US 3342494 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
R. B. TALLEY, JR
SIMULATED GOLF COURSE Filed July 20, 1964 l FIG 4 ZUIIIIIIIIIII,
Sept. 19, 1967 INVENTOR.
Royal E3. Talley, Jr. BY ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,342,494 SIMULATED GOLF COURSE Royal Bradsha Talley, Jr., Garner, N.C., assignor to D. C. May-Ma-Crepe Corporation, a corporation of North Carolina Filed July 20, 1964, Ser. No. 383,659 1 Claim. (Cl. 273-176) This invention relates to a simulated golf carpet, more particularly to a carpet which simulates a golf course, and which may be played as a simulated golf game within or out of doors.
Previous simulated golf game carpets have had the tee areas placed in a single, horizontal order at one end of the carpet and the hole at the opposite end of the carpet. This has required both the players tee and approach shots to be directed in the same direction towards the green cup. Each simulated fairway has had about the same yardage even though the shots have been taken from different angles with respect to the hole. The maximum yardage has been the length of the carpet.
An object of this invention is to provide a simulated golf game carpet in which play is encouraged to take place back and forth along the length of the carpet so as to gain additional fairway yardage.
Another object of this invention is to provide a simulated golf game carpet in which a hole-in-one can be made on a tee shot towards one end of the carpet or the hole can be sunk on a second shot by putting towards the opposite end of the carpet.
Another object of this invention is to provide a simulated golf game carpet in which tee shots are made at successively different distances and angles so as to simulate different hazards.
A further object of this invention is to provide a simulated golf putting carpet subdivided into a plurality of areas which correspond with successively longer distances from the tees.
These and other objects will become evident in the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in several views.
FIGURE 1 is a plan view of a simulated golf carpet embodying the subject matter of the present invention.
FIGURE 2 is a longitudinal cross-section view taken on line 2-2 of FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of the simulated golf game carpet showing a player in the act of teeing ofl.
FIGURE 4 is a side elevation view of the simulated golf carpet.
The invention generally comprises an elongated rectangular strip of flexible sheet material of uniform thickness forming a fairway-green combination which may be laid flat upon any supporting surface and in which a surface approximating a real golf course is simulated. The invention provides a carpet with a hole cut through the carpet adjacent one end, successively designated tees at the same end as the hole with the tees being in laterally spaced and longitudinal running uniform groups. The carpet is also subdivided into a plurality of areas corresponding to successively longer distances from the tees. A longitudinal row of spaced apart spots is located at varying distances from the hole and one of the spots corresponds to a second hole printed on the carpet surface and adjacent to the opposite end of the carpet. The carpet is designed so that the mentioned holes, tees, areas and spots enable the player to make a hole-in-one on each tee shot. Approach shot distances are dependent upon in which of the areas the respective tee shots land.
Referring to the drawings, the carpet is constructed of an elongated rectangular strip of flexible sheet mate- 3,342,494 Patented Sept. 19, 1967 rial of uniform thickness forming a fairway-green combination. The material chosen should. be capable of supporting the players and should provide a surface approximating a real golf course surface. The material should also be capable of having game indicia printed upon its surface. A suitable material, for example, is foamed plastic such as urethane foam-polyester.
The green cup 12 is located adjacent one end and is centered laterally. successively designated tees 13 adjacent to the green cup 12, are arranged in longitudinal running, laterally spaced, uniform groups. For example, tees 1, 2 and 3 form a group, tees 4, 5 and 6 form a group, and tees 7, 8 and 9 form a group. Each group runs longitudinally but is laterally spaced from the other groups. The carpet 10 is subdivided into a plurality of areas 20, 21 and 22 which correspond to successively longer distances from the tees 13. A longitudinal row of spaced spots 11, labeled A, B and C, are located at varying distances from the green cup 12, with one of the spots, C, corresponding to a second hole 17 adjacent to the opposite end of the carpet. A pad 14 elevates carpet 10 adjacent cup 12.
In playing the simulated golf game of the invention, the ball 15 is directed to the hole comprising spot C of the group of spots 11. If the ball 15 should be putted onto spot C, a hole-in-one can thus be scored on the tee shot. The holes, tees, areas and spots are further arranged so that approach shots of varying degrees of distance and angle are encountered and are dependent upon in which of the areas 20, 21 or 22 the respective tee shots land.
Assuming the player tees off first from tee 1 and fails to putt onto spot C, his second shot is to cup 12 and will be taken from positions A, B or C depending into which of areas 20, 21 or 22 the first shot lands. For example, if the player lands in area 22, the second shot can be made from spot A; if the player lands in area 21, the second shot can be made from spot B; if the player lands in area 20, the second shot can be made from spot C. If the player needs three shots to sink. the putt, his third shot is to cup 12 from where his second shot stopped. After sinking the first hole whether at spot C or cup 12, the player next tees off from tee 2 and then shoots back towards the hole 17 under the same rules. The player then tees off from 3 and following the same sequence putts out and tees off in sequence from the remaining tee positions 4-9.
From the description, it can be seen that many aspects of the golf game are realistically simulated by the golf carpet described. For example, each hole presents a different distance and angle of shot. Like real golf, a hole-in-one is possible but more diflicult to achieve on some holes than on other holes. Also like real golf, the approach shot distances are determined by how close the tee shots come to the hole. By arranging the holes, tees, spots and areas as described it can also be seen that play is allowed to utilize reverse putting and thus relatively long as well as relatively short plays are produced in the course of a game.
While described in connection with a nine-hole layout, the invention can of course be applied to eighteen or other hole group arrangements.
What is claimed is:
A simulated golf game comprising an elongated rectangular strip of flexible sheet material having a length at least several times greater than its width and being of uniform thickness forming a fairway-green combination capable of supporting the players and having a surface approximating a real golf course surface, a hole adjacent one end of and cut through said strip, said surface including a plurality of laterally spaced first shot tee markings adjacent said one end of said strip, at least another plurality of laterally spaced first shot tee markings located in longitudinally spaced relation to said first plurality of tee markings, said tee markings simulating the various tees of a real golf course, said. strip including a plurality of widthwise extending lines dividing said strip into a plurality of areas at successively longer distances from said tee markings, said strip including a longitudinal row of spaced spot markings located at different distances from said out through hole, each of said spot markings defining a location from which a first shot ball may be directed back to said cut through hole, at least one of said spot markings being located adjacent the end of said strip opposite to said one end and defining also a simulated golfing hole, the successive distances between said simulated hole and each of said areas being substantially less than the successive distances between said out through hole and said spot markings, whereby a golfer may (1) direct a first shot golf ball from any one of said tee markings toward said simulated hole, (2) observe the degree of References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,338,963 5/1920 Rolfe 273-176 1,582,23'7 4/1926 Angell 273-176 2,003,074 5/1935 Gage 273--176 3,038,726 6/1962 Hesidence 273176 ANTON O. OECHSLE, Primary Examiner.
RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Examiner.
G. J. MARLO, Assistant Examiner.