Title:
Mags' golf instructor
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A Mags' golf instructor comprises a horizontal cross bar, a left and right side frames, a left and right swing plane guide. The horizontal cross bar will be connected with the left and right side frame by inserting the end to the open front top end fitting of each side frame when it is to be used for putting. The left and right swing plane guide will be inserted to the out side end of the side frame secured with the thumb screw when it is to be used for swing plane guide and could be adjusted up or down depending on the angle of the shaft of the golf club that is being use.



Inventors:
Magallanes, Danilo Malatbalat (Anaheim, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/409825
Publication Date:
10/23/2003
Filing Date:
04/10/2003
Assignee:
MAGALLANES DANILO MALATBALAT
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B69/36; (IPC1-7): A63B69/36
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Primary Examiner:
LEGESSE, NINI F
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DANILO M. MAGALLANES (ANAHEIM, CA, US)
Claims:

What I claim as my invention is:



1. A golf training devise comprising of five different parts for its portability, it is easy to assemble for use and to disassemble for storage.

2. A devise that will enhance golfers playing ability if use on a daily, it will help golfer understand the proper swing plane of each golf club in their bag. By understanding that swing plane the user will be able to return the clubface at a square position at the point of impact with the ball and have more control of the golf ball.

3. A devise that is also use for alignment and putting stroke the user will develop the proper pendulum motion and muscle memory, by doing the putting exercise on a daily basis will make the golfer be more competent when standing over putt.

4. A golf training devise that offers three combinations to train the user, it is used for alignment, putting guide and swing plane guide.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

CLAIM PRIORTY TO PROVISIONAL APPLICATION

[0001] 1

60/347,289April 2002Magallanes
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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] The present invention relates generally to training and practice devises, and more particularly to putting stroke, alignment and swing plane. Which enables a golfer to correctly align him or herself in relation to the target, develop a much solid putting stroke and proper pendulum motion, and recognize the different swing plane for every golf club in the bag.

[0003] In the past and at present, various training and practice devises could only offer to trained the user on one aspect of the game may it be for putting only or alignment, Whereas this device has a combination that a user could benefit from.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] There are three primary objective of this invention first is to provide a proper alignment in relation to the target. Second primary objective is to provide the proper swing plane path of every golf club that is being used. And the third primary objective of this invention is to provide a putting guide, which will be effective to train the user to develop a true pendulum motion with a straight-line stroke for putting.

[0005] It is a further objective of this invention to provide a guide, which will train the user against a tendency to pull or push the ball at the end of the putting stroke or a full swing. It is a further objective of this invention to provide an improved putting and swing plane guide, which may be easily and simply adjust by the user. Finally it is an objective of this invention to provide a putting and swing plane guide of the aforementioned character which is simple, portable and convenient to use and will give generally efficient and durable service.

BRIEF DISCRIPTION OF DRAWING

[0006] FIG. 1 is the side view of the present invention as it relate to the angle of the golf club when it is being used as a swing plane guide.

[0007] FIG. 2 is the side view of the present invention when it is being used for a putting guide.

[0008] FIG. 3 is the top view of the present invention when it is being used for putting.

[0009] FIG. 4 is the front view of the present invention showing the five components as it is to be assembled.

[0010] FIG. 5 is the front view of the horizontal cross bar of the present invention.

[0011] FIG. 6 is the front view of the end of horizontal cross bar of the present invention showing the inserts

[0012] FIG. 7 is the front view of the left and right swing plane guide of the present invention.

[0013] FIG. 8 is the front view of the right side frame of the present invention.

[0014] FIG. 9 is the front view of the left side frame of the present invention.

[0015] FIG. 10 is the exploded partial side view of the front part of the side frame of the present invention indicating the placement of the insert.

[0016] FIG. 11 is the exploded partial side view of the mid part of the side frame of the present invention indicating the placement of the insert.

[0017] FIG. 12 is the exploded partial side view of the rear part of the side frame of the present invention indicating the placement of the insert.

DETAILED DESCRIFTION OF THE INVENTION

[0018] Referring to the drawing of the present invention-FIG. 1 is the process on how it is to be used for swing plane guide. Depending on golf club that is being used the user will need to adjust the two swing plane guide as close as possible to the angle of the shaft of the club that is being used, by simply moving it up or down. The user will then step inside in between the two-side frame and slightly move forward just to make enough room to clear the devise. The imaginary line in between the golf club and the devise represent the swing path that the users have to fallow towards the whole swing process.

[0019] The swing path or the swing plane is very essential towards the whole swing process it is the imaginary line that the golf club have to travel so that the golfers could return that club face in a square position at the point of impact. Most professional golfers had perfected this process that is why they are always in control of the golf ball.

[0020] There are several different things to know to be a good golfer and knowing your swing plane or swing path is just one of it. A good golfer will need to know the proper setup, posture, grip, ball position, timing, weight transfer and most important balance. Assuming that the user of this devise knows all of the characteristics that I have mentioned.

[0021] The user will then start with the back swing, on the take away position from the users side about waist high, the shaft of the golf club should be parallel with the horizontal cross bar that is in front of the user this will be checkpoint one. The user will then cock the wrist bringing the golf club in a vertical position and parallel with the angle of the right swing plane guide this will be checkpoint two.

[0022] And from this position the user will then make a complete shoulder turn bringing the club on top of the swing the shaft of the club should be at a horizontal position and pointing towards the target and also making sure that about 80% of the body weight is transferred to that side. The user will then unwind bringing the club to checkpoint two trying to maintain the same angle of the club parallel with the swing plane guide. From that position the user will then release the clubface towards the golf ball for the point of impact.

[0023] The user will then start with the fallow trough by bringing the golf club about waist high, making sure that the shaft of the club is parallel with the horizontal cross bar in front of the user with the body slightly rotated towards the target this will be checkpoint three. From this position the user will cock the wrist bringing the golf club in a vertical position and parallel with the angle of the left swing plane guide this will be checkpoint four. And from this position the user will make a complete turn bringing the golf club on top of the swing and to the finish position, making sure that the body is fully rotated, belt buckle pointing towards the target and about 80% of the body weight is transferred to that side. And with all of this knowledge with one complete motion will help the user develop a much smother swing and be in the right swing path.

[0024] Referring to drawing of the present invention on FIGS. 2 and 3 is the process on how it is to be used for putting guide, the left and right swing plane guide should be remove when using it for putting. The user will then find the most flat part of the green so that the putt will be as straight as possible or it could also be used indoor. The user will then line up the horizontal cross bar in relation to the target.

[0025] The user will then step in between the two-side frames with the horizontal cross bar in front of the user, the user will then put the shaft of the putter against the horizontal cross bar with the ball positioned inline with the inside of the left heel of the left foot in front of the user and could now start with the stroke, without breaking the wrist, keeping the head still, avoiding unnecessary movement with the lower part of the body and most important do not try to manipulate the putter just let it move freely and smoothly.

[0026] A good putting stroke is an arms and shoulder motion only, it is very similar to a pendulum motion with the neck us the center the shoulder and arms moving as one piece. To adjust the device for proper alignment simply tap one side of the devise in or out by using the putter. Remember the club head of the putter will start on a square position as you make the back stroke the club head of the putter will slightly open and as you start with the forward stroke it will comeback to square position then it will slightly close.

[0027] FIG. 4 of the drawing of the present invention comprising of five different parts the 1 cross bar, 2a, b left and right side frames, and 3a, b left and right swing plane guide. It is essential for this devise to be broken down to five different parts for the reason of its portability so that it could be easily assemble for use and disassemble for storage. The present invention is made with PVC tube and various fittings that could be bought off the shelf. It could also be free molded with plastic for mass production to cut down the time of manufacturing. But the precise measurements of each part should be maintained for its effectiveness.

[0028] The devise could be easily assembled by using 2a and 2b the side frames connecting it with 1 the cross bar making sure that the side where the I thumbscrew is on the outside 1 the cross bar will serve as a guide for putting stroke. To use it for swing plane guide simply connect 3a and 3b the left and right swing plane guide on the outer side of the frame where I the thumbscrew is located, finger thigh both screw just enough so that it could be easily adjust for the proper swing plane of the golf club that is being used.

[0029] FIGS. 5 and 6 represent 1 the horizontal cross bar, 1 is made of a ¾×3′3″ PVC tube and A two each ½×1½″ PVC tube that are referred to in this present invention as inserts. A The insert will not fit in the ¾″ PVC tube so the end of inside of the ¾″ PVC tube has to be grind so that the insert could fit in the ¾″ PVC tube, ¾″ of the insert is to be inserted in to the ¾ PVC tube and glued together leaving ¾ of the insert so that it could be connected with the fittings. The entire process has to be done with all the ¾″ PVC tube that are involved in producing this device. The main reason for that is to produce a smooth edge without interruption.

[0030] FIG. 7 represent 3a and 3b the left and right swing plane guide and each are made of B a ½″×3′3″ PVC tube, C a ½″×6″ PVC tube, D a ½″ PVC L fitting and E a ½″ PVC cap. E and D will be connected at each end of B, and C will be connected at the other open end of D and should all be glued together.

[0031] FIGS. 8-12 represent 2a and 2b the left and right side frame and each are made of G three pcs. ¾″×7″ PVC tube, H two pcs. ¾″×3½″ PVC tube, F three pcs. ½″ PVC T fittings, D two pcs. ½″ PVC L fittings, E a {fraction (1/2)}″ PVC cap, A eleven pcs. ½″×1½″ PVC tube (insert) and I a ¼″×½″ metal or plastic thumbscrew. The same process as mentioned on FIG. 5 in connection with the ¾″ PVC tube and the ½″×1½″ PVC tube insert will apply on this section concerning the production of the side frame.

[0032] By referring to the drawing on FIGS. 8-12 every single pieces should be glued together making sure that it is all connected at a 90-degree angle and all square and parallel with each other. The I thumbscrew should be positioned at the outside of each side frames by drilling a ¼″ hole and treaded at a 45-degree angle ⅝″ from the outside edge of the fitting. FIGS. 10-12 are the exploded partial side view of 2a and 2b the left and right side frames it shows the exact location of each insert. The insert should all be connected with G and H first by using the same process mentioned on FIG. 5 once all of these are done, start by building the top and bottom part of 2a and 2b making sure that it is in the same manner as it shown on FIGS. 10-12 parallel with each other, once it is done connect the top and bottom using H making sure that everything is all parallel with each other and glued together.