US20190091530A1 - Club head for a golf putter - Google Patents

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US20190091530A1
US20190091530A1 US15/902,593 US201815902593A US2019091530A1 US 20190091530 A1 US20190091530 A1 US 20190091530A1 US 201815902593 A US201815902593 A US 201815902593A US 2019091530 A1 US2019091530 A1 US 2019091530A1
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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
    • A63B53/06Heads adjustable
    • A63B53/065Heads adjustable for putters
    • 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
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Abstract

A club head is adapted to be connected to a shaft of a golf putter. The club head includes a head unit formed with a fixing hole that is adapted for insertion of the shaft thereinto. The fixing hole has a width in a lengthwise direction of the head unit adapted to be larger than a width of the shaft in the lengthwise direction, such that the position of the head unit relative to the shaft is adjustable in the lengthwise direction.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
  • This application claims priority of Taiwanese Patent Application No. 106214278, filed on Sep. 26, 2017.
  • FIELD
  • The disclosure relates to a club head, and more particularly to a club head for a golf putter.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Referring to FIG. 1, generally, a conventional golf club 1 includes a head 11 and a shaft 12 fixedly connected to the head 11. Characteristics of the golf club 1 such as material, shape or weight of the head 11, as well as disposition between the head 11 and the shaft 12 may affect the accuracy of a golfer's shot. As a result, the golfer needs to select a suitable golf putter according to different situations before each shot.
  • In compliance with current rules of golf, the golfer is only allowed to carry a maximum of fourteen clubs during a round. For each conventional golf club 1, the head 11 is fixedly connected to the shaft 12 and is not adjustable relative to the shaft 12. Therefore, in order to have better performance, the golfer generally has to purchase a large number of different golf clubs with different characteristics, which would be costly, and choose fourteen therefrom for different playing conditions of each round.
  • SUMMARY
  • Therefore, an object of the disclosure is to provide a club head that can alleviate the drawback associated with the abovementioned prior art.
  • Accordingly, the club head is adapted to be connected to a shaft of a golf putter. The club head includes a head unit that is formed with a fixing hole adapted for insertion of the shaft thereinto. The fixing hole has a width in a lengthwise direction of the head unit that is adapted to be larger than a width of the shaft in the lengthwise direction, such that the position of the head unit relative to the shaft is adjustable in the lengthwise direction.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • Other features and advantages of the disclosure will become apparent in the following detailed description of the embodiment with reference to the accompanying drawings, of which:
  • FIG. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a conventional golf putter;
  • FIG. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view of a golf putter having an embodiment of a club head according to the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 3 is a top view of the embodiment;
  • FIG. 4 is an exploded sectional view of the embodiment; and
  • FIG. 5 is a view similar to FIG. 2, but illustrating that a position of a head unit of the embodiment relative to a shaft is adjustable.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Referring to FIGS. 2 to 4, an embodiment of a club head according to the present disclosure is adapted to be connected to a shaft 3 of a golf putter 2. The club head includes a head unit 4 including a striking member 41 and a fastening member 42. The striking member 41 is formed with a fixing hole 5 adapted for insertion of the shaft 3. The fixing hole 5 has a width in a lengthwise direction (a) of the head unit 4 that is adapted to be larger than a width of the shaft 3 in the lengthwise direction (a). Specifically, the striking member 41 has top and bottom surfaces that are opposite to each other in a first transverse direction (b) perpendicular to the lengthwise direction (a). The fixing hole 5 extends from the top surface to the bottom surface.
  • Since the width of the fixing hole 5 in the lengthwise direction (a) is larger than the width of the shaft 3 in the lengthwise direction (a), the position of the head unit 4 relative to the shaft 3 is adjustable in the lengthwise direction (a). The fixing hole 5 has two coupling portions 51 and a connecting portion 52. The coupling portions 51 are respectively formed in the top and bottom surfaces of the striking member 41. In this embodiment, one of the coupling portions 51 which is formed in the top surface of the striking member 41 is adapted for insertion of the shaft 3 thereinto. The connecting portion 52 is in spatial communication with the coupling portions 51, and has a width in a second transverse direction (c) that is perpendicular to the lengthwise direction (a) and the first transverse direction (b) smaller than that of the coupling portions 51.
  • In this embodiment, the fastening member 42 of the head unit 4 has a head portion 422 and a stem portion 421 extending from the head portion 422. The head portion 422 is disposed in the other one of the coupling portions 51 of the fixing hole 5 which is formed in the bottom surface of the striking member 41, and has a width in the second transverse direction (c) larger than that of the connecting portion 52 of the fixing hole 5. The stem portion 421 extends through the connecting portion 52 of the fixing hole 5, and is adapted to be threadedly connected to the shaft 3 for securing the shaft 3 onto the striking member 41.
  • Referring to FIGS. 2 and 5, when the fastening member 42 is loosened, the position of the shaft 3 in the fixing hole 5 is permitted to be adjusted so as to adjust the position of the head unit 4 relative to the shaft 3. When the head unit 4 and the shaft 3 reach a desired arrangement, the fastening member 42 is reversely rotated to lock the head unit 4 to the shaft 3.
  • In summary, by virtue of the configuration of the fixing hole 5 of this embodiment according to the present disclosure, the position of the head unit can be easily adjusted to meet the golfer's requirement, so that the golf putter 2 is suitable for different conditions during play.
  • It should be noted that, in other embodiments, the width of the fixing hole 5 in the second transverse direction (c) may be designed to be substantially the same as that of the shaft 3, so that the shaft 3 can be fittingly inserted into the corresponding one of the coupling portion 51 and is secured by friction between the shaft 3 and the main body portion 41 without having to be fastened by the fastening member 42. Furthermore, while the fastening member 42 is configured as a screw in this embodiment, it may be configured as other types of fasteners in other embodiments.
  • In the description above, for the purposes of explanation, numerous specific details have been set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the embodiment. It will be apparent, however, to one skilled in the art, that one or more other embodiments may be practiced without some of these specific details. It should also be appreciated that reference throughout this specification to “one embodiment,” “an embodiment,” an embodiment with an indication of an ordinal number and so forth means that a particular feature, structure, or characteristic may be included in the practice of the disclosure. It should be further appreciated that in the description, various features are sometimes grouped together in a single embodiment, figure, or description thereof for the purpose of streamlining the disclosure and aiding in the understanding of various inventive aspects.
  • While the disclosure has been described in connection with what is considered the exemplary embodiment, it is understood that his disclosure is not limited to the disclosed embodiment but is intended to cover various arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and equivalent arrangements.

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What is claimed is:
1. A club head adapted to be connected to a shaft of a golf putter, said club head comprising a head unit that is formed with a fixing hole adapted for insertion of the shaft thereinto, said fixing hole having a width in a lengthwise direction of said head unit that is adapted to be larger than a width of the shaft in the lengthwise direction, such that the position of said head unit relative to the shaft is adjustable in the lengthwise direction.
2. The club head as claimed in claim 1, wherein said head unit includes a striking member that is formed with said fixing hole, and a fastening member that extends into said fixing hole, and that is adapted for fastening said striking member to the shaft.
3. The club head as claimed in claim 2, wherein:
said striking member has top and bottom surfaces being opposite to each other in a first transverse direction that is perpendicular to the lengthwise direction;
said fixing hole has
two coupling portions respectively formed in top and bottom surfaces of said striking member, one of said coupling portions being adapted for insertion of the shaft thereinto, and
a connecting portion being in spatial communication with said coupling portions, and having a width in a second transverse direction that is perpendicular to the lengthwise direction and the first transverse direction smaller than that of said coupling portions; and
said fastening member has
a head portion disposed in the other one of said coupling portions of said fixing hole, and having a width in the second transverse direction that is larger than that of said connecting portion of said fixing hole, and
a stem portion extending from said head portion, extending through said connecting portion of said fixing hole, and adapted to be threadedly connected to the shaft for securing the shaft onto the striking member.
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US2155830A (en) * 1938-09-24 1939-04-25 John J Howard Golf club
US3430957A (en) * 1967-06-01 1969-03-04 Ernest R Andis Lockable golf club head adjustment
US4736951A (en) * 1985-05-28 1988-04-12 Thomas Grant Golf club
US5137275A (en) * 1991-07-25 1992-08-11 Nelson Alan F Face balanced putter and method of making same
US5470063A (en) * 1994-09-26 1995-11-28 Fisher; Dale P. Adjustable golf club putter
US5782005A (en) * 1996-03-20 1998-07-21 Reilly, Iii; Earl F. Golf club fitting method
US20150045137A1 (en) * 2013-08-08 2015-02-12 Brian Esposito Adjustable Golf Club System

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US2155830A (en) * 1938-09-24 1939-04-25 John J Howard Golf club
US3430957A (en) * 1967-06-01 1969-03-04 Ernest R Andis Lockable golf club head adjustment
US4736951A (en) * 1985-05-28 1988-04-12 Thomas Grant Golf club
US5137275A (en) * 1991-07-25 1992-08-11 Nelson Alan F Face balanced putter and method of making same
US5470063A (en) * 1994-09-26 1995-11-28 Fisher; Dale P. Adjustable golf club putter
US5782005A (en) * 1996-03-20 1998-07-21 Reilly, Iii; Earl F. Golf club fitting method
US20150045137A1 (en) * 2013-08-08 2015-02-12 Brian Esposito Adjustable Golf Club System

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