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US1291967A
US1291967A US4802615A US4802615A US1291967A US 1291967 A US1291967 A US 1291967A US 4802615 A US4802615 A US 4802615A US 4802615 A US4802615 A US 4802615A US 1291967 A US1291967 A US 1291967A
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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
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    • A63B53/0487Heads for putters
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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    • A63B2053/0433Heads with special sole configurations
    • A63B2053/0437Heads with special sole configurations with special crown configurations
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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A. McDOUGAL.

GOLF CLUB HEAD.

APPLICATION FILED AUG-30' l9l5- 1,291,967 Patented Jan. 21,1919.

ALBERT MoDOU GAL, on NEW YORK, N. Y.

GOLF-CLUB HEAD.

Specification of Letters ratent.

Patented Jan. 21, 1919.

\ Application filed August 30, 1915. Serial No. 48,026.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALBERT MCDOUGAL, a'citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Golf-Club Heads, of which the following is a specification.

Thisinvention relates to golf clubs and particularly to a head for a device of this class, and 'one object of the invention is to provide the head of what is known as a putter with means whereby theplayer is materially assisted in determining the line to the hole through the medium of a true line parallel to the face of the club head intersecting a line parallel to the hole, and whereby a player will be' enabled to more accurately line up the putt. A further object of the invention is to provide means in connection with a golf club head that is always ready for use, without requiring ad-. justment, to enable a player to direct the features of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a central transverse vertical section through the head as shown by Fig. 1.

The numeral 5 designates a golf stick or club having a head 6, which as shown is of the putter type and provided with a straight driving face or edge 7. The top surface of the head 6 is horizontally flat, or approximately so, and said head is provided with an indicating means or device 8 parallel with the face or edge 7. The means or device 8 is intersected at right angles by a transversely arranged similar means or device 9, the two means or devices 8 and 9 being fixed in their application to thehead and fully exposed to the player, the said means or devices 8 and 9 also having a marked distinguishing characteristic and of such dimensions as to be readily discerned bythe player. It is preferred that the means or devices 8 and 9 be composed of hard rubber strips in: set in the upper portion of the head 6 by a dovetail construction or by forming dovetail recesses 10 and 11 and correspondingly constructing the strips of hard rubber and in setting said strips in the grooves so that their upper surfaces will be flush with the upper surface of'the head 6. If the hard rubber devices or strips 8 or 9 be black, it is obvious that they can be readily seen by the player. may be of other distinguishing shades, such as blue, red or white. Thewidth of the devices or strips 8 and 9 may be varied as desired, but in length it is preferred that the device or strip 8 extend almost wholly along and in parallel relation to the edge 7 and that the device or strip 9 continue completely from the device or strip 8 fully to the rear edge of the head 6 and centrally positioned in relation to said head.

By means of the sighting or directing devices in con ection with the head 6 as shown, a player is materially assisted in causing the ball to fly as may be desired in view of the fact that the proper angle or necessary direc tion of movement may be accurately determined, for the reason that the player has a true line parallel to the face or edge 7 and also another true line at right angles to the first named line that may be disposed in line with the hole, and as a consequence the player will be guided in striking the ball to cause the latter to fly in the direction of the hole. The difiiculty heretofore experienced with putter heads commonly used, was that no assistance was given the player in finding It will also be-understood that they the line to the hole. By having a true line parallel to the face of the club together with an intersecting line parallel to the hole enables a player to be more accurate in lining up the putt. Instead of using hard rubber in forming the devices or strips embodying the features of the improvement it will "be understood that fiber or any other suitable substance may be adopted. Moreover, the improved features may be readily applied to an ordinary golf club head and particularly of the character specified without affecting the reliable playing service of the head, it only being necessary to groove the upper portion of the head to secure the improved directing means in place therein. The simplicity of the improved golf club head also renders it possible to easily equip golf club heads already in use With the intersecting angular devices embodying the features of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. A golf club head having an upper flat surface and a straight addressing edge, and

a T-square indicatin means having a fixed application to the said flat surface, the base' of the square being parallel with the addresslng edge and the remaining part of the square extending over the transverse center of the head at right angles to the addressing edge. 7

2. A golf club head having an upper flat surface and a straight addressing edge, and a IT-square indicating means having a fixed of the head at right angles to the addressing head.

In testimony whereof I have hereuntoset my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

ALBERT MQDOUGAL. Witnesses: f I

. O'r'ro H. WENDEROTH,

LoUIs L. WEHMER.

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US2520950A (en) * 1946-11-04 1950-09-05 Emery M Miller Golf club construction
US2542081A (en) * 1946-05-09 1951-02-20 Hockey Archibald Frederick Golf club
US3143349A (en) * 1961-04-25 1964-08-04 Norwalk Truck Lines Inc Golf club head having two weight receiving recesses to individually vary the weight of the toe and heel portions
US3989256A (en) * 1971-04-06 1976-11-02 Edward Cicero Golf club
US4222567A (en) * 1978-10-10 1980-09-16 The John Rouzee Green Co. Golf club with loft angle markings
US4222566A (en) * 1978-08-25 1980-09-16 Berry Troy R Golf putter
US5320353A (en) * 1993-07-29 1994-06-14 Moore James T Golf club
US5632695A (en) * 1995-03-01 1997-05-27 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Golf clubhead
US5728007A (en) * 1996-04-18 1998-03-17 Eakin; Doyle W. Guidance apparatus
WO2000076594A1 (en) * 1999-06-14 2000-12-21 Mills Truett P Golf putter with adjustable lie and offset hosel
US6440006B1 (en) * 2000-08-23 2002-08-27 Vernon R. Johnson Negative loft fulcrum-balanced putter
US20020160849A1 (en) * 2001-04-30 2002-10-31 Frank Thomas Golf club having an alignment device thereon
US20030220150A1 (en) * 2002-05-24 2003-11-27 Shinichi Takase Putter head
US20040102254A1 (en) * 2002-05-23 2004-05-27 Mills Truett P. Golf club with right angled hosel
US20050059506A1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2005-03-17 Jiro Yamamoto Golf putter arrangement
US20050215347A1 (en) * 2003-03-07 2005-09-29 Pollman Frederic W Golf putter with aiming mark
US20060019766A1 (en) * 2004-07-21 2006-01-26 Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd. Putter head
US20060258472A1 (en) * 2005-05-10 2006-11-16 Hosowich Peter K Training head for golf training putter, and method of training
US20070232409A1 (en) * 2006-03-31 2007-10-04 Callaway Golf Company Golf Club Head with Alignment Line
US20090017933A1 (en) * 2007-07-13 2009-01-15 Nike, Inc. Putters with Enhanced Alignment Visualization
US20090215547A1 (en) * 2005-04-28 2009-08-27 Timothy James Hegarty Golf alignment aid
US20100304879A1 (en) * 2009-05-29 2010-12-02 Norman Douglas Bittner Golf putter with aiming apparatus
US20100304878A1 (en) * 2007-07-13 2010-12-02 Nike, Inc. Putters with Enhanced Alignment Visualization
US8870674B1 (en) * 2013-03-22 2014-10-28 Callaway Golf Company Adjustable golf club
US20150105178A1 (en) * 2013-10-16 2015-04-16 Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. Putter-type golf club head
US20160375321A1 (en) * 2015-06-29 2016-12-29 Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. Golf club
US9839822B2 (en) 2013-10-16 2017-12-12 Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. Putter-type golf club head

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2542081A (en) * 1946-05-09 1951-02-20 Hockey Archibald Frederick Golf club
US2520950A (en) * 1946-11-04 1950-09-05 Emery M Miller Golf club construction
US3143349A (en) * 1961-04-25 1964-08-04 Norwalk Truck Lines Inc Golf club head having two weight receiving recesses to individually vary the weight of the toe and heel portions
US3989256A (en) * 1971-04-06 1976-11-02 Edward Cicero Golf club
US4222566A (en) * 1978-08-25 1980-09-16 Berry Troy R Golf putter
US4222567A (en) * 1978-10-10 1980-09-16 The John Rouzee Green Co. Golf club with loft angle markings
US5320353A (en) * 1993-07-29 1994-06-14 Moore James T Golf club
US5632695A (en) * 1995-03-01 1997-05-27 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Golf clubhead
US5728007A (en) * 1996-04-18 1998-03-17 Eakin; Doyle W. Guidance apparatus
US6648771B1 (en) 1999-06-14 2003-11-18 Truett P. Mills Golf club and club head having an adjustable lie and offset hosel
US6319146B1 (en) * 1999-06-14 2001-11-20 Truett P. Mills Golf putter with adjustable lie and offset hosel
WO2000076594A1 (en) * 1999-06-14 2000-12-21 Mills Truett P Golf putter with adjustable lie and offset hosel
US6440006B1 (en) * 2000-08-23 2002-08-27 Vernon R. Johnson Negative loft fulcrum-balanced putter
US20020160849A1 (en) * 2001-04-30 2002-10-31 Frank Thomas Golf club having an alignment device thereon
US7101288B2 (en) * 2001-04-30 2006-09-05 Frankly Golf Llc Golf club having an alignment device thereon
US20040102254A1 (en) * 2002-05-23 2004-05-27 Mills Truett P. Golf club with right angled hosel
US7163463B2 (en) 2002-05-23 2007-01-16 Mills Truett P Golf club with right angled hosel
US20030220150A1 (en) * 2002-05-24 2003-11-27 Shinichi Takase Putter head
US20050215347A1 (en) * 2003-03-07 2005-09-29 Pollman Frederic W Golf putter with aiming mark
US7399233B2 (en) * 2003-03-07 2008-07-15 Frederic W Pollman Golf putter with aiming mark
US20050059506A1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2005-03-17 Jiro Yamamoto Golf putter arrangement
US20060019766A1 (en) * 2004-07-21 2006-01-26 Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd. Putter head
US7377858B2 (en) * 2004-07-21 2008-05-27 Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd. Putter head
US20090215547A1 (en) * 2005-04-28 2009-08-27 Timothy James Hegarty Golf alignment aid
US7833108B2 (en) * 2005-05-10 2010-11-16 Peter Kim Hosowich Training head for golf training putter, and method of training
US20060258472A1 (en) * 2005-05-10 2006-11-16 Hosowich Peter K Training head for golf training putter, and method of training
US7481715B2 (en) * 2006-03-31 2009-01-27 Callaway Golf Company Golf club head with alignment line
US20070232409A1 (en) * 2006-03-31 2007-10-04 Callaway Golf Company Golf Club Head with Alignment Line
US20090017933A1 (en) * 2007-07-13 2009-01-15 Nike, Inc. Putters with Enhanced Alignment Visualization
US20100304878A1 (en) * 2007-07-13 2010-12-02 Nike, Inc. Putters with Enhanced Alignment Visualization
US8246481B2 (en) 2007-07-13 2012-08-21 Nike, Inc. Putters with enhanced alignment visualization
US20100304879A1 (en) * 2009-05-29 2010-12-02 Norman Douglas Bittner Golf putter with aiming apparatus
US7955180B2 (en) * 2009-05-29 2011-06-07 Norman Douglas Bittner Golf putter with aiming apparatus
US8870674B1 (en) * 2013-03-22 2014-10-28 Callaway Golf Company Adjustable golf club
US20150105178A1 (en) * 2013-10-16 2015-04-16 Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. Putter-type golf club head
US9694259B2 (en) * 2013-10-16 2017-07-04 Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. Putter-type golf club head
US9839822B2 (en) 2013-10-16 2017-12-12 Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. Putter-type golf club head
US20180071596A1 (en) * 2013-10-16 2018-03-15 Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. Putter-type golf club head
US20160375321A1 (en) * 2015-06-29 2016-12-29 Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. Golf club
US10052530B2 (en) * 2015-06-29 2018-08-21 Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. Golf club

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