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J. W. BYRNE.
TRAINING CAP FOR GOLF PLAYERS.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 20. I917.
11 $3,492., Patented Aug. 28, 1917.
JAMES W. BYRNE, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
TRAINING-CAP FOR GOLF-PLAYERS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 28, 1917 Application filed March 20, 1917. Serial No. 156,025.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, Limits W. BYRNE, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco, State of California, have invented a new and useful Training-Cap for Golf-Players, of which the following is a specification in such full and clear terms as will enable those skilled in the art to construct and use the same.
This invention relates to a training cap for golf players, an object of which is to provide means whereby the player may train himself to hold his head still while making a stroke.
It will be understood by those skilled in the art that one of the most difficult things for the average golf player to learn is to hold his head perfectly still and to thereby make certain that he can keep his eye on the ball while making a stroke.
Many players think they are holding perfectly still at such times, and do not realize that they are actually moving their heads and bodies a considerable amount, thereby lessening their chances of making a good stroke.
The present invention provides means whereby the player may school himself in holding his head still while making an actual stroke thereby improving his play, and means is also provided for the adjustment of the apparatus whereby persons of different heights may use it.
Another object of the invention is to provide means whereby the movement of the head may be gradually reduced by an adjustment of the possible movement of the head holding cap.
Another reason for holding the head still is to insure the proper plane of swing of the club without loss of power, and it also assists in retaining the player's balance.
Other objects of the invention will appear as the description proceeds.
An embodiment of the invention is shown in the drawings in which the same reference numeral is applied to the same portion throughout, but I am aware that there may be many modifications thereof.
Figure 1 is a side eelvation of the apparatus partly in section showing a player in position to make a stroke,
Fig. 2 is a plan View ofthe means for determining the cap movement, and
Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the means for determining the cap movement.
The numeral 1 indicates a suitably braced heavy stand having a horizontal arm 2 connected by a brace 3 with an extension 4 of the stand 1. Depending from the arm 2 is a bracket 5 provided with a horizontal ring 6. At the end of the arm 2 there is a ball cap 7 (shown in section) which is secured to the arm by the bolt 8. A ball 9 is supported by the cap 7 and it has a rod 10 depending therefrom which extends into a sleeve 11 which supports a cap 12. A set screw 13 determines the adjustment of the rod and sleeve.
The movement of the rod 10 may take place in any direction except the vertical, subject to the limitations imposed on it by the three segments 14 which surround it within the ring 6 and which are adjusted by the screws 15 supporting them. The segments 14 overlap to prevent the rod from passing back of them when they are moved forward.
In use the apparatus is adjusted to the height of the layer. He then-stands with his head fir y engaging the cap 12 and makes his stroke, reducing the movement of the rod 10 as he gradually becomes more proficient.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Let- }:ers Patent of the United States, is as folows:
1. An apparatus of the class described comprising a stand, an arm extending therefrom, a rod supported by the arm and capable of moving in any horizontal direction, a ca supported by said rod and means to limit t e movement of the rod.
2. An apparatus of the class described comprising a stand, a cap pivotally supported therefrom and means to limit the cap to sli ht horizontal movements.
3. n apparatus of the class described comprising a stand, an arm supported thereby, a rod pivotally connected to the outer end of the arm and depending therefrom, a ring through which the rod passes, a cap supported by the lower end of the rod, and adjustable means carried by the ring for determining the lateral movement of the rod. I
4:. An apparatus of the class described comprising a stand, an arm supported thereby, a rod pivotally connected therewith, a
tube into which the rod extends, a screw forsecurin the depending rod and tube in a fixed a justment, a cap supported on the 5 lower end of the tube, a split ring for determining the lateral movements of the rod,
and means to adjust the positions of the parts of said split ring.
5. An apparatus of the class described 10 comprising a stand, an arm supported thereby, a rod pivoted thereto, a bracket depending from the arm, means carried by the bracket to adjustably limit the lateral movement of the rod, a tube into which the rod extends, a screw to secure the tube and rod together, and a cap supported on the lower end of the tube.
Intestimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 15th day of March A. D. 1917.
JAMES W. BYRNE.