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June 28 1927.
J. HANSEN MECHANICAL GOLF INSTRUCTOR AND EXERCISER 2 Sheets-Shut l Filed Dec. 25. 1926 INVENTOR. v
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June 28, 1927. 1,634,102
J. HANSEN MECHANICAL GOLF INSTRUCTOR AND EXERCISER Filed Dec. 23. 1926 2' Sheets-Shut 2 MSW/666,
Patented June 28, 1927.
I UNITED STATES .rorm HANSEN, or nn'rrnnnonr, "Iowa,
assmnon or soon rWmrrY-Inr'rim 'ro WILLIAM H. MARTIN, TEN TwENTY-FIFTHS TO '1. 8. CUNNINGHAM, AND ONE TWENTY-FIFTH TO THOMAS KOQUABRIE, ALLOI' DAVENPORT, IOWA.
GOLF INSTRUCTOR AND EXERCIBEB.
Application filed December 28, 1828. Serial F0. 158,658.
My invention relatesto a. mechanical golf instructor and exerciser, and is of a type similar to that shown in my former application for Letters Patent of the United States, dated October 14, 1926, and numbered "141,438. It has been discovered that the downward movement of a golf club in making a stroke is not exactly in the same plane as the upward movement, but that there is a variatlon of a few inches, the downward stroke being the farthest to the front. The present invention has more special reference to the provision of a track for the guidance of the end of a golf club or stick which will conform to this movement, and ositively correct any inaccuracy in the stro e of the user.
In the drawings herein there is portrayed,
'so far as possible, a track of the kind mentioned, with the understanding that it is not exact in its details, but is designed to ive as close an idea of the device as possib e, for use with the following specification.
In said drawings;
Fig. 1 shows the invention in perspective.
fFig. 2 is a diagrammatic conception there- 0 Fig. 3 is a detail of the traveller for guiding the end of the club in its movement along the track.
The reference number 1 indicates a frame, by which is supplorted a rear track of substantially oval s ape, and a front track of similar shape. The rear track ma be as sumed to start at the lower part an extend upwardly at 2 to the top, where it passes round a loop 3, and downwardly again at l, the front track being a few inches in ad- Vance of the other track at 5. From this point the front track curves upwardl again at 6, and is formed into a loop at after which it is carried downwardly again at 8 to the place of beginning. The front and rear tracks are unit d at intervals by braces 9.
Movable on the tracks'is a traveller 10, by means of flanged rollers 11 in engagement with the ed es of the rail of which the tracks are forme Pivoted in the traveller is a pin 12, with which is connected the end of a stick 13, similar in length and shape to a golf stick, or a regular golf club may be substituted therefor, with a little adaptation.
The user of the device stands at a point centrally of the tracks and swings the stick in the usual manner of a player making a stroke, the traveller moving along the tracksv with little resistance. Starting at the botbottom of the rear track, 1n position for an-.
It is obvious that in passing round the loops the osition of the traveller 10. will be reverse the stick 13 conformin readily.
to the positions thereof by reason 0 the pivotal arrangement of the pin 12.
For satlsfactory operation at the lower part of the tracks the pin 12 should be supported at a point midway the tracks, as shown in Fig. 3. This will permit of the movement of the stick with the traveller on track 2, as in addressing the ball, and the return movement of. the traveller on track 5, as in hitting the ball, Without an undue strain on the club, or tendency t ivert it from its true course.
What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A device of the class described, comprising a pair of substantially clrcular tracks, and golf stick guide slidable thereon, said tracks being provided at their upper sides with means for reversing the movement of said guide.
2. A device of the class described, comprising a frame, a pair of circular tracks supported by said frame in spaced relation, a traveller movable on said tracks, and loop connections between said tracks at the upper side thereof, adapted to reverse the directransfer a traveller moving thereon from the rear to the front track when moving in one direction, and from the front to the rear track when moving in the opposite direction. 4. In a device of the class described, a pair of tracks of substantially circular form,
provided at their sections, a golf sti er sides with reversing guide slidable on said tracks, and a golf stick connection on said guide adapted to direct the movement of a 10 golf stick in 'a plane midwa said tracks at the nearest a proach thereo to the ground, when the gui e is travelling on either of said tracks.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
' JOHN HANSEN.