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US20070135233A1
US20070135233A1 US11/297,545 US29754505A US2007135233A1 US 20070135233 A1 US20070135233 A1 US 20070135233A1 US 29754505 A US29754505 A US 29754505A US 2007135233 A1 US2007135233 A1 US 2007135233A1
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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
    • A63B53/047Heads iron-type
    • 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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    • A63B2053/0433Heads with special sole configurations
    • A63B2053/0437Heads with special sole configurations with special crown configurations

Abstract

The invention relates generally to golfing equipment but more particularly to iron clubs and presents an improved golf iron club comprising a shaft base for inserting a shaft and a head; a face having three rounded modules which are a left module, a middle module, a right module, and an oblong island; all three said modules having a perimeter; the middle module having an insert; at least one micro gap separating the insert from the perimeter; impact energy generated when hitting a ball on the face of the iron club is directed towards the perimeters and then projected onto the face of the iron club to provide additional energy directed at the golf ball.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The invention relates generally to golfing equipment but more particularly to iron clubs used in golfing.
  • 2. Background of the Invention
  • Tremendous progress has been made in the development of golf clubs in order to improve their accuracy and ability to transfer the energy of the swing onto the ball in order to drive the ball as far as possible while reducing deviations of the ball when the club doesn't hit the ball perfectly. As is the case in many fields, there is still room for improvement.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • It is a main advantage of this iron golf club to capture and transmit as much of the energy of the swing onto the ball itself so as to procure longer drives.
  • To attain these ends, the present invention generally comprises curves molded into the head of the golf club which capture the energy as well as an innovative weight distribution which balances the iron much better.
  • There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.
  • In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.
  • As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.
  • Further, the purpose of the foregoing abstract is to enable the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally, and especially the scientists, engineers and practitioners in the art who are not familiar with patent or legal terms or phraseology, to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and essence of the technical disclosure of the application. The abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application, which is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to be limiting as to the scope of the invention in any way.
  • These together with other objects of the invention, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there is illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • FIG. 1 Rear elevation of the iron.
  • FIG. 2 Perspective view of the iron.
  • FIG. 3 Side elevation as seen from the shaft side.
  • FIG. 4 Side elevation as seen from the opposite side.
  • FIG. 5 Front elevation of an iron of the prior art.
  • FIG. 6 Front elevation of the iron.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • An iron club (10) has a shaft base (30) for inserting a shaft (11) and a head (12). A face (24) has three rounded modules, a left module (13), a middle module (14), and a right module (15). The face (24) also has an oblong island (19). All three modules (13, 14, 15) have a perimeter (16, 17, 18). Perimeter (16), which is distal from the shaft base (30) is thicker than perimeter (18) which is situated proximal shaft base (30), this being to compensate for the weight of the shaft base (30). The middle module (14) has an insert (20) terminating with an apex (21) at its upper center and two lateral sides (23, 23′) adjacent to a center spine (25). Adjacent the apex (21) are two concave segments (26, 26′) which create a pair of cavities (28, 28′) designed to channel the shockwave, which occurs when hitting a golf ball, onto the face (24) of the iron club (10). There are micro gaps (22) to separate the insert (20) from perimeter (16) and perimeter (18) and the shockwave traveling into perimeter (17) from perimeter (16) and perimeter (18) will cancel itself as it travels from opposite direction into permeter (17), so there is reduced transfer of the shockwave to the insert (20) and more goes on to the face (24) which transfers back to the golf ball (not shown). A shaft base (30) allows for insertion of the shaft (11). The base of the iron (19) is thick and heavy which gives the iron what is known in golfing parlance as <<full oversize>>, which provides enough mass for a strong hit.
  • The prior art teaches an iron (32) having a head (12′) shape that presents a wider surface towards the end distal the shaft (11′). This configuration has the impact energy—indicated by arrows—dissipating at the moment the golf ball is hit as can be seen from the arrow pointing towards the outside of the iron (32).
  • This iron club (10) presents symmetrical ends, indicated by perimeters (16, 18). The impact energy (34)—indicated by arrows—, and which is generated when hitting a golf ball on the face (24) of the iron club (10), as seen on FIG. 6, goes towards the perimeters (16, 18) which is then projected into the face (24) to give an additional boost to the golf ball (not shown) being hit.
  • As to a further discussion of the manner of usage and operation of the present invention, the same should be apparent from the above description. Accordingly, no further discussion relating to the manner of usage and operation will be provided.
  • With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.
  • Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention. For example, The middle module (14) will always have an insert (20) but it may not necessarily terminate with an apex (21) at its upper center and may be flat and not have two lateral sides (23, 23′) adjacent to a center spine (25) which would no longer exist on a flat insert (20). At least one concave segment (26) would still create at least one cavity (28) to channel the shockwave. At least one micro gap (22) to separate the middle module (14) from the perimeter (17) would still be necessary to separate the insert (20) from the perimeter (17).

Claims (5)

1. An improved golf iron club comprising:
a shaft base for inserting a shaft and a head;
a face having three rounded modules which are a left module, a middle module, a right module, and an oblong island;
all three said modules having a perimeter;
said middle module having an insert;
at least one micro gap separating said insert from said perimeter.
2. An improved golf iron club as in claim 1 wherein:
one of said perimeter distal from said shaft base being thicker than said perimeter situated proximal said shaft base.
4. An improved golf iron club as in claim 1 wherein:
impact energy generated when hitting a ball on said face of said iron club being directed towards said perimeters and then projected onto said face.
5. An improved golf iron club as in claim 2 wherein:
impact energy generated when hitting a ball on said face of said iron club being directed towards said perimeters and then projected onto said face.
6. An improved golf iron club as in claim 3 wherein:
impact energy generated when hitting a ball on said face of said iron club being directed towards said perimeters and then projected onto said face.
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