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Publication numberUS1759622 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1930
Filing dateMar 11, 1929
Priority dateMar 11, 1929
Publication numberUS 1759622 A, US 1759622A, US-A-1759622, US1759622 A, US1759622A
InventorsKenney John J
Original AssigneeKenney John J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for golf clubs
US 1759622 A
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May 20, 1930. J. J. KENNEY ATTACHMENT FOR GOLF CLUBS Filed March 11, 1929 2 d C J P e s 4 1 -1,7"59,6221 i umm smms AT JOHN 'J. KENNE'Y, or rrr'rsnnnen; rENNsYLvAn I'A humani m; r03 GOLF CLUBS z;p i auon filed March 11, 1929, 'SerialNo. 345,989.

The present invention relates broadly to the position of such members atall timesdu r the art of games and toys, and more particuing and after the ball has been hit. Not ina 'larly-to a device adapted'tojbe attached to the frequently there is observedthe fault of a head of golf clubs and the like for indicating quick back swing, tending to throw the player '5 to the player whether or not the club is being off balance. Such a, fault, when carried to swung properly, J V theextreme, can be easily detected. Insome The great majority of golfplayers'is alcases, howevert'the style of the player is such most continuouslyf faced with the necessity of as not to make the' fault, so easily detectable.

I making some change either in the stance used In still other cases, a player, may tend to c 10 or in the swingjoft'he "club. I have found break the swinger, as it is some times termed,

that a professional instructor may quite often break his wrists at the wrong time; L Q so change the style of a'player astoj improve "In accordance with the present invention 7 I the path of his swing. Even in such case, there is provided an attachmentadapted to be however," it is often quite difiicult to deterapplied to the headofa golfcluband adapt- 15 mine whether' or "not the pupil is accelerating ed to frictionally-retain either an actualgolf I ordjecelerating hisstroke at thefproper times ball or a practice ball in proper position ondetermine Whether o t there is any the head of the club." With the attachment e j he hti uit jf th Swi g, In r in position, and b ll frictionally held therecordance with'the presentinv entioma' player y, pl y' r can. swlng the club in the usual 1 20 is immediately informed of the pointthe. an 5 e c lies fi Q (1111,61! backr c, swingat which he is violating somerule or S g 0r p t e ba 11 ar 1ed.bythe tt d 't d d f h i I tachment 1s released: durlng the 'backswlng In the accompanying drawings, thereiare a p l t d 111 n dlrectwri 'reaPwardly of shown for purposes ofillustration only,'f'certhe p ayer. the back sw1ng 1s properly tain preferred embodimentsof the present x r e b l W111Yrema1n1n P l 5 invention; itheingunderstood that thedmwthroughout such r w g h a gl h infzs-are'illustrative only a '7 player tends to too qulckly accelerate h s club In the drawings,'Figi1re 1 is a perspective I the @mm f 'do r the view of oneform of attachment suitable for ball 1 relea and pp h use withthe more' common form of iron clubs, rq n h other hand: th F Figure 2'is a vertical sectional view through fl b g m'the e o en the head of suchla" c1ub,'with'the attachment s qm n the k Change, m in position thereon, r 1 c sp d W 1 ea e t b y l w n Figure 3 is a front elevation oflthe struclts r i ra 13 Posslble determme Just tur illustrated in Figure 2,? e 1 y where the, m stake occurred. If thestroke 8 Figure L's a view similarlto Figurel2illus d P P Y executed, the l m? 1 P trating aslightly modifiedembodimentofthe sltlon wi the 0111b reaches prro a y invention a I g I} the positlon at wh ch a ball would normally Figure ,5 is a front elevation of the stru'cbe 1111?, wh qpm lub, havmg d substantiallyits maxlmum. velocity, throws the ball forwardly therefrom in substantial parallelism to the groundythereby. indicat- Y i ti M e V v c I ing to the player that his stroke was a proper In la in the aine of olfifth la er i f v Q '5 m ily win s: ton fiub', dust? that Th attachment. mrh Several i re swing'he must consciously or-unconsciously speclfic forms, u 1 18 R i y f 6 follow certain rules with respect to; acceler- Character y to' ct ly d t ationand deceleration of the club, He must l, b Q r't ef a 'Q ESP also: observe certain well recognized rules as to t e u F 0 has at y 5 to, the movements of his'arms and Wrists and so as not tO'IIOtICBELbly change the weight of I ture of Figure 4, and I a Figureo is a viewsimilarto Figures 2 and 4; illustrating still another'embodiinent ofthe b ih rwi he,fit tBiisipl dhii i t thefeni, as indicated in dotted lines itwill be Realizing that the invention may take seii- 'eral different specific embodiments,v I have 'hereinillustrated some of the different forms.

In Figures 1, and 3 there is illust r ated an attachment made fr'om suitable sprin Wire; bent intermediate 'it'sends to pro idea hop 2 of suchdimensions as to frictionally'gripl ll t One s a-efithesemen.The end of the {100112 are bent-rearwardly to provide; loop sustaining portions 3, preferably Lexi-=1 tending in substantially parallel spaced re-v iationship. These portions are" o'f'wsu ch Fe ailfi mi di 1 a distance there Projected *ewnwt dly f om the loop slips 7 poitingportions 3 are risers 4- adapted tojlie smi es-spr g 1 111g PV QQQ- V 'ma -be'fseeur d to the'clip in any desired m'an- 3 and may; be ofipany pireferredflconstruc- Ifhay'e fo'und',hoiwever,' that itis desir I litany casslt'ogprovide theicup'wi'th a; Psi-{lbs of("slifsfi vexjtfe nding' substantially r' i hbu t ept h r fan ad p w center of the loopi2substant1al1y colncides Y With'the positionofi -the ffsweetspotfion the it the drawings;;- risers' and thii seemed e pte V i side pf the ewe had-and holu the-attachrsihe 'ini i y p to" extend: upwardly on the back:

Wifththe attachment 1S0 a' 'p'lie chthat the c' v yt e' i ht pr's 'ure th n eipandjthe loop '56 as-i0 facilitate the posi' im g-o ten a a V f t e hp eni i ef eas nd t 7 ball is"-frictionally"helthin the manner describedready fora practice swing;

[slightlymodifierleinbo'diment of the inten grain; "With aball in 'InfFi'gures't' and 5 were is illustrated 9;

tion, in which the are'rp'laced by a theirise portion 4 thereof acup 6.} This cup proviole ia' seriesl oficlosely adjacent spring fingers effective for en aging and grasping a is' 'iit il iied jfl have found 7 that desirable resuits are qbt'aiiidi by making the up shalb jb'fitbi j t e club. the thetolfith'is"construction not only faci'lit'ating the release" of the Bait-tutela e en-' 5 ablingthe loweredge of the cup'to be-posi' tiofied' moieflosfi a'djarfent-the' bottin of I 'i Tit. F *elnbofdi'men v I x q 4 r springs-li replaeedby band sadapt e'a" 86; th e sisttw 'still'a jf iirfliji t of? the invention in" email the as not'to interfere with the normal i thereoffi I V to (gamma the diffieultywiith hisstijokeJ '1 Q5 h v 63Martistbffiiiriu'fatiiie;an Where a up of this general character to emhrace" the head of a club'tand'ijoroi ided with a thumb screw 9,'by1means-of which'it 1 7 for'eifectivel'y' gripping" a s11,"but also means for effectively ceiitering the same so that the bail; ogcupiesagplfed-etermined position during} 7 each swing; The gripping is also a'ccom-r suc h' manner as'not to cuter other- 7 ise destroyer .disfigurethe surface 'of the practice ball of'theiiiaterial of which it is composed. Each form is also capable off-easy manufacture'and application to a Clubland reg mot a1 therefrom, thereby iiablinga pla'yr to 1 use the attachment on hisfjown favorite clubs 'Whfle' I have hereiii illus'tra'tedfce taififpre ferred embodiments. of thefinv eiition, {will be understood that the invention issusce" tible' o m odiment in; P i a itYLQf (dis l '71 forms without departing' geither he broaderfclairns'. f V

aim; a 1',' Asfanarticle, of r V ta chment for'gOlfclubs',

ment, rf lub gw pri e'd'to engage alluh'jtiead retaining and centering annula farm earned sin,"

7."Theeoinbiiiitibh'fiithgoff cluliiiiibhig spir t of myTlnventionjho-r the; seopevof mfy a, r V. a mentfor golf clubs, vcoinprisfingmeans annu ar The combination with a golf club, of resilient 7 ball engaging means secured to the club head and projectingoutvvardly there-' from, said resilient means providing a ball receiving opening'of less diameter than the diameter of a ball and effective for friction- 1 ally receiving and centering aball.

I 9. The combination with a-goif club ineluding a head, of a clip embracinga portion of said club head, and-a cup shaped ball receiving member carried by said clip, saidmember having an opening of less'diameter than that of the ball to be engaged .thereby.- v

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand. v V


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U.S. Classification473/235
International ClassificationA63B69/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/3632
European ClassificationA63B69/36D2