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Publication numberUS1669457 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1928
Filing dateJun 18, 1927
Priority dateJun 18, 1927
Publication numberUS 1669457 A, US 1669457A, US-A-1669457, US1669457 A, US1669457A
InventorsDailey John F
Original AssigneeDailey John F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined guiding, gauging, and timing device
US 1669457 A
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May 15, 1928. 1,669,457

J. F. DAILEY COMBINED' GUIDING, GAUGING, AND TIMING DEVICE Filed June 18, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 %torney May 15, 1928. 1,669,457 J. F. DAILEY COMBINED GUIDING, GAUGING, AND TIMING DEVICE Filed June 18, 192

2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor W A llorney Patented May 15, 1928.

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oomnmnin GUIDING, Genome, AND riiltn r DEVICE.

A lication filed June is, 192?. serial No. 199,845. a

A successful playing of golf depends largely on the ability of the player to place his knees, hips, shoulders, arms and hands in the proper posit'ion for his stance and then give his knees, hips, shoulders, arms, and hands, and with them the cl-ub, the proper turning and Winding movement first in one direction and then in the, other, and timing these movements with relation to each other. The object of my present invention is to provide a simple device that Will make the player habitually position his knees andhips, shoulders, arms and hands and the club in the proper manner andtime his knee, hip, shoulder, arm and hand movement with relation thereto.

These and other objects of this invent-ion will be fully illustrated in the drawing, described in the specification and pointed: out in the claims at the end thereof.

In the accompanying drawing:

Figures 1, 2, {land t'sh'o'w' a player provided with my combined gauge guide and timing device in four successive positionsto which his knees, hips, shoulders, arms and hands and club were positioned and guided by. the device and the necessary" movements brought about and tiiiied with relation to the stvi'ngingplub.

Figure 5 is a top plan view of the combined gauge, guide and timing device;

Figure (ii's a front elevation of the combined gauge, guide and timing device.

In the several figures of the drawing like reference numerals indicate like parts.

The combined gauge, guide and timing device forming the subject matter of this invention teaches a proper positioning and movement of the knees, hips, shoulders, arms and hands, and the timing of these move ments with relation to each other and to the swingingof theclubi As illustrated in the figures of the drawing; this device comprises. a frame formed of suitable material, preferably metal formed into the shape illustrated in the figures. In the frame is provided an open loop or depression 1 which serves to properly gauge and position the arms of the player for addressingthe ball and will hereinafter be referred to as the positioning and guiding loop. The frame projects outwardly from the positioning and guiding loop 1 forming a triangular extension with an angular gauging edge 2 provided on one side adjacent to the open end of the positioning and guiding loop 1.

first The inner end of the" frame is provided with suitable means whereby it can be attached to the belt 6. This, of c'ouise,-1nay be done in several ways. In the for-in illustinted intlreiigures the inner. ends 7 and 8 of the rod stock from which the frame is formed up,-'are turne'd'do'wn so as to engage into apair of sockets 9 and 10' provided on the reinforcing strap 11 that is attachedto the outside of the belt 6. The reinforcing strap and its sockets can thus be firmly fastened to the body of theplayer by means of the belt andheld in a predeterr'nin'ed-posi tion with relation to the bodyso as to hold, their'arne on the body of the player in the position illustrated in the figures. The sliding connection of the inner ends 7 and 8- of the frame make it possible to quickly attach or detach the frame from the belt so thatnean tensed or dispensed with by the player Whenever theneed arises for the one i or the other.

In order to reduce the bulkines's 'ofthe frame and is larger in diameter than the sleeve1 2 so th at sleeveie can teleseopeinto the sleeve-13' 'to'b'e supported thereby. The

sleeves are preferabl oval shaped in cross section so that they'can not turn one'a'eh other and hold the parts of t lie fraine in the proper lane at all times.

Withthe aid of the "two telescoping sleeves 12 and 18 the wait-net the positioning loop may also bein'ereased or decreased to adapt the loop to the particular player who is about to usethe device. In order to cushion the Wrist or hand, shouldit come in contact with the frame, a rubberpadding '5 is'pl'acetl around a portionbf the frame of the device. This r'ubbe'r padding may extend from the inside of the positioning and guiding loop 1 to' the adjacent angular gaugin'g rail or edge 2 and eiftend out on the gauging rail or edge to within a short distance iroin'the outer angular ektenslion of the frame.-


i the right and swings his wrists and club loopl of the fra neand gauges this arm and with it the right arm and the ClUlf fOh until he has attained the position illustrated in Figure 2. In this positio nh theplayer is vwoiind up and is readyto iunwinjd to the "left lllS wound up knee and hips, lii unwinding the players knees and hips turns his 'wound up shoulders with relation to the movement of the knee and; hip and to gether they cause a swingingniovement of the shoulders which pull the swinging arms \Vltllj the assistance of the proper body finish position on the straight left leg swings the wrists and club so that it will direct the club head into and thru the ball 'with a follow thru. The gauge gauges this stroke by maintaining its position behind the arms ing position on the forward intl e back stroke thru the proper wind up of the hip and maintains its proper guidstroke by keeping ahead of the arms, wrists and club on the unwinding of the hip. The positioning and guiding 100131 on theiinwind thus gives the direction the arms must follow for the proper follow thru and the correct swing. It also assists in acquiring the proper-flail movement of the shoulders and wrists. The angular gauging edge 2 serves to gauge the correctness of thestroke by pro viding a visible edge along which the hands must swing at a predetermined distance away from it and parallel thereto; i I claim: j 1 1. In a device of the character described and adapted, to be-supported by a belt around the body of a player, the combina tion of frame, a positioning loopin the frame adjacent to the belt and a gauging rail extending outwardl i from the open end of said positioning loop. i 2. In a device of the characterdescribed. and adapted to be supported on and fastened rigidly to the body of a golf player, the combination of a frame projecting from the body, apositioning loop formed in one side of said frame, and'an angular gauge rail formed one side of said frame adjacent to saidpositioning loop.

inner and said outer in said frame opposite to said reinforcing strap, and an angular extension projecting from said openloop and form ng a gauge rail on one side 0 f said frame. a

L A device of the character described comprising a belt, reinforcing strap at-- tachedto said belt, a brace depending from said reinforcing strap, a frame, means for supporting said frame on said reinforcing strap and hold said frame; in a predeter mined plane thru said brace in front of the belt, a positioning loop formed in one SltlG of said frame and anangular gauge rail ad acent to SH/1C1 positioning loop and extending the .full length of said frame I 5. Adevice of the character described detachably comprising a belt, means for supporting a frame on said belt, said'frame comprising an inner and anou'ter section, telescoping means carried by each of said section and adapted to telescope over each other to hold said inner section and outer section inline with" each other and in a parallel plane to each other, said telescoping neans being adapted toilicrease or decrease thewidth of said iposi-i tioning loop. I j i (i. In, a device of thecharacter described and adapted to be supported byaybeltyon the body of a player, the combination [ofa frame supported by saidbelt, an outwardly projecting narrow gauging rail formed by said frame and adapted to form an obstri c tion to the forward movement of tlie arms in swinging the club in one position of the body for the forward movement.

7. Ina device of the character described,

the combination of an outwardly projecting gauging rail formed. by a rod and adapted to be mounted on the bodyof a player to project outwardly from the body at a predetermined point of the body i to 'fOl'll l an obstruction to the forward movement of the arms with the body in one position, said gauging rail being adapted to swing side ways on a predetermined movement of the body to permit the arms of the player to swing the club without bringing the armsor any part thereof in contactwith the gauging rail. a i

In testimony whereof I afiixmy signature.

and adapted toindicate the direction

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U.S. Classification473/215
International ClassificationA63B69/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/3608
European ClassificationA63B69/36B