|Publication number||US2436755 A|
|Publication date||Feb 24, 1948|
|Filing date||Jan 25, 1946|
|Priority date||Jan 25, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2436755 A, US 2436755A, US-A-2436755, US2436755 A, US2436755A|
|Inventors||Lapell Edward W|
|Original Assignee||Lapell Edward W|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (14), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 24, 1948.
E. w. LAPELL GOLF GLO'VE Filed Jan. 25, 1946 INVENTOR EDWARD W LAPELL ,4 r TORNE v Patented Feb. 24, 1948 UNITED PATE N T F F [CE 23361755 GULF GLovE Edward W. Lapell, Detroit, Mich.
Application Janu'ar'y25, 19416, Serial No. 643,229
This invention relates to golf players accessories, and has particular reference to a golfers glove. 7
An object of the invention is the provision of a glove which is intended toencompa'sscthe: thumb and index finger of the player, whereby the user may positivelycontrol the position of the golf club at the top of the strok'eand'during the downwardswing and impact withthe ball, and dur ing the follow' through portion of the stroke- Another object of the invention is the'provi'sion of a device of the character indicated, which will prevent the golf club from falling to the bottom ofthe depression formed between the thumb and i-ndex fing'e'r, when the club is in its uppermost position.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of the character indicated, which is adjustable to effect different degrees of position and to accommodate different players.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of the character indicated, which is designed to eliminate a common fault among golfers, namely, that of dropping the club head and opening the left hand at the top of the swing.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device, which will cause the golfer to automatically grip the club properly with his right hand, and exert pressure at the proper point of the shaft through the thumb and index finger.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of the character indicated, which is adapted to release the pressure of the middle fingers of the right hand, which pressure usually causes the golfer to move the club away from the ball with his right hand instead of his left.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of the character indicated, which allows the user to relax the right hand on the up swing of the club and center the control.
of the up swing in the left hand.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of the character indicated, which will automatically assist the player to assume the correct position of the hands, and exert the proper pressure on the club at the start of the down swing.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a glove of the character indicated, which enables the user to relax his wrists, thereby increasing the speed of the club head at the moment of impact with the ball, which results in more power and greater distance of travel of the ball.
The foregoing and other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the description proceeds) reference being made from time to' time; to theaccompanyingdrawings forming part of. thekwithinrdisclosure, in which drawings:
- Fig. 1 is aperspective view of adevi'ce-embodying the' 'invention in position on the'right hand of agolf-erand showing the rel'ati'onof the glove, the hands,=an d theclub on the down stroke'of the club.
' Fig. 2 is aperspective view of. the elements shown in 'Fig. 1, but at the moment whenthe golf club has reachedth'e top of the-back swing preliminaryto. the,:power stroke.
-ZEigJiis aperspectiveview of adevice'embodw ing theginvention.
. I'Fig. '4 isfa perspective view of a golfer-'s: hands and illustrates the tendency of the club to fall to the bottom of the depression formed between the thumb and index finger when the glove is not in use.
Although the embodiment herein disclosed i1- lustrates a glove suitable for use on the right hand, it will be understood that for a left handed player, a glove suitable for use with the left hand can be used with equal efficiency.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, it will be understood that in the embodiment herein disclosed (Figs. 1 and 2), the reference characters 1 and 8 indicate the right and left hands respectively of a golf player holding the golf club 9, and employing my improved golf glove Ill.
The glove [0 (Fig. 3), consists of a thumb stall H and index finger stall l2, which are secured together by any suitable means as by stitching The thumb stall H is preferably formed with ventilating holes M.
The glove has a cut-out portion [5, which is adapted to engage the back and palm of the hand and extend to the wrist. A wrist band [6, having an adjustable clasp H, which is adapted to engage its counterpart I8, is secured to the stalls l I and I2 and enables the device to be secured to the wrist of the user.
The cut-out portion I5 is preferably reinforced by a finishing strip I 9, which is secured by stitching 20 or other suitable means.
Secured to the inner face of the index finger stall l2, by stitching or other suitable means 2|,
is a strap 22 which extends to and partly around of the strap 22 is to support the golf club 9 (Figs.
- 1 and 2) in a predetermined position between the thumb and index finger, and prevent the club from moving to the bottom of the depression formed between the thumb and index finger of the player, as illustrated in Fig. 4, particularly when the club is in position at the top of the power stroke.
Although I have shown the glove (Fig. 3) as having a wrist strap, it will be understood that the thumb and index finger stalls might be made shorter and the wrist strap entirely eliminated, all of which is within the contemplation of the invention and intended to be covered by the scope of the appended claims.
Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a thumb stall, an index finger stall, and an adjustable strap secured at one end to the top outer surface of said thumb stall and at the other end to said index finger stall.
2. The combination defined in claim 1, including an extension element secured to said stalls, and an adjustable wrist band secured to said extension element,
3. A golf accessory comprising thumb and index finger stalls, flexible means connected to the index finger stall on the surface adjacent the thumb stall and loosely extending around the outer surface of said thumb stall to a position remote from said index finger stall, where it is connected to said thumb stall, and means to adjust the length of said flexible means.
4. A golf glove comprising in combination, thumb and index finger stalls, a strap connected to the inner surface of the finger stall and to the top outer surface of the thumb stall, means to adjust the length of said strap, an extension element common to both said stalls, and an adjustable strap for securing the assembly to the wrist.
5. In a golf glove, the combination of a ventilated thumb stall, an index finger stall, a strap secured to the near side of said index finger stall near the free end thereof, said strap extending downwardly and then across the front surface of said thumb stall to the far side of said thumb stall, and means to adjustably secure the strap to said thumb stall.
6. In a golf glove, the combination of a ventilated thumb stall, an index finger stall, a strap secured to one side of said index finger stall near the free end thereof, said strap extending downwardly and then loosely across the outer surface of said thumb stall to the far side thereof, means to adjustably secure the strap to said thumb stall, an extension element common to both said stalls, and an adjustable strap to secure the assembly to the Wrist.
EDWARD W, LAPELL.
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|U.S. Classification||2/159, 2/161.2, 473/205, D29/113, 2/19|
|International Classification||A63B71/08, A63B71/14|