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Publication numberUS2064943 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1936
Filing dateApr 21, 1932
Priority dateApr 21, 1932
Publication numberUS 2064943 A, US 2064943A, US-A-2064943, US2064943 A, US2064943A
InventorsReach William F
Original AssigneeSpalding & Bros Ag
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf club
US 2064943 A
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w. F. REACH Dec. 22, 1936.

GOLF CLUB Original Filed April 21, 1952 RRach Y Wi l m Patented Dec. 22, 1936 UNITED STATES GOLF CLUB William F. Reach, Springfield, Mass, assignor to A. G. Spalding & Brs., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New Jersey Application April 21, 1932, Serial No. 606,720 Renewed September 27, 1935 3 Claims.

The invention concerns means for connecting a metal shaft with a wooden head in such manner that the shaft is readily detachable. In case a of breakage of a hollow metal shaft such as may be employed in the present assembly it is desirable that the Pro be able to replace the broken shaft with a new one without returning the club to the factory. By the present invention this replacement of the damaged metal shaft to can be effected.

In the drawing Fig. 1 shows a wooden head and tubular hosel with the improvement associated therewith, the shaft being indicated in position ready to be inserted into and connected with the metallic sleeve within the hosel.

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing the shaft in place and parts of the structure broken away.

In the drawing 3 indicates the wooden head of a golf club of substantially ordinary form having a hosel extension 4 of wood. 5 indicates a tubular metallic shaft to be attached within the hosel. Within the hosel is located a metallic sleeve- 6 having a screw threaded portion 1 adapted to receive the screw threaded end 8 of the metallic shaft. The metallic sleeve is united with the hosel to form a permanent part of the structure and a screw threaded connection between this metallic sleeve and the shaft enables the latter to be removed and replaced in case of damage or breakage occurring in the shaft.

For uniting the metallic sleeve 6 with the Wooden hosel, a layer of material indicated at 9 is employed adapted to be cemented to the inner face of the wall of the hosel and preferably this layer of material is composed of textile fabric. This material may be connected with the metalhe sleeve in various ways, but in the form which I have chosen to illustrate my invention there is employed a sleeve of rubber indicated at 10. This rubber sleeve is vulcanized to the exterior of the metallic sleeve and the textile fabric layer or tube is affixed to the rubber layer in any suitable manner. The fabric forms a connection between the wooden hosel and the metallic sleeve supplemented in the present embodiment 50 of the invention by the sleeve of rubber, which, as before stated is afiixed to the metallic sleeve by vulcanization.

The bore of the hosel is tapered downwardly and the shaft is also tapered towards its lower end and the parts mounted permanently within the hosel are formed to correspond with the tapered formations just mentioned.

By this invention it is not necessary to return the club to the factory in order to renew the shaft. The Pro readily can unscrew a broken shaft from its connection with the metallic sleeve 6 and replace this with a new shaft. The screw threading, of course, is in the proper direction to resist unscrewing the parts under the impact of the blow. The construction will provide torsional resiliency between the head of the club and the shaft so that the effect of the shock of striking the ball will not be transmitted to the shaft or to the hands of the golfer.

I claim:

1. A wooden head cushion neck golf club with a detachable hollow metallic shaft comprising a wooden hosel, a metallic sleeve in said hosel with a rubber sleeve vulcanized to the metallic sleeve exteriorly thereof, a fabric layer affixed to the rubber sleeve and cemented to the wall of the wooden hosel, and a hollow metallic shaft detachably connected with the metallic sleeve, said metallic sleeve being substantially as long as the rubber sleeve and fabric layer and shielding the shaft from contact therewith throughout the length of said rubber sleeve, said rubber sleeve being maintained throughout its length in the same condition and position with the shaft out as with the shaft in place, substantially as described.

2. A wooden head cushion neck golf club with a detachable hollow shaft comprising a wooden hosel, a metallic sleeve within said hosel, a shaft detachably connected with the metallic sleeve, a rubber sleeve vulcanized to the exterior of the metallic sleeve, and a layer of fabric substantially coextensive with the rubber sleeve, affixed thereto and to the wooden hosel, and forming a connection between the rubber and hosel at all points along the rubber sleeve to hold the rubber against lengthwise distortion or backing out movement in respect to the hosel, substantially as described.

3. A golf club comprising a wooden head, a metallic sleeve within the wooden hosel and of a length to extend substantially to the upper end thereof, a tubular metallic shaft detachably connected with the metallic sleeve, a sleeve of textile fabric substantially co-extensive with the metallic sleeve, cemented to the wooden hosel and having rubber intimately associated with its inner surface, and said rubber being vulcanized to the metallic sleeve.


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U.S. Classification473/306
International ClassificationA63B53/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/02
European ClassificationA63B53/02