US 1579294 A
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patented pr. 61, i926. l
taaea aan; T Y time@ SLEBRING C. FISK, OF TAIVIIPA, LORIDA, ASSIGNOR TO T. E. SPECIALTY COMPANY, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN, A COFARTNERSHIP CONSISTING OF LESLIE H. EBY AND FRANK I. TAYLOR.
GOLF PRACTICING DEVICE.
Application mea June 27, 192'5. anniv No. 39,964.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, SnBniNG C. Fisn, a citizen of. the United. States, resident of the city of Tampa, county of Hillsborough, and State of Florida, have invented certain new and useful: Improvements in Golf .Tt-)racticing Devices, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
It' is well known that the only way one can improve himself in the art 01"" playing golf is by the: constant' practice of his stroke. It is, therefore, the primary object of my invention to provide. a cheap and economical means whereby a full stroke may be taken,
the player getting the feel ofthe ball as in an actual shot. f f
Another object ot my invention is to provide ani interchangeable device for the practice of golf strokes-that is, av device which is adaptable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Itis a further object of my invention to provide a durable device that will not break because a spring movement is provided which takes" up the lirst force of the impact of a blow. Y f
Another object of my improved golf practicing device is to provide a countersunk ball and attachment therefor that will not injure or do material damage to the clubs when used.
Vfith these and other objects in View, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and construction of the various parts of my improved device as described in the specification, claimed in my claims and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 2 is a side view of my improved device shown partly in section.
F ig. 8 is a modification of my improved device shown partly in section.
I have shown a base 10 having theaperture 11 therein secured by means of the screws 12 to a floor 13. Inserted for rotation in the aperture 11 isk the peg 14 having the head 15 that is adapted to rest on top of the base 10, as atA 16. Protruding from the top of the head 15 is the member 17 that loops, as at 18, so that the end '19 coils around the head 15 like a spring. The peg 14 has the groove 20 therein and a cotter 1 is a plan view of my improved key 21 is placed in the base with the end thereof' partially inserted in the groove 20, thus preventing upward displacement and at the same time allowing rotation.l
PlacedV in the loop portion 1v of the member 17 is the swivel link 22 thathas one end of a cable 23 secured` thereto. On the other end of the cable 23 is fastened an eyel bolt 24, on which is placed a ball 25. The bally is .made secure by a nut 26 that ts in a countersunk portion 27 of the: ball 25.
In the modiiication, I show a stake 28 having the aperture 29 therein` driven into thel ground 30. The peg 14 is taken out of the base 10 and' is inserted into the aperture 29 with the head 15 resting on top of the stake. 28.. A. screw 31 isV then placed into the pipe and extends partially intothe groove' 2O so as to' prevent upward displacement.
I desire it to be understood that the base 1() may be secured toV the iioor in any number of different ways and further that the screw 31 or the cotter key 21 vmay be replaced by a pin or any other means that can be partially extended into the groove 2O to prevent upwardL displacement,y and at the same time allow rotation.
In the practical use of my improved device when weather conditions permit, the stake 28 is driven into the ground and the peg 14 inserted for rotation, and made secure against upward displacement by the screw 31 that partially projects into the groove 20. The ball 25 is then suitably placed on the groundv 30 and when the same is hit, the peg 14 is rotated in the aperture 29 by the force of the blow transmitted through the cable 23 and the member 17. The coil portion 19 of the member 17 around the head 15 causes a spring movement or elasticity when the ball is struck, thus taking up the first impact of the blow which prevents breakage.
VVhen unfavorable weather conditions exist, the peg 14 can be taken out ot' the stake 28 by removing the screw 31 and the same may be inserted into the base 10 that is suitably attached indoors where practice of ones stroke can be resumed.
It is obvious that various changes may be made in the arrangement, combination and construction ot the various parts ot my improved device without departing trom the spirit ot my invention, and it is my intention to cover by my claims such changes as may be reasonably included Within the scope thereof.
That I claim is:
l. In combination, a ball, a looped shaped member having one end thereof coiled, means loosely securing said ball to the looped portion of said member and means in and on which said member can be removably fitted for rotation.
2. In combination, a socket member, a member consisting of a vertical portion adapted to partially set in and rotate on said socket member, and a horizontally looped portion having one end thereof coiled around said vertical portion, a ball and means loosely securing said ball to the looped portion of said member,
3. In combination, a ball, a member having an enlarged vertical portion forming a shoulder adjacent one end thereof, and a horizontally disposed portion forming a loop, a` socket member, said first member' being inserted in said socket with said shoulder bearing on the top of the socket, means loosely securing said ball to said horizontal portion, one end of said horizontal portion being coiled around said enlarged portion so that the. iirst impact of a blow on the ball will be ,taken up by a spring movement.
l. In combination, a socket member, a member consisting of a vertical portion adapted to set in and rotate on said socket member and a horizontally looped portion having one end thereof coiled around said vertical portion, means for preventing upivard displacement of said member When po sitioned, consisting of a groove in the inserted end of said vertical portion, and a pin litted into said socket and partially extended into said groove, a ball and means loosely securing said ball in the looped portion of said member.
In combination, a member having a horizontally looped shaped portion, a sivivel link loosely secured to said looped portion, a cable attached at one end to said swivel, a ball having a countersunk aperture, means placed in said countersunk aperture for securing said ball to the other end of the cable and means on which said member can be. removably fitted for rotation.
6. In combination, a ball, a member having an enlarged vertical portion forming a shoulder adjacent one end thereof and a horizontally disposed portion forming a loop therein, a base into which is insertcd for rotation the end of said member up to said enlarged portion, means for preventing upward displacement of said member When positioned, consisting of a groove in the end of the member inserted in said base, and a pin itted into the base so that the end thereof will partially protrude into said groove, a swivel link loosely secured to said looped portion, a cable attached at one end to said swivel, said ball having a. countersunk aperture, means placed in said aperture for securing said ball to the opposite end of the cable and the other end of said member coiled around said vertical portion so that the lirst impact of the blow on the ball will be taken up by a spring movement.
SEBR NG C. FISH.