|Publication number||US1638454 A|
|Publication date||Aug 9, 1927|
|Filing date||Jun 28, 1926|
|Priority date||Jun 28, 1926|
|Publication number||US 1638454 A, US 1638454A, US-A-1638454, US1638454 A, US1638454A|
|Inventors||Papin Henry J|
|Original Assignee||Papin Henry J|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (31), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
H. J. PAPIN Aug. 9, 1927.
Filed June 28. 1926 INVENTOR. W 7. /6
Patented Aug. 9, 1927; A
"UNITED STATES PATENT; OFFICE.
Application filed June 28, 1926. Serial I0. 118,989.
.M invention relates to gri s and more particularly to grips for go f c ubs and the 'ke In the playing of certain games wherein implements or clubs are necessary for hitting and driving it is essential, in securing the best results, to hold the striking implement or club in a correct manner. In golf, for instance, it is absolutely essential that the club be held or gripped with the hands of the player in such a manner that at the moment the face of the club or driving implement comes in contact with the ball that it would be in pro er position and alignment with the ball and e firmly held in the hands so that the ball will be driven in a straight line. In order to obtain this result, the manufacturers of clubs mark the faces or striking part of said clubs in such a manner and along certain pre-determined angles as to obtain the results desired as to distance, elevation, etc.; but with all the improvements now in use the best results now depend largely upon the ability of the player to hold or gripthe club handle or shaft in the proper manner, To correctly hold-the various golf clubs, the grip for rigidity and stability of the club should rest largel \within the left hand and the alignment an direction rests largel within the right hand.
One object of the present invention is to provide an improved grip of novel construction whereby the proper position of the hands is attained without special eflort on the part of the player and to provide a grip which cannot conveniently be held in any except the proper manner.
With the above and other objects in view this invention has particular relation to certain novel features of construction and use,
an example of which is described in'this specification and 'illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein 2-- Figure 1 shows a side elevation of the improved type of grip shown on the handle of a golf club. I.
Figure 2 shows a front elevation of the improved grip, and
Figure 3 shows a front view of the grip, as grasped by the hands of the player.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, wherein like numerals of reference designate similar parts in each of the figures the numeral 1 designates the handle of a golf club, and the numeral 2 designates the grip as a whole. This grip may be termed a double type of grip with grooves 3, 4, 5 and 6 to receive the fingers of the right hand and the grooves 7, 8, 9 and. 10 to receive the fingers of the left hand. As clearly shown in F gures 1 and 2 these respective grooves are dlsposed diagonally relative to the axis of the gri and in different directions, that is,
the rig t hand grooves are inclined in different directions with respect to the inclination of the left hand grooves and these right and left hand grooves. have correspondingly inclined ribs, as Hand 12, respectively between them, thus forming secure gripping means preventing the slipping of the grip in the hands of the player, as well as making a more powerful drive possible.
The respective right and left hand grooves are inclined to correspond to the inclination of the respective right and left hand fingers, of the player, when grasped about the grip 2, and the inclination is such that when the fingers are properly located in their respective grooves the striking face of the club .will be held in proper angular relation with the desired line of travel of the ball at the moment such face comes in contact with the ball and this without any special effort, or telchnical knowledge, on the part of the a er. v p n the illustration shown there is anoval rib 14 disposed substantially midway between the adjacent grooves 6 and 10, which if desired enables the player to use the inter locking hand grip, as is common practice with some players.
Therev is also an extra groove, as 17, for the right hand, for players desiring a lower gri I will be understood that this improved grip can either be made or carved upon the permanent handle of the club, or can be made separate, of rubber, or other like substance, and tubular and fitted over the reduced end 15, of the handle, and fastened thereto as by means of rivets 16.
While this improved grip is primarily intended for use in connection with golf clubs and is intended to enable a player to hold the club in exactly the right manner, the grip ma be utilized in connection with other types 0 clubs to be used in other games, or any other purposes, and will be equally What I claim is 1. A gripfor lf clubs and the like having two series 0 grooves, therearound with intervening ribs, said grooves being of uniform contour and inclined with respect to the axis of the club handle, the grooves of one series being inclined with respect to the axis of the club handle, in a direction the opposite of the direction of inclination of the grooves of the other series, to correspond with normal positions of the fingers of the right and left hand in grasping the club.
2. A grip for a hand implement having two series of grooves, one series being for the right hand and the other series being of uniform contour and for the left hand, said grooves being inclined relative to the longitudinal axis of the handle, and in opposite directions.
3. A grip for a hand implement having two series of grooves inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implement and disposed to correspond to the positions of, and to receive the fingers, of the right and left hands, respectively, of the user, and an oval rib around the grip between said series of grooves.
4. A grip for a hand implement, such as a golf club, having two series of grooves inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implement, the grooves of one series being inclined in a direction the opposite of the direction of inclination of the grooves of the other series, the grooves of each series being substantially of uniform contour and means for securing the grip to the reduced end of the handle, the outer surface of said grip being provided with two series of grooves, the grooves of each series being inclined in op osite directions with respect to the axis of t e handle to correspond with the normal positions of the fingers of the right and left hands in grasping the club, the grooves of each series being substantiallyof uniform contour and extending all the way around the grip, said series of grooves being spaced apart and a rib disposed substantially midway between the series of grooves, the exterior of said rib being convex.
HENRY J. PAPIN.
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|U.S. Classification||473/203, D21/756|
|Cooperative Classification||A63B59/0025, A63B53/14|
|European Classification||A63B59/00B3, A63B53/14|