WO1990007958A1 - Golfer's utensil - Google Patents

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WO1990007958A1
WO1990007958A1 PCT/SE1990/000038 SE9000038W WO9007958A1 WO 1990007958 A1 WO1990007958 A1 WO 1990007958A1 SE 9000038 W SE9000038 W SE 9000038W WO 9007958 A1 WO9007958 A1 WO 9007958A1
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grip
tool
green
cleaning
attached
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PCT/SE1990/000038
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Kjell NORRMÉN
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Lek Proparts Ab
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B57/00Golfing accessories
    • A63B57/60Cleaning or maintenance of golf clubs, putters, shoes or other golf accessories
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B57/00Golfing accessories
    • A63B57/50Golfing accessories specially adapted for course maintenance
    • 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

Abstract

A tool for trimming golf clubs and for green mending which comprises an oblong grip body (1) having at one end thin blades (2) for green mending and at the opposite end cleaning means such as a brush or a scrape (3) for cleaning the club head. The grip body (1) is further provided with a for grinding purpose prepared area (4), which is concave in transverse direction of the grip body, whereby the tool is well adapted for roughening up the club grip.

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Golfer's Utensil
The present invention relates to a utensil for golfers, partly to be used for mending of the green and partly for keeping the clubs in perfect trim during the play.
Golf is a precisian spurt and the serious golfer has, besides important factors such as control of the body, choice of clubs, wind drift, also to take into consideration a lot of details related to the equipment. The most important utensil, the club, must not be changed in any way. For instance, the grooves on the club-head must be kept free from dirt. Therefor, the golfer often brings with him some small tool for this purpose, for instance a small chisel, a nail or a brush. Further, detoriation of the club grip must be avoided and the golfer often carries with him a piece of grinding-paper in order to roughen up the club grip, which has become slippery by sweat from the player's hands.
It is expected from the golfer that he mends damages on the green caused by impacts of balls. For this purpose, different articles such as far instance pegs, are used. It also exists so called green-menders that consists of a small pitchfork of metal or plastic.
It is a problem for the golfer to carry with him end keep ready all these small things. Very often some small detail has been forgotten and that might disturb the player's concentration.
The purpose of the present invention is to eliminate said problems by producing a tool which can be kept in a pocket. This tool can be used as green-mender and also have functions for trimming of golf clubs.
This purpose has been achieved by a tool characterized by an oblong grip-body, having at one end one or several thin blades for green-mending, and at the opposite end cleaning devices, such as a scrape or a brush. The grip body is on at least one side provided with an area prepared for grinding purposes. Said area is concave in the transverse direction of the grip-body. The most interesting aspect of the invention is, that the grip-body or the shaft, necessary for comfortable pocket-carrying and handling of the green-mending blade and cleaning device, without increasing costs can be shaped as a concave file which is better for the roughening of the club handle than the grinding-paper so often used by golfers.
According to a preferred embodiment of the invention, said grip-body and green-mending blade consist of a one-piece plastic detail, and the concave grinding area consists of an impression achieved when casting the plastic detail.
When a special grinding area is asked for, it is of course, with a small increase of cost, possible to fasten any grinding material one might wish, for instance by glueing the grinding material on to the concave side of the grip-body.
In order to make the concave file more suitable for working on clubhandles whose diameter always increases towards its end, the grindingarea of the grip-body is made somewhat convexe in the longitudinal direction of the grip-body.
Since the tool according to the invention is ment to be kept in the golfer's pocket, it is possible that the brushes of the cleaning device or its scrape might damage the pocket or even irritate the golfer. Therefor, according to another preferred embodiment of the invention, the cleaning device is movable inside the grip-body in order to be pushed out from the grip-body when used. This can be done with the player's thumb.
The invention will be further clarified by an, as an example, shown embodiment according to the drawing where fig. 1 shows a plan view of the utensil with its grinding area turned downwards. Fig. 2 shows a plan view of the utensil with the cleaning device. Fig. 3 shows a vertical section of the utensil shown in fig. 1. Fig. 4 shows a plan view of the cleaning device alone. In one end of an oblong grip-body (1) two thin blades (2) projects, and in the other end there is a scrape device (3) in projected position. The grip-body (1) narrows from both ends towards the middle in order to form a goad grip between the thumb un the upper side of the tool and one finger underneath.
As best can be seen from Fig. 2, one side (4) of the grip-body is concave in the transverse direction of the grip-body and the concave area has been knurled or prepared for grinding-function.
The opposide side (5) of the grip-body is convexe. As can be seen from fig. 3, the grinding-area (4) is slightly convexe in the longitudinal direction of the grip-body (1). The scraping device (3) is attached to a slide (6) slidable in a groove (7) in the grip-body (1). The groove (7) has an opening (8) through the upper side (5) of the grip-body in which a body (9), connected to the slide (6) is slidable between the two ends of the opening (8). The nob (9'), in broken line, shows the position of the slide when the scrape is withdrawn, for example when being kept in the pocket. The nob (9) consists of a head (10) and a pin (11) and is detachably attached with the pin (11) in a hole (12) in the slide (6). When the nob (9) is taken away, the slide (6) with the scrape (3) can be removed from the grip-body (1). Stops (13) on the slide (6), stops the slide (6) from falling out when the nob (9) has been removed. The nob (9) is suitable to use as a position marker on the green. Of course, the cleaning device can be provided with handling means that not need to function as a position marker. Any position marker one might prefer can be releasabll attached onto the grip-body in a place where it does not disturb the grinding function.

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Claims
1. A tool for trimming of golfclubs and for mending damages on the green caused by ball impacts, characterized in that it consists of an oblong grip-body (1) in one end of which one or several thin
blades (2) intended for mending of the green is attached and in the opposite end of which there are attached cleaning devices such as scrapes or brushes (3) for cleaning golf club heads, and by that at least one side of the grip-body (1) has an area (4) prepared for grinding which is concave in the transverse direction of the grip-body.
2. A tool according to claim 1, characterized in that said grip-body (1) and said blade (2) consists of an in one piece moulded plastic device and that said grinding-area (4) consists of a knurl achieved when casting the plastic device.
3. Tool according to claim 2, characterized in that said grindingarea (4) is convexe in the longitudinal direction of the grip-body.
4. Tool according to claims 1 - 3, characterized in that the cleaning device (3) is movably attached in the grip-body (1) in order to be pushed out from the grip-body when used.
5. Tool according to claim 4, characterized in that the cleaning device (3) is attached to a sliding device (6) that runs in one in the grip-body formed channel (7) and in that the sliding device is being manoevred by means of a nub (9) which is releasably attached to the sliding device (6) in order to be used aa a position marker on the green.
6. Tool according to claims 1- 4, Characterized in thai the grip-body (1) is provided with an element (9) that can be released from the gripbody. Said element consists of 8 head (10) and a pin (11) and is meant to serve as a position marker on the green.
7. Tool according to claims 1 - 6, characterized in that the grip-body (1) from its both ends is narrowing towards the middle in order to offer a steady grip between the thumb on one side and a finger on the other side of the grip-body.
PCT/SE1990/000038 1989-01-16 1990-01-16 Golfer's utensil WO1990007958A1 (en)

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SE8900136A SE8900136L (en) 1989-01-16 1989-01-16 TOOL FOR GOLF PLAYERS
SE8900136-6 1989-01-16

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US5666684A (en) * 1995-02-14 1997-09-16 Cussen; Michael Golf club cleaner
GB2372216A (en) * 2001-02-15 2002-08-21 Neil Godfrey Rowland Golfing pitch mark lifter

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US3364508A (en) * 1965-12-30 1968-01-23 Clarence L. Garrett Multipurpose tool for use by golfers
US4535987A (en) * 1984-08-22 1985-08-20 Dikoff Joseph K Golf tool
GB2219513A (en) * 1988-04-08 1989-12-13 Geoffrey Watson Golfing aid

Patent Citations (3)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3364508A (en) * 1965-12-30 1968-01-23 Clarence L. Garrett Multipurpose tool for use by golfers
US4535987A (en) * 1984-08-22 1985-08-20 Dikoff Joseph K Golf tool
GB2219513A (en) * 1988-04-08 1989-12-13 Geoffrey Watson Golfing aid

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5666684A (en) * 1995-02-14 1997-09-16 Cussen; Michael Golf club cleaner
GB2372216A (en) * 2001-02-15 2002-08-21 Neil Godfrey Rowland Golfing pitch mark lifter

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