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Publication numberUS1520725 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1924
Filing dateFeb 28, 1920
Priority dateFeb 28, 1920
Publication numberUS 1520725 A, US 1520725A, US-A-1520725, US1520725 A, US1520725A
InventorsSeagrave Walter H
Original AssigneeSeagrave Walter H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Indicator for indoor golf games
US 1520725 A
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w. H. SEAGRAVE INDICATOR FOR INDOOR GOLF GAMES Filed Feb. 28

S A R B Patented Dec. 30, 1924.

UNITED STATES WALTER H. SEAGRAVE, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.

INDICATOR FOR I'NDOOR GOLF GAMES.

Application filed February 28, 1920. Serial No. 362,080.

0 all whom 2'1.- may concern:

Be it known that I, WALTER H. SEAGRAVE,

citizen of the United States, residing at Jleveland. in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Indicators for Indoor Golf Games, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to an indicator or spinner forming a part of an indoor golf game constituting the subject matter of my 1920, and the present application is in part a continuation of my prior patent.

The indoor golf game eonstitutingthe subject matter of my prior patent includes a board representing a portion of a course and provided with a movable putting green anc adjustable or movable hazards and bunkers so that different holes of any golf course can be reproduced. Additionally the game includes an indicator or distance determining device constituting the subject matter of the present invention.

This indicator is in the form of a disk with a central rotary spinner, which disk is divided by concentric circles into radially disposed concentric divisions pertaining to the different golf clubs, and the annular spaces bounded by the concentric circles are divided circumferentially into what may be termed distance spaces having suitable data to indicate the carry of the imaginary ball, and the roll of the ball. Additionally these distance spaces are preferably provided with data such as letters, A, B, C, D, etc., to indicate lateral movement of the ball across the course, since the playin board is preferably provided with marked courses designated by the letters just referred to.

The invention may be briefly summarized as consisting in certain novel details or features of the improved spinner, which will be decsribed in the specification and set forth in the appended claims.

The figure of the accompanying sheet of drawings is a plan view of the major portion of the indicator involving the present invention.

In the drawings, 10 represents the disk of the indicator, and 11 the spinner which is pivoted to rotate about the axis of the disk. The disk is divided by concentric circles 12, into radially disposed annular spaces which are preferably distinguished from prior Patent No. 1,384,176, dated March 16,

one another by different colors. these annular spaces pertaining to the different golf clubs, and being preferably suitably designated as shown at 13, bv the names of the clubs that are ordinarily used, such as Driver, Brassey, Mid-iron, Mashie. Mashie niblick, Niblick, and Putter. Additionally these annular spaces pertaining to the different clubs are divided circumferentially by radial lines 1 into circumferentially spaced distance spaces 15. These distance spaces are provided with data such as shown at 16 to indicate the distance that a player is entitled to for an imaginary stroke represented by the spinning of the spinner 11.

Preferably the distance is divided into 1 that obtained by the carry of the ball, or

flight through the air, and that obtained by the roll of the ball. These are indicated in the drawings by the letters C, and R, accompanied by distance figures indicating yards. For example, a. space may contain the data C 115 and R 25, which would mean that the player had advanced his ball 140 yards, 115 yards of which was carry or flight through the air, and 25 yards of which was obtained by the roll of the ball after striking the ground. Additionally some of the distance spaces may be provided with the word missed such as indicated at 17 at the right hand of the driver circle. or the words out of bounds as indicated at 18 at the left hand side of the driver circle. Preferably some of the distance spaces are confined to the distance covered by the carry only, and some. by the roll only. In other words, the data in the various distance spaces is indicative of, or corresponds to the actual results obtained in playing a regular golf game. The innermost circle devoted to the putter is preferably not provided with distance data. but the circumferentially spaced sections thereof are alternately marked hole and miss indicating either that the player holed out or missed the hole, depending upon the position in which the spinner comes to rest.

As shown in my prior patent, the playing course or board has a series of parallel, longitudinal lines marked A, B, C and D, along which the balls are advanced, but as it is usually the case that in playing a golf game the ball does not go straight down the course toward the putting green, in order that the conditions of playin the present game may as nearly as possi le be like those actually encountered, the distance spaces are preferably provided after the carry distance and roll distance with letters corresponding to the lettered course lines on the playing board. For example, a distance space may have the data, C 155 A and R 10 B, which would mean that the player is entitled to a carry of 155 yards with the ball landing on course A, and a roll of 10 yards from course A over to course B. The importance of this is the effect which certain of the bunkers or hazards may have on the ball, for if the ball were to go straight down the course it might avoid a bunker or hazard, whereas if it had a lateral as well as forward roll it might roll into a bunker or hazard, in which event the player would be penalized as in the playing of an ordinary game.

The manner in which the spinner of this application is used in connection with the playing board claimed in my prior application is fully described in the prior application and need not be here repeated, it being understood that the spinner will be used alternately by the different players (assuming that more than one is playing) and that the position in which the spinner comes to rest after being spun, determines the distance, both carry and roll, to which the player is entitled, the distance that the. player is en- 1. An indicator or distance determining device forming a part of an indoor golf game and comprising a disk with a central spinner, said disk having radially disposed divisions pertaining to different golf clubs and being divided circumferentiall into suitable marked or designated distance spaces, at least part of which have data to indicate the distance covered by the flight or carry of the ball, and the distance covered by the rolling of the ball.

2. An indicator or distance determining device forming a part of an indoor golf game comprising a disk with a central spinner, the disk being provided with radially disposed concentric s aces pertaining to different golf clubs, said spaces being divided into distance spaces having data indicating the distance that the ball has advanced, and data indicating the lateral movement of the ball, the forward distance data of part of said spaces being divided into flight or carry and roll portions.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto aflix my signature.

WALTER H. SEAGRAVE.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3608901 *Mar 6, 1968Sep 28, 1971Entertainment Service PrivateSimulated golf board game
US4113260 *Feb 17, 1977Sep 12, 1978Games Research AssociatesSimulated golf game and materials therefor
US6234481 *Sep 30, 1999May 22, 2001Rebecca Jeanne RobertsonMulti-skill knowledge-based game
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/141.00R
International ClassificationA63F11/00, A63F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F11/00
European ClassificationA63F11/00