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y 2, 1933- J. K. WEISKOPF 1,907,134
GOLF CLUB Filed June 1, 1931 INVENTOR. JOHN K. WEISKOPF,
Patented May 2, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENTIVOFFICIE JOHN K. WEISKOIF, ARCADIA, CALIFORNTA- GOLF CLUB Application filed June 1, 1331. Serial No. 541,251.
A further object of the invention is to' provide a golf club including a hollow metal head having a novel striking face secured thereto.
An additional object of the invention is to provide a golf club including a head having a recess therein and having resilient striking surfaces fitted in said recess and secured thereto. a
A further object of the invention is to provide a golf club including a head and a shaft wherein novel means is provided for securing the head to the shaft.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved metal head for a golf club.
Other objects of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a top plan view partly broken away, of a golf club showing the features of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 22, Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 33, Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 4+4,
Fig. 5 is a top plan view of the resilient insert.
Fig. 6 is a front elevation of a golf club embodying my invention with a steel shaft shown as secured thereto, and,
Fig. 7 is a top plan view of the golf club on a reducedscale showing the method of assembling.
Referring to the drawing by reference characters, I have indicated a golf club embodying the features of my invention generally at 10. e
- As shownthis golf club includes a head 11 having a hosel 12 thereon. The head 11 comprises a lower portion 13 which is relatively thick and a top portion l lwhich'is relatively thin, and the head furtherincludes a rea portion 15 anda front portion 1 As shown the 'headismade for serving as a driver or as a brassie, altho it'will be understood that it may be designed and used as'a putter or for other purposes.
The head is preferably cast of one piece of material which may be of suitable light weight metal, such as aluminum alloy, and in casting the head, Ipreferably provide a web 17 which is connected to the back 15, the front 16, and the bottom 13, and the top 14 as indicatedinthe drawing. Asecond web 18 is likewise shownand this'web is connected to the back and frontof the club and to the top and bottom similar to the web 17 The-two webs serve to take up the strain due to the impact of the club against the ball and the webs are provided with prongs 19 which are directed towards each 7 other and-which include inclined forward faces 20 and rearwardly directed toward 21. The front of the club is removed to provide an aperture 22 which receives a resilient insert 23. This insert may be made offa good grade of rubber vulcanized to the desired hardness, or it may be made of other suitable material if desired.
The insert includes a striking portion24 which is grooved as at 25. The striking por tion is shaped to fit tightly against the inner wall of the head and is provided with a rear portion 26 which has notches 27 therein corresponding to the "prongs 19 previously described. i 1
When the cushion member 23 is made, a nut 28 is embedded therein and an aperture 29 is provided which leads to and beyond the nut.
In assembling the club the resilient member is placed in position as shown in Fig. 7 andthe ends are then forced into their place and the portion 26 is moved rearwardly until the prongs 19 engage the grooves 27.
A threaded fastening member 30 having a head 31 is then inserted through an aperture in the rear of the club head until it engages the bolt 28. The threaded member 30 is then tightened and the striking member is thus firmly secured in place.
My improved club head may be used either with wood or metal shafts and as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 it is provided with a wooden shaft at which is fitted within an adapter 35. The shaft may be secured to the adapter by means of a screw 37 or in other desired JOHN" K. wEisKoPr'.
manner. The adapter includesa hollow portion in which the end of theshaft 34 is secured and an intermediate portion 38 which terminates in a solid portion39, which is slightly tapered towards its end and which 1 fits in a slightly tapered socket 410 in the hosel'12. 1 V e A screw 41 fmay serve to hold the adapter in the socket 10.
In Fig. 6 I have shown my improved club as including a steel shaft 15-which has a lower end 46 slightly tapered and fitted in the socket in the hosel 12. A screw 4.8 may serve to hold the shaft d5 in the socket 40. I
, From the foregoing description, it will be apparent that I have invented an improved golf club which is highly eflicient and is effeotiveto prevent slicing andpulling to a. marked degree and which attains its efficiency even when the play is with a ball which is wet. 1
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. In a golf club, a head having a handle secured thereto, said head comprising a bottom portion and a top portion, said bottom and said top portions being connected by a side wall, the front of said head being open and having a resilient insert secured therein, a pair of ribs connecting said top and bottom portions and spaced from the side walls thereof, said insert having a portion ex- I tending between said ribs and means to securethe entire resilient insert in place.
2. In a golf club, a head having a handle secured thereto, said head comprising a relatively thick bottom portion and a relatively thin top portion, said bottom and said top portions being'connected by a side wall, the front of said head being open and having a'resilient' insert secured therein, apair of ribsconnecting said top and bottom portions and spaced from the side walls thereof, said ribs having teeth thereon, said insert having a portlon extending between