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Publication numberUS3414266 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1968
Filing dateJan 20, 1966
Priority dateJan 20, 1966
Publication numberUS 3414266 A, US 3414266A, US-A-3414266, US3414266 A, US3414266A
InventorsWilliam Mitchell
Original AssigneeWilliam Mitchell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf practice putting rug
US 3414266 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 3, 1968 w, MlTCHELL 3,414,266

GOLF PRACTICE PUTTING RUG Filed Jan. 20, 1966 W/LL /AM M/ TCI/ELL A TTOR/VE Y United States Patent O 3,414,266 GOLF PRACTICE PUTTING RUG william Mitchell, s0 E. 21st sr., New York, N.Y. 10010 Flies Jan. 20, 1966, ser. N6. 522,000 1 Claim. (CLN3- 116) ABSTRACT 0F THE DISCLOSURE A golf rug having three longitudinal area strips, each having a dilerent pile height and disposed in a graduated manner from least height to tallest height. These area strips are sewn together with the aid of narrow `demarcation strips of contrasting color disposed therebetween.

This invention relates to a rug or carpet having sectional areas simulating the different grass conditions encountered on a putting green of a golf course.

Many golfers, especially during the winter months, practice indoors generally on a Iliving room rug or the like.

Such rugs were made for normal family trafiic and not for golf purposes so that no thought was given in the manufacture of such Irugs to the speed of rolling golf balls on such rugs, etc.

It is an object of this invention to provide a rug prepared especially to simulate the conditions actually found on a golf course.

It is a further object to provide a golf rug of turf strips sewn together with the aid of demarcation strips.

These and other objects of this invention will become apparent upon reading the following descriptive disclosure of an illustrative embodiment taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which;

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the rug, and

FIG. 2 is a section view taken -on line 2 2 of FIG. 1.

Turning to the drawing, the rug 10 is made in the shape of a longitudinal rectangle up to a length of about ten yards and preferably it is made from three strips of synthetic pile fabric each of a specific pile height to simulate an actual condition encountered on a putting green.

The three strips are preferably of a width of about eighteen inches to about fifty-four inches.

The first strip 11 is of the least pile height and is about ten millimeters in height. This strip simulates a golf ball rolling on a fast putting green such as dry grass or newly cut grass.

The second or middle strip 12 is made of synthetic pile 3,414,266 Patented Dec. 3, 1968 fabric having a pile height of about fifteen millimeters in height. This pile length simulates the normally encountered putting green of grass that has been cut a day or two before.

The third strip 13 is a synthetic lile fabric of the tallest pile height and is about twenty millimeters in height. This height of pile fabric it was discovered simulates a putting green the grass of which is wet with dew or rain.

Preferably, the strips 11, 12 and 13 are of green pile and are visually separated from each other by the use of a black pile demarcation shadow line 17 sewn to adjacent strips as taught in U.S. Patent No. 2,942,326.

The pile height 14 of strip 11 is preferably ten millimeters whereas the pile height 15 of strip 12 is fifteen millimeters and the pile height 16 of the strip 13 is twenty millimeters. However, a difference of a millimeter or so in pile height does not materially detract from its effect Of the speed on a hit ball.

The rug of this invention is used with or without a conventional metal golf cup.

What is claimed is:

1. A golf putting practice rug consisting essentially of distinct first, second and third elongated strips of pile fabric disposed in side-by-side relationship, said second strip being disposed between said lirst and third strips, a first distinct narrow strip of pile fabric secured to and between the adjacent side-by-side edges of said first and second elongated strips and a second distinct narrow strip of pile fabric secured to and between the adjacent sideby-side edges `of said second and third elongated strips, the color of said narrow strips being different from the elongated strips secured thereto so that lines of demarcation between said connected elongated strips may be seen, the length of the pile forming said lirst, second and third elongated strips being, respectively, about ten, fifteen and twenty millimeters whereby said rug provides a golfer with three' distinct putting surfaces simulating a fast, normal and slow green.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 7/1926` Meyer 273-176 6/1967 Riner 273-176

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U.S. Classification473/278, 112/410
International ClassificationA63B69/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/3661
European ClassificationA63B69/36G