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Publication numberUS1349806 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1920
Filing dateMay 24, 1919
Priority dateMay 24, 1919
Publication numberUS 1349806 A, US 1349806A, US-A-1349806, US1349806 A, US1349806A
InventorsBooth Charles W
Original AssigneeBooth Charles W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf-club
US 1349806 A
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C. W. BOOTH.

GOLF CLUB.

APPLICATION FILED MAY 24, 1919.

Patented Aug. 17, 1920.

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C. W'. BOOTH.

'GOLF CLUB. APPLICATION FILED MAY24, 1919.

UNITED STATES CHARLES W. BOOTH, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

GOLF-CLUB.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 17, 1920.

Application filed May 24, 1919. Serial No. 299,516.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES W. BOOTH, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Golf Clubs, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to golf clubs.

The object of the invention is to provide means for weighting wooden golf clubs, as drivers and brassies, whereby the preponderance of weight will be disposed substantially in line with the shaft of the club and preferably symmetrically above and below the line of impact of the club, that is, the center of the striking face of the club.

In accordance with my invention, I attain this object by securing to the club head a strap or band which extends from front to back of the sole and top of the club head and around the rear side thereof, the top and sole sections of said strap comprising enlargements substantially in line with the shaft of the club and, preferably also, an enlargement on the section of said strap which passes around the back of the club positioned substantially in the line of impact of the club. The invention also comprises the various other features and details of construction. hereinafter described and claimed. p

In the accompanying drawings, in which my invention is fully illustrated,

Figure 1 is a top plan-view of a golf club weighted in accordance with what I now consider tobe the preferred form of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view thereof.

Fig. 3 is a rear view thereof.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary, detached plan view of the weighting strap shown in Figs. 1 to 4, from the position 5-5 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a view substantially similar to Fig. 4 showing the weighting strap in section and the club head in dotted lines, illustrating a modification in which the strap is made in two parts.

Fig. '7 is a side view of the members of the parts of the strap shown in Fig. 6 detached and separated, the lower section being shown partly in section to bring out certain details.

whole, a the neck of the club to which the shaft is attached, and b designates, as a whole, a weighting strap embodying my invention secured to said club head. In what I now consider to be its preferable form. said strap 6 comprises top and sole sections 1 and 2 which extend from front to back of said club and an intermediate section 3 which extends around the back of the club, said sections 1, 2 and 3 being preferably formed integral with each other.

The top and sole sections 1 and 2 comprise enlargements 4 and 5 in line with the shaft of the club, sald enlargements being relatively thick as compared with other portio-ns of said strap or band and being extended on opposite sides thereof toward the toe and heel of said club. Preferably, also, said strap or band 6 comprises an enlarge ment 6 formed on the intermediate section 3 of the club substantially in the line of impact of the club and which corresponds to the weight largely used in standard drivers and brassies for weighting the club.

- Said strap 6 is made of suitable metal, preferably brass or the like, and the enlargements 4, 5 and 6 are so proportioned that they will distribute the weight of the club in any manner desired, either distributing the weight equally above and below the line of impactthat is, the center line of the striking face of the club-or making one or the other of the enlargements 4 and 5 relatively large so as to impart a preponderance of weight to the club either above or below said line of impact. Also, the back weight or enlargement 6 may be in line with or slightly above or below the line of impact of the club.

As best shown in Figs. 2 and 5, the sole section 2 of said strap is extended at the front side of the enlargement 5 to the front edge of the club, as shown at 7, thus form ing a guard, corrresponding to the usual As shown, also,

fiber guard plate largely used in standard clubs, for preventing the lower edge of the club from becoming bruised and battered by contact with the ground and other obects.

As shown, the strap 6, including the weight enlargements 4, 5 and 6, is fitted to a suitable seat routed out on the club head, the relation being preferably such that the outer surface thereof will be flush with the surface of the club head throughout.

, Having been fitted to its seat on the club head, said strap is secured in position by means of screws. As shown, said securing screws comprise machine screws 8 inserted through 110 es formed in the top enlargement 1- of said weighting strap and in the club head and the lower end of which has screw threaded engagement with a hole formed in the sole weight or enlargement 5. a wood screw 9 is inserted through the rear weight or enlargement 6 lnto the club head and wood screws 10 are inserted through the guard extension 7 of the lower section of said strap into the body portion of the clubhead.

As a modification of my invention, I contemplatedispensing with the rear weight enlargement 6 and increasing the width of said strap or band so as to impart desired weight to the club head in the rear of the weights 4 and 5 and which will be distributed substantially uniformly. Also, I contemplate extending both the top and sole sections of said strap so that they will extend flush with the striking face of the club, if desired.

This modification is shown in Fig. 9 and 10 of the drawings, in which a, a designate the head and neck of the club, respectively, b the weighting strap, comprising top, .sole and intermediate sections 1 2 and extension 7 3 and relatively thick weight enlargements 4 5 formed on said top and sole sections, respectively, substantially'in line with the shaft of the club. 7 designates the extension of the sole sect-ion of said strap or band in front of the weight enlargement 5 said forming the guard plate for the front edge of the sole of the club. Also, the top section 1 of said strap or band is extended in front of the weight enlargement 4 to the striking face of the club, as shown at 11.

By dispensing with the weight enlargement in back of the club' and increasing the width of said strap or band, the aggregate weight of 'said strap may be retained and will be distributed uniformly above and below the line of impact of the club instead of providing a preponderance of the weight in the line of impact.

As shown, also, said strap or band 6 is secured in position entirely by means. of wood screws comprising screws inserted through the weight enlargements 4C and 5 and the guard extension 7 into the club head.

As afurther modification of my invention, I contemplate forming the weighting band in two parts comprising a top section and a bottom section the rear ends of which are connected at the back of the club, thus forming a continuous band extending along the top and sole of the club and around the back side thereof, the connection between the parts of said band preferably interlocking so that when the band is applied to the club head, it will be continuous substantially as in the other form.

This modification is shown in Figs. 6, 7 and 8 of the drawings, in which a, a. designate the head and neck of the club, respectively, b the weighting strap, as a whole. comprising separate top and bottom parts designated, respectively, 12 and 13, which, when connected in the manner contemplated. form top, sole and intermediate sections 1 2 and 3 and relatively thick weight enlargements 4- 5 and 6 As shown, the weighl; enlargement G is formed integral with the lower part 13 of the band 6 and the rear ends of said top and bottom portions 12 and 13 are connected by a hook 14.- formed on the top part 12 of said band which engages over the inner angular edge of the weight enlargement (3, said weight enlargement being provided with a groove 15 to receive said hook 14-, the relation being such that when the ends of the parts of said band are connected, as :ontemplated, the inner angular surface of said weight enlargement (3 will be continuous.

As shown, the parts of said strap or band are connected to the club head in substan tially the same manner as shown in Figs. 1 to l, the screw inserted through the weight enlargement 6 extending through both said weight enlargement and the hook 14. thereby tying the connected ends of the top and bottom parts of said band rigidly together.

I do not, however, desire to limit myself to the particular means shown for connecting the rear ends of the parts of said weighting strap or band, as my invention contemplates the use of any suitable means for this purpose.

I claim 1. A golf club comprising a head or body portion and a strap or band secured thereto comprising sections which extend over the top and sole of the club and around the back thereof, and weight enlargements formed on the top and sole sections of said strap substantially in line with the shaft of the club, substantially as described.

2. A golf club comprising a head or body portion and a strap or band secured thereto comprising sections which extend over the top and sole of the club and around the back thereof, and weight enlargements formed on the top and sole sections of said strap substantially in line with the shaft of the club, and a weight enlargement formed on the intermediate section of'said strap, substantially as described.

3. A golf club comprising a head or body portion and a strap or; band secured thereto comprising sections which extend over the top and sole of the club and around the back thereof, and weight enlargements formed on the top and sole sections of the club head substantially in line with the shaft of the club, and a weight enlargement formed on the intermediate section of said strap substantially in the line of impact of the club, substantially as described.

4. A golf club comprising a head or body portion and a strap or band secured thereto comprising sections which extend over the top and sole of the club and around the rear side thereof, and weight enlargements formed on said top and sole sections substantially in line with the shaft of the club,

said strap consisting of two parts, the rear ends of which are rigidly connected, substantially as described.

5. A golf club comprising a head or body portion and a strap or band secured thereto comprising sections which extend over the top and sole of the club and around the rear side thereof, and weight enlargements formed on said topand sole sections substantially in line with the shaft of the club, said strap consisting of two parts, the rear ends of which are rigidly connected, and a screw inserted through the connected ends thereof into the club head, substantially as described.

6. A golf club comprising a head or body portion and a strap or band secured thereto comprising'sections which extend over the top and sole of the club and around the rear side thereof, and weight enlargements formed on said. top and sole sections substantially in line with the shaft of the club, said strap consisting of two parts, the rear ends of which interlock with each other, substantially as described.

7. A golf club comprisin a head or body portion and a strap or ban secured thereto comprising sections which extend over the top and sole of the club and around the rear side thereof, and weight enlargements formed on said top and sole sections substantially in line with the shaft of the club,

intermediate rear section of said strap, said A strap being made intwo parts connected at their rear ends, the rear weight enlargement being formed on one part of said strap or band and a hook formed on the other part thereof which interlocks with a rigid part of the weight enlargement on the other part of said strap or band, and a screw inserted through said rear weight enlargement and the hook on the other part of said band, substantially as described.

9. A golf club comprising a head or body 1 portion and a strap or bandsecured thereto, comprising sections which extend along the top and sole of the club and around the rear side thereof,and weight enlargements formed on said top and sole sections substantially in line with the shaft of the club, and -a weight enlargement formed on the intermediate rear section of said strap, said strap being made in two parts connected at their rear ends, the rear weight enlargement being formed on one part of said strap or band and a hook formed on the other partthereof which interlocks with a rigid part of the weight enlargement on the other. part of said strap or band, and a screw inserted through said rear weight enlargement and the hook on the other part of said band, said rear weight enlargement being grooved to receive the hook on the rear end of the other part of said strap or band, substantially as described. I

In testimony that. I'cl aim the fore oing as my invention I aflix my signature t is 20th day of May, 1919.

. CHARLES W. BOOTH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/344
International ClassificationA63B53/04, A63B53/00, A63B53/08
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/04, A63B53/08, A63B2053/0491
European ClassificationA63B53/04, A63B53/08