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Publication numberUS2003951 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1935
Filing dateApr 24, 1934
Priority dateApr 24, 1934
Publication numberUS 2003951 A, US 2003951A, US-A-2003951, US2003951 A, US2003951A
InventorsThomas Pepin
Original AssigneeThomas Pepin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf club
US 2003951 A
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June 4, 1935. T m 2,003,951

GOLF CLUB Filed April 24, 1934 INVENTOR 7790/11/75 PfP/A/ ATTORNEYS Patented June 4, 1935 UNITED STATESv PATENT OFFICE GOLF CLUB Thomas Pepin, New York, N. Y.

Application April 24, 1934, Serial No. 722,089

1 Claim. 273-77) My invention relates to certain new and useful thereby and be assured that the lower sole line, improvements in golf clubs, and particularly to then invisible, is correctly positioned. Inasmuch clubs having enlarged heads such as provided on as in many cases the player depends upon the apdrivers, brassies, spoons, putters, and the like. It pearance of the face of the club to guide him in 5 consists in providing means whereby a player is positioning the head, and inasmuch as in many 5 assisted in properly addressing a ball and indiinstances, particularly in the case of drivers and eating to the player the proper weight distribubrassies, the club face is bulged, set back, and tion of his body for free pivoting, and it also has frequently given what is technically known as a the added advantage of greatly assisting a club hook, it follows that the player cannot rely maker in facing a club initially or thereafter if invariably upon the appearance of the club face 10 he is required to modify the face to fit the peculias a guide. By the use of my guide line posiarities of an individual player. This will be tioned as I have explained the player, by conbetter understood from an examination of the accentrating thereon, may be assured that the sole companying drawing and areading of the followline of the club is properly positioned for the ing specification. stroke about to be attempted. 15

In the drawing- 5 represents a line onthe top of the clubhead Fig. 1 is a plan view of the head and a portion at right angles to and crossing the line 4. This of the shaft of a golf club; line 5 extends from a point directly above the Fig. 2 is a front end elevation thereof; center of the face to the rear of the club. The

l represents a. club head, 2 the lower end of a presence of this line in combination with the line 20 shaft, and 3 the striking face of the club head, 4 W be ou d o further as the p y in which in the case of drivers and brassies is alp p y Positioning the club head since it forms most invariably bulged and laid back to a greater in effect a T-square. or less degree. I represents the bottom or sole The line 4 is also of gr assistance to t golf line of the head. This line extends straight back club maker or p o a in the shaping of the 25 from the face 3 to the rear edge of the head. In face of the club. This lin being set ba from the proper positioning of the club head in the act the striking d of e c ub ead fu n shes a of striking the ball, this sole line should travel u de so that he m y s p the str n a t through in a horizontal plane. If the supportsubstantially r g angles to the line of flight,

ing surface to the rear of the ball were always y, indeed, it to the desired degree f t e 30 strictly horizontal, the player could easily face the peculiarities of an individual player Cell fer a club properly by permitting it to first rest on the face h is hooked mere The maker, by ground in addressing the ball for a stroke, but as referring t0 the line is greatly assisted in the such a condition is seldom to be found through initial facing f the 0111b in a y refaeing a the fairways of a course my invention contemay thereafter b required- The s back guide 35 plates means to assist the player in properly posiline positioned sta ally as hereinbefore tioning the club head whether or not th surface described, therefore performs the double function to the rear of the ball is level. To that end I of greatly assisting the P y in ecuting shots provide a, line 4 on the to of the head I which as well as assisting the club maker in the work of 4 coincides with a plane coincident with the shaft a ing the club. 40

axis and also at right angles to a plane coincident W at I claim with the bottom sole line I. It is not essential A g l 0111b comprising a shaft and a head, that this line 4 shall always be parallel to the face having its sole convexly curved to provide a trans- 3 of the club. The angle of said face may be versely extending sole line, a line formed on said varied to suit the peculiarities of the individual h ad, w h i s in a p an which contains 45 and whe thi is th ase, in the absence of a the shaft axis and which is perpendicular to the guide line similar to that shown herein, it is litransverse sole line of the club head, said second able to improperly influence the player and cause mentioned line being located to the rear of him to faultily position the club head in the act the striking face and spaced substantially thereof addressing the ball. With the line 4 present, from.

the player may check the position of his club THOMAS PEPIN.

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U.S. Classification473/242
International ClassificationA63B53/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/0466, A63B2053/0441, A63B53/0487
European ClassificationA63B53/04L