US 1674294 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 19, 1928.
M. J. OROURKE GOLF BALL RETRIEVING DEVICE Filed Nov. 15.
Patented Julie 19, 1928.
' UNITED STATE MARIE J. OBOURKE, OF'I-IANFORD, CALIFORNIA.
GOLF-BALL BETBIEVING DEVICE.
Application filed November 15, 1926. Serial No. 148,425.
This invention relates to a golf ball retrieving or recovering device. designed for lifting or removing the ball from the greens cup after holing out.
The invention consists broadly in opera-' tively associating a spoon or cup with a golf club shaft, preferably a putter shaft, the club employed in holing out on the respective greens, whereby the spoon or cup is available immediately after holing out for insertion into the greens cup to lift the holed ball therefrom, without necessitating the player stooping or soiling the hands should the greens cup contain water, which is often the case. 7 i
The invention has for its principal object to provide a cup or spoon associated preferably with the grip end of a putter shaft, and by the employment of which the player, after hbling out .the ball, may invert the club shaft, and with the assistance of the' spoon or cup remove the bill from the greens cup. e Another object is to provide a spoon or cup for assoclation with a golf club shaft, and which ,mal use of the club in playing=the game and which will always be available for recovering the ball immediately Another and important object is to provide a structure of the class described which will be neat and com act in appearance, one which is capable of being cheaply manufactured from any which is preferabl tachment to the clu adapted for ready atthe shaft in any manner.
With the above mentioned and other objectsin view, the invention consists in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and set forth .in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction within thescope of the. sorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention To more'fully comprehend the invention, reference is directed to the accompanying drawings, wherein v sponding :views, 1 indicates the shaft of a golfclub,
will not interfere with the nor-- after holing out.
desired material, and one shaft without the n'ecessity of special tools and without altering 4, and when claims may be re-' bodiment of my invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view of a slightly different form.
Fig. 3 is a view in perspective of the invention illustrated in Fig. 1 and positioned on the grip end of a putter shaft.
Figure 4 is a similar view of-the embodi' ment illustrated in Fig. 2 in position on the grip end of a putter shaft.
Referring to the drawings wherein like characters of reference designate correparts throughout the a several preferably a putter. The shaft mounts at one end a head 2 preferably of the type employed for putting or holing the ball out on the green. The shaft 1 carries at its opposite end a conventional 'grip' 3, and while the club is illustrated and described particularly as a putter, it is to be understood that any club used at the time the ball is holed out onany given green may suflice. Referring to Figs. 1 and 3, the numeral 4 indicates a longitudinal split spring collar adapted to frictionally engage the grip end 3 of the club shaft when the collar is slipped thereoven. The collar 4 mounts a cup 01'- spoon structure of any suitable type, the of a wire frame structure 5 illustrated as consisting of three wires, two forming the side wall members and one the base or bottom, the ends 6 of the wires lying in parallel relation and secured at 7 to the collar 4 so that the open mouth of the frame will lie in a plane parallel with the surface of the collar the device is positioned on the club shaft 1 the cup or spoon will extend from the end of the its axis. It will be understood that this wire frame structure which projects but a slight distance from theend of the club shaft in no way interferes with the normal use of the club, and enables the player after holing out to invert the club and insert the cup' or spoon. into the-greens cup and quickly remove the holed balltherefrom.
In Figs. 2 and- 3, the cup or spoon is illustrated in the form of a metallic stamping or casting 8, preferably of one piece construction, but such is not an absolute essential. This cupstructure has associated therewith same in the present embodiment consisting Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of one ernshaft in alignment with a suitable attaching screw 9 extending therefrom at right angles to the plane of the cup and said screw shaft 9 is adapted for threading into the grip end of the club shaft'at 10' todetachably mount the cup or spoon thereonto.
It will be observed that while two embodi- I ments of-the invention are here illustrated,
other modifications may be employed so long .as the inventive idea of the incorporation of into or removal of the club from the conventional golf club bag.
I claim 1. A golf ball retrieving devicecomprising an open frame constituting a cup, and means extending lateral] from the edge of the cup for yieldably an shaft of a golf club with the cup projecting from the end of the club in alignmentwith the axis of the shaft. 7
2. A golf ball retrieving device comprising a member arranged with its ends in parallel adjacent relation and its body bent to provide an open cup frame, a second member arranged with one end adjacent to the ends of the other member and its other end se' frame formin bend, said latter member between its ends eing bent laterally to one side of the cup frame to provide. a bottom member for the cup frame, and a longitudinally slit collar longitudinally of one surface of which said member ends are secured.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name tothisspecification.-
MARIE J. OROURKE detachably gripping the.
cured to tlie other member within its cup