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Feb; 15, 1949.
| M. KRAUTTER GOLF SWING TRAINER Filed Oct. 9, 1946 I INVENTOR. 04665 fizzaiil Patented Feb. 15, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,461,826 I, GOLF SWING TRAINER Louis Martin Kralritter, Glencoe, Ill. Application October 9, 1946, Serial No. 702,153
The invention relates to devices designed to coordinate and direct the mind and muscle of a player to overcome faults and distracting attentions to nonessential details, but more particularly to provide mechanical means whereby a student taking up, the game of golf may learn from the properly adjusted apparatus whether he is in position to properly address the ball and whether he has assumed the proper and most efiicient stance. With these general objects in view it is the primary object of this invention to provide a training device of this character which will be simple of construction, economical to manufacture and highly efficient in use.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention, its combinations and arrangements of parts will be better understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which Figure 1 is a fanciful front view of a student in stance and addressing the ball, guided by the apparatus embodying the invention;
Figure 2 is an enlarged view of the necessary parts of the apparatus shown in use in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a section taken on line 33 of Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a bottom face view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 3, showing the steel plate carried by the ball; and
Figure 5 is a modified form of tee illustrating the novel method for holding the ball thereon.
The embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings comprises a small hollow rubber ball ll attached to one end of a sight cord 12, by a conventional knot adjacent its end inserted through a small hole in the hollow ball, and at the other end of which is attached a mouth piece I 4. Said mouth piece l4 is of integral construction preferably of. a suitable plastic, having a body IS with an outwardly tapering portion [5, rectangular in cross section, and provided-with a marginal flange l6 and a peripheral flange I! in parallel position and spaced therefrom, forming va peripheral recess l8. A mouth grip l9 projects outwardly from the flange I! having a thin flat neck 20 terminating in bulb shaped part 2| substantially elliptical in cross section. The outer tapering portion I5 is provided with a tubular hole 22 through the median line of the portion I5, terminating in a longitudinal slot 23 communicating with a notch 24 in the flange '1. The sight cord is passed through the tubular Figure 2. By this arrangement the sight cord may be properly adjusted as to length.
The ball H is equipped with a small steel disc 25 fastened thereto by suitable rivets 25. It is to be noted that the steel disc 25 and the sight cord l2 are at less than half circumferential distance apart, by which arrangement the sight cord I l is brought to approximately the correct sight line when the student is in proper stance. To hold the sight cord sufficiently taut and to overcomethe pull of the sight cord a special tee 2! is used which is equipped with a permanently magnetized block 28 mounted in the head of the tee 29. By this arrangement the ball with the steel disc 25 is held in place until the ball is hit by the student.
A modification of the ball and tee shown in Figures 2, 3, and 4 is illustrated in Figure 5, and comprises a golf tee 30 having a head 3| with a stud 33 projecting upwardly from the face thereof, and adapted to be inserted througha hole in the ball '32. By this arrangement a serviceable adaptation is provided which will serve equally well as releasable means for holding the ball 32 and sight cord l2 in alignment.
In use the device serves to train the user to keep his head still and pivot correctly when addressing and hitting the ball. The ball used must be light in weight so that when hit will sail around the user's head harmlessly.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying the invention into efiect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. I therefore do not wish to be limited by the precise details disclosed, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as fall within the scope of the appended claims.
1. A golf swing trainer comprising a captive ball attached to a suitable cord; means for releasa'bly holding said ball on the top of a tee; a mouth grip adapted to be held between the teeth of a player; and means for attaching said cord to said mouth grip.
2. The construction specified in claim 1 in which thesaid mouth grip is adjustably con-.
nected to said cord.
3. The construction specified in claim 1 in which the means for releasably holding a ball user; a recess externally of said body and out- I wardly of said bit portion adapted to receive wrappings of a cord having a captive ball on its free end; there being a duct extending longitudinally through the outer end of said body,
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
5 UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,466,559 Purdy Aug. 2a, 1923 1,507,904 Aston Sept. 9, 1924 m 2,211 9332 a lateral opening outwardly at the inner'end of said duct and an outwardly opening slot connected with said lateral.
LOUIS MARTIN KRAUTTER.
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