Title:
Training device for pushing a golf ball
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A training device for pushing a golf ball comprises a tilt ball seat, a grass pad, and a multiple layer paddle. The tilt ball seat has a slope surface at the upper end thereof. A front end of the slope surface is formed with a ball hole; and a lower end of the tilt ball seat is installed with a multiple layer paddle the length of which is changeable. The grass pad is a long extending piece; and a front end thereof is formed with an opening with respect to the ball hole of the tilt ball seat. Therefore, the grass pad is adhered to the upper end of the tilt ball seat and then extended to a selected length to the rear side. If necessary, the height of the multiple layer paddle is adjustable for changing the slope of the tilt ball seat.



Inventors:
Hsu, Chin-lun (Taipei Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
09/776723
Publication Date:
08/08/2002
Filing Date:
02/06/2001
Assignee:
HSU CHIN-LUN
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B67/02; A63B63/00; (IPC1-7): A63B69/36; A63B57/00
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Primary Examiner:
GRAHAM, MARK S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS (Alexandria, VA, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A training device for pushing a golf ball comprising a tilt ball seat, a grass pad, and a multiple layer paddle; characteristic in that: the tilt ball seat has a slope surface at the upper end thereof; a front end of the slope surface is formed with a ball hole; a lower end of the tilt ball seat is installed with a multiple layer paddle having an adjustable length; the grass pad is a long extending piece; a front end thereof is formed with an opening with respect to the ball hole of the tilt ball seat; therefore, the grass pad is adhered to the upper end of the tilt ball seat and then extended to a selected length to the rear side; the multiple layer paddle is formed by pivotally connected a plurality of plates; in general, the multiple layer paddle is stored in the tilt ball seat; if necessary, the height of the multiple layer paddle is adjustable for changing the slope of the tilt ball seat.

2. The training device for pushing a golf ball as claimed in claim 1, wherein the plates forming the multiple layer paddle are formed with male pivotal portions and female pivotal portions so that they are connected with one another; a first plate is embedded into an inner wall of the tilt ball seat; a second plate is installed with at least one clip at one lateral surface and a lower wall thereof has a recess; a center portion and two lateral sides of a third plate are installed with extending pieces with an inserting hole and a stopper; and lateral surface thereof is installed with at least one clamping hole; in general, the tilt ball seat is stored in the tilt ball seat by the multiple layer paddle; an inserting hole of the extending piece is engaged with the inserting post in the tilt ball seat; if necessary, the height of the multiple layer paddle is adjusted for changing the slope of the tilt ball seat.

3. The training device for pushing a golf ball as claimed in claim 1 or 2, wherein each of two lateral sides of the slope surface in the tilt ball seat has a respective sliding tracks, one sliding track is communicated with the ball hole; and another sliding track is communicated with a section out of the ball hole.

4. The training device for pushing a golf ball as claimed in claim 3, wherein movable blades are installed in the sliding tracks so that as a golf ball rolls into the ball hole or other sections along the slope surface, it rolls out automatically through the sliding tracks.

5. The training device for pushing a golf ball as claimed in claim 3, wherein a bridge piece is placed at an upper end of the sliding track communicated with the ball hole of the tilt ball seat.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a training device for pushing a golf ball comprising a tilt ball seat, a grass pad, and a multiple layer paddle, wherein the length of the multiple layer paddle and the slope of the tilt ball seat are adjustable.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] The prior art golf training devices have many kinds, but most of these devices are designed for emitting a ball or beating a ball, thereby, the user may train to play golf. However, in general, the golf training device is formed by a fixed tilt ball path and a grass pad (such manmade grass sheet or a nap sheet) and a ball hole is formed on the path for pushing a ball into the hole. Thereby, the user may train indoors. However, the whole design is dull without any vivid effect.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0003] Accordingly, the primary object of the present invention is to provide a training device for pushing a golf club comprising a tilt ball seat, a grass pad, and a multiple layer paddle. The tilt ball seat has a slope surface and a ball hole at the upper end thereof. The lower end of the tilt ball seat is mounted with a multiple layer paddle with an adjustable length. The length of the multiple layer paddle and the slope of the tilt ball seat are adjustable so that a golf ball can be pushed into the ball hole. Thus, a training effect of different hardness is present. Another object of the present invention is to provide a training device for pushing a golf ball, wherein two sides of the ball holes of the tilt ball seat are installed with respective sliding tracks, or the sliding track is installed with a movable blade. Thereby, despite of whether the golf ball is pushed into the ball hole along the slope surface, it can roll out from of the sliding tracks, or the ball out of the sliding track can pass through the movable blade so as to present a vivid effect.

[0004] The various objects and advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood from the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the appended drawing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0005] FIG. 1 is an assembled perspective view of the present invention.

[0006] FIG. 2 is assembled perspective view of the present invention.

[0007] FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the multiple layer paddle in the present invention.

[0008] FIG. 4 is a partial assembled perspective view of the present invention.

[0009] FIG. 5 is an assembled schematic view of the movable blade in the present invention.

[0010] FIG. 6 shows a schematic view of the slope in the first section of the present invention.

[0011] FIG. 7 shows a schematic view of the slope in the second section of the present invention.

[0012] FIG. 8 shows a schematic view of the slope in the third section of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0013] In order that those skilled in the art can further understand the present invention, a description will be described in the following in details. However, these descriptions and the appended drawings are only used to cause those skilled in the art to understand the objects, features, and characteristics of the present invention, but not to used to confine the scope and spirit of the present invention defined in the appended claims.

[0014] Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the training device for pushing a golf ball of the present invention is illustrated herein. The training device for pushing a golf ball in the present invention includes a tilt ball seat 1, a grass pad 2, and a multiple layer paddle 3.

[0015] The tilt ball seat 1 has a slope surface 11 at the upper end thereof. The front end of the slope surface 11 is formed with a ball hole 12. Two sides thereof have respective sliding tracks 13 and 14. One of the sliding track 13 is communicated with the ball hole 12. The upper end thereof is placed with a bridge piece 131 (in order to avoid the ball from collapsing as the ball rolls through the grass pad 2). Another sliding track 14 is communicated with an outer section of the ball hole 12. Movable blades 15 are installed in the sliding tracks 13 and 14 so that a golf ball may roll into the ball hole 12 or other sections along the slope surface 11, and then rolls out automatically through the sliding tracks 13 and 14. A movable blade 15 at one side can be turned. At least one receiving groove 16 is installed at a higher place on the front end of the slope surface 11 for placing a golf ball. The lower end of the tilt ball seat 1 is installed with a multiple layer paddle 3 the length of which is changeable.

[0016] The grass pad 2 is long extending piece and is made by manmade grass sheet or nap sheet. The surface thereof can be properly formed with textures or with sections for representing the scores. The front end thereof is formed with an opening 21 with respect to the ball hole 12 of the tilt ball seat 1. Therefore, the grass pad 2 can be adhered to the upper end of the tilt ball seat 1 and then extended to a selected length.

[0017] The multiple layer paddle 3 illustrated in FIG. 3 is formed by pivotally connected a plurality of plates 31, 32, and 33. The plates 31, 32, and 33 are formed with properly male pivotal portions 321, 331 and female pivotal portions 311, 322 so that they can be connected with one another. The first plate 31 is embedded into the inner wall of the tilt ball seat 1 by a stud 312. The second plate 32 is installed with at least one clip 323 at one lateral surface. The lower wall thereof has a recess 324. The center portion and two laterals of the third plate 33 are installed with an extending piece 333 with an inserting hole 332 and a stopper 334. One lateral surface is installed with at least one clamping hole 335. Thereby, in general, the tilt ball seat 1 can be stored in the tilt ball seat 1 by the multiple layer paddle 3. The inserting hole 332 of the extending piece 333 is engaged with the inserting post 17 in the tilt ball seat 1. If necessary, the height of the multiple layer paddle 3 is adjusted for changing the slope of the tilt ball seat 1 so that the golf can be pushed into the ball hole 12 along the slope surface with a selected height. Therefore, training effect in different conditions is presented in the present invention.

[0018] The movable blades of the sliding tracks 13 and 14 at two sides of the slope surface 11 of the tilt ball seat 1 (referring to FIG. 5) may be formed as a free turnable condition as the golf passes therethrough. Despite of whether the golf ball is pushed into the ball hole 12 along the slope surface 11, it can roll out from of the sliding tracks 13 and 14. Therefore, the times of adding or subtracting scores can be indicated on the movable blade 15 or the sliding tracks can be painted with different colors so as to present a vivid effect.

[0019] Furthermore, in the design of the multiple layer paddle 3, in general, the multiple layer paddle 3 can be stored in the tilt ball seat 1, such as the first sectional slope (slope of the slope surface 11) shown in FIG. 6. Or the first plate 31 and the second plate 32 can be pulled out together so as to be formed as a second sectional slope (see FIG. 7). Then, the third plate 33 is buckled with the buckle 323 of the second plate 32 through the clamping hole 335, and thus, the third plate will not be opened. Further, the third plate 33 can be opened fully so that the two stopper 334 exactly resists against the second plate 32 and the extending plate 333 passes through the recess 324 of the second plate 32. As a result, the third section slope illustrated in FIG. 8 is formed, and thus, the height of the multiple layer paddle 3 is adjustable so as to change the slope of the tilt ball seat 1 for acquiring the effect of pushing a golf ball in different hardness and accuracy.

[0020] However, in the aforesaid multiple layer paddle 3, the number of sections is selectable and the structure of pivotal connection can be modified as desired.

[0021] The present invention is thus described, it will be obvious that the same may be varied in many ways. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the spirit and scope of the present invention, and all such modifications as would be obvious to one skilled in the art are intended to be included within the scope of the following claims.