Title:
Golfer's glove
United States Patent 2379430


Abstract:
This invention relates to the game of golf, and more particularly to gloves intended for wear by l golfers who use the so-called Varden grip. s The primary object of the invention is to pro- t vide a glove for the left hand of a golfer, upon 5 1 the pocket of which for the index finger of the...



Inventors:
Frost, Norman B.
Application Number:
US49699343A
Publication Date:
07/03/1945
Filing Date:
08/02/1943
Assignee:
Frost, Norman B.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/161.2, 473/205
International Classes:
A63B71/14
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Description:

This invention relates to the game of golf, and more particularly to gloves intended for wear by l golfers who use the so-called Varden grip. s The primary object of the invention is to pro- t vide a glove for the left hand of a golfer, upon 5 1 the pocket of which for the index finger of the r left hand there shall be superimposed an additional pocket to receive and position the little finger of the right hand.

At the present time more than 90% of the golfers use the so-called Varden grip, that is, in order to secure unison of movement between the two hands and better coordination, the little finger of the right hand, in the case of right handed players (and vice versa in the case of left hand players) is placed on top of the index finger of the left hand, thus bringing the two hands closer together and giving the desired coordination and union.

The Varden grip is difficult to maintain due to the strained and unusual position of the little finger of the right hand. By providing a double pocket for the index finger of the left hand, the top pocket being of such dimensions as to permit ready entry of the little finger of the right hand, but providing a sufficiently snug fit to keep the said little finger in position without conscious effort on the part of the player.

The position of the superimposed finger should be not exactly over the pocket for the index fin- $0 ger, but slightly nearer the second finger of the left hand so as to, in effect, form a web between the index and second finger of the glove of the left hand.

The positions are simply reversed in the case 85 of gloves for left handed players.

In the drawing: Fig. 1 illustrates a golfer's glove with the supplement inverse finger pocket.0 Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1..

Fig. 3 is a view of the Varden grip showing the invention in use.

Fig. 4 shows an alternate way of mounting the pocket.

In Fig. 1, a glove 10 is shown and on the index finger 12 is an inverse finger pocket 13. In use, as shown in Fig. 2, the glove is worn on the left hand and the little finger of the right hand is inserted into the pocket 13 to the first joint or slightly beyond.

If desired, of course, the pocket 13 may be mounted on the glove between the index finger and the middle finger as shown in Fig. 4. Gloves ......... + ....trinn mnld be provided for It has been found that this positioning of the ittle finger of the right hand in a recess such as hown in Fig. 3, results in a much better follow hrough action, in that it assures a firm but reaxed grip of the club and does away with the igidity often resulting from an attempt on the )art of the golfer to assure himself that he does iave a correct Varden grip.

It will be understood that the glove member nay take many different conventional shapes and in some cases it may be only necessary to use a single finger of the glove with a single pocket such as shown at the points 12 and 13 of Fig. 1, or the positioning recess or pocket 13 could be carried by two short finger portions, such as shown in Fig. 4, which could be slipped over over the first and second fingers of the left hand without the necessity of any glove on the rest of the hand. In any case, it will be understood that the locating pocket on the forefinger, or between the first and second fingers, or even on the second finger itself, can be used by the golfer in various ways and that the third finger may be inserted in the pocket to obtain a more overlapping grip.

What I claim is: 1. A golfer's glove comprising means surrounding the fingers of one hand, and a supplemental finger pocket on the outer side of the glove, open at the finger tip end, to receive a finger of the other hand to facilitate club grip.

2. As a new article of manufacture, positioning means for golfers comprising means adapted to be temporarily positioned around the forefinger of the left hand and a supplemental finger pocket supported on said means shaped to define a recess often at the fingertip end for receiving and positioning a finger of the other hand. .

3. As a new article of manufacture, positioning means for golfers comprising supporting means adapted to be temporarily positioned on two fingers of one hand and means on said supporting means shaped to define a recess open at the fingertip for receiving and positioning a finger of Sthe other hand.

4. As a new article of manufacture, positioning means for golfers comprising means adapted to be temporarily positioned on the back of the fingers of one hand and shaped to define a recess 0 for receiving and positioning the little finger of the other hand in a position between the forefinger and adjacent finger of the first named hand. NORMAN B. FROST NORMAN B. FROST.