned position. Bracket 8 is secured to the lower end of a rod 11. This rodI extends upwardly through a socket 12 in which it is held by a set-screw 13. The rod 'piece to be reversed from rlght to left or vice versa, 0r to be partially rotated if necessary to bring the head-piece in the position desired for the comfort of theplayer. Socket 12 is secured to a laterally adjustable hollow arm 14. This arm is secured by a set-screw 15 on the horizontal member 16 of an elbow 17, which hasa vertical member 1-8 held in a tubular standard 19. This elbow 17 is vertically adjustable in the standard 19, being- .to make it possible to apply the head-piece to a player at different distances from the supporting standard. When the screws 15 be free to slide on the horizontal member 16 of elbow 17 and collar 24 will be free to slide on standard 19 to permit lateral adjustment of the head-piece and the rod 11 toward or from the standard 19. When brought to the desired position, screws 15 and 25 will be tightened to hold the parts in assigned position. The head-piece may be adjusted vertically by adjusting the elbow support 17 in the standard, the screws 20 and 25 being first loosened. In some instances, it is preferable to adjust rod 11 vertically and this can be done by first loosening set-screw 15 and raising orlowering the head-piece to the desiredY position.
Standard 19 is fixed on a base 26 adapted to rest on the ground and a spike 27 on the base is provided to penetrate the ground so that the entire support will be securely held. The invention exemplifies an improved golf-training device by which a player may be trained to retain his shoulders in a fixed position above the ground during the stroke, which provides for supporting a headpiece without interfering with a drive, and which is readily adjustable for plavers of different vheights or for right or left hand players.
The invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of thev appended claims, without departing from the spirit and sc'ope of the invention.
Having thus described the invention,
what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
l. In a golf-training device, the combination of a head-piece adaptedto engage a portion of the head of the player and an overhead support for said head-piece disposed to permit theplayer to ,makea drive while hisv head is in engagement with the headpiece.
2. In a golf-training device, the combination of a head-piece adapted to engage a portion of the head of the player and a vertical overhead support for said head-piece disposed to permit the player to make a drive While his head is'in engagement with the head-piece.
3. In a golf-training device, the combination of a head-piece adapted to engage a portion of the head of the player, an overhead 'support for saidl head-piece disposed to permit the player to make a drive while his head 1s in engagement with the head-piece, and an adjustable connection which permits the head-piece to be shifted to engage either the right or left side of the players head.
4. In a golf-training device, the combination ofa head-piece adapted to engage a portion of the head of the player, an overhead support for said 'head-piece disposed to permit the player to make a drive while his head is in engagement with the' head-piece, and an adjustable connection which permits the head-piece to be adjusted around the vcrown and side of the players head.
HUGH M. Brunn.,