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Publication numberUS1549350 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1925
Filing dateJun 7, 1924
Priority dateJun 7, 1924
Publication numberUS 1549350 A, US 1549350A, US-A-1549350, US1549350 A, US1549350A
InventorsDeike Ulric C
Original AssigneeDeike Ulric C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf club
US 1549350 A
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Aug. 11, 1925. 1,549,350

u. c. DEIKE GOLF CLUB Filed June '7, 1924 1/. 5.267171%. .NVENTOR ATTORNEV WITNESS:

Patented Aug. 11, 1925.



Application filed June 7,

T 0 all whom it 'nmgr concern:

Be it known that I, 'Uniuo (l. DETKE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented new and useful Improvements in Golf Clubs, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in golf clubs and has for an object the provision of a club which will be a material aid to the user in obtaining the proper timing or rhythm -=which is an essential factor in a properly executed stroke.

In a properly executed stroke, a large arc is described by the head of the club and at some point in this are the club attalns a maximum speed. This point of maximum speed should occur at the time of contact of the club with the ball, but it is exceedingly difficult, especially for the novice, to tell just when this maximum speed occurs.

Usually during a swiftly executed stroke, a swishing sound occurs due to the rapid movement of the club through the air, but it is practically impossible to distinguish at what particular point of the stroke the sound is the loudest and therefore, practically impossible to determine from the sound the point o'f maximum speed.

The present invention however provides means for accentuating this sound by equipping the club with a whistle which will of course produce its loudest sound at the point of greatest speed, so that the player, with the aid, of this whistle may control his stroke in such manner that the club will strike the ball at the proper time.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings I Figure 1 is an elevation of the lower portion of the golf club equipped with the invention.

Figure 2 is an elevation looking at the side opposite that shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view on the line 33 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a sectional view similar to Figure 3 but illustrating the invention applied to a different type of club.

Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 1 but CLUB.

1924. Serial No. 718,622.

showing a different arrangement of whistle. I Figure 6 is a view showing the ty )e of whistle illustrated in Figure 5 applie to a different type of club.

Referring to the drawings in detail wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the reference character 1Q indicates the head of a club such as a m d-iron. As shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings this head 10 is provided with a recess 11 which extends inwardly from one face thereof and from which extends an opening 12 which is disposed concentric to the recess 11. Secured within the recess 11 is a flanged disk 13 which is pro- 7 vided with an opening 14 which is in a line with the opening 12 so that a whistle is formed which will operate as a signal or indicator when the club is in use.

In Figure 4 of the drawings the head 10 forms a part of a different type of club, such as a driver and is provided with a recess 15 which extends inwardly from its outer end. This recess communicates with aligned openmgs 16 which extend transversely through the head 10. Located Within the recess 15 is a whistle 17 which is held in place by a plug 18.

In Figure 5 the head 10 of the club is the same as that shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3 and the whistle which is-indicated at 19 is carried by a threaded stud 20 which is secured within the threaded socket provided in the head 10.

The club shown in Figure 6 is the same as that illustrated in Figure 4 and. the head 10 of this club has secured thereto a whistle 19 which is provided with a tapered threaded stud 21 after the manner of a wood screw so as to provide means for securing the whistle to the club.

It will be apparent from the foregoing description and accompanying drawings that a club equipped with the invention when in use produces a whistling sound, the in- 100 tensity of which increases in accordance with the rapidity of the movement through the air. By this means the user may tell by the difference in sound whether the head of the club meets the ball at the point of 105 maximum speed of the club, or whether the club meets the ball (or the supposed posi tion of the ball if it is a practice stroke) at exact right angles to the line of fli ht, or

in a twisted position, so as to check t e cor- 110 rectuees of gri serves as a db for distance for if a ball is driven a undred ence in soundwill be produced by the whistle. This sound memorized may be produced again at will by a practiceiti'oke so that when an intended stroke is made a repetition of the previous sound will drive the ball a similar distance. A lesser stroke and con uently a fainter sound will drive the ball a s orter distance and a more vigorous strike producing a louder sound will drive the ball a greater distance. This is valuable in learning the ame of golf. Authorities a ee that the ack swing of the club must made moderately slow and if a club equipped with the invention is taken back too quickly it will automatically warn the player before the stroke is made.

The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properl fall within the scope of the appended claims.

The invention further yards a certain difier amaze claimed is:

ing a recess in the head thereo and an opening extending transversely through said head from said recess, of a whistle secured within the recess and adapted to be 0 rated by the travel of the club throng the air.

- 2. The combination with a golf club of an audible signal embedded in the bee of the club and adapted to be operated by the travel of the club through the air.

3. In combination with a golf club, a signal device carriedthereby, said signal dc vice being 0 rable on both the back and forward stro es of the club to indicate the speed of travel of the club when the latter meets the ball (or the supposed position of the ball during practice) and to indicate approximately the distance of a drive.

In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.


Having described the invention what is:

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U.S. Classification473/234
International ClassificationA63B69/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/3635
European ClassificationA63B69/36D2C