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Publication numberUS2704212 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 15, 1955
Filing dateMay 28, 1952
Priority dateMay 28, 1952
Publication numberUS 2704212 A, US 2704212A, US-A-2704212, US2704212 A, US2704212A
InventorsFred H M Dunseith
Original AssigneeFred H M Dunseith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jump ball golf game apparatus
US 2704212 A
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March l5, 1955` F. H. M. DuNsL-:ITH L 2,704,212

JUMP BALL GOLF GAME 'APPARATUS Filed May 28, 1952 i@ f6 /ff/ff United States Patent O JUMP BALL GOLF GAME APPARATUS Fred H. M. Dunseith, Cold Spring, N. Y. Application May 2s", 1952, serial No. 290,541 1 Claim. `(cl. 27s-18o) This invention relates to a golf game.

The primary object of this invention is to provide a game which is interesting, amusing, involving skill and chance in balanced proportions.

A further object of this invention is to provide a golf game which is simple to understand, durable, compact, and economical to construct.

Other objects and structural details will be apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the attached drawings in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device in operation.

Figure 2 is a sectional View thru 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a sectional view thru 3-3 of Figure 2.

Referring to the drawings, the device as shown in Figure l, comprises the flat base board 11 extending into the curved guide section 12 whose upper portion 13 is directed diagonally upward towards the game board 14 containing the recesses 15 variously disposed to provide a series of targets for the ball 16. So as to tend to retain the golf balls 16, the diameter of the recesses 15 is somewhat less than that of the balls, but allowing the balls to be displaced therefrom when struck by another ball, thereby permitting the score to change, tending to make the game more interesting. Any number or configuration of recesses 15, may be provided to suit ones personal desires. An illustrative point assignment for the recesses is depicted. Since those holes nearest the curved guide section 12 are more diticult t get the ball into, they have a higher point assignment. In general, the point assignment should vary inversely with the distance from curved section 12.

Game board 14 is secured to the side boards 17 and 18 by a press t, tongue and groove, or any other conventional means. Side boards 17 and 18 are provided with the raised extensions 19 and 20 respectively which extend away from the curved guide member 12 towards the operator 21 to a pointbeyond the side board ends 22 and 23, providing the overhanging portions 24 and 25 which taper together to form the angular end 26. Gameboard 14 is similarly shaped to t the sideboard configuration, having the triangular end portion 27.

For rebounding purposes, rubber dedectors 28 and 29 are provided along the sideboards above the gameboard, causing a greater variety of plays possible.

By providing the ledge 30 at the base of board 11, the device is tilted towards the user causing the balls to return to the user if they fail to jump over to the scoreboard, or if they are displaced by a subsequent ball.

In operation, the player stands about eight or nine feet from the game and strikes the ball with his club, aiming at a particular recess in the gameboard. Since each recess is assigned a different point tally consistent with the attendant ditlculty, a great deal of skill is required to direct the balls to those recesses carrying the greatest 2,704,212 Patented Mar. l5, 1955 ICC point assignment. Obviously by the exercise of constant care and concentration required to produce a good score, the user will increase his accuracy.

The rules of the game can be varied to suit ones needs. The living room rug or the front lawn are possible sites for a little practice.

Sheet metal serves admirably as a material of construction, although plywood, plastic, etc., can also be used advantageously.

Structural variations resulting from numerous changes in size, shape, and material, can be resorted to within the spirit of the invention and scope of the attached claim.

Having thus set forth and described the nature of this invention, what is claimed is:

A jump golf game including a box-like structure comprising a substantially dat base board having two substantially parallel side boards extending upwardly from the opposite side edges thereof, the end of the structure nearer to the player being open and the end further from the player having a curved guide portion integral with the base board curving toward the player at its upper edge, a game board fixed between the upper portions of the sideboards with one edge thereof spaced a predetermined distance toward the player from the upper edge of the curved guide portion and the game board spaced a distance above the base board and having an advanced overhanging portion extending a distance-beyond the base board toward the player, said game board having a plurality of recesses spaced apart for receiving a ball directed upon said game board by said curved guide portion and having indicia disposed adjacent to said recesses to indicate game values for said recesses, the side walls terminating in substantially horizontal upper edges extending from said curved guide portion to the edge of the game board spaced from said guide portion and at the sides of said gafrne board extending integrally upward a short distance at the sides of said game board and'extending also upward about the forward end thereof to form a bounding wall for the sides and forward end toward the player for said ame board, the space between the edge of the game board and the upper edge of the curved guide portion being open to allow a ball from said guide portion to escape therefrom onto the upper surface of said game board into one of the recesses thereof, wherein the overhanging portion of the game board extending toward the player converges to an acute angle, and the portions of the side walls disposed at the sides of the game board thus converging and also above the main portions of the side walls have resilient horizontally directed ball deflectors attached to the inner surfaces thereof.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 823,049 Kelly June 12, 1906 836,561 Bush Nov. 20, 1906 961,595 Fitch June 14, 1910 1,006,314 Talbert Oct. 17, 1911 1,282,418 Haskell Oct. 22, 1918 1,306,044 Barres .lune 10, 1919 1,582,796 Smith Apr. 27, 1926 2,312,882 Cusano Mar. 2, 1943 2,372,608 Shackleford Mar. 27, 1945 FOREIGN PATENTS 13,739 Great Britain 1912 722,858 France Mar. 29, 1932 413,169 Great Britain July 12, 1934

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U.S. Classification473/185, 273/127.00B, 273/352, 273/124.00R
International ClassificationA63B67/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/305
European ClassificationA63F7/30G