US 1582237 A
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April 27 1926. 1,582,237
. E. D. ANGELL GOLF GAME Filed August 19, 1925 INVENTOR Emmett .0 Angel! Patented Apr. 27, 19 26.
Emma LNG-ELL, OI CALIFON, NEW JERSEY.
Application filed T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EMME'IT D. ANGELL, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Califon, county of Hunterdgn, and State of New Jersey, have invented gertain new and useful Improvements in Golf Games, of which the following is a specification.
The objects of this invention are to provide a game in which the conditions and plays ordinarily encountered in the game of golf will be simulated to a large extent, providing the incentive of practice for the real game but involving the element of competition so as to be free of the monotony of practice work and to make the game in a fomisreadily adaptable to indoor use or for such use as on shipboard and in recreational centers.
In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the game is played on a mat or the like having a surface resembling the texture of the ordinary putting green, usin regulation golf balls and putters and the green thus provided is equipped at one end with say nine or eighteen tees from which the balls are putted successively between barriers or hazards to a cup near the opposite end of the green.
Other novel features of the invention will appear as the specification proceeds.
The drawing accompanying and forming part of this specification illustrates the invention as embodied in one of its most practical forms, but it should be understood that the structure may be modified from this showing without departure from the broad spirit and scope of the invention.
The figure in the drawing is a perspective view illustrating the complete game and the method of playing the same.
The surface of the reen is provided in the present disclosure )7 a mat or carpet I having a texture approximating that .of a grass green. This mat is shown supported on a wooden platform made of three sections 2, 3, 4, suitably joined in readily foldable or detachable relation.
This rtificial ,or indoor green is constructed in a suitable size, strong enough and with wearing qualities to support the players so that all the conditions of the real game are quite closely simulated.
Across one end of this green are arranged'a series ofstarting points or stations which may be considered as artificial GOLF GAME.
August 1a, 1925. Serial No. 51,247.
tees 5, nine being shown in the present disclosures, numbered as 1 to 9. The number of these tees may be more or less, according to the size of the game. I
At the opposite end of the green, a cup 6 is located which may be about the size of the usual hole and interposed at an intermediate point between the tees and cup, preferably somewhat nearer the cup, are the obstacles or hazards 7, 8, spaced apart sufliciently to provide a passage 9 wider than the diameter of the golf ball 10. These hazards may be in the form of discs of Wood, rubber or other material, held in position by their weight or attached fixedly to the mat or the supporting plat form-and their shape may vary. Thus, they may be i of various angular conformations, elliptical,
egg shaped or in the nature of small mounds, etc., their purpose being to provide a restricted way to the cup, preventing direct access thereto from the different tees, except possibly from one or more of the centrally located tees.
The game is played using regulation golf balls 10 and standard putters 11. The tees are placed far enough inward from the side and end edges of the green to enable the players totake a proper stance and similary the cup is located far enough in from the edges so that any reasonable shot will not overrun the green. The arrangement of the tees provides a variety of angles which the player must shoot to approach or reach the cup and the hazards form a gateway requiring great accuracy 'to reach the cup in the fewest possible number of strokes. The shots are made in succession from the several tees so each new tee presents a new problem with fresh possibilities, particularly because of the hazards which guard the way to the cup.
The usual rules as to succession in play may be observed, as in the regulation game,
all players completing one hole before startcup may be formed simply as a hole in the hole adjacent one end thereof, successively nap of the carpet or as an opening through -des1gnated tee stations arranged across the the'carpet or a recess in the platform. 1n practice I have employed a canvas bag 12, suspended from the under slde of the platform in line with corresponding openings 13, 14, through the mat and platform.
The mat or green surface may be detachably secured on the platform or may be simpl laid on the platform and 1f deslred, may e used without any platform, being then laid directly on the floor. The mat is of such a structure preferably that 1t may be rolled and unrolled like a carpet and hence be readily taken up and put down. The tees may be placed in different relatlons to further vary the angles and the poss1b1l1- ties of the game. If desired; aback stop around the edges of that green may be provided at the back of the hole.
What is claimed is:
1. A golf game comprising an artlficial indoor putting green capable of support ing the players, having a surface approxlmating the surface of a real golf green, a hole adjacent one end of sald green, successively designated tees at the opposite end ofsaid green and hazards on said een interposed intermediate the tees and idle spaced to provide a clear way between thein for a golf ball and requiring the putting of golf balls from the several tees in a variety of different angular relations to pass through said way and into the hole 1n the fewest possible number of strokes.
- '2. A golf game comprising a mat adapted to support the players, of a texture approximatin the surface of a real golf green, said mat belng of elongated outline, adapted to be rolled and unrolled like a carpet and provided with a recess in simulation of a opposite end portion of the mat and two obstructions on the mat intermediate the tee stations and hole spaced apart sufliciently to enable the passage of a golf ball putted from the tees toward the hole but close enough to prevent direct passage of the golf ball from all the tee stations to the hole and thereby presenting different problems in putting from the successive tees past the hazards into the hole.
3. A golf game comprising a substantially rectangular raised platform having a playing surface approximating the texture of a golf green and capable of supporting the players thereon, a hole adjacent one end of said green, differently placed tees adjacent the opposite end of said green and hazards on the hole for requirlng the players to putt a golf ball at a variety of angles from the difii'erent tees to reach the hole past the hazar s.
4. A golf game comprising a platform, a mat on said platform having a texture approximating that of a putting green, said mat and platform having alinlng openings therethrough, a cup of flexible material suspended from the under side of said platform in line with the openings therethrough to form a hole, variously placed tees on said mat at a distance from the hole and hazards on the mat between said tees and hole for requirin the putting of the balls at various ang es from the several tees to reach the hole past said hazards.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 14th day of August, 1925.
EMIMIETT D. AN GELL.
green between said tees and