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Publication numberUS2455185 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1948
Filing dateDec 6, 1946
Priority dateDec 6, 1946
Publication numberUS 2455185 A, US 2455185A, US-A-2455185, US2455185 A, US2455185A
InventorsMike D May
Original AssigneeMike D May
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pitch and chip golf game
US 2455185 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 30, 1948. M. D. MAY

PITCH AND CHIP GOLF GAME Filed Dec. 6, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet l 5:1 9 ow om I nventar Mike D. May

' Nov. 30, 1948. D. MAY 2,455,185

PITCH AND CHIP GOLF GAME Filed Dec. 6, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 mum Inventor Mike D. May

Patented Nov. 30, 1948 Mike D. May, Durham, N. 0.

Application December 6, 1946, Serial No. 714,520

1 Claim.

This invention relates to entertainment devices, particularly those adapted to be used with certain golf instrumentalities and technique.

An object of this invention is to provide an improved and novel game including scenic backstop means.

Another object of this invention is to provide foldable receptable means on said backstop adapted to receive a projectile therein.

A further object of this invention is to provide holding means in said backstop.

Another object of this invention is to provide a novel game as described, characterized by its simplicity and which is inexpensive, lending itself well to commercial manufacture.

Other objects and features of novelty shall be specifically pointed out or will become readily apparent to those skilled in the art, in following the description of the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a pictorial front view of the present invention showing a portion of the mode of operation;

Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view of the tially on the line 22 thereof and in the direction of the arrows;

Figure 3 is a front view shown in elevation of a receptacle forming part of the instant invention;

Figure 4 is a side view of the receptacle shown in Figure 3;

Figure 5 is a side view of the receptacle shown in Figures 3 and 4 and showing said receptacle in its folded position;

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the receptacle in its semi-closed position, and

Figure 7 is a perspective view of the invention shown folded twice or in its half-reduced size.

Referring now in detail for a complete understanding of the illustrated preferred embodiment of the invention, like reference characters are used throughout to indicate similar parts therein.

A board or backstop H! is composed of a suitable inexpensive light material such as pasteboard, corrugated paperboard, beaverboard and the like. To aid in producing the best setting a portion of a golf course is simulated on one surface of the said board I0.

Substantially one-quarter of the transverse length of said board is laid off and creased theredown at l2. The same procedure is followed on the opposite end of the board and a second crease I2 is provided, thereby defining doors I4. A

longitudinal crease I6 is provided centrally of the main or body member 18 and slits or cuts 20 are formed as continuations of the said crease Hi. In folding the device the doors M are rested against a common surface of the member [8 and the body member i8 is then folded in half.

Simulating the nine holes of a golf course, are a plurality of receptacles 22. These receptacles are secured to the body member i8, however, if desired extra ones may be placed on the doors M to be used as alternate holes, simulating the shut-down of certain greens for repair.

The specific receptacle or bag construction is similar to the common paper bag used extensively in grocery stores. The material of construction may be of any suitable foldable material such as heavy paper and the like. A flat back and front portion, 24 and 26 respectively are provided having three side members 28 composed of accordion pleats. Obviously, the said receptacles 22 are of necessity folded when the backstop is arranged for transportation or storage.

In arranging the invention in its operative position, a pair of resilient clamps 39 are adapted to be secured on the said doors I l adjacent the said slits 2! thereby holding the two portions of the doors in a proper fixed relation.

In operation, a mat 32 may be provided as optional equipment to form a foundation for a special ball 34. This ball 34 is composed of a material such as cork, certain plastics or the like and will not derive a great amount of force from the stroke of a conventional golf club 36.

This game may be played indoors or in the open spaces. It is noted that an arcuate trajectory must be imparted to the said ball 34 in order to deposit the same in one of the receptacles.

It is further noted that this invention contemplates the use of the said clamps Sil to secure the backboard Ill in the desired fixed position when in condition for storage or transportation.

Due to the mechanical simplicity characterized in this invention, a further description thereof is deemed unnecessary and it is understood that variations as to size and shape may be made herein without departing from the spirit of the invention. Accordingly, limitations are desired only in accordance with the scope of the following claim.

Having thus described this invention what is claimed as new and novel is:

In a game, the combination of a substantially rectangular backboard having a scenic simulated golf course view thereon, transverse creases in board on each side of the cuts in alignment, said 15 2,224,962

receptacles having front walls and relatively-- 4 longer and fiat back walls, said back walls being attached flush against the plane surface of said backboard.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNIT-I112 STATE-S.- PATENTS Number- Name Date 921,366 Conolly May 11, 1909 1,537,809 Easton May 12, 1925 13,516,986, Weinberg Apr. 9, 1935 Hines Dec. 17, 1940

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U.S. Classification473/195, 273/400
International ClassificationA63B57/00, A63B67/02, A63B63/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B67/02, A63B2024/0046, A63B57/0056, A63B63/00
European ClassificationA63B67/02, A63B57/00D