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Publication numberUS1623782 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1927
Filing dateSep 9, 1924
Priority dateAug 21, 1924
Publication numberUS 1623782 A, US 1623782A, US-A-1623782, US1623782 A, US1623782A
InventorsAleck Mackenzie, Edward Dent Leonard Maurice, John White
Original AssigneeAleck Mackenzie, Edward Dent Leonard Maurice, John White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf tee
US 1623782 A
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April 5,1927. 1,623,782

L. M. E. DENT ET AL GOLF TEE Filed Sept. 9, 1924 Patented Apr. 5. 1927,

UNITED STATES 1,623,782 PATENT OFFICE.

LEONARD MAURICE EDWARD DENT AND ALECK,IACKENZIE, 01' LONDON, AN JQHN WHITE, OF BUNNINGDALE, ENGLAND. I

'GOLI TILE.

Application filed-September 9,1924, Serial No this way the likelihood of the tee being lost is minimized.

According to one feature of the invention there is provided a tee of the type above described which is characterized by the provision uponthe stem of one or more g barbs, flukes or books, hereinafter referred to as barbs. When the stem is pressed into the ground in setting up the tee, the barb or barbs will be buried and when the ball is hit and the tee displaced, the barbs will tend to resist such displacement by taking an anchorage in the ground.

Another object of vide means for indicating to the player whether the caddy has set up the tee in the most advantageous manner, and a. further object of the invention is to rovide against the tees damaging the club ace;

For a more complete understanding of the invention there will now be described, by way of example only and with reference to the accompanying drawings, certain constructional forms of tee accordin to the invention. It is to be understood, owever,

' that the invention is not restricted to the precise constructional details illustrated.

In these drawings'- Figure 1 is a pers of one form of tee, t e an enlarged scale;

Figure 2 is an end elevation of the construction shown in Figural;

- Fi ure 3 is a. perspective view corre spon ing to Figure 1 of a modified form of tee;

Figure 4 is a similar view of a further ctive side elevation drawing being on modification; and

Figure 5 a similar view of still another modification.

Like reference numerals indicate like parts throughout the drawings.

In the construction shown in Figure 1, the tee comprises a cup-shaped head 10 to receive the ball and a stem 11 which is intended to be pressed into the ground. The

lower end of the stem is sharpened at 12,

7 construction shown in the invention is to pro- 788,807, and in Great Britain August 21, 1984.

and by reference to Fi re 2, it will be seen that the stem throug out a considerable portion of its length is vrelatively thin so as to be ca able of being easily pressed into the groun Starting from the lower end of the stem is a barb, fluke or hook 13 whlch has a blunt end 14 and lies more or less parallel to the stem 11.

When the stem is pressed into the ground in setting up the tee; the barb 13 will .be

buried, and when the ball is hit and the tee displaced, the barb will tend to resist such displacement by taking an anchorage in the round. Thus it is unlikely that the tee will be entirely withdrawn from the round by the club, but if it should be, the distance it will be moved will in all probability be quite small, owing to the dragging effect exerted by the barb.

Only a single barb is employed in the Figure 1, but the stem may have more than one barb if so desired. For instance, in Figure .3, the stem 11 is shown as having two barbs 13 and 15 on its oppositesides. In this figure, moreover, the two barbs are, shown as starting from difi'e'rent points along the length of the stem 11, although, of course, this arrangement is not essential. Where only a single barb is provided on the stem 11, to obtain the maximum effect from it, the tee should be set up in such a position that this single barb lies at the front of the tee, i. ve. faces towards the direction of travel of the ball. To enable the player to see that the caddy has set up the tee in this most advantageous manner, the head 10 on that side of the stem on which the barb is situated may be made of a shape different from its shape on the opposite side of the stem. Such a construction is shown in Figure 4, in which the head 10 is formed with a pointed portion 16 on its side above the barb 13. a

As already explained, the stem 11 will usually be made uite small in diameter. Furthermore, the head 10 will usually be uite thin in depth. To avoid damage to t e face of the club by a sharp e e on the head 10, this latter may be made 0 bulbous or similar flattened or well-rounded formation, such as 17 (Figure 5) at the art likely to be hit. Where the barb or arbs are only on one side of the stem 11, the head at the other side of the stem may be of this ficientlybright in appearance to be readily seen and picked up after use.

It is to be understood that the invention is not restricted to the precise constructional details set forth. I

WVhat we claim as our invention and de sire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. An aluminium golf tee comprising a cup-shaped head to, receive the ball, a stem sharpened to a point to be pressed into the ground and a barb upon said stem, for the purpose specified.

2. An aluminium golf tee comprising a cup-shaped head to receive the ball, a stem flattened towards its point to be pressed into the ground and barbs upon said stem, for the purpose specified.

3. A golf tee comprising a cupped head to receive the ball, a stem to'be pressed into the ground and barbed on one side, and means on said head for indicating the side of the stem which isgbarbed.

4. A golf tee comprising a stem to be pressed into the ground and having a barb on one side, and a head to said stem which is cupped to receive the ball and on the side of the stem at which the barb lies is of a shape different from its shape on the opposite side of the stem, for the purpose specified.

5. A golf tee comprising a barbed stem to be pressed into the ground and a cupped head to receive the ball, said head being of bulbous shape at one side, for the'purpose specified.

6. A 'metalgolftee comprising a cupshaped head to receive the ball, which head is of bulbous shape on one side, and a stem to' be pressed into the ground, which stem is barbed onthe side opposite to the bulbous part of the head, for the purpose specified.

7. A golf tee comprising a head shaped to receive a ball, and a single stem constituting an anchor therefor, which stem is flattened and pointed at its end and carries a fluke which liesin'the general plane of the flattened portion of the stem.

In testimony whereof we aflix our. signatures.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/392, D21/718, 473/402
International ClassificationA63B57/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B57/0018
European ClassificationA63B57/00C