EP0786271A3 - Adjustable weight golf club - Google Patents

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EP0786271A3
EP0786271A3 EP97300459A EP97300459A EP0786271A3 EP 0786271 A3 EP0786271 A3 EP 0786271A3 EP 97300459 A EP97300459 A EP 97300459A EP 97300459 A EP97300459 A EP 97300459A EP 0786271 A3 EP0786271 A3 EP 0786271A3
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club
weights
gravity
center
clubs
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German (de)
French (fr)
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EP0786271A2 (en
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William H. Ryan
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Quantum Leap Golf Co L L
Quantum Leap Golf Company LLC
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QUANTUM LEAP GOLF COMPANY, L.L.C.
QUANTUM LEAP GOLF COMPANY L L
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Application filed by QUANTUM LEAP GOLF COMPANY, L.L.C., QUANTUM LEAP GOLF COMPANY L L filed Critical QUANTUM LEAP GOLF COMPANY, L.L.C.
Priority claimed from US08/899,939 external-priority patent/US5947840A/en
Publication of EP0786271A2 publication Critical patent/EP0786271A2/en
Publication of EP0786271A3 publication Critical patent/EP0786271A3/en
Priority to US591074 priority
Application status is Withdrawn legal-status Critical

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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B53/00Golf clubs
    • A63B53/04Heads
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B53/00Golf clubs
    • A63B53/04Heads
    • A63B53/0466Heads wood-type
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B60/00Details or accessories of golf clubs, bats, rackets or the like
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B53/00Golf clubs
    • A63B53/04Heads
    • A63B2053/0491Heads with added weights, e.g. changeable, replaceable

Abstract

The present invention provides for golf clubs, in particular woods, which include a three dimensional weighting system including at least two weight ports (1),(2) which are attached to the outside of the clubhead. The weights are directly axially aligned to, and form an equilateral triangle with the clubs center of gravity (3). The weights are preferably located in close proximity to the sole plate of the club in the rear toe (20) and heel position (19). The two double sided, from top to bottom weights, facilitate vertical, horizontal and lateral movement of the club's center of gravity. The weights (1),(2) are made of various densities which can easily be interchanged to make the club lighter or heavier. This weighting system allows for individual customization of the club to increase or decrease the hooking or slicing of the ball. It also enables the club to have the greatest possible expansion of the moment of inertia, as well as the ability to lower or raise the clubs center of gravity to customize shot trajectory.
EP97300459A 1996-01-25 1997-01-24 Adjustable weight golf club Withdrawn EP0786271A3 (en)

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US59107496A true 1996-01-25 1996-01-25
US591074 2000-06-09

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US08/899,939 US5947840A (en) 1997-01-24 1997-07-24 Adjustable weight golf club

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EP0786271A2 EP0786271A2 (en) 1997-07-30
EP0786271A3 true EP0786271A3 (en) 1998-06-03

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GB439187A (en) * 1934-05-31 1935-12-02 William Henry Nash Improvements in or relating to golf clubs
US3610630A (en) * 1969-10-21 1971-10-05 Cecil C Glover Golf club head with weight adjusting means
US4043563A (en) * 1972-08-03 1977-08-23 Roy Alexander Churchward Golf club
US4085934A (en) * 1972-08-03 1978-04-25 Roy Alexander Churchward Golf club
US3979122A (en) * 1975-06-13 1976-09-07 Belmont Peter A Adjustably-weighted golf irons and processes
US4730830A (en) * 1985-04-10 1988-03-15 Tilley Gordon J Golf club
WO1992015374A1 (en) * 1991-03-01 1992-09-17 Sanders Gregory L System for adjusting a golf club

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6306048B1 (en) 1999-01-22 2001-10-23 Acushnet Company Golf club head with weight adjustment

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