US 1967999 A
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July 24, 1934.
A. PARDQE GOLF CLUB Filed OCT.. 50. 1933 Patented July 24, 1934 GOLF CLUB Avern Pardoe, Toro nto, Ontario, Canada Application October 30, 1933, Serial No. 695,788
The principal object of this invention is, to enable the golfer to bring the head of the club into Contact with the golf ball at a definite angle in relation to his stance, thereby ensuring the accurate drivingv of the ball and largely overcoming the difficulties of slice" and hook strokes. y
The principal feature of the invention consists in the novel formation of the grip of a golf club, whereby a gripping surface to be encompassed by the upper gripping hand is arranged in an angular position in relation to the axis of the shaft of the club and in respect to the median plane of the club head to engage the heel of the hand, whereby the positioning Ihand of the player is definitely located in gripping the handle end of the club to ensure a relatively definite positioning of the face of the club head.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is an elevational view of a golf club shown in the position of play and indicating the arrangement of the improved grip in relation to thehands of the player.
Figure 2 is an enlarged plan view of a club 5 showing the angular location of the attened surface of the grip.
Figure 3 is an elevational view of the grip portion of the club shaft facing the line a-a of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a similar view facing the line b-b of Figure 2 at right angles to the line a--a.
Figure 5 is a'n elevational view of the shaft grip similar to Figure -4 showing a slightly modied form of grip.
In playing the game of golf it is understood that the player in addressing the ball holds the club head in proximity to the ball which he desires the head to be at the point of impact in making his stroke.
It is therefore readily appreciable that if the grip of the club shaft be formed in a special manner to conform with the hands of the player when the head is in this addressing position, the head will retain that position in the execution of the 45 stroke.
The accomplishment of this condition in the handling of a golf club must necessarily be extremely simple and it has been accomplished in the present invention by the simple arrangement of an angled surface A at the extremity of the grip portion B of the club shaft, the face thereof being disposed at an angle of substantially 45 from the axial line c-c which runs through the shaft to the toe of the club.
The surface A is formed by skiving the round grip portion of the shaft upwardly from a point a short distance from the grip end and inwardly toward the axis of the club shaft.
It will be noted that when a player is address- 60 ing the ball the heel or bottom portion of the in the position palm of the hand bears an angular relation to the remaining or forward portion of the palm and the scarfed surface A leads from the outer circular surface of the grip inwardly toward the axis, thus presenting a surface to be Wholly confined within the upper gripping hand which is inclined in the direction of the natural incline of the heel of the hand when the hand is closed to grip the club.
This arrangement of an angled surface which not only slopes inwardly toward the axis of the shaft but may be arranged at any convenient angle to the axis of the club head, allows the easy resting of the palm of the hand thereagainst in its natural pose in the position of holding the club to address the ball.
The ultimate result of this arrangement is that the hand of the player will swing freely to bring the club head into contact with the ball and the relative position of the club will always be assured at the point of impact.
In the use of a golf club having its shaft grip skived off and angled in the manner described the flare is made to provide a great element of security and certainty in making a stroke, in that the feel of the club in the hand ensures the fact that the head has not slipped around through the turning of the club in the hand during the swing of the stroke.
It will be appreciated that the principal feature of this invention may be carried into effect in some modification and Figure 5 shows an elevation of a club grip in which the end of the shaft is bent laterally to give the desired angularity in relation to the axis, the face A of which is fiattened in a manner similar to the face A.
In this form it will be understood that the full diameter or bulk of the grip is carried to its upper end.
It will be understood that while the surface A is described as attened such surface is preferably slightly rounded or oval in its transverse section to fit snugly into the palm of the hand.
What I claim as my invention isz- 1. A golf club having the grip of the shaft formed with a flattened area to be entirely encompassed by the upper gripping hand arranged at an angle converging upwardly toward the axis of the shaft at its upper end.
2. A golf club having the upper end of the grip portion, which is normally held within the upper gripping hand, fashioned in obtuse angular relationship to the face of the club and angled from the outer diameter upwardly toward the end of the shaft to conform to the angularity of the heel of the palm section of the hand of the player in its gripping relationship.