Title:
Golf putter arrangement
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A golf club putter head having a plurality of markings on the upper surface thereof and the plurality of markings comprising a half circle aligned with a spaced apart full circle, a first straight line parallel to the ball striking face and a second straight line along a diameter of the full circle and extending through the half circle to intersect the first straight line at a point above the sweet spot of the ball striking face.



Inventors:
Yamamoto, Jiro (Torrance, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/888556
Publication Date:
03/17/2005
Filing Date:
07/08/2004
Assignee:
YAMAMOTO JIRO
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
473/251
International Classes:
A63B53/04; (IPC1-7): A63B69/36
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Primary Examiner:
PASSANITI, SEBASTIANO
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DON B. FINKELSTEIN, ESQ. (TORRANCE, CA, US)
Claims:
1. A golf club putter head comprising, in combination: a golf ball striking face; a top surface above said golf club putter striking face; a plurality of markings on said top surface and said plurality of markings comprising: a first half circle adjacent a top edge portion of said golf ball striking face; a second full circle spaced from said first half circle; a first straight line along a diameter of said first half circle and parallel to said ball striking face; and, a second straight line marking perpendicular to said firs straight line marking and aligned with a diameter of said second full circle and intersecting said fir straight line marking to form a “T” configuration therewith.

2. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said golf ball striking face has a sweet spot; said intersection of said first straight line marking and said second straight line marking is positioned above said sweet spot.

3. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said first half circle has a diameter substantially the same as the diameter of a standard golf ball.

4. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said second full circle has a diameter substantially the same as the diameter of a standard golf ball.

5. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said first half circle has a diameter less than the diameter of a standard golf ball.

6. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said first half circle has a diameter greater than the diameter of a standard golf ball.

7. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said second full circle has a diameter greater than the diameter of a standard golf ball.

8. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said first half circle has a diameter substantially the same as the diameter of a standard golf ball; and, said second full circle has a diameter substantially the same as the diameter of a standard golf ball.

9. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said first half circle has a diameter less than the diameter of a standard golf ball; and, said second full circle has a diameter substantially the same as the diameter of a standard golf ball.

10. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said first half circle has a diameter greater than the diameter of a standard golf ball; and, said second full circle has a diameter substantially the same as the diameter of a standard golf ball.

11. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said first half circle has a diameter greater than the diameter of a standard golf ball; and, said second full circle has a diameter less than the diameter of a standard golf ball.

12. The arrangement defined in claim 1 wherein: said first half circle has a diameter less than the diameter of a standard golf ball; and, said second full circle has a diameter less than the diameter of a standard golf ball.

13. The arrangement defined in claim 1 and further comprising: walls defining a cavity adjacent to said golf ball striking face.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates to the golf game art and more particularly to an improved golf club putter.

2. Description of the Prior Art

In the sporting game of golf one of the types of strokes requiring great hand to eye coordination and concentration while making the stroke is the putting stroke. Many, many putters have heretofore been utilized in an attempt to increase the accuracy of the putting of the golf ball. However, there has not hereto fore been a putter that allows for greater concentration and accuracy of the putting stroke while still being an allowable golf club.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The golf club putter head of the present invention is designed to provide a more accurate golf putting stroke. This is achieved, according to a preferred embodiment thereof by placing certain markings on the top of the putter head and having the markings in a particular relationship to the putter face used to strike the golf ball. The markings on the top of the putter may include the representation of a half circle, which may be larger or smaller than the diameter of the golf ball and a full circle spaced toward the rear of the putter head from the half circle and which may be larger or smaller than the diameter of a golf ball. A first line may be marked on the top of the putter head along the top edge of the putting face and along the diameter of the half circle marking. A second line may be marked on the top of the putter head perpendicular to the first line and along a diameter of the full circle marking and bisecting the first line. The intersection of the first line and the second line may be centered above the “sweet spot” of the putting face. The first and second lines are in the form of a “T”.

In use, the alignment of the half and full circle markings and the first and second lines allow the eyes of the person using the putter to stroke the golf ball at the sweet spot for a mor accurate putting stroke.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

The above and other objects of the present invention my be more fully understood from the following detailed description taken together with the accompanying drawing wherein similar reference characters refer to similar elements throughout and in which:

FIGS. 1 to 4 illustrate a preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a partial sectional view thereof;

FIGS. 6, 7 and 8 illustrate the use of the golf club putter in striking a golf ball.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring now to the drawing, there is illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 4 a preferred embodiment of a golf club putter head 1 according to the principles of the present invention. As shown thereon, the golf club putter head 1 has a striking face 2 which is the face utilized to strike a golf ball as described below and a top face 1a. The golf club putter head 1 has a rounded portion 7 at the rear thereof and has the side curved surfaces 6. The bottom surface of the golf club putter head 1 is generally flat as shown in FIG. 3. The golf club putter head 1 may have a rosin face insert 3 upon which may be marked the “sweet spot” 12. A shaft hold fast 5 is provided to which a golf club shaft 9 not shown) may be attached.

A plurality of preselected markings are placed on the top surface 1a of the golf club putter head 1 and the markings are in a predetermined relationship to the putter face insert 3 and the sweet spot 12. The preselected markings may comprise a first half circle 13 and a second full circle 15 spaced from the first half circle 13 by the distance “L”. The diameter of the first half circle 13 may be the same as the standard golf ball or it may be greater or less than the diameter of the standard golf ball. The second full circle 15 may be the same as the standard golf ball or it may be greater or less than the diameter of the standard golf ball. the first half circle and second full circle may be engraved into the surface 1a of the golf club putter head 1 or it may be otherwise marked thereon by any desired marking indicia.

A first straight line marking 9 is provided on the top surface 1a at the edge of the striking face 2 parallel to the face 2 and along a diameter of the first half circle 13. A second line marking 10 is provided along a diameter of the second full circle marking and perpendicular to the first line marking 9 and extends to the intersection 11 with the first line marking 9 to form a “T” configuration. The intersection 11 of the first line marking 9 and the second line marking 10 is centered above the sweet spot 12 on the insert 3 of the striking face 2.

The golf club putter head 1 may be fabricated from metal, such as aluminum, steel, titanium or the, like and may, if desired be a forging. As shown in FIG. 5 to the rear of the insert 3 and putter face 2 there may be provided a hollow portion 4. the hollow portion 4 may be filled with additional material to provide the desired weight of the golf club putter head 1 as well as to provide the desired balance of the golf club putter head 1.

Referring now to FIG. 6, there is illustrated the use of the golf club putter head 1 in striking a golf ball 14. As shown thereon, the first half circle 13 and second full circle 15 aid the eyes of the person using a putter with th golf club putter head 1 in aligning the golf ball 14 and the first half circle 13 and second full circle 15. The “T” shaped marking 8 of the golf club putter head 1 aids the eyes of the of the person using a putter with the golf club putter head 1 to move the golf club putter head 1 in the correct direction toward the pin (not shown) to which the golf ball 14 is to be directed.

Referring now to FIGS. 7 and 8, there is illustrated the operation of the golf club putter head 1 of the present invention in striking a golf ball 14 on a surface (not shown) which is not level. In such a condition, the first half circle and the second full circle 15 will appear as slightly oval to the person using the golf club putter head 1 of the present invention. Such an appearance aids the person in judging the correct direction to strike the golf ball 14 taking into account the non level surface.

While particular embodiments and applications of the present invention have been above described an illustrated, the present invention is not limited to the precise construction and arrangements disclosed. Those persons knowledgeable in the art may conceive of certain modifications, changes and variations in the detailed embodiments disclosed above as illustrative, to suit particular circumstances or products to be formed. The invention is therefore not intended to be limited to the preferred embodiments depicted, but only by the scope of the appended claims and the reasonably equivalent apparatus and methods to those defined therein.