US 2116655 A
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May 10, 1938. J. BERRITTELLA 2,116,655
ATTACHMENT FOR GOLF CLUBS Filed Feb. 6, 1933 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented May 10, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 6 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in attachments for golf clubs, and has for its object the provision of a practice weight (which can be varied to suit the need of the player) adapted to be attached to the head of a standard golf club.
The attachment constituting this invention is used for practice strokes in order to assure the proper stance of the player and the proper n carry through of the stroke, and the attachment may be readily removed from the club before addressing a ball without a player moving out of proper form.
Other objects and advantages of the invention 1.; will be apparent from the following description.
While the invention is herein described as applying to a club for playing a game of golf it will be readily understood that it is not limited to use with a golf club but may be attached to any form of club or stick used in the play of the game in which it is desired to add additonal weight to the head of the stick for practice purposes.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a view, partly in section, showing an attachment constituting the invention applied to a golf club;
Figure 2 is a View showing the attachment applied to a golf club as shown in Figure 1 but with the attachment partly open;
Figure 3 is a sectional view through the attachment only on the line 33 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a sectional view on the line 44 of Figure 3; and
Figure 5 is a sectional view through the attachment only on the line 55 of Figure l.
A preferred embodiment of the invention is shown in the drawing and comprises a casing adapted to be mounted on the head of a golf club forming a weight. This obviates the necessity of a special club for practice purposes. This casing is preferably made of metal, such as aluminum, brass or steel, depending on the weight desired, although it can be made of any other suitable material.
As shown in the drawing, the casing consists of a lower portion to and an upper portion I! connected by a hinge I2. When the casings are closed as shown in Figure 1 the body portion of the casing encloses the head of the golf club and the extended neck portion is of proper conformation to fit the shank of the club.
The casing is provided with a suitable latch consisting of the springs 13 which are secured to the upper portion I l of the casing by rivets I l.
When the casing is closed the free ends of these springs engage holes IS in the lower portion ill of the casing thus holding the casing securely in its proper position on the club.
To obviate the necessity of having various sizes of casings to fit various sizes of clubs there is provided inside of the casing resilient means such as the spring it which presses against the head of the club holding the casing firmly in proper relation thereto even though the size of the club head may vary. In some cases additional springs (not shown) may be provided to accomplish this purpose and their arrangement inside of the casing will be obvious.
If it is desired to adjust the excess weight to a very fine degree this may be done by forming an opening at any suitable place in the casing and inserting therein a piece ll of metal of different specific gravity from the casing. Pieces i! may be of various weights and provision is 0 made for easily interchanging these pieces by rounding the edges of the opening in the portion I0 and grooving the edges of the pieces I! as shown in Figure 3 so that they will slide into the opening as shown at l8 where they are held in position by the spring latch l9.
If it is desirable to reduce the weight of the casing below that which could be done by interchanging pieces this may be accomplished by perforating the casing in any suitable manner, as indicated at 20, thus removing enough metal to reduce the casing to the required weight.
Although the invention has been shown and disclosed in connection with the specific details of a preferred embodiment thereof, it must be understood that such details are not intended to be limitative of the invention, except in so far as set forth in the accompanying claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In combination with a standard golf club having a head and shank, a casing adapted to completely enclose said head to increase the weight thereof for practice purposes, said casing having extending portions adapted to be secured to said shank when the club is held in the hand of the player.
2. In combination with a standard golf club having a head and a shank, a casing forming a weight for practice purposes adapted to completely enclose said head, and means for secur- 50 ing said casing to said club while same is held in the hand of the player.
3. In combination with a standard golf club having a head and shank, a casing adapted to enclose said head, said casing adapted to receive 55 interchangeable weights, and means for securing said weights to said casing while said club is held in the hand of the player.
4. In combination with a standard golf club, a hinged casing adapted to enclose the head of the club and having an extended neck portion adapted to embrace the shank of the club, and means cooperating with said neck portion whereby said casing may be applied to and detached from the club to weight the same for practice purposes while the club is held in the hand of the player.
5. The combination of a standard golf club having a head, a casing forming a weight adapted to completely surround and enclose the head of said club and to be secured thereto, said casing comprising a body portion and a cover hinged thereto, said hinge having its axis transverse to the striking face of the club.
6. In combination with a standard golf club having a head, a casing forming a weight and adapted to be secured to the head of said club whereby the impact of the club is taken on said casing when a ball is struck thereby, and resilient means enclosed in said casing and depending from the top portion thereof so as to engage the top surface of the club head to adapt said casing to fit clubs having heads of various sizes.