US3353838A - Portable holder for golf clubs - Google Patents

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US3353838A
US3353838A US56690466A US3353838A US 3353838 A US3353838 A US 3353838A US 56690466 A US56690466 A US 56690466A US 3353838 A US3353838 A US 3353838A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B55/00Bags for golf clubs; Stands for golf clubs for use on the course; Wheeled carriers specially adapted for golf bags
    • A63B55/60Wheeled carriers specially adapted for golf bags
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B55/00Bags for golf clubs; Stands for golf clubs for use on the course; Wheeled carriers specially adapted for golf bags
    • A63B55/10Stands for golf clubs, e.g. for use on the course ; Golf club holders, racks or presses
    • 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
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S280/00Land vehicles
    • Y10S280/06Wheeled golf club carriers

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' L. SCHMID PORTABLE HOLDER FOR GOLF CLUBS Nov. 21, 1967 3 SheetsSheet 1 Filed July 21, 1966 R. M 5 m P 2 g M PM W a L W- 2 4R i ww NOV. 21, CH D PORTABLE HOLDER FOR GOLF CLUBS 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 21, 1966 INVENTOR. LEOA/HAED 5c #M/D A'r-r vs, I

Nov. 21, 1967 SCHMID PORTABLE HOLDER FOR GOLF CLUBS 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed July 21', 1966 INVENT 0R.

LE NH/JRfl C W9 United States Patent 3,353,838 PORTABLE HOLDER FOR GOLF CLUBS Leonhard Schmid, Kilianstrasse 5, Augsburg, Germany Filed July 21, 1966, Ser. No. 566,904 Claims priority, application Germany, Mar. 16, 1966, Sch 38,674 8 Claims. (Cl. 28047.19)

ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A portable holder for golf clubs including a frame member having a carrying handle with a front limb depending from one end of the carrying handle and a rear limb depending from the other end of the carrying handle, a plurality of supports on the front limb for receiving club shafts, a battery of tubular members on the rear limb for receiving club handles, each of the tubular members being axially aligned with a corresponding one of the supports, and the axes of the individual tubular members of the battery being splayed apart so as to diverge from their ends remote from the supports to their ends facing the supports.

Specification The present invention relates to a portable holder for golf clubs.

According to the invention a portable holder for golf clubs comprises a frame member having a carrying portion, a first limb having a plurality of supports for receiving club shafts and a second limb carrying a battery of tubular members for receiving and locating the grip ends of the clubs, the tubular members being disposed in axial alignment with the supports and being splayed apart so as to diverge from their ends remote from the supports to their ends facing the supports.

The holder locates golf clubs in the most confined spatial arrangement, yet in such a manner that the heads of the clubs cannot damage each other by mutual contact. The numbers on the club heads can easily be read, since the numbers are displayed upwardly. The removal of a club is also facilitated, and is possible without disturbing adjacent clubs in the holder. The club grips are protected in the tubular members from dirt and moisture; their axial positioning in the tubular members is permanent. Rainwater can drain off through apertures provided in the tubular members. The holder is such that it can stand securely on a slope.

Preferably the limbs are of rectangular cross-section, with the larger flat sides of the second limb disposed parallel to the carrying portion and the longer flat sides of the first limb disposed at right angles thereto. Thus, any two golf clubs lying adj acently at the same level have their heads sufficiently widely separated to prevent their mutual contact, especially since the position'of the club grips in the tubes substantially prevents a rotary movement.

Preferably the ratio of the distances of the first and second limbs from the centre of gravity of the holder is such that, when the holder is carried from the carrying portion, the bottom support and bottom tubular member lie substantially in the same horizontal plane. Thus, considerable ground clearance is obtained. The frame is provided with a pair of spiked front feet or legs and a shorter rear spiked foot or leg. The front feet are inclined towards the rear of the holder and can easily brush or glide over obstacles. In use the spikes on the feet come to lie slightly behind the legs of the person carrying the stand.

Preferably, front legs of the frame are detachable and formed as a fork. Alternatively the frame is provided with a detachable front axle carrying detachable wheels. A handshaft is connectable to the carrying portion. The holder can readily be dismantled so that it, together with golf clothing and shoes, may be accommodated in a suitcase so facilitating carriage when travelling to a golf course.

Preferably an accessory container is attached to the battery of tubular members. The container is provided with a detachable lid carrying an indicator disc on the outside thereof.

The invention will be described further, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 shows a golf club holder in an upright position,

FIG. 2 is a plan view, of an adjacent pair of clubs at one level in the holder;

FIG. 3 shows the holder, in a carrying position;

FIG. 4 is a modification of the holder illustrated in FIG. 1;

FIG.. 5 shows an open accessory container;

FIG. 6 shows a lid for the container; and

FIG. 7 shows a dismantled holder arranged in a suit case.

A golf club holder comprises a substantially U-shaped frame member 1. One limb 2 of the frame is provided with brackets or clips 3 on each side thereof for receiving club shafts 4.

The other limb 5 carries a battery of tubular members 6 for accommodating and axially positioning the club grips 7. The rear ends of the tubular members 6 are closely spaced together, for which purpose the fiat longer sides of the rectangular profile of limb 5 extend parallel to the handle portion of the frame 1. The tubes diverge from their rear ends to the ends facing the limb 2 and are aligned with the support clips 3 on the limb 2. The flat longer sides of the rectangular cross-section limb 2 are at right angles to the flat longer sides of the limb 5. Thus, the club shafts 4 are splayed apart in the holder, as may be seen from FIGS. 1 and 2; and this together with the fact that the shafts are fixed axially in the tubular members 6 and prevented from rotation by the grips ensures that the club heads do not strike against one another when carried. The tubular members 6 are the same length as the club grips 7 to protect the grips. The tubular members 6 have apertures for draining off rainwater. A catch for an umbrella 10 is attached beneath the tubular members. The frame is provided with a rear spiked leg 8 and a pair of forward spiked legs 9. The rear leg 8 is shorter than the legs 9, the latter being in the form of a fork releasably attached to the lower end of the limb 2. This threepoint support provides stability on all terrains. The numbers on the club heads are displayed at the top and are thus easily identifiable since the angle of inclination of the holder to the ground is about 30. The frame is provided with a handgrip 11. When the holder is carried from the handgrip 11, it is balanced so that the bottommost clip 3 and the bottom tubular member 6 are in substantially the same horizontal plane (as shown in FIG. 3) since the ratio of the distances of the front and rear limbs 2 and 5 from the centre of gravity of the holder is appropriately selected. Thus, considerable ground clearance is provided. Further, the front pair of legs 9 is inclined slightly towards the rear of the holder (as may be seen in FIG. 3), so that it easily brushes or glides over obstacles.

The front pair of legs 9 are releasable and can be replaced by an axle 12 carrying Wheels 13. The axle is mounted on the lower end of the front lim-b 2, as shown in FIG. 4 in the same manner as legs 9. A hand-shaft 14 may be attached to the frame 1 by a clamp 15, so that the holder can be pulled along.

A container 16 for golf balls, gloves and the like or accessories, is attached to the top of the battery of tubular members 6. The container has a detachable lid 17 which is provided on its upper surface with an indicator disc 18, wherein a window of the manually rotatable disc is displaceable over a dial located thereunder. If the disc is rotated by one number after each stroke, this gives a visual record of the play. A match card and a pencil are clipped to the inside of the lid 17. Being detachable, the lid provides a suitable writing support.

The wheels 13' are detachably mounted on the axle so that the holder can be readily dismantled and accommodated in a suitcase of moderate size, as shown in FIG. 7.

The lower ends of the two limbs 2 and 5 are connected together by a bar or rod, as may be seen from FIGS. 1 and 4.

I claim:

1. A portable holder for golf clubs comprising a frame member having a carrying portion, a first limb having a plurality of supports for receiving club shafts and a second limb carrying a battery of tubular members for receiving and locating the grip ends of the clubs, the supports being mounted on opposite sides of the first limb and the tubular members being mounted on opposite sides of the second limb, each of the tubular members being disposed in axial alignment with a corresponding one of the supports and the axes of the individual tubular members of the battery being splayed apart so as to diverge from their ends remote from the supports to their ends facing the supports.

2. A portable holder as claimed in claim 1, in which the limbs are of rectangular cross-section, with the longer flat sides of the second limb disposed parallel to the carrying portion of the frame, and the longer fiat sides of the first limb disposed at right angles thereto.

3. A portable holder as claimed in claim 1 in which the ratio of the distances of the first and second limbs from the centre of gravity of the holder is such that, when the holder is carried from the carrying portion, the bottom support and the bottom tubular member lie in substantially the same horizontal plane.

4. A portable holder as claimed in claim 1 in which the frame is provided with a pair of front spiked legs or feet, and a rear spiked leg or foot, the rear leg or foot being shorter than the front legs or feet.

5. A portable holder as claimed in claim 4 in which the front pair of legs are detachable and in the form of a fork.

6. A portable holder as claimed in claim 1 in which the frame is provided with a rear spiked leg or foot and a detachable front axle carrying a pair of detachable wheels.

7. A portable holder as claimed in claim 1 having a hand-shaft attachable to the carrying portion of the frame member.

8. A portable holder as claimed in claim 1 including an accessory container attached to the battery of tubular members, the container having a detachable lid, an indicator disc being located on the outside of the lid.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,465,096 3/1949 Hunt 224 X 3,058,504 10/1962 Powers 224-45 X 3,164,185 l/1965 Ingoldt 22445.l5 X 3,215,181 11/1965 Reed ll.5

GERALD M. FORLENZA,-Prima1y Examiner.

R. I. SPAR, Assistant Examiner.

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1. A PORTABLE HOLDER FOR GOLF CLUBS COMPRISING A FRAME MEMBER HAVING A CARRYING PORTION, A FIRST LIMB HAVING A PLURALITY OF SUPPORTS FOR RECEIVING CLUB SHAFTS AND A SECOND LIMB CARRYING A BATTERY OF TUBULAR MEMBERS FOR RECEIVING AND LOCATING THE GRIP ENDS OF THE CLUBS, THE SUPPORTS BEING MOUNTED ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE FIRST LIMB AND THE TUBULAR MEMBERS BEING MOUNTED ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE SECOND LIMB, EACH OF THE TUBULAR MEMBERS BEING DISPOSED IN AXIAL ALIGNMENT WITH A CORRESPONDING ONE OF THE SUPPORTS AND THE AXES OF THE INDIVIDUAL TUBULAR MEMBERS OF THE BATTERY BEING SPLAYED APART SO AS TO DIVERGE FROM THEIR ENDS REMOTE FROM THE SUPPORTS TO THEIR ENDS FACING THE SUPPORTS.
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US5238109A (en) * 1992-02-03 1993-08-24 Alan Smith Golf club holder
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