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Publication numberUS1316048 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1919
Filing dateAug 9, 1918
Publication numberUS 1316048 A, US 1316048A, US-A-1316048, US1316048 A, US1316048A
InventorsA. Le
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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A; LE MASSENA.

GAME.

APPLICATION FILED AUG. 9. I9Ie.

PatentedSept. 16, 1919.

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A. LE MASSENA.

GAME.

APPLICATION FILED AUG. 9. Isla.

Patented Sept. 16, 19m

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.To all whom it tif/nay concern:

ltle it lrnovvn that ll, ANDREW lin Massnnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the'toivn of Glen Ridge, county of Essex, and State of New Jersey, have invented an improvement in Games, of which the following is a specification.,

lltly invention relates to games, and more particularly to such as are in the form of game boards devised to simulate the game of golf.

llt is an object of the present invention to provide game devices of the character specified which shall closely resemble the game of golf, as near as is feasible, under actual playing conditions, and also to devise a. game which shall possess considerable educational value and shall initiate the beginner into the terminology and fundamental playing conditions of this game.

For purposes of illustration ll have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention in the accompanying draivings, whereinlligure 1 is a'plan vievv of the gaine board as a vvhole, in extended position, ready for being played on;

llfigs. 2 to 18, inclusive, are detail planA vievvs of the various series of indications used on the illustrative gaine board herein described; v

lFig. 19 is a detail plan view of one of the scoring devices associated With the game board.

lZl/'hile my inventionnmay be embodied in games of varied arrangement and construetion, lt prefer the embodiment herein shown and described, comprising a game board consisting of a supporting member 1, The support-ing member 1 is preferably made up of a series of sections 2, 3, il, and 5, successively hinged to each other as at 6, l, and 8, respectively, for convenience in paclring and transportation.

' 'llhe game board 1 is preferably provided with a marginal portion 9 containing indications of distances 10, and also the legends 11, reading @tut of bounds. Within the margin 9 there are represented a tee, hazards, greens, etc., of one hole 1Q of a golf course.

ln particular, the hole 12 in question may comprise atee 13, the rough 14ga bunker 15, a trap 16, a pond 17, a second trap 18, a cop bunker 19,'a broolr 20, a third trap 2l, a pot bunker 22, and a green 23.

Jllssociated with the supporting member comprising the board 1, are a plurality, as one or more, herein shovvn as seventeen, indicator means or devices successively des ignated by the reference characters d? to it, inclusive. lach indicator means or de vice comprises a series of indications ltll, B2, etc., respectively, and a freely movable indicator 2t preferably comprising a freely rotatable arrow '2o mounted for rotation on pin Q6 which removably fits in perforation Qi preferably located at the center of each of the indicator devices.

lach series of indications B1 to ld, inelusive, indicates various possible shots of a gaine of golf. llTurt-hermore, each series of indications occupies a particular part of the course indicated on the board and bears the name of the particular club which would normally be used from the position on the course occupied by the particular series of indications in question.

ltn order that the game may resemble as closely as is feasible t-he gaine of golf under actual playing conditions, the various indications of each series, which are preferably, as shorvn, located Within the segment-s or sectors bearing such indications are of such areas that the indications will substantially correspond to the probability of malring the particular shot designated b-y the particu lar indication in question. ltforeover, these probabilities vary for the different series of indications according to the probability of making the particular shots indicated by the particular series from the position on the course occupied by such series.

' llt will, of course., be understood that the probability of making 'a certain shot from a certain position on the course will vary Wit-h the difficulty of the course and the slrill of the player. Accordingly, various types of game boards., made in accordance with my invention may be produced Which will simulate the game as played on an easy course, a moderately difficult course, or a very difficult courser llhe series of indications may also be .so proportioned and arranged that the game vvill resemble the game of golf as played by highly slrilled players, moderately skilled ones, or beginners.

ln order to produce these various results, all that is necessary is that the areas of the various segments and sectors containing the various indications be proportioned with titl titl

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lltltl lllltll ria the proper end in View. F or example, assuming the board to be arranged to represent the game as played on a difficult course by .very skilful players, the segments indicating good shots as to distance and direction would be comparatively large, While the segments indicating hazards and the like would be slightly but not much smaller than for an average game. lf the board is arranged to reproduce the game as played on an easy course by a playero little skill, the segments representing poor strokes would be of comparatively large area, While the segments indicating hazards Would be slightly larger than for an average gaine.

lt Will be' noted, also, that most of the indications designate also the club that is to p 'be used Jfor making `the next succeeding shot.

Since the'indications also designate the p0- sition reached by the player in making the shot designated by the indication under consideration, and since each series of indications bears the name of the club Which would normally be used from the position occupied by the series, an easy and effective `method is provided whereby the player may determine his position on the course after each stroke. l

For marking the position oit each player on the course as the gameprogresses, pairs of apertures 29 are provided adjacent each series of indications, and the position of each player'may be designated by a pin 30, of peculiar color, placed in one of the apertures 29, according vto the position of the particular player on the course.l

In order that the score may be kept, I have shovvn a plurality of scoring devices 31, 32, bearing the legends Red and WVhite, according to the color of the pin designating the particular players position on the course. Each scoring device comprises a horizontal portion 33 with a series of numbers from l to 9, and an aperture 34 under each number. This is for indicat- .ing the number of strokes each player requires to make the hole. The scoring devices .also comprise the vertical portions 35 having' a series of perforations 36 for indicating the lead in holes of the leading player. lPins 37 of appropriate color are employed to keep the score. This arrangement is suitable for match play. For medal vshovvn and described Afor purposes of illustration yonly 'is as follows:

'.Assuming umd. t0 hfWe the honolf he vproceeds to spin the indicator 25 of series A1, each player having previously placed his appropriatelycolored pin in the aperture under numeral 1 in the horizontal portion of the` scoring devices 3l and 32, re-

Leashes spectively, thereby indicating that he is playing one.77 Let us assume that the point of the indicator 25 stops over the indication oic series A? reading Two hundred yards cleik. 'lhis indicates that red has made a stroke of two hundred yards, taking him tvvo hundreds yards from the tee, and that the next succeeding stroke from the position on the course reached by him may be made With the cleik.

Reds position on the course may also be readily ascertained by the distance indicated on the indication covered by the point of the indicator 25, and also by the name of the club on such indication. This posi tion is the one shown in detail in Fig. 8 and marked A7. lt will also be noted that the cleik is a club that might normally be used from the position on the course indicated by the series A7. Red has made one stroke and white is now to play.

l/Vhite now spins the indicator of series A1, and We shall assume that the point of the indicator stops over the indication of this series which reads Une hundred liity yards brassey. As already stated, this indication designates the distance made by the stroke, and the club to be used for the next succeeding shot. rlhe indications of distances and clubs serve also to locate the position reached by the player on the course, said p0- sition in the present instance being the po-A sition on the course designated by series A5. It may here be stated that as the game progresses, each players position on the course is marked by an appropriately colored pin 30, which pin is moved from place to place on the course as the game progresses.

Red and White now place their appropriately colored pins in the apertures numbered 2 of the horizontal portions of their respective scoring devices, thereby indicating that they are playing two. It is now vvhites7 turn to proceed, since he is farther from the hole than red,7 or aWay, which hedoes by spinning the indicator oi 'series A5, Which is Whites position onthe course.

Assuming that the point of the indicator stops over the indication reading One hundred yards midiron, this brings White to the position occupied .by series A8. It may here be stated that the indications of each series designate the distance made by the stroke indicated thereby. By

means of this distance indication, and the X distance indications at the margin of the board, the position reached on the course after making a stroke may be readily ascertained.

For further enabling the players to easily locate their respective positions on the course during the progress of the game, it will be noted that each indication designates the club to be used for the neat suc- 'iii iti

intacts lcosding sbot tbs nanas ot tho ciiib boing boinc by tho soiiss occupying tbs position on tbc coniso ioachsd by tbs stioiis inst inads. Most oi tbs soiiss oi indications, inoiooyoi, boat' iogonds indicating thoii" is spsctiys distancss iioin tho too.,

it non boing Miods tuin to iay iioin tho position on tbs coiii'ss occupied by ssiios ii@ M i'od i spins tho indicatoi oi soiios iii and no shaii assnnis tbs point oi tho indica- 'toi' to stop oifsi tbs indication isading M @no hnndisd yaids inashsy. ifiiis bi'ings hiin to tho position on tho coniss occiipiod by ssi'iss .tilt iiach piaysi nonf piacss bis pin in apoitnis niiinbsisd 3 oi tbs hoiisontai portion ont his scoiing doi/ico7 thus indicating that ho is piaying M. thiooi7 i it is nonf M iihitois 9 tnin to piay iioin tbs position on tho coniss indicatsd by ssiios fia, which M iibito 9 doos kby spinning tho indicatoi oi said sci-iss, tho point oi tho indicatoi' boing assninod to stop oysi tbs indication nsading M @no biindiod yaids inashoy nibiicii..w iis thns ioachos tho position on thc 'coiiiss indicatod by ssiiss dit. M Rod now spins tho indicating dsyico oi ssiios'il", and no shaii assiiins that tbs point oi tbs indicating doyicostops oysi tbs indication ioading iPniiy tiap iio., d??? incaning that Miod had pniiod tho haii and gottsn into diiiiciiity? tbc baii diopping into ti-ap iio.. 3 bsyond tbs biooii. M iisdis 9 po sition on tho coniss is indicatsd by ssiios .dit idacii piaysi' non piacss bis pin in apoitiiis niiinbsi'sd. i oi tbs boiiaontai poi"n tion oi his scoiing doyics, tbns indicating that hs is piaying M ioni?? it is non M nbitsis W tiiin to piay9 and. M whito i spins tho indicatoi oi soi'ios itu. tifo shaii assiiino that tbs point oi tbs indicatoi stops oyoi' tho indication ioading M @no bnndi'sd tiisntyhyo yaifds gnoon7 oysi tbs bois, to tbs position onvtho coniss occiipisd by ssiiss itu., it is now Mtodsw tiii'n to piay. Rodfa 'iioni tho position on tho coniss indicatod by ssiios it, spins tbs indicatoi' oi said ssiiss iWs shaii assiiins that tbs point oi tho indicatoi stops oyoi" tho indication ioading MGioon oyoi tho boiaw M Rod, tbsioiois7 has aiso i'oacbsd tho posi tion on tho coniso occnpiod by ssiios dit". iach piayoi' now piacss his pin in apoitiiis nninbsi'sd 5 oi tho hoiizontai poition oi his scoiing dcaiicsa thns indicating that hs is piaying tiva l it is non M n'bitss tain to piay.. Wo shaii assiiino that M abito-ii spins tbs indicatoi oi ssiissdi and that tho point oi siicb 'indicator stops oyci' tho indication i'sading 9 Uvsi tho hoicf dosgnating that M abito has inissod tho bois. it is noni M isds i tain to piay, and on spinning tho indicatoi oi ssi'ios d, Ws shaii assiiino that tho point of tbs indicatoi stops oysi tho indication isading Min tho bois, thoioby dssignating that M iod has inado tho bois in tivo stioiios and tboisioio Won tho hoio..

.iin appio'iiatoiy coioi'od scoiing pin is thsi'oiipon p acod by M iod in tho apoitiii'o to tbs iight oi nanisiai i oi tho ysiticai poition ot' his scoiing dsyico 3i, indicating that Misd is Mi np. 'ibs gains is issninod iioin tbs too toi tho iisnai nnnibsi'I oi boios, as nino oi' sightssn, accoiding to Wbsthsi tho coniso is a sboit ons oi nino hoiss oi' thc iogniation soiiiss oi sigiitosn boios.,

it is9 oi coniso, to bs andoi'stood that in M inodai i piay coiint is iis t. oniy oi tbs niiinbsi oi stioiios, and isi t is piiiposo tbs iisnai scois caido inay bo oinpioyod. it is aiso to bo iindoistood that, as in tbs caso oi tho actiiai gains iindoi tho iisiiai piaying conditinns9 it a piayoi inaiios a stioiis ont oi bounds?w ho iosos distanco9 oi' it, ioi siianipia hs sonds tho baii into tho bi'ooii oi. tho M pond,W ho iosss a stioiia accoiding to tho iiiiss pioyaiiing in tho gains as actaaiiy piayod9 which iiiios goysin thc gains as piayod on tbs boaid oi iny iiiysntion..

it is aiso to bo nndsistood that iny inyontion is not to bs iiinitod to tho spocihc oinbodiniont tbsiooi hsisin shown and dssciibod toi pniposss oi iiiiistiation oniy.

What Ai ciaiin is:

i., gains boai'd coinpiising a snppoiting inonibsi., a iiooiy inoyabio indicatoi snppoiftod on said inoinbsi' and a ssiiss oit in dications adaptod to bo ssioctiysiy dosignatod by said indicating' inonaboi", said ssiiss indicating yaiioiis possibio shots oi a gants oi goii9 said indications boing so pifopoiM tionsd as to siibstantiaiiy coiicspond to tho piobabiiity oi naaiiing tho paiticniai'il shot dssignatod by tho paiticiiiai` indication and contain oi said indications dosignating tho cinb which nonid noi'inaiiy bo iisod ioiI inaiiing tho noiit snccosding shot iioni tho position on tbocoiiiss ioachcd by advancing tho distancs dosignatsd by tho pai'ticniai indi cation.

it gains boaid coinpiising a snppoiting insinbsi, a ii'osiy nioyabis indicatoi snppoitod on said inoinboi'., and. a pini-aiity oi soi'ios oi indications adaptsd to bs scioctiiroiy dosignatod by said indicating' inoniboi occupying a piiiiaiity oit positionsm on said boaid9 sach oi said soiiss indicating yai'ioiis possibio `shots oi a gains oi goii and aiso tho ciiib which noiiid noiinaiiy bo nssd ioil inaiiing tbs shot indicatod by ths paiticniai indication, said indications boing so piopoitionod as to snbstantiaiiy coiisspond to tho piobabiiity oi niaiiing tbs pai'ticiiiaiI shot dosignatsd by tho paiticliiaiindication iioin tho position on tho boaid occiipiod by tbs paiticniai' ssiios.,

3., iii gains board coinpiising a snppoiting nioniboi., a piniaiity oi siiccossiys soi'iss oi3` indications on said inoinboi', and iisoiy inoyabis indicatoi insans associatod with cach oi 'iiiii iiiti iiii idii

said series of indications and adapted to selectively designate each indication or' each series, said board representing one hole of a golf course and having thereon representations of a tee, hazards, distances, greens, and the like, each of said series of indications designating various possible shots of a game of golf, each series of indications occupying a particular part of the course indicated on the board and bearing the name of the particular club which would normally be used from the position on the course occupied by the particular series of indications under consideration.

4. A, game board comprising a supporting member, a plurality of successive series of indications on said member, and freely movable indicator means associated with each ot' said series of indications and adapted to selectively designate each indication of each series, said board representing one hole of a golf course and having thereon representations of a tee, hazards, distances, greens, and the like, each vof said series of indications designating various possible shots of a game of golf, and said indications being so proportioned as to substantially correspond to the probability of making the particular shot designated by the particular indication and certain of said indications designating the club `Which would normally be used for making the next succeeding shot from the position on the course reached by advancing the distance designated by the particular indication.

5. A game board comprising 'a supporting member, a plurality of successive series of indications on said member, and freely movable indicator means associated with each of said series of indications and adapted to selectively designate each indication of each series, said board representing one hole of a golf course and having thereon representations of a tee, hazards, distances, greens, and the like, each of said series of indications designating various possible shots of a game of golf, and said indications being so proportioned as to substantially correspond lto the probability of making the particular shot designated by the particular indication,

each series of indications occupying a particular part of the course indicated on the board and bearing the name )of the particular club which Would normally be used from the position onthe course occupied by 'the particular series of indications under consideration'. v

6. A game board comprisingl a supporting member, a plurality of successive series ot' indications on said member, and freely movable indicator means associated With each of said series of indications and adapted to selectively designate each indication of each series, said board representing one hole of a golt` course and having thereon representations of a tee, hazards, distances` greens, and the like, each of said series ot indications designating various possible shots ot a game of golic and also the club which would normally be used for making the next succeeding shot, each series ot indications occupying a particular part of the course indicated on the board and bearing the name of the particular club which would normally be used from the position on the course occupied by the particular seriesl olE indications under consideration.

7. A game board comprising a supporting member, a plurality of successive series of indications on said member, and 'freely movable indicator means associated with each of said series of indications and adapted to selectively designate each indication of each series, said board representingone hole of a golf course and having thereon representations of a tee, hazards, distances, greens, and the like., each oi said series oll indications designating various possible shots of a game of golf, and also the club which would normally be used for making the next succeeding shot, said indications being so porportioned as to substantially correspond to the probability of making the particular shot designated by the particular indication and certain of said indications designating the club which would normally be used for making the next succeeding shot from the position on the course reached by advancing the distance designated by the articular indication.

8. A game oard comprising a supporting member, a plurality of successive series of indications on said member, and freely movable indicator means associated with each of said series of indications and adapted to selectively designate each indication of each series, said board representing one hole of a golf course and having thereon representations of a tee, hazards, distances, greens, and the like, each of said series oi indications designating various possible shots of a game of golf and also the club which Would normally be used for making the neXt succeeding shot, said indications being so proportioned as to substantially correspond to the probability of making the particular shot designated by the particular indication, each series of indications occupying a particular part of the course indicated on the board and bearing the name of the particular club which VWould normally be used from the position on the course occupied by the particular series of indications under consideration,

9. A game board comprising a supporting member, a plurality of successive series of indications on said member, and freely movable indicator means associated ivith each ot said series of indications and adapted to selectively designate each indication of each lll" intente series, said board representing one hole oit a golf course and having thereon represen tations of a tee, hazards, distances, greens, and the like, each of said series. oit indica tions designating various possible shots ot agame of goli, and also the club which would normally be used tor Inalring the nent succeeding shot, the indications oli' each series being so proportioned as to substantially correspond to the probability ot maltA ing the particular' shot from the position on the course indicated by the particular indication of the particular series under consideration, and the shots indicated by each. series substantially corresponding to the possible shots from the position on the course indicated by the particular series under consideration.

l0. il game board comprising a support ing member, a plurality of successii/e` series oit indications on said member, and freely movable indicator means associated with each oit said series or indications and adapted to selectively designate each indication oit each series, said boa-rd representing one hole of a golf course and having thereon representations of a tee, hazards, distances, greens, and the like, each ot said series of indications designating various possible shots of a game oit golf and also the club which would normally be used tor making the next succeeding shot, the indications ot Y each series being so proportioned as to subl um stantially correspond to tbe probability of inalring the particular shot from the position on the course indicated by the particular indication oit the particular series under consideration, and the shots indicated by each series substantially corresponding to the possible shots trom the position on the course indicated by theparticular series under consideration, each series ol' indications occupying a particular part oi `the course indicated on the board and bearing the naine oit the particular club which would normally be used :trom the position on the course occupiedby the particular series ot indications under consideration.,

ll. i game board comprising a supporting member, a 'freely movable indicator supported on said member, and a plurality ot series oit indications adapted to be selectively designated by said indicating meinber and occupying a plurality of positions on said board, each of said series indicatingvarious possible shots ot a game of golf and said indications being so proportioned as to substantially correspond to the probability of making the particular shot designated by the particular indication :trom-the position on the board occupied by the `particular series. 4

ln testimony whereoll have signed my namelto this specification this sixth day ot August i918. i ANDREW LE MASSENA.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/245
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/0005