US 1361258 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. G. HORTON.
GOLF CLUB HEAD. nrrucmou FILED nmzr. Isis.
1,361,258, Patented Dec. 7, 1920.
proper UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WA'VERLEY G. HORTON, OF fJHICAGO, ILLINOIS GOLF-CLUB HEAD.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 7, 1920.
Application filed mini 21, 1919. Serial No. 284,041.
HoR'roN, residing at State To all'whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ,AVERLEY a citizen of the United States, Chicago, in the county of Cook and of Illinois,
of which the following is a description.
My invention belongs to that general class of golf clubs usually termed wooden clubs,
ordinarily comprising what is termed the driver, the brassy, thespoon, etc. Such clubs as distinguished from the metal clubs, consist of a comparatively broad sole, which as the club is poised rests upon or above the turf substantially parallel therewith. When the heads are properly balanced, clubs of this character are readily manipulated with a broad sweep forward, during which the face of the club contacts with the ball, lifting the ball and securing comparatively great distance, resiliency be-' other hand, if the rear of the head of the club is tilted downward too much, it may result either in topping the ball, with but a slight distance gained, or the ball may be lofted, with a similar result. Further difliculties are encountered if either the toe or heel of the club is advanced too much, resulting in either driving the ballv in an imdirection, or in what is termed slicor pulling. y improved club head is designed to secure advantages in the direction mentioned, while at the same time producing a club at a reasonable price and of great durability. To this end my invention consists in the novel construction, arrangementand combination of parts herein shown and described,
and more particularly pointed out in I the claims. I.
In the drawings, wherein like reference have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf-Club Heads,
In view of the broad characters indicate like or corresponding parts,
Figure 1 is' a top plan view of my im proved club head;
Fig. 2 is a front face view of the same; F g. 3 is a rear edge view of the same; Fig. 4 IS a section on substantially the line 4-4 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a section on substantially the line 5-5 of Fig. 2; a
Fig. 6 is a rearview of the metal portion of my improved club head;
Fig. 7 is. a perspective view of the body part of the head; and
Fig.8 illustrates a slightly modified form of metal part for'the head.
In the drawings, 1 represents a metal part adapted to be mounted upon the usual shaft 2, said metal part comprising the sole 3, the neck 4, the heel 5 and the toe 6 of the club. A web 7 on the upper face of the club extends from the neck 4 to the toe 6. The
metal part as thus constructed constitutes an integral casing preferably wider at the face than at the rear opening, within which casing a body 8 of suitable material snugly fits and 1s securely held in position in'any preferred manner. As shown, screws 9, extend mg through the web part of by a similar screw 10 through the toe, the
screw '11 through the heel, and one or more screws through the sole (not shown), serve to aid in firmly retaining the body in position within the casing. Any suitable cementitious material may also be employed if desired. In the preferred construction, the sole extends to the face in line with the front faceof the body 8 and forms a part of said face, as shown in Fig.4, while the web 7 is set back from the face of the club, as indicated at 12. In the preferred construction,
. the sole on its interior or upper face, is also formed with a shoulder 17 or equivalent part. The body part is provided with a shoulder as at 13, thus securing a shouldered engagement between the body and the ,web
at that point, while a similar engagement is provided at 17 on the sole. The rear or back portion of the body may be weighted in the that the'face of the club be provided with an insert of different usual manner as at 14. Some players prefer material from the body of the club for the purpose of gaining increased resiliency or the body, aidedgreater driving effect. Such an insert may be readily employed in my improved club head by inserting an insert 15 in the face of the body, extending backward into the head the desired distance. The insert may be maintained in position in any desired manner and may be of any desired contour upon the face ofthe club.
In Fig. 8 a similar constructionis shown,
with the exception that the metal portion is separated at the toe, gaining slightly in convenience in assembling the body within the metal part, while the various screw connections mentioned are ordinarily suflicient to secure the desired rigid connection between the parts. The integral metal part, how- 'ever, as shown in Figs. 1 to 6, is preferred.
The body part of the club may be of such material as is desired. It, is generally of some form of hard wood, although when employed with a metal retaining casing, as in my invention, other materials may be employed, hence I do not desire to limit myself to the particular material employed. I
have secured satisfactory results by con ular type of club wanted, such as driver,
brassy, spoon, etc., the club may be fashioned as desired also, a wide range being provided as shown. The sole extends rearward from the face, securing the most approved form of construction in that particular, While the overbalancing of the club toward the front is overcome by settti-ng the Web 7 back from the front a suflicient distance and truing the balance by the weight 14;, or equivalent means. The balance of the club in a longitudinal direction is easily secured by the thickness of the metal at the toe and heel. The neck is back as at 16, which aids materially in assembling the arts, secures a longer face if desired, and alds in the longitudinal balance of the head.
Having thus described-my invention, it is preferably well out scribing witnesses.
hence I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact form, construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described, or uses mentioned. 1
What I claim as new and by Letters Patent is:
1. A club head comprising a casing adapted to be mounted on the shaft, and forming the sole,'neck, heel and toe of the club, with an upper web extending from the neck to the toe, the front edge of the web being set back from the front edge of the sole, in combination with a cooperating body of suitable material snugly fitted in the casing and secured thereto, with the front face in line with the front edge of the sole, and on its upper face in shouldered engagement with the front edge of the web.-
2. A club head comprising a casing adaptdesire to secure ing the sole, neck, heel and toe of the club,
with a web on the upper face extending fromthe neck to the toe with the front edge of the web set back from the front edge of the sole, the sole on its inner face provided with a shoulder extending longitudinally thereof, in combination with a cooperatlng body of suitable material snugly fitted in the casing and secured thereto, with the front face in line'with the front edge of the sole, its lower face in shouldered contact with the shoulder on the sole, and its upper face in shouldered contact with the front edge of the web;
A golf club head comprising a metal casing adapted to be mounted on the shaft, and forming the sole, neck, heel and toe of the club, with a web on the upper face extending from the neck to the toe, the front edge of the web being set back from the front edge of the sole, in combination with a cooperating body part of suitable material snugly fitted in the metal part and secured thereto, with the front face in line with the front edge of the sole, and on its upper face inshouldered engagement with the front edge of the web, and an insert mounted in the face edge of the body In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two sub- WAVERLEY G. HORTON. Witnesses:
JOHN W. HILL, Brannon DELANEY.