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Juqe 30, 1925.
W. N. BEAT GOLF CLUB Filed June 10, 1922 Patented June 30, 1925.
WILLIAM N. BEAT, OF CICERO, ILLINOIS.
Application filed June 10, 1922. Serial No. 567,254.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that LWVILLIAM N. BEAT, a subject of the Kingdom of Great Britain, and a resident of Cicero, Cook County, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf Clubs, of which the following is declared to be a full, clear, and exact description. I
This invention relates to golf clubs and its principal object is to increase the efficiency of golf clubs. 'It relates more particularly to the heads of golf clubs and one of the objects is to provide a club having a more properly balanced head than has been made heretofore, and to place balancing weights therein in such manner that longer drives may be obtained, with greater accuracy and precision. Another object is to provide carriers for the weights, whereby any tendency for the weights to shift about in the head is completely eliminated. Another object is to provide weights in the head without necessarily increasing the total weight of the head. With these and other objects and advantages in view this invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter fully set forth and claimed.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan of the head and fragment of the shaft of a golf club embodying a simple form of the present invention; Fig. 2 is an under plan of the same; Fig. 3 is a side elevation looking in the direction indicated by the arrow 3 in Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a detail vertical cross section taken in line 4-4 of Fig. 3, and Fig. 5 is an end view of a certain bottom plate forming part of the invention.
Referring to said drawing, the reference character 5 designates the head and 6 a fragment of the shaft of a golf club, embodying one form of the present invention. The invention is shown as applied to a driver or brassie of conventional shape and weight. On the face 7 of the head is a facing 8 which is let into a recess so as to be flush with the. remainder of the face 7. Said facing is secured in place by screws 9 or otherwise as is desired.
Secured in said facing and extending into recesses 11, in the head, are weight carriers 12, that are formed with chambers or recesses 13 in which are contained wei hts 14 of comparatively heavy material. T e carriers 12 extend into the head beyond a vertical plane running through the axis of the shaft so that the weights may be disposed on either side of said plane and at places calcplgted to give'the proper balance to the c u In order to obtain the best possible'results, ltis preferred to use cylindrical carriers, and in order to positively secure them in place against any possible movement relative to the head, they are externally screwthreaded as at 15 and are screwed into threaded holes 16 in the facing and in the recesses 11 of the head. To guard against any shifting of the weights in the carriers, the metal comprising the weights, is first melted and then poured into the chambers of the carriers, and if desired the open ends of the carriers are hammered over the adjacent ends of the weights. While three weight carriers are illustrated, in the drawing this is not material as more or less of these may be employed, and they and the weights contamed therein, may be made larger or smaller as is found desirable.
For certain clubs, a light bottom plate 17 may be let into the bottom of the head, and secured thereto by screws 18. The plate is shown In the form of a thistle, but this is immaterial. It is formed with a comparatively thick and wide lug or block 19 at one end which is let into the side of the head opposite the face 7 and its rear face is synnnetrically .curved and lies substantially flush with the contiguous side of the head.
As a preference, the facing 8, carriers 12, and plate 17 are made of aluminum, in order not to increase the total weight of the head beyond that which it would normally weigh, but the weights are formed of heavier metal, such for instance, as of lead or the like which can be readily melted and poured into the chambers of the carriers.
By disposing the weights as shown a greater driving effect is obtained, the club is better balanced, there is no possibility of any shifting of the weights when once installed, its weight is not increased beyond that required for a club of given size and in actual use it has been found to meet the demands of the most exacting golf players.
More or less variation of the exact details of construction is possible without departing from the spirit of this invention; I desire, therefore, not to limit myself to the exact form of the construction shown and de .v scribed, but intend, in the following claims,
to point out all of the invention disclosed herein.
I claim as new and desire to secure b Letters Patent:
1. In a golf club, a golf club head having a threaded bore therein extending transversely thereof, and part way therethrough between the front and back, and balancing means for said head comprising an externally threaded Weight carrier threadedly secured in said bore and having a bore extending lengthwise, and part way therethrough so as to leave a solid head at its a front end, and a body of relatively heavy metal contained in said bore.
2. In a golf club, a golf club head having a group of threaded bores therein extending inward from its driving face, and balancing means for said head comprising a group of externally threaded weight carriers thread edly secured in said bores, each weight carrier being bored part way therethrough from end to end, so as to leave a solid head at its front end, and bodies of relatively heavy metal one cast in the bore of each weight carrier.
In a golf club, a golf club head, having a metal facing let into the driving face of the head and flush therewith, there being a group of threaded bores extending in from the driving face of said facing and extending part wa through the head of the club, an externa ly threaded weight carrier threadedly secured in said bores, each weight carrier being bored lengthwise of itself, and part way through so as to leave a solid head at its front end, and bodies of relatively heavy metal, one. contained in the bore of each weight carrier.
4. In a golf club, a golf club head having a threaded bore therein extending transversely thereof and part way therethrough between the driving face and back of the head, an externally threaded weight carrier having a bore therein extending in from one end only, a weight contained in said bore, said threaded weight carrier being threadedly secured in said threaded bore of the head, the bottom face in said head being formed with a recess, and a bottom plate formed of aluminum led into said recess and terminating at the lower edge of the driving face of the head, said bottom plate being flush with the bottom face of the head and acting to protect the bottom of the balanced head Without adding any appreciable weight thereto.
WILLIAM N. BEAT.