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Publication numberUS1717962 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1929
Filing dateMar 2, 1928
Priority dateMar 2, 1928
Publication numberUS 1717962 A, US 1717962A, US-A-1717962, US1717962 A, US1717962A
InventorsUlric C Deike
Original AssigneeUlric C Deike
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf tee
US 1717962 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

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Application filed March 2,

This invention relates to improvements in golf tees and supporting and anchoring means therefor, an object being to provide a tee which will remain in position to support a ball in proper driving position, and which in the event of being struck bya club, will not act to check the swing and will, in the majority of cases, remain anchored to the EJI ground. 7

Another object of the invention is the provision of a tee which in addition to the above and other advantageous features, is simple and eiiicient in use, and may be manufactured and sold at a low cost.

. With the above and other objects in view, the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claims.

in the drawing Figure 1 is a view partly in elevation and partly in section illustrating the invention in use. i

Figure 2 is a view showing the position of the tee after the drive.

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 1 showini a slightly modified form of the invention.

igure 4 18 a View at right angles to .Figure 3. I Figures 5 and 6 are elevations of another form of the invention.

Figure 7 is a view of still another form.

Referring to the drawing in detail and especially to'Fi res 1 and 2, the reference character 10 in icates the body of the tee which is provided at one end with a depression or seat 11 to receive a golf ,ball 12. The opposite end of the body 10 has secured thereto an anchoring means,-which, as shown in Figures 1 and 2 consists of a penetrating pin.

This pin is substantially U shaped and includes spaced legs 13 and a connecting bar 14, the latter passing through an openlng provided in the body 10 so that the body and anchoring means are pivotally connected. The lower end of the body is oppositely beveledg; so as to provide a more or less pointed extremity 14 which is adapted to enetrate thev ground and yieldingly hold the ody against independent pivotal movement. a I

In the use of the invention should the club strike the tee or body 10, the body will 0o- TEE.

1928. Serial No. 258,658.

cupy the position shown in Figure 2 of the drawing which will permit of an unobstructed swing of the club without pulling the tee from the'ground. Danger of loss of the tee is thus. practically eliminated and as the construction is such that it will not be readily broken, the tee will last for a relatively long period. y

In the form of the tee shownin Figures 3 and 4, the body 10 is substantially L shaped and. has its offset portion provided with a seat 11* for'the ball 12. The anchoring pin is indicated at 14 and is pivotally connected to the body as shown at 15. The body is provided at its lower end with an extension 16 which is adapted to enter the ground in the manner explained in connection with Fig{ ures 1 and 2 so as to hold the body in position tosup rt the ball. When the ball is struck, the 0 set or ball receiving portionv of the body will bury itself in the ground so that no obstruction will be offered to the club. i

In Figures 5 and 6 the offset portion 17 of the body 10 is pivotally mounted as shown at 18 so that when struck by a club, the body including the offset portion 17 will flatten itself upon the surface of the ground.

The tee shown in Figure 7 comprises a penetrating member or support 19 from which extends bristles 20. These bristles are arranged to provide a concavity or seat at their upper ends so as to receive the ball 12. The tee is inserted so that the lower ends of the bristles are positioned beneath the surface of the ground which acts to. stiflfen and hold themin proper position to support the ball.

changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved tomake such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claims. Having described the invention what is claimed is 1. In a golf tee, a body having a ball receiving depression in one end, ground engaging'anchoring means, means pivotally connecting the body and anchoringmeans, and means carried by the body below thepivotal connection to engage the ground and resist inde endent movement of said body.

2. a golf tee, a body haying a ball receiving depression in one end, a. ground penetrating extremity at its opposite end, and a trating extremity at its opposite end, and ansubstantially U-shaped penetrating pin pivchoring means pivotally connected with the otally connected with thebody above the 1 bodyebove the penetrating extremity and penetrating extremity and adapted for in- 5 adapted for insertion into the ground. sertion into the ground.

3. In a. golf tee, a. body having a, ball receiv- In testimony whereof I aflix my si ature. "ing depression in one end, a ground pene- ULRIC C. D IKE.

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US7914398 *Mar 10, 2009Mar 29, 2011Vaughan TuckGolf training aid
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U.S. Classification473/397, 473/392, 473/401
International ClassificationA63B57/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B57/0018, A63B57/0043, A63B57/005
European ClassificationA63B57/00C8, A63B57/00C6, A63B57/00C