US 1538312 A
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'. W. N.' BEAT Filed Feb. 21, 1925 ATTORNEY..
Patented May 19., `1925..
.i UNIT EDk STATES PAT uur` OFFICE. f
WILLIAM Nnrsn BEAT, or nnooKLYN, NEW YORK.
` conn CLUB.
Application med February 21, 1925.` serial No. 10,903.
t is well known among professional andk amateur golfers that the balance of the golf club head is of primary importance in the perfection of the golf swing and that both right hand and left hand 'golfers have theA` tendency to cut across the faceof the golf ball ,at the moment of impact to produce either a slice or a hook. vInorder 'to-overcome these defects, instead of altering the swing, it has been the .practice of modifying the golf club head by shifting the weight either toward the heel orv the toe of the club but'the objection to this practice has been, for the most part, that it vproduced an unevenly balanced head.
One of the objects, therefore, of my invention is'toA produce a properly weighted and balanced club head by means of a special type of plate including fmeans forv varying thcbalance of the plate so that when positioned in the club head, the balance of the head will be maintained whereby the `tend` ency to slice or hook the ball by reason of the improper swing, may be overcome.
In order to'more fully understand and appreciate my invention reference is had to the accompanying detailed drawings wherein,
Figure 1 is a view" showing the face of the golf head, embodying my invention.
Figure 2 is a rear viewof the hea-d.
Figure 3 isv a bottom view showing the head and plate.
Figure 4 isa bottom view, partly in section.
Figure 5 is a similar view to Figure d showing the weight distributed within the head and carried by the plate.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the head, the plate being removed. f
Figure 7 is a perspective view of the plate, detached from the head.
Figure 8 is a cross sectional view through the head and plate when assembled.
Figure 9 is a bottom plan of the plate shown in Figure 7.y
Figure 10 is a modified form of a portion ofthe plate showing the use of two kinds of metal in its construction.
Figure 11 is a vertical, sectional view through the modified form of plateshown by Figure 10. y
Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate corre# sponding parts lthroughout the several views, 5 designates the shaft, 6 the heel, 7 the toe and 8 the driving face of the conventional type of club head, such as a brassie or brassie-driver. Thel bottom face 10 of the club head is partially cut away as indicated at 11 from the front to the rear so as to receive the countersunlr plate, designated in its en# tirety by numeral 12. The plate 12 is curved slightly to yconform to the bottom l,curvature of the `face 10, the front edge 13 of said plate extending to the edge and iiush with the driving plate of the club head. Entering the body of the club head from the rear face 14 thereof and in line with the cut away portion 11, are a plurality ofv spaced openings 15, which are located centrally of the body portion yof the head, there being shown in the preferred embodiment of my invention, three of such openings as illustratedclearly by Figure 6 of the drawings. The plate 12 `being provided with an enlarged head 16, which is adapted to lit flush with the rear face 14, being slightly curved to conform to the curvature of the club head. Formed integral with the enlarged back head 16, I have provided three tubular ory cylindrical weight receiving plugs 17, which are preferably threaded. on their interior surface as indicated by numeral 18 and adapted to receive a metal filling 19, such as molten lead, for instance, which may be introduced into the respective tubular plugs, so that the weight may be shifted, or varied towardthe heel or the toe of the plug.` In the formv of the invention shown by Figures i and 5 and the plates illustrated, the plugs `decrease in length toward the heel ofthe plug, but if so desired, either end plug 18'd or 18b may be partially cut away or filled with molten lead. or any filling, so the weight may be shifted orL varied on either side of the central plug. vIn some instances, it may lili! ica only be necessary to till the central plug partly or entirely or to partially cut away either Vof the end plugs 18a or 18 as the particular individual may desire. Consequently, it will be recognized that where it is desired that weight ci' the club head be modified so that the individual desires to correct the defect in the golf swing, which produces either a sliceor a hook upon striking the golf ball, such a correction may be made by varying or shifting the weight, as
As is the practice in attaching plates to golf heads, suitable screws 2O are provided, 'which pass through the plate into the body ot' the club head proper. By simply removing the screws, the plate and its plug may be removed as a unit and the change or modifieation or location in the weights distributed as above described.
In Figures l0 and ll, I have shown a plate formed ot' two dii'erent kinds of material, such as aluminum and brass, in which instance, the brass head 16a i provided with a tongue 17 whereby it may interlit in a slot or groove in an aluminum plate 18a. Since the aluminum is comparatively light, the brass head portion la will tend to balance the. club head and throw the weight toward the rear face 14, when positioned in the club head in the manner above indicated. Of course in this form of the invention, the tubular members 17 are also formed with the brass head 16 for the purposes above Iset forth.
While I have illustrated and described mj.' invention with some degree ol partieularlity, I realize that in practice various alterations therein may be made. I therefore reserve the right and privilege ot changing the form et the details of construction or otherwise altering the arrangement of the correlated parts without departing from the spirit of the invention or the Iscope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Patent is:-
l. In a golf club, the combination ot a head having a. shallow groove in its bottom tace and a plurality of apertures extending inwardly 'troni the rear tace of the head and a weighted plate countersunlr in said groove and said apertures.
2. In a golf club, the combination of a head having a shallow groove in its bottom face extending from the front face to the rear face thereof, said rear face having a plurality of apertures directed inwardly toward the center of the head and a weighted plate countersunir in said groove and said apertures.
3. In a golf club, the combination of a head havin-g a shallow groove in its bottom tace and a plurality of contiguous apertures directed inwardly from the rear face thereotl toward the center ot the head and a plate countersunk in said groove, said plate having weighted means adapted to enter the said apertures.
el. In a golf club, the combination of a. head having a shallow groove in its bottom tace and a plurality of contiguous apertures directed inwardly vfrom the rear face thereof toward the center of the head, a plate countersunl: in said groove, said plate having a weighted head adapted to .lie fiush with the rear face oitl the head and weighted members extending within the said apertures.
5. A sole plate for golf clubs having a thickened end portion and weighted means extending inwardly over the top tace oi' said plate.
6. A sole plate for golt1 clubs having a weighted, thickened end portion formed therewith and weighted means integral with the said end portion extending 'inwardly over the top tace of said plate.
7. A sole plate for golf clubs having a weighted, thickened end portion and weight receiving extensions formed with the said end portion, said extensions being directed inwardly over the top 'face ot said plate.
8. A. sole plate for golf clubs having a weighted, thickened end portion and tubular, weight receiving extensions termed therewith, said extensions being spaced relative to each other and directed inwardly toward the center and over the top 'face of the plate.
9. A sole plate for gohC clubs having a weighted, thickened end portion,` spaced tubular members formed with the said end portion and directed inwardly toward the center and over the top i'ace ot the plate, said members being internally threaded tor confining a weighted substance.
lO. A sole plate for gol' clubs havingT a .veighted, thic tened end portion, a plurality or' spaced tubular members formed with said end portion and directed inwardly toward the center and over the top Vtace of the plate. said members being of unequal length and internally threaded tor rontiniug a weighted substance introduced therein. i
In testimony whereof I alix my signature.
VILLIAM NEISH BEAT.