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Publication numberUS1589363 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 22, 1926
Filing dateApr 18, 1925
Priority dateApr 18, 1925
Publication numberUS 1589363 A, US 1589363A, US-A-1589363, US1589363 A, US1589363A
InventorsButchart Cuthbert S
Original AssigneeButchart Cuthbert S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf club
US 1589363 A
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June 22 1926. 1,589,363

C. S. BUTCHART GOLF CLUB Filed April 18. 1925 l/vmvmle QMLM Q QMZLAM patented June 22, 1926.

PATENT OFFICE.

CUTHBEB'I. S. BUTCHART, OF BYE, NEW YORK.

GOLF CLUB.

Application filed April 1 This invention has to do with the application of additional weight to wood clubs. It has of course been usual to protect the striking face of a wood club by a plate of metal or of some other suitable material but when it has been sought to increase the driving power of such a club by the application of additional weight it seems to have been thought that the only place for the application of additional weight was to the rear of the striking face and generally at the rear face of the head. It appears not to have been recognized that the location of the center of weight to the rear of the striking face and to the rear of the line of the shaft imposes a torsional strain in the swing of the club and favors inaccuracy in the direction of impact and therefore in the flight of the ball.. In accordance with the present invention, however, the additional weight,

applied to the wood head, is concentrated the striking face, that is, it is located as close as practicable to the plane of the striking face. Such concentration of the additional weight eliminates torsional strain, centers the weight in the head and locates the center of weight in line with the shaft. In the swing of the club the weight therefore leads rather than lags, enabling the player to gain velocity in the swing and increasing the impact of the blow. The invention will be explained more fully herein after with reference to the accompanying drawing in which- Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of a golf club head which embodies the invention.

Figure 2 is a view of the same in vertical section on the plane indicated on the broken line 2--2 of Figure 1.

8,1925. Serial No. 24,032.

Figure 3 is a view of the same in horizontal section on the plane indicated by the broken line 33 of Figure 1.

The head a, of wood, may have any desired or suitable shape. Applied to its front or striking face, preferably let intothe same, and secured by screws 0, is a striking plate 2 of relatively heavy metal, such as brass. This striking plate is relatively of greater thickness than the striking plate usually provided for the protection of the head, so that it shall incorporate the whole or the greater part of the additional weight which it is desired to apply to the wood head. The additional weight applied to the head is thus concentrated at the striking face of the club and if the plate itself does not furnish all of the additional weight required, its weight may be supplemented as by lead let into the body of the club, as at (Z, immediately behind and in contact with the plate I), so that the additional weight is still concentrated at the striking face of the club. It is usual to protect the under side of the club by a sole plate, as indicated at 6, but that the purpose of the present invention may be fulfilled such sole plate should be of very light material, such as aluminum, so that the additional weight may still be substantially concentrated at the striking face.

I claim as my invention:

A wood golf club head having a heavy and relatively thick striking plate of heavy metal secured at the striking face, and a separate sole plate of light metal secured on the bottom.

This specification signed this 14th day of April A. D. 1925.

GUTHBERT S. BUTCHART.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/344
International ClassificationA63B53/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/04, A63B2053/0416
European ClassificationA63B53/04