Title:
GOLF DIVOT FIXER ATTACHMENT
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A golf divot fixer having tines integrally molded to a hollowed cyndrical base contoured to slide snugly onto the end of a golf club shaft, said base having an expandable side clip and one flattened interior side for alignment with flat side of golf club shaft.



Inventors:
Laux, William L. (Hawthorne, NJ, US)
Comey, John A. (Cedar Grove, NJ, US)
Application Number:
10/225072
Publication Date:
02/26/2004
Filing Date:
08/21/2002
Assignee:
LAUX WILLIAM L.
COMEY JOHN A.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B57/00; (IPC1-7): A63B57/00
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Primary Examiner:
BLAU, STEPHEN LUTHER
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Paul Gauer, Attorney (Bloomfield, NJ, US)
Claims:

This inventor claims:



1. A divot fixer having One or more tines connected to a hollowed cyndrical base contoured to snugly slide onto a golf club shaft (not claimed)

2. The divot fixer of claim 1 having One flat interior side in the cylindrical base.

3. The divot fixer of claim 1 or 2 having an expandable clip along one side of the cylindrical base.

Description:
[0001] This invention relates to golf accessories, more particularly to a golf club divot fixer attachment.

BACKGROUND

[0002] Golfers often cause grass or turf irregularities (divots) when swinging their clubs or when their ball lands. Golfers are expected to repair these divots afterward and have used varying devices for this purpose.

[0003] In 1989 Rango obtained U.S. Pat. No. 4,799,684 for a golf putter with a hollow handle containing a removable divot-mending device.

[0004] In 1992, Strahan in U.S. Pat. No. 5,143,371 described a golfers aid with divot repair tool, which could be clipped to the golfer's belt.

[0005] Also, in 1992, Brown invented in U.S. Pat. No. 5,152,524 a golf accessory device for divot fixing with a lateral cross grip.

[0006] In 1996, Rusin described in U.S. Pat. No. 5,511,785 a golf club with a shaft recessed divot tool.

[0007] More recently in 2001 Tate patented U.S. Pat. No. 6,176,792 B1 for a golf divot repair tool with embedded magnet.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0008] This divot fixer device differs from all the prior art because it is designed for slidable attachment to the exterior of the shaft of a golf club for convenient storage. This location also makes it possible for the golfer to reverse the direction of the golf club and utilize it as a handle/lever for fixing the divot without bending over. The device itself consists of tines attached to a hollowed cylindrical base contoured to slide snugly onto the end of a golf club shaft. Preferably, the hollowed cylindrical base will have a side clip for ease of sliding the device onto the golf club handle and one flat interior side to aid proper alignment.

DRAWINGS

[0009] FIG. 1 Perspective view

[0010] FIG. 2 Device in use on a golf club

[0011] FIG. 3 Side view of device in use on a golf club

[0012] FIG. 4 Alternative mounting rotated 90 degrees left

PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0013] FIG. 1. shows one or more tines (1) integrally molded to a hollowed cyndrical base (2) with expandable side clip (3). Cyndrical base (2) has one flattened interior wall (4).

[0014] FIG. 2. shows one or more tines (1) integrally molded to a hollowed cyndrical base (2) with expandable side clip (3). The device is shown in actual use attached to a golf club (5) (not claimed).

[0015] FIG. 3. is a closer look at the device attached to the shaft of golf club (5) (not claimed). The device itself has tines (1) attached to a hollowed cyndrical base (2) with open clip (3) on far side. Flattened interior wall (4) (not visible) lies against the flat front of a golf club (5) (not claimed).

[0016] FIG. 4. depicts one or more tires (1) integrally molded to hollowed cylindrical base (2) with expandable side clip (3) and flattened interior wall (4) aligned snugly against the flat front of golf club (5) (not claimed).





 
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