US20080009360A1 - Adjustable golf club - Google Patents

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US20080009360A1
US20080009360A1 US11/483,317 US48331706A US2008009360A1 US 20080009360 A1 US20080009360 A1 US 20080009360A1 US 48331706 A US48331706 A US 48331706A US 2008009360 A1 US2008009360 A1 US 2008009360A1
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    • 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
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B53/00Golf clubs
    • A63B53/02Joint structures between the head and the shaft
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B53/00Golf clubs
    • A63B53/02Joint structures between the head and the shaft
    • A63B2053/022Joint structures between the head and the shaft allowing adjustable positioning of the head with respect to the shaft
    • A63B2053/023Joint structures between the head and the shaft allowing adjustable positioning of the head with respect to the shaft adjustable angular orientation
    • A63B2053/026Joint structures between the head and the shaft allowing adjustable positioning of the head with respect to the shaft adjustable angular orientation loft angle only, i.e. relative angular adjustment between the shaft and the club head about a horizontal axis perpendicular to the intended line of play when the club is in its normal address position
    • 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
    • A63B2060/0085Telescopic shafts
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2210/00Space saving
    • A63B2210/50Size reducing arrangements for stowing or transport
    • A63B2210/58Size reducing arrangements for stowing or transport slideably retracted in a housing when not in use
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2225/00Other characteristics of sports equipment
    • A63B2225/09Adjustable dimensions

Abstract

This club's design provides the ability to change the blade's alignment with the hosel and shaft without any loosening or disassembly of the club's parts. The blade is placed and kept firmly in its various positions through the use of spring loaded “pins”. A similar provision is made for changing the length of the club shaft: it will be “pinned” in an appropriate length, matching the position of the blade.

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    SUMMARY
  • This invention allows a golf club to be modified in both its blade setting and shaft length without loosening or disassemble, rearrangement and reassembly of its parts.
  • FIG. 1—illustrates the blade's parts and its connection to the hosel, which connects the blade unit to the club's shaft.
  • Part 2 which nests in Part 1, provides positioning holes that allow the club's blade to be fixed in various positions from vertical.
  • Parts 6 & 7 are the values of the blade; Part 7 shows the location of the parts to be enclosed in the club blade.
  • Part 3 is an axle. The blade rotates about it but cannot move along it.
  • Part 4 is spring loaded to keep it fixed in one of the positioning holes of the hosel. It can be taken out of position by moving the side bar manually. The side bar is to extend through an opening in the rear of the club blade so it can be moved readily. Two Part 4 units are to be employed.
  • Part 5 is a travel limiting pin which fits between the hosel and blade units.
  • FIG. 2—cutaway view of the club head's assembly
  • The upper Part 4 assembly is shown inserted in Part 2, holding the blade in position. If it is held withdrawn, and the blade turned, the lower Part 4 unit will automatically snap into the next position. If both Part 4 units are withdrawn, the blade can be turned into any of its positions.
  • The entire assembly is held together by being mounted on the axle and held in place by a screw at the end of the axle. Screws holding the blade values together are not shown.
  • FIG. 3—cutaway view of the grip and shaft assembly
  • Part 1 is the grip. It provides space for the insertion to various depths of the club shaft, effectively lengthening or shortening the length of the shaft.
  • Part 2 is a lever which holds the club shaft in a fixed position in the grip.
  • Part 3 is a leaf spring holding the Part 2 lever in position. Pressing on the upper end of the Part 2 lever releases the club shaft so it can be moved.
  • Part 4 shows various points on the club shaft which provide for various shaft lengths.
  • Part 5 shows he exterior of the housing of the positioning lever.
  • FIG. 4—exterior views of the grip and the grip/shaft portions of the club, showing the preferred flat top formation of the grip
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1—an exploded view of the hosel (Parts 1 & 2), the blade (Parts 6 & 7) and interior parts of the blade (Parts 3, 4 & 5)
  • FIG. 2—a cutaway view of the assembled club head
  • FIG. 3—a cutaway view of the grip/shaft assembly
  • FIG. 4—an exterior view of the separate portions of the grip and shaft assembly

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1. This invention enables a golf club's blade and shaft to be moved into their various positions without any loosening, disassembly and/or reassembly of their parts.
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