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Publication numberUS2723858 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 15, 1955
Filing dateJun 23, 1953
Priority dateJun 23, 1953
Publication numberUS 2723858 A, US 2723858A, US-A-2723858, US2723858 A, US2723858A
InventorsChizewski Walter W
Original AssigneeChizewski Walter W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Putter guides
US 2723858 A
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United States Patent PUT'IER GUIDES Walter W. Chizewski, Chicago, Ill.

Application June 23, 1953, Serial No. 363,598

1 Claim. (Cl. 273192) This invention relates to a putter guide.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a putter guide for developing the putting stroke for the game of golf and to teach the player the proper arc to swing the putter relative to the golf ball and to maintain the putter at right angles to the ball.

It is another object of the invention to provide a putter guide which is so constructed that the putter club can be easily attached thereto and the guide and the club properly aligned with the ball when the club is in place on the guide.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a putter guide which is of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture, has a minimum number of parts, light in weight, compact, adapted to fit any standard make of club, convenient and efiicient in use.

For a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure l is a front elevational view of the putter guide with the putter club attached thereto;

Fig. 2 is an end elevational view of the guide;

Fig. 3 is an end elevational view of the clamping parts;

Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the clamping parts;

Fig. 5 is an end elevational view of the ll-shaped guide wheel;

Fig. 6 is a side elevational view of the guide wheel;

Fig. 7 is a side elevational view of the U-shaped bracket;

Fig. 8 is a rear elevational view of the U-shaped bracket;

Fig. 9 is an end view of the press fitted pin;

Fig. 10 is a longitudinal view of the press fitted pin.

Referring now to the figures, 16) represents a base having upstanding end brackets 11 and 12 to which there is connected an arcuate shaped rod 13. This rod is made secure at its ends to the upstanding portions by threaded coupling rings 14 and 15.

The arcuate shaped rod extends twenty-one degrees from the vertical.

The putter club is represented at 16 and to this club there is clamped a V-shaped guide wheel 17. The guide Wheel is journalled on a pin 18 that extends through a U-shaped member 19 having a short leg portion 29 and a long leg portion 21. The guide Wheel is disposed between the leg portions and is rested on the arcuate rod. To this long leg portion 21 there is fixed a clamp member 22 having upturned ends 23 and 24 for receiving the bottom side of the putter handle and an intermediate clamping member 25 fits over the top side to make the club handle secure in the notched upturned ends 23 and 24 of the clamp member 22. The notched end 23 is clearly shown in Fig. 3 and is shown to include a notch 26. Clamping bolts 27 and 28 are extended between the clamping parts and are made secure by respective thumb nuts 29 and 30. The putter club has a head 16 which will at the point of contact with the ball extend ninety degrees from the horizontal so that the ball will be struck squarely.

The clamp member 22 is made secure upon the long leg 21 of the U-shaped member 19 by rivets 31 and 32. Adequate holes are provided in the U-shaped member 19 and in the clamp member 22 to receive these rivets. The holes in the U-shaped member are indicated respectively at 33 and 34 and in the clamp member 22 at 35 and 36.

In use the clamp members are made secure upon the golf club handle, and these members carry the V-shaped guide wheel, and with this guide Wheel in place on the arcuated shaped rod and maintained in place, a proper swing of the club is effected. The head 16 of the club will engage the ball when the club head extends ninety degrees to the horizontal. The guide wheel is kept upon the rod 13 throughout the complete stroke.

While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention, as defined by the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

A guide for the shaft of a putter comprising a base, end brackets extending upwardly from the respective ends of said base, a single arcuate downwardly extending guide rod extending between the end brackets and releasably and adjustably connected thereto, a U-shaped member having long and short spaced legs, a single guide roller for travelling on said rod disposed between said legs, a pin for securing said guide roller in a journalled man ner upon said U-shaped member, a clamp member fixedly secured along the long leg of the U-shaped member and having upwardly turned notched ends, one of said notched ends being below said guide rod and the other of said notched ends being above said guide rod when said guide rod and said roller are in operative position with respect to each other, the top and bottom of the shaft being received in said notches, a second clamp member intermediate said notched ends and movable into a position over the shaft as such shaft lies in said notches, and clamping bolt means securing the clamp members together with the shaft therebetween, said arcuate member being angled to approximately twenty-one degrees to the vertical, said guide roller being grooved to travel over the upper surface of said arcuate guide rod.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,084,902 Eisenberg June 22, 1937 2,340,793 Chapman Feb. 1, 1944 FOREIGN PATENTS 175,197 Great Britain Feb. 16, 1922

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U.S. Classification473/229, 473/260
International ClassificationA63B69/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/3676
European ClassificationA63B69/36P