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Publication numberUS1704544 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1929
Filing dateAug 8, 1927
Priority dateAug 8, 1927
Publication numberUS 1704544 A, US 1704544A, US-A-1704544, US1704544 A, US1704544A
InventorsNovak Joseph Aloysius
Original AssigneeNovak Club Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf-club handle
US 1704544 A
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March 5, 1929. J. A. NOVAK GOLF CLUB HANDLE Filed Aug. 8, 1927 FIIELE wmmmmm INVENTOR J OSe/Jh ,4. Novak BY fi/s ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 5, 1929.




Application filed August 8, 1927. Serial No. 211,274.

This invention relates generally to the construction of handles or grips for golf clubs.

It is an object of this invention tov devise novel means which will permit the lengthening or'shortening of the shaft of a golf club.

Further objects of this invention will appear from the following description in which I have set forth the preferred embodiment of my invention. It is to be understood that the appended claim is to be accorded a range of equivalents consistent with the state of the prior art.

Figure 1 is a side elevational-view of a golf club incorporating my invention.

Fig. 2 is a detail showing a portion of my extensible grip in side elevation.

Fig. 3 is a View similar to Fig. 2, but showing a port-ion of the grip in cross section.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the detachable portion ofmy grip.

The invention consists generally of an extension to the grip of an ordinary golf club which may readily be attached or detached to change the effective length of the club shaft. For example referring to the drawing there is shown a golf club of the adjustable type which includes the usual shaft 10, to the upper end of which is applied the resilient covering 11, this cover usually consisting of a leather wrappingas shown. The upper end of the shaft, instead of being plugged off as is usual with golf clubs, is provided with means whereby an extension 12 may be detachably secured thereto.

While it is .to be understood that my in vcntion is broadlyapplicable to any typeof extension which may be applied to the grip of a golf club,- the particular grip shown is considered desirable from a manufacturing standpoint and comprises a plug 13 which is fitted into and secured to the upper end of the ordinary steeL' golf shaft 10. This plug is formed with a flanged portion 14 in order to finish off the end of the grip when the extension 1 is not in use. The wrapping 16 of leather or other suitable material is brought up flush with flange 14: and secured to the shaft by glue or by cord wrapping 17. The extension 12 may be constructed of a body member 18 upon which isapplied the wrapping 19,

which preferably corresponds to'the wrapping 16 upon the principal part of the grip.

require only a portion of a turn to securely lock the members together.

A quick extension of this kind is particularly desirable when used with an adjustable golf club such as shown. 'Not only does the extension permit'the lengthening or shortening of the shaft to suit the individual tastes of different players, but makes it possible to vary the length of the shaft when using the adjustable club for relatively long shots l-Vhen the extension is in place the grip ap-- pears practically the same as the grip of a standard club and the left handed threaded precludesloosening when'in use.-

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set I my hand. I


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U.S. Classification473/299, 16/DIG.300
International ClassificationA63B53/16
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/16, Y10S16/30
European ClassificationA63B53/16