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Publication numberUS2293347 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 18, 1942
Filing dateFeb 26, 1940
Priority dateFeb 26, 1940
Publication numberUS 2293347 A, US 2293347A, US-A-2293347, US2293347 A, US2293347A
InventorsLindfelt Edward C
Original AssigneeLindfelt Edward C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf glove
US 2293347 A
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GOLF GLOVE Filed Feb. 26, 1940 T I I I :INVIENTOR. Ida/42rd C ATTORNEYS.

Patented Aug. 18, 1942 UNITE D STATES PATENT O F FICE GOLF GLOVE Edward C. Lindfelt, Des Moines, Iowa Application February 26, 1940, Serial No. 320,923

1 Claim.

My invention relates to an improvement in gloves used for playing golf and other games.

Gloves are used in playing golf to avoid the formation of callouses or blisters on the hands. A properly designed glove is one which will give full protection to the hands without interfering with the players correct grip, coordination and timing.

An object of my invention is to provide a glove of this character which permits the player to grip the club easily and firmly.

Another object of my invention is to provide a glove which can be comfortably and satisfactorily used in hot Weather.

More particularly, it is an object to provide means for ventilating the portions of the glove and the players hand which are most important for proper grip and accurate control of the club.

A further object is to provide this ventilating and gripping effectiveness by means which will enable the glove to retain its proper shape even with long, hard use.

The means by which these objects are attained will more fully appear in the following description and accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure l is a view showing the palm side of a glove embodying my invention, as it fits on the wearers hand; and

Figure 2 is a rear view of the glove.

On the drawing, the reference numeral I is used to indicate the front or palm portion of the glove. The piece of leather used to form this portion is preferably carried around the thumb side of the glove, without any seams, to form the back portion 12. Both portions Ill and I! are extended to form the glove fingers I 4, l6, l8 and 20, which may be made as shown in my Patent No. 2,092,318.

The glove has no ends in the finger portions, so that the users fingers beyond the first joint protrude, as may be seen in Figure 1. This gives maximum freedom and delicacy of touch control. The thumb hole 22 is provided for the same purpose. The larger part of the back of the glove is cut away to leave an opening 24. At the base of this opening a strap 26 and buckle or snap 28 are provided to retain the glove on the Wearers hand.

The feature of my glove to which attention is particularly directed is the provision of the perforations 30 in the palm portion In of the glove, and perforations 32 in the corresponding portions of the fingers I4, l6, I8 and '20. The perforations 30 are formed along the diagonal line or area occupied by the club handle when properly gripped for playing. A portion of the club handle in this position is shown dotted in Figure 1 and designated as 34. The diagonal line begins at the base of the first finger, and extends across the palm portion I 8. Several rows of holes are provided, and they ar preferably staggered, as shown. The perforations 32 are formed in similar rows.

I have found that in the soft leather materials which are used for gloves of this kind, perforations disposed as indicated will not be satisfactory if the holes are made too large. This is because too much material is removed from the body of the glove, and the stretching forces resulting from the twists and pulls occurring in vigorous use of the club quickly cause the glove to lose its shape. A golf glove which does not fit well is worse than none at all.

However, if the holes are made not larger than in diameter, and not spaced more closely than 1 on centers, trouble from loss of shape is avoided, and satisfactory results are obtained.

The perforations 30 and 32 serve two useful functions. In the first place, when the club is gripped tightly, the surfaces of the club tend to close the outer ends of the holes, and the surfaces of the wearers palm and fingers tend to close the inner ends of the holes. Apparently air is expelled from the space thus enclosed, to give a slight suction effect which adds to the efiectiveness with which the club can be gripped ping surfaces of the hand. Obviously, moisture in these areas may cause slipping between hand and glove, which would be highly undesirable. Therefore, the perforations in my glove at these critical places permit proper ventilation. Because of the changes in spacing between the palm portions of the hand and glove which occur when the hand is opened and closed, a breathing action is secured which facilitates the ventilation and evaporation process. Such opening and closing movements are common in the normal course of events, so that the provision of the perforations in the portions of the glove where the hand normally engages the club secures the desired results in an effective manner.

The provision of the band of perforations 3!) along the line taken by the club handle when properly gripped for playing is an assistance to the novice player in getting the feel for the proper location of the club in the hand. So much struction or use of equivalents which may be reasonably included with their scope.

I claim as my invention:

A golf glove having finger portions with cutoff tips, wrist-encircling retainer means, and a seamless palm portion, said palm portion being provided with a band of perforations, each not more than one-eighth inch in diameter, extending diagonally across said palm portion from the base of the first finger, and the front parts of the finger portions being provided with similar perforations.


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U.S. Classification2/161.2, 473/205
International ClassificationA63B71/08, A63B71/14
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/146
European ClassificationA63B71/14G6