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Publication numberUS1690158 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 6, 1928
Filing dateMar 12, 1927
Publication numberUS 1690158 A, US 1690158A, US-A-1690158, US1690158 A, US1690158A
InventorsOtis C. Cubkie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1690158 A
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Nov. 6, 1928. 1,690,158

. o. c. CURRIE PRACTI CE GOLF GAME Filed March 12, 1927 INVENTOR. 0m 6. Cues/5 ATTORNEY.

Patented Nov. 6, 1 928.

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Application filed March 1'2, 192:, Serial no. 174,754.

This invention relates to practice golf games and the object of the invention is to provide a devic 'for practicing thestrikes used in a golf game.

, A further obj ect of the invention 1s to provide a device in which all of the golf clubs may be used except the putter and in which the action of the ball after it has been hit will indicate whether the stroke has been correctly made or not. v V

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of the character described which may be usedinthe house or in confined quarters and will provide an excellent means forpracticing the different golf strokes.

Another object of the invention to pro vide a golf ball attached to a pivot about which the ball is adapted to be driven the pivot being mounted on a baseboard having a depressible spring tee on which the golf ball may be positioned and from which'it s adapted to be driven. 7 These objectsan'd the several novel features of the invention are hereinafter more fully described and claimed and the preferred form of construction by which these objects are attained is shown i'n -the accompanying drawings'in which Fig.1 is a plan view of a practice golf game embodying my invention. p ig. 2 is a section taken on line 2-2 or Fig. 3 is a section taken on'line 33 of Fig.1.

The device comprisesa base board 1 which may be made of any material suitable for the purpose, such as laminated wood or the like. A rubber matting 2 is secured across one end of the base board in any. approved manner as by means of the tacks 3. An aperture 4 is out through the base board and rubber matting 2 and a resilient spring tee 5 extends up through the slot 4 but is depressed at the center to provide a support for the golf ball as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. This member 51s provided with an enlarged end 7 which is secured beneath the base plate 1 and the opposite end of the member 5 extends into a groove 8 in the bottom of the base board and 5 metal'strip 9 extends acrossthe groove as shown. If the member 5 is struck with a golf club the member 5 is depressed and the end 10 thereof is moved further into the groove 8 and rides on the cross member 9. This member 5 and plate '9 are reversed for a-left hand-- ed golf player. I

The ball 6 is a captive ball secured by means of a thong 11 to a rotatable collar 12 one. stud '13 whichis secured to a raised base plate 1 1. which in turn 18 attached by means of screws 15 to the base board 1. The stud.

13 has 'a threadedaperture for a screw 16 which secures a washer 1'? in placepreventing the collar 12"1'rom lifting off from the stud 13. It is also to be noted'that the center plane of revolution ot-the collar 12 is well above thetee 5 which 'is provided with i a" depression 18 to receive the ball? It is further'to be noted that the thong 11 is ofgreater length than the distance between the aXisof revolution'of the collar 12'and the tee 5. the

purpose of which is hereinafter described.

The game is particularly to enable one to practice driving the ball with'both the wood andiron golf clubs and theplayer stands in proper position relative to the tee,"and due to the structure of the device-he may drive the ball with-the same force as in playing the actual game. i In drivlng-tlie ball from the 'tee if the club "isproperly'presented to the ball it will swing in a circle the axis of which is the axis of the collar 12', and the'thongpermits'the ball-to traverse a circle whosediam- -etor is greater than the distance Oflllle tee from the center'of revolution of thezball' and thus the ball passes outside the plane of the tee in'these revolutions and thus the tee does not interfere with rotation of the ball.

The revolutions of the ballabout the stud 13 may be countedby providing a counting device 19 of the usual type having a star wheel 20. The collar 12 is provided with an arm 21 adapted to engage the star wheel upon each revolution of the collar 12. With this arrangement the player may determine the rubber mat 2 is preferably inset into the base I board as shown and while I have utilized a rubber mat any composition which will not readily be cut by the golf clubs and which is somewhat resilient may be used. The ball is a regulation golf ball as to size, weightand resiliency and thus the exact resistance is met with as in driving the regulation golfball from a tee on a golf course. If the ball is topped it will revolve about the center but will strike the board and bound in its rotation. If the ball is sliced or hooked it will travel unevenly about its center but it the ball is properly hit it will travel evenly about the center and make a greater number of revolutions than when the ball is improperly struck. The player may thus determine when the ball is correctly struck and by means of the counter may by mental calculation estimate the supposed distance of flight. With this device all the necessary features are present to enable a person to acquire facility in the various strokes with both the ,difierentgolf strokes in the house or on the lawn and provides a device which accomplishes the objects described.

Having thus fully described my invention, its utility and mode of operation, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is y 1. In a device of the character described, a base, a standardsecuredto the upper sideot the base, a collar rotatably secured to the standard, a thon-g secured atone end to the collar, a ball secured 'to the opposite end of the thong, an arm extending outwardly from the collar, acounting device mounted on the base, and 'a star wheel through revolution of which the counting device is actuated, said star wheel lying in the path of movement of the said arm whereby the wheel is caused to turn by revolution of the collar.

2. In appar'atusor" the character described,

a base, a standard secured thereto and having a cone shaped portion and a verticalstud, a

collar rotatably secured to the stud, a thong secured at one end to the collar, a ball secured to the opposite end of the thong, said cone shaped port-ion of the standard having a recess, .a counter member secured to the base and extending into the said recess includlng a casing having an opening in its upper face exposing numerals to view, a star wheel through rotation of which the counter member is actuated, an arm extendingoutwardly and downwardly from the collar adapted to engage the star wheel once each crevolutlon of the ball :and collar, said "base having an extending upwardly through the said aperture substantially of the form of an inverted V having a depression for the ball provided at the uppermost point of the said inverted V portion. I

3. In apparatus o f-the character described, a base, a standard secured thereon, a collar rot-atably secured to the standard, a counting device mounted on the base at a distance from the axis of the standard, a star wheel through rotation of which the counting vice isoperatechan arm, extending outwardly from the collar and adapted to engage the star wheel once each revolution of the collar, said base having an aperture ata distance from the standard, a tee consisting ofa strip of resilient material secured atone rend tothe'under side ofthe'base and tree'toanove at its opposite end, said strip .havingan upwardly bent part-extending through theaperture and having a depression at its uppermost point to receive the ball, a thong havingoneend secured to the collar, and a-b'a'll at the opposite end of the'thong torposit'ioningon the tee.

In testimony whereof I sign this s ecification.


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U.S. Classification473/146
International ClassificationA63B69/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/0079, A63B69/0091
European ClassificationA63B69/00T3, A63B69/00T2