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US20090025625A1
US20090025625A1 US11/781,954 US78195407A US2009025625A1 US 20090025625 A1 US20090025625 A1 US 20090025625A1 US 78195407 A US78195407 A US 78195407A US 2009025625 A1 US2009025625 A1 US 2009025625A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B71/00Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00
    • A63B71/06Indicating or scoring devices for games or players, or for other sports activities
    • A63B71/0619Displays, user interfaces and indicating devices, specially adapted for sport equipment, e.g. display mounted on treadmills
    • A63B71/0669Score-keepers or score display devices
    • A63B71/0672Score-keepers or score display devices using non-electronic means
    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F11/00Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the complete information is permanently attached to a movable support which brings it to the display position
    • G09F11/23Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the complete information is permanently attached to a movable support which brings it to the display position the advertising or display material forming part of rotating members, e.g. in the form of perforations, prints, or transparencies on a drum or disc
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2102/00Application of clubs, bats, rackets or the like to the sporting activity ; particular sports involving the use of balls and clubs, bats, rackets, or the like
    • A63B2102/32Golf
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2209/00Characteristics of used materials
    • A63B2209/08Characteristics of used materials magnetic
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B71/00Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00
    • A63B71/08Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions
    • A63B71/14Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the hands, e.g. baseball, boxing or golfing gloves
    • A63B71/141Body-protectors for players or sportsmen, i.e. body-protecting accessories affording protection of body parts against blows or collisions for the hands, e.g. baseball, boxing or golfing gloves in the form of gloves
    • A63B71/146Golf gloves

Abstract

A golf counter includes a bottom wheel member marked with a series of numerals, a middle wheel member pivoted to the first wheel member and marked with a series of numerals and having a through viewing hole for showing one of the numerals of the bottom wheel member so that the bottom wheel member and the middle wheel member are rotatable relative to each other to count strokes, and a top wheel member pivoted to the bottom wheel member and the middle wheel member and having a through viewing hole for showing one of the numerals of the middle wheel member so that the top wheel member is rotatable relative to the middle wheel member to count putts.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to golf accessories and more particularly, to a golf counter that can be fastened to a necktie clip or golf glove for counting strokes as well as putts.
  • 2. Description of the Related Art
  • Most golf courses consist of eighteen holes. The first stroke on each hole is hit from the teeing ground. Once on the green, the ball is putted toward the hole. Golf is a popular sport across all sections of society. People usually play golf in groups. Each player records the score on a score card with a pen. It is inconvenient to record the score in this manner. Further, a beginner may forget the number strokes actually played, raising a dispute.
  • Further, people may wear golf gloves when playing the game of golf. It is inconvenient for a player to pick up a pen and a score card for recording the score when wearing golf gloves.
  • Further, people may use an electronic scorer with push button for counting strokes during a golf game. However, it is inconvenient to use an electronic scorer with push button during a golf game.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention has been accomplished under the circumstances in view. It is the main object of the present invention to provide a golf counter, which has simple and small-size characteristics for use as a badge. The another object of the present invention is to provide a golf counter, which is convenient for use to count strokes as well as putts during a golf game.
  • According to one aspect of the present invention, the golf counter comprises a first wheel member, a second wheel member, and a third wheel member. These three stacked wheels are pivotally connected. The first wheel member has a series of numerals marked on its top side for counting strokes. The second wheel member has a through viewing hole for the numerals of the first wheel member, and is marked with a series of numerals for counting putts. The third wheel member has a through viewing hole for the numerals of the second wheel member.
  • According to another aspect of the present invention, the golf counter can be fastened to a clip, for example, necktie clip, by means of a magnet. Alternatively, the golf counter can be directly riveted to a golf glove for convenient use.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a golf counter in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 2 is an exploded view of a golf counter in accordance with a second embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 3 is an elevational assembly view of the golf counter in accordance with the second embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 4 is a sectional side view of the golf counter in accordance with the second embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 5 is an exploded view of a golf counter in accordance with a third embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 6 is a side view of a golf counter in accordance with a fourth embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 7 illustrates the golf counter of the second embodiment of the present invention riveted to a golf glove.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Referring to FIG. 1, a golf counter 1 in accordance with the first embodiment of the present invention is shown comprising a first wheel member 11 and a second wheel member 12. This first embodiment is for counting strokes, including putts, during a golf game.
  • The first wheel member 11 has a stub center shaft 111 perpendicularly protruding from the center of its top side with a series of numerals (for example, 1˜12) 112 marked on it and equiangularly spaced around the stub center shaft 111, multiple turning/interlocking devices 113 equiangularly spaced around the peripheral, and multiple of recesses 114 formed on the top side and equiangularly spaced around the stub center shaft 111.
  • The second wheel member 12 is attached to the top side of the first wheel member 11, having a center pivot hole 121 coupled to the stub center shaft 111 of the first wheel member 11, a through viewing hole 124 for the user to see one of the numerals 112, two downward lugs 125 extending from the periphery at two opposite sides, a positioning device 1251 formed on the inside of each of the downward lugs 125 and respectively engaged with one of the turning/interlocking 113 of the first wheel member 11 to hold down the second wheel member 12 to the first wheel member 11 in such a position that the through viewing hole 124 is aimed at one of the numerals 112, and multiple raised stubs 123 protruding from its bottom side and equiangularly spaced around the center pivot hole 121 and respectively engaged into the recesses 114 of the first wheel member 11. Further, a pivot cap 14 is fastened to the stub center shaft 111 of the first wheel member 11 to secure the second wheel member 12, allowing turning the second wheel member 12 around the stub center shaft 111 of the first wheel member 11.
  • During a golf game after each stroke, the user rotates the first wheel member 11 relative to the second wheel member 12 to shift the engagement between the positioning devices 1251 of the downward lugs 125 and the turning/interlocking devices 113 of the first wheel member 11 by one notch, thereby counting the number of strokes.
  • Referring to FIGS. 2˜4, a golf counter 1 in accordance with a second embodiment of the present invention is shown comprising a bottom wheel member 11, a middle wheel member 12, and a top wheel member 13. This first embodiment is for counting total strokes of each hole during a golf game. The bottom wheel member 11 of this second embodiment is similar to that of the aforesaid first embodiment but only for tee and fairway shots. The middle wheel member 12 of this second embodiment is substantially similar to that of the aforesaid first embodiment with the exception that the middle wheel member 12 of this second embodiment further has a series of numerals (for example, 0˜5) 122, for counting number of putts, marked on the top side and equiangularly spaced around the center pivot hole 121. The top wheel member 13 is attached on top of the middle wheel member 12, having a diameter relatively smaller than the middle wheel member 12, a center hole 131 pivotally coupled to the center stub shaft 111 of the bottom wheel member 11, a through viewing hole 132 through which the user can see one of the numerals 122, and at least one, for example, two raised stubs 133 protruded from the bottom side and engaged into the raised stubs 123 of the middle wheel member 12.
  • After each stroke during a golf game, the user can rotate the bottom wheel member 11 relative to the middle wheel member 12 to shift the engagement between the positioning devices 1251 of the downward lugs 125 and the turning/interlocking devices 113 of the bottom wheel member 11 by one notch, thereby counting the number of strokes, or rotate the top wheel member 13 relative to the middle wheel member 12 to shift the engagement between the raised stubs 133 of the third wheel member 13 and the recesses 123 of the second wheel member 12 to count putts.
  • Referring to FIGS. 6 and 7, the golf counter 1 can be fastened to the metal base member 41 or 51 of a metal clip 4 or 5 by means of a magnet 3. By means of the metal clip 4 or 5, the golf counter 1 can be fastened to the user's clothing.
  • Referring to FIG. 8, the golf counter 1 may be directly riveted to a golf glove 6 for convenient use.
  • As indicated above, the invention provides a golf counter, which has the following features.
  • 1. The golf counter is comprised of a bottom wheel member 11, a middle wheel member 12, and a top wheel member 13. The bottom wheel member 11, the middle wheel member 13 and the top wheel member 13 are pivotally connected together in a stack. The bottom wheel member 11 has a series of numerals 112 marked on its top side for counting strokes, and multiple turning/interlocking devices 113 equiangularly spaced around the periphery. The middle wheel member 12 has a through viewing hole 124 through which one of the numerals 112 of the bottom wheel member 11 is seen, a positioning device 1251 on each of two opposite peripheral downward lugs 125 thereof for engagement with the turning/interlocking devices 113, a series of numerals 122 marked on its top side for counting putts, and multiple recesses 123 equiangularly spaced on its top side. The top wheel member 13 has a through viewing hole 132 through which one of the numerals 122 of the middle wheel member 12 is shown, and raised stubs 133 at its bottom side for engagement with recesses 123 of the middle wheel member 12. By means of rotating the bottom wheel member 11 relative to the middle wheel member 12, the user can count strokes during a golf game. By means of rotating the top wheel member 13 relative to the middle wheel member 12, the user can count putts during a golf game.
  • 2. The golf counter 1 can be equipped with a necktie clip 4 or clip 5 for fastening to the user's clothing. Alternatively, the golf counter 1 can be directly riveted to a golf glove 6 for convenient use.
  • Although particular embodiments of the invention have been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications and enhancements may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Accordingly, the invention is not to be limited except as by the appended claims.

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1. A golf counter comprising:
a bottom wheel member comprising a stub center shaft, a series of numerals marked on a top side thereof and equiangularly spaced around said stub center shaft for counting strokes, a multiple turning/interlocking devices equiangularly spaced around the periphery thereof; and
a middle wheel member pivotally coupled to the stub center shaft of said bottom wheel member and supported on the top side of said bottom wheel member, said middle wheel member having a through viewing hole for showing one of the numerals of said bottom wheel member, and two downward lugs extending from the periphery thereof at two opposite sides, said downward lugs each having a positioning device for engagement with the turning/interlocking devices of said bottom wheel member.
2. The golf counter as claimed in claim 1, wherein said middle wheel member has a series of numerals marked on the top side of said bottom wheel member and equiangularly spaced around the stub center shaft of said bottom wheel member, and multiple recesses formed on the top side thereof and equiangularly spaced around the stub center shaft of said bottom wheel member; a top wheel member is supported on top of said middle wheel member and pivotally coupled to the stub center shaft of said bottom wheel member and rotatable relative to said middle wheel member for counting putts, said top wheel member having a through viewing hole for showing one of the numerals of said middle wheel member, and at least one raised stubs for engaging the recesses of said middle wheel member to hold the through viewing hole in alignment with one numeral of said middle wheel member.
3. The golf counter as claimed in claim 1, wherein said bottom wheel member has multiple recesses formed on the top side thereof and equiangularly spaced around said stub center shaft; said middle wheel member has multiple raised stubs protruded from the bottom side thereof and engaged with the recesses of said bottom wheel member.
4. The golf counter as claimed in claim 1, further comprising a clip, and a magnet that fasten said first wheel member to said necktie clip by means of magnetic attraction.
5. The golf counter as claimed in claim 1, wherein said clip is a necktie clip.
6. The golf counter as claimed in claim 1, wherein said pivot shaft of said first wheel member is riveted to a golf glove.
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