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US638920A
US638920A US72250099A US1899722500A US638920A US 638920 A US638920 A US 638920A US 72250099 A US72250099 A US 72250099A US 1899722500 A US1899722500 A US 1899722500A US 638920 A US638920 A US 638920A
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No. 638,920. Patented Dec. 82, I899. G. F. GRANT.

GOLF TEE.

(Application filed July 1, '1899.)

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GEORGE F. GRANT, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

GOLF-TEE.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 638,920, dated December 12, 1899. Application filed July 1, 1899. Serial No. 722,500. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE F. GRANT, of Boston, county of Suffolk, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Golf- Tees, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.

This invention has for its object the prod uction of a simple, cheap, and efiective tee for use in the game of golf, obviating the use of the usual conical mounds of sand or similar material formed by the fingers of the player on which the ball is supported when driving off.

WVhile the tee must firmly, yet lightly, sup

port the ball until hit by the players club,

the tee must be so constructed that it will not in any manner interfere with the swing or carry through of the club in making the stroke. These requisites are possessed in full by my invention, and the annoyance and sometimes discomfort attendant upon the formation of a sand tee are obviated thereby.

Figure 1 represents a golf-tee embodying one form of my invention, shown as inserted in the ground and supporting a ball ready to be struck. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the base portion of the tee, the head being shown in section; and Fig. 3 is a transverse section on the line 00 m, Fig. 2.

In accordance with my invention the tee comprises a rigid base portion a and an attached flexible head I), the base being preferably made of wood and tapering to a point at its lower end to be readily insertedin the ground. Near its upper end the base is preferably reduced in diameter, as at a, to leave an annular shoulder a and over the reduced portion is stretched one end of a piece of rubber tubing forming the head 5, the tubing being drawn down to the shoulder a I prefer to cement the head to the base around the part a of the latter, the open upper end of the head presenting an annular seat 19, in

inch.

In practice the base is driven into the ground to substantially the shoulder a the head pro jecting upward about three-quarters of an When the ball is struck, the head will yield in the direction of travel of the ball, offering no obstruction to its flight, and if the club strikes the head, as will frequently be the case, the yield will not in any way retard or stop the proper swing of the club as it is carried through the stroke.

The tee may be withdrawn after the drive and again used for the next drive, and so on, or the tee may remain .permanently in the teeing-ground, as desired or found most convenient.

By the use of the tee, as described,the player is sure that his ball is uniformly elevated from the ground at each drive and the uncertainty of a sand tee is overcome, as it is practically impossible to make them of uniform height each time.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1. As an article of manufacture, a golf-tee comprising a tapering base portion to be driven into the ground point first, and a flexible tubular head, the lower end of which embraces the upper tapering portion of the base.

2. As an article of manufacture, a golf-tee comprising a tapering base portion adapted to be inserted in the ground point first and having a shoulder near its upper end, a tubular head, the lower end of which embraces the tapering base portion above the shoulder.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

GEORGE F. GRANT. Witnesses:

JOHN C. EDWARDS, EMMA J. BENNETT.

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US2884250A (en) * 1956-03-23 1959-04-28 Dale W Patterson Practice tee
US3414268A (en) * 1965-09-24 1968-12-03 Harry H. Chase Golf tee with seat formed by coacting central part and radiating petals
US4909508A (en) * 1989-02-13 1990-03-20 Peat "T", Inc. Golf tees
US5242170A (en) * 1992-05-14 1993-09-07 Super Tee, Inc. Golf tee
US20050148410A1 (en) * 2004-01-02 2005-07-07 Delisle Stephen P. Golf tee with support prongs
US20060276268A1 (en) * 2005-06-02 2006-12-07 Chi-Chih Hung Golf tee
US20070249433A1 (en) * 2005-01-13 2007-10-25 Desmit Mark Golf tee
US20080182684A1 (en) * 2007-01-23 2008-07-31 Francis Carroll Golf tee with rigid stake and flexible crown
US20080188329A1 (en) * 2007-02-05 2008-08-07 Shang-Jaw Chiou Impact resistant golf tee
US20080274836A1 (en) * 2007-05-04 2008-11-06 Lee James S Golf Tee
US7682265B2 (en) 2006-08-21 2010-03-23 Vandelden Jay Adaptive golf ball
US20100179003A1 (en) * 2009-01-09 2010-07-15 Brian Steinhobel Golf tee
US20100292032A1 (en) * 2009-05-18 2010-11-18 Glen Bowen Tee Support
US20110053710A1 (en) * 2009-08-27 2011-03-03 Hartline John M Mesh Golf Tee
US20120028735A1 (en) * 2010-07-29 2012-02-02 Lon Klein Golf tee
US8167741B1 (en) * 2011-09-01 2012-05-01 Murken Roger E Golf tee extender
US8323125B2 (en) 2010-10-06 2012-12-04 Glen Bowen Multilegged tee
US20130059679A1 (en) * 2011-09-01 2013-03-07 Roger E. Murken Golf Tee Extender
US9216337B2 (en) 2014-01-31 2015-12-22 Green Keepers, Inc. Overmolded golf tee and method of making it
EP3009172A1 (en) 2014-10-14 2016-04-20 Ziegler Metallwerkstatt GbR Golf teeing aid
USD774606S1 (en) 2013-03-13 2016-12-20 Green Keepers, Inc. Golf tee
USD782587S1 (en) 2015-12-04 2017-03-28 Green Keepers, Inc. Golf tee
US9849360B2 (en) 2015-12-04 2017-12-26 Greenkeepers, Inc. Golf tee with ball support
US9914031B2 (en) 2015-10-08 2018-03-13 Ronn Vrhel Golf tee and beverage closure combination
US10124223B1 (en) * 2016-12-17 2018-11-13 Robert N. Porter Low-interference golf tee saver set

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US2884250A (en) * 1956-03-23 1959-04-28 Dale W Patterson Practice tee
US3414268A (en) * 1965-09-24 1968-12-03 Harry H. Chase Golf tee with seat formed by coacting central part and radiating petals
US4909508A (en) * 1989-02-13 1990-03-20 Peat "T", Inc. Golf tees
US5242170A (en) * 1992-05-14 1993-09-07 Super Tee, Inc. Golf tee
US20090275426A1 (en) * 2004-01-02 2009-11-05 Delisle Stephen P Golf Tee With Support Prongs
US20050148410A1 (en) * 2004-01-02 2005-07-07 Delisle Stephen P. Golf tee with support prongs
US20070232417A1 (en) * 2004-01-02 2007-10-04 Delisle Stephen P Golf Tee with Support Prongs
US20070249433A1 (en) * 2005-01-13 2007-10-25 Desmit Mark Golf tee
US20060276268A1 (en) * 2005-06-02 2006-12-07 Chi-Chih Hung Golf tee
US7976407B2 (en) 2006-08-21 2011-07-12 Vandelden Jay Adaptive golf ball
US8617006B2 (en) 2006-08-21 2013-12-31 Jay VanDelden Adaptive golf ball
US20100144464A1 (en) * 2006-08-21 2010-06-10 Vandelden Jay Adaptive golf ball
US7682265B2 (en) 2006-08-21 2010-03-23 Vandelden Jay Adaptive golf ball
US9381413B2 (en) * 2007-01-23 2016-07-05 Greenkeepers Of Delaware, Llc Golf tee with rigid stake and flexible crown
US20080182684A1 (en) * 2007-01-23 2008-07-31 Francis Carroll Golf tee with rigid stake and flexible crown
US20080188329A1 (en) * 2007-02-05 2008-08-07 Shang-Jaw Chiou Impact resistant golf tee
US20080274836A1 (en) * 2007-05-04 2008-11-06 Lee James S Golf Tee
US20100179003A1 (en) * 2009-01-09 2010-07-15 Brian Steinhobel Golf tee
US20100292032A1 (en) * 2009-05-18 2010-11-18 Glen Bowen Tee Support
US20110197421A1 (en) * 2009-08-27 2011-08-18 Hartline John M Method of Forming Mesh Golf Tee
US8771099B2 (en) * 2009-08-27 2014-07-08 John M. Hartline Mesh golf tee
US20110053710A1 (en) * 2009-08-27 2011-03-03 Hartline John M Mesh Golf Tee
US20120028735A1 (en) * 2010-07-29 2012-02-02 Lon Klein Golf tee
US8323125B2 (en) 2010-10-06 2012-12-04 Glen Bowen Multilegged tee
US20130059679A1 (en) * 2011-09-01 2013-03-07 Roger E. Murken Golf Tee Extender
US8167741B1 (en) * 2011-09-01 2012-05-01 Murken Roger E Golf tee extender
USD774606S1 (en) 2013-03-13 2016-12-20 Green Keepers, Inc. Golf tee
US9216337B2 (en) 2014-01-31 2015-12-22 Green Keepers, Inc. Overmolded golf tee and method of making it
EP3009172A1 (en) 2014-10-14 2016-04-20 Ziegler Metallwerkstatt GbR Golf teeing aid
US9914031B2 (en) 2015-10-08 2018-03-13 Ronn Vrhel Golf tee and beverage closure combination
USD782587S1 (en) 2015-12-04 2017-03-28 Green Keepers, Inc. Golf tee
US9849360B2 (en) 2015-12-04 2017-12-26 Greenkeepers, Inc. Golf tee with ball support
US10124223B1 (en) * 2016-12-17 2018-11-13 Robert N. Porter Low-interference golf tee saver set

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