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Publication numberUS1431968 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1922
Filing dateJan 14, 1922
Priority dateJan 14, 1922
Publication numberUS 1431968 A, US 1431968A, US-A-1431968, US1431968 A, US1431968A
InventorsMcdermott Charles J
Original AssigneeMcdermott Charles J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golfing appliance
US 1431968 A
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Application filed January 14, 1922. Serial No. 529,205.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES J. Mo- DnRMo'r'r, a citizen of the United States, and residing at New York city, New York I County, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golfing Appliances, of which the following 1s a specification.

The present invention relates to golfing appliances and particularly to devices for retrieving golf balls which have been driven 1 covery, may be immediately put away until again needed. The invention may be embodied in various forms suitable for attachment to different clubs and in different positions on'the clubs but I prefer to so form the appliance that it may readily be secured to the head of an iron club, such as midiron. A device ofthis character is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of the appliance; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same; and Fig. 3 illustrates the appliance attached to a golf club and shows the method of 1ts use.

The appliance comprises essentially a base portion B and a net portion N, the base beingadapted to be detachably secured to the club so that the net Iextends outwardly from the head of the 'club and preferably in a direction substantially parallel to the handle of the club. The base B is yokeshaped in cross section, the arms 10 and 11 of the yoke being relatively inclined so that 45 the groove 12 between them is a dovetailed groove, and of such width that it may read-- ily fit over the tapered lower edge of the head 13 ofan iron golf .club. Groove 12 is made sufliciently wide to fit several forms of irons and a clamping-screw 1A which extends through a'threaded aperture in arm 11 is provided for. the purpose of clamping the iron between its inner endand the arm 10 of the base member.

The net N comprises a loop member 15 the ends of which are secured to the base, and several transverse cross members 16, one end of each of which is secured to the base and the other end of each of which is secured to the loop 15, these members being so spaced apart, and from the sides of the loop, that mud, small stones, &c., picked up in the net may freely fall through while a golf ball can not dosof Cross members 16' are downwardly curved so that a pocket is provided toreceive the golf ball and these members are preferably of metal and permanently retain their shape. The base B is also-preferably of metal and the whole device nickel plated or fabricated of non-rusting metal. The details of construction as well as the method of fastening the ball holding device to the'head of the club, however, and also the materials used may be varied considerably without departingfrom the spirit of the invention.

In Figure 3 the appliance is shown at- Y tached to the end of a golf club in position to lift a ball C from the surface of the water Having thus described the invention what is claimed as newand desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

1. A golfing appliance of the class described, comprising in combination, a base member havin a dovetailed groove therein to receive the iron head of a golf club, and a ball. holding device mounted on said base member.

2. A golfing appliance of the class described, comprising in combination, a base member having 'arecess therein adapted to to receive a portion of the iron head of agolf club, a clamping nut for holding the head of the club in said groove,\and a ball 10 holding device mounted on the base member.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification294/19.2, D21/721
International ClassificationA63B47/02, A63B47/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B47/02
European ClassificationA63B47/02