US 826102 A
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P. G. HBRSEY. GOLF CLUB.
.APPLIOATION FILED 00T.27. 1905.
Am GHQ-say PATENTED JULY 17, 1906.
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Parana! OFFI E.
FRANCIS" HERSEYQOF WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIONOR TO .HERSEY MANUFACTURING-COMPANY, OF SOUTH BOSTON, MASSA CHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MAINE.
I especially applicableto drivers.
It has fonits principal ob'e'ct the provision of an effective implement 0 this, character.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a club including one embodiment of my invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view of the head portion, enlarged, the shaft being in sections and Fig. 3-shows in sectional perspective another form of the invention. y
Similar characters designate like arts throughout the several figures of the raw in s.
have here shown for convenience in describing my invention a' driver D, though it may be a plied to any type of club. It has a head 10, aving rojecting from it the stem or shank 1 1, which for the urposes of this invention may be considered as a section of the shaft, which is designated as a Whole by the;
character S and which has also a main section 12, usually of wood, carrying a handle 13.
Connecting the shaft-section's to one an-' other is an intermediate section of a mate:
rial more resilient and preferably more yielding than the companion sections. This section is shown in Fi s. 1 and 2 in the form of a.
sleeve 14, surroun in the sections of 11 and 12,- and may be ofrub er vulcanized, so as to give it the requisite springiness. As illustrated, it tapersfrom its ends toward its center, attaining a maximum diameter near, the adjoining ends of sections 11 and 12. It is shown-as firmly secured to said sections at its opposite extremities by lashings 15, although it should be noted that'the grasp of the yieldable material may also assist in maintaining the cooperation.
The adjacent ends of the shaft-sections may be slightly separated to permit lateral movement of the head-section upon the handle-section; butthis separation is reduced to a minimum by inclining or curving'the opposed faces from one another at 16 toward Specification of Letters Patent. I
I Application filed October 27, 1905. Serial No. 284,704,
, separate sections, an
Patented July 17, 1906.
the peripheryof the shaft, thus avoiding con-' tact tending to arrest deflection.
In the form of my invention illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawings the connecting section consists of a member 17 of properly resilient metaL'fitting alined bores or recesses in the main sections. externalconnecting member is also shown, this conveniently consisting of a spiral spring 18, fixed near its outer extremities to the sections 11 and 12; v My improved club presents marked advantages in use, the head yielding upon the shaft when contact with the ball occurs and then sharply moving in the opposite direction by virtue of the resilience of the connecting-section as the stroke is completed. This following of the ball by the head greatly increases the range of driving. If the stroke is not made at exactly the pro or angle to secure the desired directionof of the head, allows it to adapt itself so that the divergence is reduced. Moreover, the shaft is not liable to breakin use, and the advantageous results are attained without materially weakenin the implement or increasin the expense 0 manufacture. Y
aving thus described my invention, I claim I 1. A golf-club com risinga' shaft having separate sections, an an intermediate section consisting wholly of a material more yieldable than the remainder of the shaft.
2. A golf-club com rising a shaft having d a rubbber sleeve connecting these sections.
3. A golf-club comprisin a shaft having separate sections and provi ed with adjacent surfaces inclined from one another toward the periphery of the shaft, and means for connecting the sections.
4. A golf-club comprisin a shaft having separate sections provide with adjacent curved "surfaces, and a resilient connection between these sections.
5. A golf-club comprising a shaft having separate sections provided with adjacent surfaces inclined from one another toward the periphery of the shaft, and a rubber sleeve 'connectin the sections.
6. A go f-club comprising a shaft having separate sections, and a spring-sleeve surrounding'and connecting the sections and inive, the yield 2 semen creasing indiemeter. from its ends toward its andSta'te ofMassachusetts, this 24th day of October, 1905'.
7 A golf-club comprising a sheft having sepamte sections andzrubber. sleeve connect: I HERSEY' 5 ing-the sections and being-eta maximum di? Witnesses:
ameter near the adjacent ends of the sections. WM. J1. SMITH,
Signed at Boston,-in the county of Suffolk HENRY D; WINTON.