US 2938728 A
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May 31, 1960 B. GREEN I GOLF CLUB ATTACHMENT Filed Aug. 5, 1958 Barney Green 1N VEN TOR. BY Q4... mafia Wavy EM United States Patent Of'ice GOLF CLUB ATTACHMENT Barney Green, Box 695, San Carlos, Calif. L
Filed Aug. 5, 1958, Ser. No. 753,226
2 Claims. (Cl. 273-165) The present invention generally relates to an attachment for a conventional golf club and more particularly to an attachment in the form of an auxiliary handle or shaft which is spaced from and rigidly attached to the conventional handle or shaft so that the right hand of a golfer may engage the auxiliary handle so that the golfer employing the device while practicing will keep his right hand from overpowering the left hand and imparting the proper feeling necessary when the left hand is actually stroking through the ball into a perfect finish which is highly desirable and which will aid in the golfer arriving at a desired swing and aiding him in finding the proper feeling for such a swing.
The primary object of the present invention is to provide an attachment for a golf club in the form of an auxiliary handle mounted rigidly in spaced relation to the lower portion of the usual handle so that the auxiliary handle will be placed in a spot so that the right hand holding the auxiliary handle will be as near to the position it would be when placed on a single shaft as is possible so that the body and hande will remain in exactly the same relationship as they would be when addressing the ball with a single shaft and club.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf club attachment in the form of an auxiliary handle for the right hand of a golfer which is to be used for practice only for the purpose of imparting a feeling on the downswing which will efiectively weaken the right hand so that the left hand is forced to do the job it was meant to do, that is swinging through the ball with the auxiliary handle of the present invention substantially preventing or eliminating the possibility of the right hand overcoming the left hand or dominating the swing.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a golf club attachment which is simple in construction, easy to attach and detach, well adapted for the purpose of improving a golfers swing and relatively inexpensive to manufacture.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of the attachment of the present invention mounted on a conventional golf club and showing the same in use;
Figure 2 is an enlarged elevation of the golf club attachment;
Figure 3 is a plan view of the golf club attachment; and
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 4-4 of Figure 2.
Referring now specifically to the drawings, the numeral generally designates the golf club attachment of the present invention for mounting on the handle 12 at the upper end of the shank or shaft 14 of a conven tional golf club having the usual head 16 with thegolf club being generally designated by the numeral 18. The golf club 18 may be of any conventional constructure but is preferably a golf club which is not normally employed on the'golf course such as would be used for practice by a golfer. The handle !12 nonnallyreceives both hands of the golfer including the left hand 20 as well as the right hand 22 with the left hand normally being :disposed adjacent the upper end thereof and the right hand 22 disposed in front of the left hand 20, that is, nearer to the golf club head 16. g
The attachment 10 of the present invention includes a generally semi-cylindrical bracket or attaching member 24 having longitudinally spaced clamping ears 25 extending therefrom for receiving a clamp screw 26 therethrough whereby the clamp screws 26 may be used for rigidly securing the semi-cylindrical bracket 24 to the handle portion 12 of the golf club 18 adjacent the spot on the handle 12 that is normally engaged by the right hand 12.
At the upper and lower end of the semi-cylindrical member 24 there is provided an L-shaped bracket 28 having the vertical leg thereof secured to the semi-cylindrical member 24 as by Welding, soldering or the like. The horizontal legs of the brackets 28 are in spaced parallel relation and receive an elongated pin 30 therethrough adjacent the outer end thereof. Mounted on the elongated pin 30 is a handle or hand grip 32 which is in the form of a wooden dowel 34 having a spiral wrapping of leather 36 thereon which closely simulates the handle 12 of the golf club 18.
The clamps defined by the clamp ears 25 are made to fit the leather grip portion of any golf club and are positioned where the right hand of a right handed golfer would grip the same. Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the positions of the left hand on the shaft and the attachment in its proper position in relation to the normal position of the right hand on the shaft. Thus, with the present device mounted on the golf club, the golfer addresses the ball in the usual manner and this device will keep the right hand from overpowering the left hand and will impart the proper feeling necessary when the left hand is actually stroking through the ball or into a perfect finish to the swing. This device is for use when practicing only and should be attached to a golf club which is not used on the course such as an old golf club so that it may be left at home when the golfer goes onto the golf course to play a game. By spacing the right hand in the mannershown, the right hand will tend .to tag along behind the left hand thus it would be almost impossible for the right hand to overcome and dominate the swing. Thus, with the right hand weakened, the left hand is forced to do the job it was meant to do, that is, swing through the ball and after the left hand has been accustomed to doing this by using the present device, the conventional golf club may be employed and, by habit, the left hand will continue to swing through the ball and the right hand will continue to move in its proper relationship to the left hand and will not overpower the left hand during the swing.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. An attachment for a golf club comprising an elongated substantially semi-circular member having one side adapted to extend along and conformably fit a golf club Patented May 31, 1950 below a left hand of a golfer grasping the club, said member having on said side thereof a pair of lateral endclamps for gripping a golf club to hold said member .inplace thereon, a pair ofend legs fixed to'and extending laterally from the opposite side of said rnernber, an elongated hand grip rotatably mounted between said legs parallel with said member for grasping by a right hand of a golfer with the right hand confined b e twee nsaid legs and spaced from a golf'club, whereby to eaken the right handzin swinging a golf club and force the left 10 hand to swing the golf club through a golf :ball with the right hand properly placed below' the left hands 2. An attachment according to claim 1, and a pin connecting said legs and on which said hand grip is rotatably mounted. V a
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,225,839 a sMoore VDec.-2.4, 1940