Title:
Golf practice putting aid
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This invention is a ⅝″ to ¾″ thick plastic or wood board which is hinged in the middle to fold up to 18″ by 11½″ for easy carrying, portability, and storage. Carrying is facilitated by a slot handle at each end. When laid out flat on the floor, the long edge facing the golfer contains three U-shaped “cup” openings which replicate the same diameter holes found on a golf course. The golfer putts the golf ball into one of the three cups to practice his or her putt. Because each cup opening is at a different angle, the golfer is forced to practice the direction of his or her stroke as well as the length of his or her stroke.



Inventors:
Hansen, Douglas Grant (Pleasant Hill, CA, US)
Application Number:
11/715782
Publication Date:
09/11/2008
Filing Date:
03/09/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B69/36
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Primary Examiner:
GRAHAM, MARK S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DOUGLAS HANSEN (PLEASANT HILL, CA, US)
Claims:
1. a. The invention is made mainly out of wood or plastic which is hinged in the center to fold up to half size, making it more convenient to carry and store. b. The invention is made mainly out of wood or plastic which is sufficiently hard to make the ball bounce out for improving distance control. c. The circular indentations (cup openings) are angled to accept golf balls from one origination point so that the golfer does not have to physically move his body significantly to another location for his or her next putt.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Not applicable.

STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT

Not applicable.

REFERENCE TO A “SEQUENCE LISTING”

Not applicable.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

It is often difficult and time consuming for golfers to go to a golf course or putting green to practice their putting stroke.

This invention eliminates those problems because it is a portable device that can be put on the floor of a home or office that enables the golfer to practice his or her putting stroke indoors. In addition, this invention helps the golfer by facilitating his or her ability to improve their directional and distance control.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This invention is a ⅝″ to ¾″ thick plastic or wood board which is hinged in the middle to fold up to 18″ by 11½″ for easy carrying, portability, and storage.

Carrying is facilitated by a slot handle at each end. When laid out flat on the floor, the long edge facing the golfer contains three U-shaped “cup” openings which replicate the same diameter holes found on a golf course. The golfer putts the golf ball into one of the three cups to practice his or her putt. Because each cup opening is at a different angle, the golfer is forced to practice the direction of his or her stroke as well as the length of his or her stroke.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1—View of the top of the invention, as seen by the golfer when ready for use.

FIG. 2—View of the front edge of the invention facing the golfer when ready for use.

FIG. 3—View of the top of the invention, as seen by the golfer when ready for use, with measurements.

FIG. 4—View of the front edge of the invention facing the golfer when ready for use, with measurements.

FIG. 5—Perspective view of the top of the invention, as seen by the golfer when ready for use.

FIG. 6—Perspective view of the invention showing how it can be folded for carrying, portability, and storage.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

This invention is a ⅝″ to ¾″ thick plastic or wood board which is hinged in the middle to fold up to 18″ by 11½″ for easy carrying, portability, and storage. Carrying is facilitated by a slot handle at each end. When laid out flat on the floor, the long edge facing the golfer contains three U-shaped “cup” openings which replicate the same diameter holes found on a golf course. The golfer putts the golf ball into one of the three cups to practice his or her putting. Because each cup opening is at a different angle, the golfer is forced to practice the direction of his or her stroke as well as the length of his or her stroke.





 
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