|Publication number||US2476489 A|
|Publication date||Jul 19, 1949|
|Filing date||Oct 10, 1946|
|Priority date||Oct 10, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2476489 A, US 2476489A, US-A-2476489, US2476489 A, US2476489A|
|Original Assignee||Charles Grandinetti|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (14), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
y c. GRANDINETTI 2,476,489
' GOLFERS GRIP BAND Filed 001.. 10, 1946 C 1 /4/2255 G/FH/VD/NISTT/ Patented July 19, 1949 UNITED STATES 1 Claim.
This invention relates to golf clubs and more particularly to an improved gripping means for the club.
In the use of a golf club, the handle of the club is preferably gripped by the fingers rather than in the palm of the hand, and on the back swing there is a tendency to Open the fingers slightly and cause the club head to descend in a different arc. It is, therefore, an object of this invention to provide a means whereby the club may be held against shifting in the hands of the player.
Another object of this invention is to provide a device of this kind in the form of an attachment for the handle of a golf club which will be engaged by the wrist of the left arm to properly position such hand with respect to the club head.
A further object of this invention is to provide a device of this kind which includes a flexible loop adapted to engage about the handle of the club, the band having a rubber or resilient eye extending therefrom through which the club handle may be extended so that the fingers will be correctly positioned to grip the handle and thereby hold the club head in proper position.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawings and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawings,
Figure l is a plan view, partly broken away and in section, of a gripping means adapted to be mounted on the handle of a golf club,
Figure 2 is a fragmentary plan view, partly in section, of a modified form of connecting means for the ends of the band,
Figure 3 is a fragmentary plan view, partly in section, of another modification of the connecting means for the ends of the band,
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1,
Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view similar to Figure 4, of a modified form of loop to engage club.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral l designates generally a ring or eye which may be formed of resilient material and which may have the club handle extended through the center thereof. The ring or eye l0 has formed integral therewith a curved base ll through which a clamping band i2 is adapted to be extended. The band l2 may be formed of any suitable flexible material and is preferably imbedded or otherwise firmly secured in the arcuate base I I.
As shown in Figure 1, the ends of the band l2 are connected together by means of a buckle [3. In Figure 2 there is disclosed a modified form of connecting means for the ends of the band, wherein one end of the clamping band I2a has a hook E l secured thereto and the other end of the clamping band l2a has an eye or loop l5 secured thereto.
In Figure 3 there is disclosed another modification of this invention, wherein the clamping band 522) has a headed stud l6 secured thereto which forms one part of a snap fastener, the other part ll of the snap fastener is secured to the opposite end of the band iZb.
Referring now to Figure 5, there is disclosed another means for securing the clamping band and the eye together. The eye lilo is formed with an arcuate base lic similar to the base H, and. the clamping band I20 is secured to the inner concave side !8 of the base He by means of a metal holding strap or band 19 which is secured to the base He and the band lZc by fastening means 20.
In the use and operation of this gripping means, the band 12 is wrapped about the wrist in a position whereby the eye i0 may have the club handle extended therethrough in the proper position for positioning the head of the club at the right angle with respect to the ball. The club is then grasped in the normal manner but on the back swing of the club the eye I0 which is engaged with club handle will prevent the left hand from opening, therefore, keeping club head in same arc, so that when the club is brought downwardly on the driving stroke, the head of the club will strike the ball at the desired angle.
I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim all variations falling Within the purview of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
A gripping means for a golf club comprising a flexible resilient eye for resiliently gripping the handle of the club, said eye having a thickened portion formed with an arcuate outer surface curved oppositely to said eye and substantially tangential thereto, and a band for encircling the wrist of the wear embedded in said thickened portion.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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|U.S. Classification||473/205, 473/213|