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Publication numberUS3870316 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1975
Filing dateMar 14, 1974
Priority dateMar 14, 1974
Publication numberUS 3870316 A, US 3870316A, US-A-3870316, US3870316 A, US3870316A
InventorsDebrocke Ben H
Original AssigneeDebrocke Ben H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf club swing training device
US 3870316 A
Abstract
In a preferred embodiment of the invention, there is provided a combination of a programmed hook-fiber faced strip adhered to an adhesive layer of a backing strip having an adhesive layer thereon which is adhered to any golf ball-club hitting face about centrally thereof, and a simulated golf ball disc also having a hook-type fabric face and base-portion thereof such that the face adhere to the golf-club mounted fabric when the golf-club is swung for the face thereof to contact the simulated golf ball disc and such that the base-portion is mountable on a mounting support of also hook-type fabric, there being additionally a charted indicia member for use in interpolating one's skills based upon the location of the simulated ball when adhered to the golf club face after a golf stroke.
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States ate t 1191 DeBrocke l l'Mar. 11, 1975 1 1 GOLF CLUB SWING TRAINING DEVICE [76] Inventor: Ben H. DeBrocke, 4l-2245th St.,

Apt. l-A, Sunnyside, Long Island, NY. 1 l 105 [22] Filed: Mar. 14, 1974 [21] Appl. No.: 451,092

I52] [1.3. (T1. 273/1861), 273/195 R, 273/199 R I31 I Int. (1 .t A631) 69/36 ISXI Field of Search 273/194. 186, 183 193, 273/195, 199

156] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,401,941 9/1968 Hesidence 273 194 A x 3,721,447 3/1973 Louderback 273/194 A X Primary Examiner-George .1. Marlo [57] ABSTRACT In a preferred embodiment of the invention, there is provided a combination of a programmed hook-fiber faced strip adhered to an adhesive layer of a backing strip having an adhesive layer thereon which is adhered to any golf ball-club hitting face about centrally thereof, and a simulated golf ball disc also having a hook-type fabric face and base-portion thereof such that the face adhere to the golf-club mounted fabric when the golf club is swung for the face thereof to contact the simulated golf ball disc and such that the base-portion is mountable on a mounting support of also hook-type fabric, there being additionally a charted indicia member for use in interpolating one's skills based upon the location of the simulated ball when adhered to the golf club face after a golf stroke.

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2. Description of the Prior Art 1 Conventional methods, one could not see where on Golf Club face one was connecting with the Golf Ball, causing good or bad shots. Also hitting golf shots with the conventional plastic ball indoors will cause damage of breaking objects. With this invention one can see where this plastic paper golf ball sticks to face of golf club face on numbers -5 pattern, the best golf shot hit in center of club face causing ball to go straight and far. Hittig off 55 pattern on club face will show ball sticking to numbers 4-3-2-1 which means ball was hit to right or left losing distance and going offline and off Fairway into rough. Thus, a need exists for an effecient method and device which is simple in operation and will show results, letting the golfer see his faults and how to correct them before going to the golf course.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This Invention consists of a Golf Mat which is a walnut finish plywood board to which is attached a patch of Burr type Velcro plastic used for teeing up a golf ball with Velcro type Hook plastic which when these two plastics touch each other they adhere together. An actual photograph of a real golf ball cut out and mounted on a plastic coated paper and a Velcro hook base plastic, enabling this golf ball to be teed up on Golf Mat for hitting practice. A patch of Burr type Velcro numbered is placed on golf club face to show how ball falls on face of golf club, on what numbers. These numbers and the area where ball hit determine the distance of golf drive when used with Fairway distance chart. Also these numbers on club face when used with score card, determine score when two or four players play a game together, marking on score card each hit, then adding up total scores. The Pro- Reminder Golf Seehow can be used over and over again, by just pulling plastic ball off of the numberd club face. Tee up and use up to, again about 300 times. A pin tee is also used for backyard use and golf courses where a tee up mat cannot be used. This tee has a Velcro patch of Burr type on top and is stuck into the ground like a regular golf tee. On top of this tee with Burr Velcro top the player places his Hook type golf ball and hits away. The ball will stick to club face in the position the player hit it falling on and between numbers on club face and sticking. The player will then look on distance chart and see the distance he hit.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the backing strips being peeled off skill indicator.

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view of simulated golf ball.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view ofa golfer in motion utilizing the elements of this invention.

FIG. 4 is an elevation top plan view of a Tee board with the sim ulated golf ball in position.

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view along lines 55 of FIG. 3.

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view along lines 6-6 of FIG. 3. k FIG. 7is an enlarged in-part view ofa golf club head and an adhered simulated golf ball, after swing by the golfer.

FIG. 8 is an end view taken along lines 88 of FIG. 7.

FIG. 9 is a diagrammatic side view of a modification of a pin Tee instead of a Tee Board in cross-section through the ground.

FIG. 10 is a distance hit chart.

FIG. 11 is a hit score card.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT As shown in of paper perspective view FIG. I of Golf Skill Indicator, ball hit-numbered strips 16 and 17 on Velcro patch 15 by adhesive layer 14, on face 10 of golf club 26 which simulated golf ball 20 with Velcro plastic 22 strip will adhere between numbers when the ball comes to rest. After removal of paper backing 11,-then the adhesive layer 12 of backing 13 is stuck by adhesive 13a to golf club face 10 to hit simulated plastic golf ball 21 of FIG. 2 Hook type Velcro golf ball teed bottom 23 is used to tee ball 31 to tee board so that ball 21 will stick onto the strips and stay stationary on simulated ball 20 until golfer hits ball. Tee board 30 is'equipped with FIG. 4 Burr type plastic tees 32 of the opposite to hook type plastic Velcro by which the two opposite types of plastic causes them to stick together. The Tee board 30 also is equipped with reminder patch cut out golf balls to remind golfer the main professional points in hitting a golf ball. They are 33 HEAD STILL 34 HIT THRU 35 STAY DOWN 36 NO SWAY- 37 SHIFT WEIGHT. FIG. 7 is an enlarged view of a golf club head after swing hit bygolfer. Ball 20 has landed on number 3 on numbered strip on Velcro patch on club face 10. Golfer can now look on distance chart FIG. 10 and see how far he hit simulated golf ball. If he is playing an opponent he can also look and write his score on score card of his opponent and himself and see who won that round of hits and the total score-FIG. 11. A pin tee FIG. 9 can be used in the same manner as Tee board just an added attraction. This pin Tee can be stuck in the ground 52 and Velcro treated ball teed on Velcro teed top 50 to hit the ball 20 whereTee board cannot be used. A golfer can keep this pin tee 51-52 and if his game is bad he can check his swing by useing this pin tee 51-52-53 set up, and see what he is doing wrong and correct his fault on the spot.

Although the invention has been described with respect to a preferred embodiment, it is not to be so limited as changes and modifications may be made which are within the full scope as defined by the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A golf stroke-training device comprising in combination: first and second separate sheet structures each having forward and rearward faces, each having on the forward faces thereof joining means for causing said first and second sheet to adhere to one another when brought into contact with one-another, the forward face of the first sheet being of predetermined height and length dimensions smaller than and substantially corresponding to the area of a ball-striking face of a golf club, the first sheets forward face including indicia means serially programming variations in a height dimension and serially programming variations in a length dimension corresponding respectively to vertical and lateral dimensions of a striking face of a golf club, the first sheet including attaching means for attaching the first sheets rearward face to a ball-striking face of a golf club, the second sheet having broad face thereof an area substantially corresponding to that of a golf ball, and support means for mounting the second sheet in a substantially upright position relative to a substantially horizontal support surface.

2. A golf stroke-training device of claim 1, in which said attaching means comprises an adhesive composition on the first sheets rearward face such that it is instantaneously adherable to a golf club striking face.

3. A golf stroke-training device of claim 2, in which said indicia means includes consecutive indicia arranged serially between up and lower height dimensions of said first sheets forward face and serially arranged indicia extending horizontally lateral from one another between opposite width dimensions of said first sheets forward face.

4. A golf stroke-training device of claim 3, in which said horizontally laterally serially extending indicia extend in ascending order in each of opposite directions from a substantial central point between opposite width dimension extremities.

5. A golf stroke-training device of claim 4, in which said second sheet structure is of a predetermined substantially light-weight material.

6. A golf stroke-training device of claim 5, in which said support structure includes a flat bottomed sheet structure having a predetermined broad bottom face and having on an upper face thereofa hook -type fabric,

sponding to different combination of the first indicia. l =l

Patent Citations
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US7347790 *Apr 25, 2006Mar 25, 2008Keenan ZimmermanGolf swing training device
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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/235, 473/281
International ClassificationA63B43/00, A63B69/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/3632, A63B43/005, A63B2209/10
European ClassificationA63B69/36D2