US 1974875 A
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Sept, 25,1924. G, P, REID 1,974,875
GRIP FOR GOLF CLUBS Filed Oct. 27. 193].
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Patented Sept. 25, 1934 GRIP FOR GOLF CLUBS Glenn Percival-Reid, Vancouver, Britis Columbia, Canada Application October 27, 1931, Serial No. 571,420 'In Canada April 20, 1931 1 Claim. ((31. 2'7381) My invention relates to improvements in grips v for golf clubs, whereby the upper end is made wider, that is to say, flared or bell-shaped with a portion of the flare (or bell-shape) omitted so 5 as to produce a flat surface instead of a round one against whichthe palm of the hand, at the end of the handle, would rest in position for playing; and the objects of my invention are:
first, to protect from uneven pressure and undue friction that upper part of the hand contacting the extremity, or near extremity, of the clubs grip; second, to aid in preventing the club from slipping in the hands when a stroke is made;
third, to 'aid the player in taking a correct hold to enable him to better feel the relative position of the club's head.
The invention consists essentially of a golf club having a handle in which a flattened portion is provided near its upper extremity, as will be more fully described in the following specification and shown in the accompanying drawing, in which:--
Fig. 1 is a general view of a golf club to which the invention is applied.
Fig. 2- is an enlarged handle.
Fig. 3 is-a view looking down upon the handle. In the drawing like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in each figure.
The numeral 1 indicates generally a golf club having ashaft 2 which is secured to a club head 3 of any desired type. The upper end of the shaft is provided with a substantially cylindrical grip 4 of a'suitable length to facilitate a proper 35 grip of the clubbeing made by both hands.
view of the golf club The upper extremity of the grip is outwardly flared as at 5 to form an enlargement 6 which serves to prevent endwise movement of the grip through the hands when playing. A portion of the enlargement 6 is cut away to provide a flattened surface '7, the plane of which is substantially in alignment with a contiguous portion of the periphery of the grip 4. This cut away portion is disposed at such an angle to the club head 3 as will enable it to rest snugly against the palm of the hand which is uppermost upon the club grip 4 when the club head is in the correct position for striking the ball. The flattened portion 7 does not extend onto the grip portion 4. so that the player's fingers and thumbs are not urged into any particular position thereon and consequently no peculiar finger disposition about the grip influences the position of the club. On the other hand, the position of the palm of the uppermost hand of different players does not vary, hence when a flattened portion on the enlargement 6 is provided in proper angular relation to the club head, a player in gripping his club with the palm in contact with said flattened portion must necessarily dispose the club head in proper striking relation to the ball.
I What I claim as my invention is:
A golf club. having a club head, a shaft, a substantially cylindrical grip and an enlarged portion at the upper end of the grip, said enlargement having a flattened side adapted to afford an area of contact with the palm of the upper hand of the player, said flattened side terminating at the lower extremity of the enlarged portion.
. GLENN PERCIVAL REID.