US 3758061 A
My invention consists of a four legged stand made essentially of metal rod. Two of the legs from a frame with the golf bag suspended between them for sideways stability. Two other legs meet and are fastened together at the open end of the bag. These legs give endwise stability. Each leg of the first set joins a leg of the second set at ground level to form the stand.
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United States Patent 1191 Townhill Sept. 11, 1973 1 GOLF CLUB BAG STANDS  Inventor: Arthur Townhill, 739 Alma Real Dr., Pacific Palisades, Calif.
 Filed: Aug. 4, 1971 [211 App]. No.: 169,011
 US. Cl. 248/96, ISO/1.5 B, 248/128, 287/108, 287/117 511 1111.c|.. ..A63b55/06  Field of Search 248/96, 94, 99, 150, 248/l51,143,105, 106,107; ISO/1.5 B
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 11/1951 Turner 248/107 UX 12/1953 Sands.... [0/1951 Hoek 248/96 X 1,566,178 12/1925 Williams 248/143 1,693,889 12/1928 Dick 248/96 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 24,881 0 1904 Great 131112111 248/107 130,917 3 1919 Great Britain 248/143 Primary ExaminerMarion Parsons, Jr. Assistant Examiner-Rodney H. B-onck [571' 1 ABSTRACT My invention consists of a four legged stand made essentially of metal rod. Two of the legs from a frame with the golf bag suspended'between them for sideways stability. Two other legs meet and are fastened together at the open end of the bag. These legs give endwise stability. Each leg of the first set joins a leg of the second set at ground level to form the stand.
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INVENTDQ ARmuRTmNnILL ll GOLF CLUB BAG STANDS The present invention relates to a stand for a golf bag constructed so that the player who normally carries his golf bag may lay it down while making a shot, but still does not wish to soil the bag by laying it on the ground nor bend down to pick it up again.
In particular this stand has four legs, thebag rests on two of them at its open end, and is suspended from the other two about midway down the bag. The former legs on one side of the bag meet the latter and become integral at the ground level. These legs are preferably made of heat treated aluminum rod. The stand is made so that there are no moving parts, yet it may be folded for storing convenience.
At the present state of the art, there are types with two legs which must be pushed into the ground for stability, and there are types with three legs, which are normally folded, but open to a tripod when set on the ground. These types depend on moveable joints, increased weight and ability to find earth of suitable 8 hold both legs and washers in place.
FIG. 7 is a design using right and left hand threads on the legs 2 and inside the tubing 5. Instead of washers large nuts 9 are employed. After assembly, the nuts are tightened to achieve a rigid assembly.
FIG. 8 is an assembly using no washers or nuts. The legs 2 are slipped inside the tubing and use the spreader to limit the depth to which they penetrate. The spring 11 is snapped on one leg 2 and then to the other leg 2 and keeps them tight against the spreader. FIGS. 9 and 10 represent two variations in a method of V holdingthe legs on the open end of the bag. Y
hardness to support the bag but not so hard as to resist penetration.
My invention has no moving parts, is made extremely simple, and does not rely on ground penetration for support. In addition, the bag is suspended between two legs for stability. Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following specification, reference being made to the accompanying drawings in which:
FIG. 1 shows the golf bag with the stand attached resting on the ground. The legs 2 formed of one piece of rod, extend from the bend which contacts the ground to the attachment points 3 on the open end of the bag, and at the carrying strap buckle 1.
FIG. 2 is an end view showing the identical set of legs on theother side of the bag.
FIG. 3 shows the stand with the clip 3 detached and the stand collapsed against the bag for storage.
In its simplest form the stand could be made from one piece of rod, starting and ending at the suspension point, with a short piece of tubing to join the ends. The rod may be made of any suitable material to provide light weight and stability. A preferred material would be 606l-T6 alluminum alloy, A inch in diameter.
In FIG. I the bag is resting on the stand. The upper suspension employs the carrying strap buckle attach ment strap 4. The bag is hanging from this buckle strap so that its center of gravity is between the legs, a most stable configuration. The other two legs are fastened by a clip 3 at the open end of the bag.
FIG. 4 is an enlarged view of the suspension detail with the bucklet strap 4 and the suspension tube 5.
Washers 6 hold the tube in 'place. Bins 8 are preferable to be inserted in holes 7 to hold legs 2 and washers 6 in assembly.
FIGS. 5, 6, 7 and 8 represent methods of constructing the suspension point. FIG. 5 illustrates a length of tubing bent to slightly less than 90, in which the legs 2 are inserted and held by pins 8. The washers are also held in place with pins 8. This design is most suitable for mounting on a display card.
' FIG. 6 is the simplest method in which the legs 2 are inserted into a length of straight tubing 5 and two pins FIG. 9 employs a tubing 12 with holes 14 drilled in it to match holes 13 in the legs 2. Pins'8 are inserted to hold legs in assembly. The tubing 12 is held to the clip 3 by a rivet 15.
FIG. 10 is the simplest construction where the clip 3 is bent around the rod which forms the legs 2.-
The methods of attachment are by the way of illustration, and should not be construed to limit the scope of the invention.
While the invention has been set forth in detail in the above description, it should be understood that the invention is not to be limited by the specific detail set forth therein, and that various modifications and changes may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the following claim.
l. A golf bag stand for supporting a golf bag on a surface with the lower end of the bag resting onthe surface and the bag inclined upwardly toward its upper open end, said stand comprising a pair of legs to be disposed one on each side of the bag, each of the legs being formed by a long member and a short member joined at their lower ends, each of the short members being connected to a means for detachably engaging in the upper open end of the bag and each of the longer members being connected to a means for pivotally engaging the upper midsection of the inclined bag for suspending the midsection of the bag from said longer members and between said pair of legs.
2. A golf bag stand of claim 1 wherein the means for detachably engaging the upper open end of the bag includes a clip.
3. The golf bag stand of claim 1 wherein the means for pivotally engaging the upper midsection of the inclined bag comprises a tubular member having apertures in the ends thereof adapted to be locked in engagement with upper ends of said longer members, said inclined bag having a carrying means comprising a strap and said tubular member being retained in pivotal engagement with said strap.
4. The golf bag stand of claim 1 wherein the means for detachably engaging in the open end of the bag includes a clip, and means for pivotally engaging the upper midsection of the inclined bag comprises a tubular member having apertures in the ends thereof adapted to be locked in engagement with the upper ends of said longer members, said inclined bag having carrying means comprising a strap and said tubular member being retained in pivotal engagement with said strap.