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June 26, 1951 w. T. PREVIDI 2,553,382
COMBINATION GOLF BALL AND TEE HOLDER Filed Sept. 16, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVEN TOR. WILLIAM. T. PRBVIDI June 26 1951 w. T. PREVIDI COMBINATION GOLF BALL AND TEE HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Sept. 16, 1948 INVENTOR. \MLLxAM T. PREvmx WW AYIWENEY Patented June 26, 1951 COMBINATION GOLF BALL AND TEE HOLDER William T. Previdi, Allendale, N. J. Application September 16, 1948, Serial No. 49,629
6 Claims. 1
This invention relates to an improved holder for golf balls and golf tees, and particularly to a device which can be attached to and supported by a waist or trousers belt, and moved to the most convenient position on the body of the player at'his selection at any time during a golf game or otherwise, as in practice, to meet his desires or needs.
One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a holding pocket with a loop or loops through which a belt may be extended, with individual holding pockets for several golf balls, so constructed that the golf balls cannot fall from the pockets, because of the clutching action of the wall of the pockets upon the golf balls.
Another object of the invention is to provide a holding pocket for golfballs with means for holding a row of golf tees for easy individual detachment.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the improved combined golf ball and golf tee holder supported on a body belt.
Fig. 2 is a front elevation thereof, enlarged, of the holder shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is an edge view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a detail vertical section through the mouth edgeof a ball pocket, taken on line 55 of Fig. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Fig. 6 is a view similar toFig. 1, but illustrating the holder constructed in accordance with a modification of the invention.
Fig. 7 is a rear elevation .view of Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is an edge elevational view of Fig. 6.
Fig. 9 is a partial vertical sectional view taken on the line 9--9 of Fig. 6.
Fig. 10 is a partial horizontal sectional view taken on the line Ill-l0 of Fig. 6.
Referring to the drawings, which illustrate the practical embodiment of the invention, in designates a combined golf ball and golf tee holder, which includes a main section I I of sheet fabric material, having a plurality of pockets l2 and 13 formed thereon, by the attachment of the strip or sheet l4 thereto, by the edge stitching l5, along the lower horizontal edge, and by the vertical edge stitching l6 and I1, along the outer edges 2 of both sheets. A row of stitches [8 also extends vertically through the strip or sheet l4 and the main backing sheet 19, between the ends thereof.
The upper horizontal edge of the sheet or strip 14 is folded upon itself to form an edge tube 20, and a strip of elastic webbing 2| is enclosed by said tube. The center line of stitches l8 extends across said edge tube 20 and the enclosed elastic webbing 2 I. The wall of the tube 20 is gathered or shirred by stitching 2 I to permit of the stretching of the elastic webbing, which normally closes the shirred tubular edge to form a ball retaining clutch, which constricts the opening for the ball pocket. The material of the body is formed with sufiicient fullness so that a ball placed in the pocket will be free to move downwardly from the clutching upper edge of the outer pocket wall, and will be thereby held against accidental discharge from the pocket.
By stretching the yielding outward wall of the ball pocket the ball enclosed by it may be removed for playing. To insert a golf ball in the pocket, it is necessary to force the ball against the stretchable tubular edge of the outer pocket wall.
Above the ball holding and self clutching pock: ets, a strap 22 is stitched to the backing sheet l0, so as to provide a series of transverse pockets 23, in which golf tees 24 may be inserted, with their ballcups 24 extending above the strap 22. The points 24* of the tees are received by a strap 25, which is secured by the transverse stitching 26 to the backing sheet, and by the longitudinal stitching 21 through the lower edge thereof, and which forms a series of pockets 25 for the pointed lower ends of the tees. v
The backing sheet I!) is further provided with strap receiving loops 28 and 29, secured by stitching 30 thereon, and these loops are disposed in line with each other, to receive the body or waist belt 3|, which. may be of any suitable construction.
By sliding the carrier or holder upon a trousers or waist belt, the golf balls and golf tees may be positioned at any place around the body of the player, so as to be accessible for quick and easy use.
The golf pockets are constructed so that the upper portions of the balls will be exposed above the clutching edges of the pockets, and all of the golf tees are exposed, so that the player can by feel determine whether a ball or tee is on hand, and easily remove it for service use.
In the form of the invention shown in Figs. 6
.- to 10, there is provided a main section II, preferably of cloth material, provided with the pock ets l2 and I3 for the golf balls as in the previous form of the invention.
Attached to the face of the main section I l is a strip of cloth material mounted in position by stitches 3! along the bottom and stitches 32 along the ends. The top edge of the strip of cloth material is bent inwardly and secured in position by a line of stitches 33. Groups of stitches 34 attach spaced areas of the top edge of the strip of material 38 to the face of the main section Ii forming separate openings 35 for the reception or" the pointed ends of conventional golf tees 36. From Fig. 9, it will be understood that the pointed ends of the golf tees will be received between and covered completely by the main section H and the strip of material 30.
The top edge of the main section II is bent downwardly along the back face of the main section and secured thereto along its free edge only by the same line of stitches 3| whichsecures the bottom edge .of the strip of material 30 to the main section I i. This formation of the top edge of the main section Ii provides a horizontal tubular passage 31 along the top edge of the main section .for the reception of the belt 38 of the wearer.
In other respects, this form of the invention is similar to that previously described, and like references identify like parts in the several views.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. 'A holder for golf balls and golf tees, comprising a main backing sheet of fabric, a strap secured to said sheet and provided with tee receiving openings, and means for holding golf balls on said backing sheet, and another strap secured to said backing sheet and provided with pockets for the points of the tees supported in the pockets of the first-mentioned strap.
'2. A holder for golf balls and golf tees, comprising a backing sheet, a strap secured to said backing sheet and provided with longitudinally spaced pockets adapted to receive the shanks of golf tees, another strap secured to the backing sheet in parallel relation to the first-named strap and provided with pockets disposed in registration with the first pockets, and means for holding golf balls on said backing sheet.
3. A holder for golf balls and golf tees, comprising a backing sheet, a strap secured to said backing sheet and provided with longitudinally spaced pockets adapted to receive the shanks of golf tees, another strap secured to the backing sheet in parallel relation to the first-named strap and provided with pockets registered with the first-named pockets and closed at their lower ends, and ball clutching pockets on said backing sheet.
4. A holder for golf balls, comprising a back- 4 ing sheet having loops on the rear side thereof through which a body belt may be extended, a series of tee shank receiving sockets on said backing sheet, a series of pockets on said backing sheet which are open on their upper ends and closed at their lower ends to receive the points of the golf tees supported in said sockets, and a golf ball holding pocket of flexible material having a shirred mouth edge andan elastic webbing disposed thereon to cause said edge to clutch the golf ball disposed therein.
5. A holder for golf balls, comprising a backing sheet having loops on the rear side thereof through which a body belt may be extended to permit of horizontal adjustment of said holder on the body of the user, a strap disposed against said sheet and provided with loop portions adapted to receive the shanks of golf tees, pockets on said sheet to receive the points of the golf tees, and a sheet secured to the backing sheet and provided with a normally contracted mouth forming edge having an elastic webbing :strap therein, and means attaching said sheet to the backing sheet so that separably usable golf ball pockets are formed thereon.
'6. A holder for'golf balls and tees, comprising a backing sheet having loops on the rear side thereof which are adapted to receive a bodybelt to support said sheet forwardly thereof, astrap disposed against the backing sheet and secured by transverse stitching thereto to provide .normally open loops capable of receiving-the. shanks of golf tees, a second strap secured to said backing sheet and having its lower longitudinal-edge stitched to said backingsheet and having trans verse stitching uniting said second strapto'said backing sheet to provide normally open pockets to receive :the points ofzthetee shanks, a sheet secured along its end edges and along its lower horizontal edge to said backing sheet, and also secured by stitching transverse'to the same and intermediate of the end edges thereof to said backing sheet, :said last-named sheet having a tubular shirred upper edge through *which said end and transverse stitching-extendspand a strip of elastic webbing extending through .said tubular shirred edge and "having a self-clutching action on golf balls "disposedin the .pockets'thus formed between the last-named sheet ran-d the backing sheet.
. WILLIAM .T. PREVIDI.
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