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Publication numberUS3259160 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1966
Filing dateMar 11, 1965
Priority dateMar 11, 1965
Publication numberUS 3259160 A, US 3259160A, US-A-3259160, US3259160 A, US3259160A
InventorsPenna Anthony G
Original AssigneeBrunswick Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf bag
US 3259160 A
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A. G. PENNA July 5, 1966 GOLF BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 11, 1965 INVENTOR ANTHONY 6. PENNA BY all, I 7 9 mtg s.

A. G. PENNA GOLF BAG July 5, 1966 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 11, 1965 United States Patent 3,259,160 GOLF BAG Anthony G. Penna, Jupiter Colony, Fla, assignor to Brunswick Corporation, a corporation of Delaware Filed Mar. 11, 1965, Ser. No. 438,842 4 Claims. (Cl. 150-15) The present invention relates to golf bags and more particularly to a golf bag having a pocket for carrying trays of golf balls.

In the past, numerous arrangements of pockets have been devised for golf bags. However, with the advent of packaging golf balls in cardboard trays of three to four balls and wrapping these trays of balls in a transparent wrapping material, none of the pockets devised for golf bags has been of such a design that complete trays of three or four balls could be easily placed in the pockets and later easily removed, although many golf bags have had sufliciently large pockets to enclose a tray of golf balls.

Therefore, an object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved golf bag.

A further object is to provide a golf bag which has a pocket which can' easily receive and also easily have removed therefrom complete trays of four golf balls.

An additional object is to provide a pocket on a golf bag which extends around at least half of the periphery of the body of the golf bag.

Another object is to provide a first pocket for receiving trays of golf balls formed on the body of the golf bag and extending around at least half of the periphery of the body of the golf bag and having a second pocket enclosed in said first pocket with a horizontal access aperture extending across the first pocket and a second access aperture extending generally across the top of the second pocket.

Further objects and advantages will become apparent from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a :side elevation view of a preferred em bodiment of the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a front elevation view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 3 is an elevation view of the opposite side of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 4 is a top view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGURES 1-3;

FIGURE 5 is a perspective view of a portion of the embodiment of the invention illustrated in FIGURES 14; and

FIGURE 6 is a sectional view of a portion of the embodiment shown in FIGURES 1-5, taken along the line 6-6 in FIGURE 4.

While this invention is susceptible of embodiment in many different forms, there is shown in the drawings and will herein be described in detail, an embodiment of the invention with the understanding that the present disclosure is to be considered as an exemplification of the principles of the invention and is not intended to limit the invention to the embodiment illustrated. The scope of the invention will be pointed out in the appended claims.

Although golf bags have had pockets which have been large enough to enclose a tray of three or four golf balls, none of these golf bags has had a pocket large enough or a pocket with an associated aperture for entry wherein a tray of four golf balls could be inserted through an aperture of the pocket with a single manual motion and again removed by a single manual motion. The embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings provides a wrap around pocket which is large enough to easily receive a tray of four balls and in addition has a horizontal opening aperture which allows easy access for an 0b- 3,259,160 Patented July 5, 1966 ject as large as a tray of four golf balls into the pocket. The illustrated embodiment further utilizes space which otherwise would not be utilized at the top of such a pocket construction for inserting a second smaller pocket for the purpose of containing smaller items such as a single golf ball and golf tees.

Referring now to the figures, a golf bag is illustrated which has a general tubulous body 10 open at the top 11 and closed at the bottom 12. A pocket 20 extends around approximately 70% of the periphery of the generally tubulous body 10, as may best be seen in FIGURE 4. The pocket 20 has an outwardly extending portion 21 and a substantially vertical portion 22 with a generally horizontal access aperture 23 extending thereacross. The vertical portion 22 is generally parallel to a center line of the body 10. A bottom surface 24, together with a portion of the generally tubulous body 10, the outwardly extending portion 21 and the vertical portion 22, completes the formation of the pocket 20. The horizontal aperture 23, as is best illustrated in FIGURE 5, extends generally horizontally across most of the vertical portion 22 and is provided with a slide fastener 25 for easy closing of the aperture 23.

A smaller pocket generally indicated at 30 in FIGURES 5 and 6, is contained within the larger pocket 20 by being formed by a layer of folded cloth 31 which is sewn up the sides and sewn to the outwardly extending portion 21 around an aperture 32 which is provided with a slide fastener 33. The aperture 32 extends across most of the top of the outwardly extending portion 21 of the pocket 20.

Referring now particularly to FIGURE 5, a slide fastener 25 provides an easy and quick method of opening the aperture 23. Since the aperture 23 extends horizontally around most of the vertical portion 22, the size of the aperture is considerably larger than a tray of four golf balls such as 40 and the hand of a large man, such as 41. Thus, after operating the slide fastener 25, trays of four golf balls can be easily inserted through the aperture 23 and dropped into the bottom portion of the pocket 20. Since the pocket 20 extends around approximately 70% of the generally tubulous body 10, there is room for at least three trays of four balls each to lie horizontally on the bottom portion 24 of the pocket 20. Six more four ball trays can be easily placed on top of three trays lying on the bottom portion 12 without crowding or stretching the pocket 20. At least nine trays can be placed in the pocket without extending above the aperture 23. When the aperture 23 is open, it is extremely easy for a golfer to reach downwardly into the pocket pushing the portion of the vertical portion 22 above the pocket inwardly to get a better view of the objects in the pocket, to insert an object such as a four ball tray of golf balls and later to remove it from the pocket. Those skilled in the art will recognize that not only the size of the pocket afforded by extending it at least around half of the periphery of the tubular portion 10 of the golf bag makes the carrying capacity as large as possible, but also that a horizontal aperture rather than a vertical aperture makes it possible to have easy access to the increased pocket capacity of the illustrated embodiment of the invention.

As aforementioned, the top part of the vertical portion 22 is easily pushed inwardly for a golfer to see down into the lower or carrying portion of the pocket 20. The location of the pocket 30 is such that it does not interfere with the upper part of the vertical portion 22 being pushed inwardly for visual observation of the lower part of the pocket 20. The pocket 30 provides an easily accessible additional pocket for smaller objects than full trays of golf balls. The fact that the entrance aperture 32 to the pocket 30 is across the top of the outwardly extending portion 21 allows a golfer not only easy access to the pocket 30, but in addition provides a golfer with easypvisual observation for he can easily look downwardly through the aperture 32 when it is open and see the entire interior of the pocket 30. Thus, the present invention, as illustrated in the drawings, provides not only a pair of pockets for a golf bag where one is enclosed within the other, but at the sametime provides both easy access to both pockets accompanied by greatly improved visible observance of the pockets than has been available in prior golf bags.

I claim:

1. A golf bag for carrying golf clubs and golf balls in trays comprising:

a generally tubulous body open at the top and closed at the bottom,

a first pocket for receiving trays of golf balls formed on said body and extending around at least half of the periphery of said generally tubulous body, said pocket having an outwardly extending portion and a substantially vertical portion,

a second pocket enclosed in said first pocket,

a generally horizontal access aperture extending across said first pocket vertical portion,

a first slide fastener mounted around said horizontal access aperture for closing said horizontal aperture,

another access aperture extending across the top of said outwardly extending portion and communicating with said second pocket, and

a second slide fastener mounted around said another access aperture for closing said another aperture.

2. A golf bag for carrying golf clubs and golf balls in trays comprising:

a generally tubulous body open at the top and closed at the bottom,

a first pocket for receiving trays of golf balls formed on said body and extending around at least half of the periphery of said generally tubulous body, said pocket having an outwardly extending portion and a substantially parallel portion to a center line of the body,

a second pocket enclosed in said first pocket,

an access aperture extending across said first pocket parallel portion, and

another access aperture in said outwardly extending portion which communicates with said second pocket.

3. A golf bag for carrying golf clubs and golf balls in trays comprising: a generally tubulous body open at the top and closed at the bottom; a first pocket for receiving trays of golf balls formed on said body and extending around at least half of the periphery of said generally tubulous body, said first pocket having an outwardly extending portion and a substantially vertical portion; an access aperture extending across said vertical portion of said first pocket; a second access aperture extending across said outwardly extending portion; and a second pocket attached to said outwardly extending portion and communicating with said second access aperture.

4. A golf bag as claimed in claim 3 wherein a first slide fastener is mounted to the edges of said first access aperture for closing said first aperture and a second slide fastener is mounted to the edges of said second access aperture for closing said second aperture.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,676,592 7/1928 White 150-1.5 2,749,958 6/1956 Innes ISO-1.5

FOREIGN PATENTS 358,195 10/1931 Great Britain.

JOSEPH R. LECLAIR, Primary Examiner.

FRANKLIN T. GARRETT, Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/315.5
International ClassificationA63B55/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B55/00
European ClassificationA63B55/00