Title:
Golf wagering scorecard background of the invention
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A scorecard for use in connection with a golf wagering game is disclosed. The scorecard has a base with indicators for each of the holes printed thereon. In addition, a series of rotating dials are attached to the scorecard for keeping track of the wagering for each hole.



Inventors:
Fish, Michael (Lakewood, NJ, US)
Application Number:
11/821284
Publication Date:
12/25/2008
Filing Date:
06/21/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B57/00
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Primary Examiner:
COURSON, TANIA C
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Arthur M. Peslak (Freehold, NJ, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A scorecard for use in conjunction with a wagering game played during a game of golf comprising: a. A base printed with a plurality of identification means to identify the plurality of holes played during the golf game; b. A plurality of first indicators attached to the base to identify a player's betting order on a particular hole; c. A plurality of second indicators attached to the base to identify an amount of money wagered by the player on a hole during the golf game, and; d. A plurality of third indicators attached to the plurality of second indicators to identify whether the player won or lost money during the hole during the golf game.

2. The scorecard of claim 1 wherein the plurality of first indicators comprises a dial attached to the base within the identification means for each of the plurality of holes played during the golf game where the dial rotates relative to the base.

3. The scorecard of claim 1 wherein each of the plurality of second indicators comprise two dials attached to the base within the identification means for each of the plurality of holes played during the golf game wherein both dials rotate relative to the base and each comprise a slot for indicating the amount of money wagered by the players.

4. The scorecard of claim 3 wherein the plurality of third indicators comprises a colored transparent slider slidingly attached over the slots on the dials.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is directed to the field of scorecards used for golf. In particular, the present invention is directed for use in connection with keeping score for a wagering game played during a round of golf.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A scorecard for use in conjunction with a wagering game played during a game of golf comprising a base printed with a plurality of identification means to identify the plurality of holes played during the golf game, a plurality of first indicators attached to the base to identify a player's betting order on a particular hole, a plurality of second indicators attached to the base to identify an amount of money wagered by the player on a hole during the golf game, and a plurality of third indicators attached to the plurality of second indicators to identify whether the player won or lost money during the hole during the golf game.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view of an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a back view of an embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention will now be described in connection with the presently preferred embodiment thereof as set forth in the drawings. Those of ordinary skill in the art will recognize that many obvious modifications may be made thereto without departing from the spirit or scope of the present invention.

The scorecard 10 of the present invention is illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2. The scorecard 10 comprises a base 11 made of durable plastic. The front of the scorecard 10 is illustrated in FIG. 1 and provides scoring for holes 1 to 9 of the golf course. The rear of the scorecard 10 is illustrated in FIG. 2 and provides scoring for holes 10 to 18 of the golf course. Each of the golf course holes are set forth in a separate box printed on the base 11.

Each of the boxes on the scorecard contains a small dial 12 that can rotate relative to the base 11. The small dial 12 is connected to the base 11 by means of a small post 13. The small dial 12 further comprises a slot 14 and a plurality of serrations 21. Under the small dial 12, the numerals 1 to 4 are printed on the base 11. The dial 12 is rotated over the numerals by the player to indicate what betting position that person occupies in the foursome.

Each hole on the scorecard contains two large dials 16 and 18. The dials 16 and 18 each comprises a plurality of serrations 20 on their respective outer circumferences. The serrations 20 are used to prevent unwanted rotation of the large dials 16 and 18 by engaging the serrations into a semi-rigid flapper inside the card. Under the dials 16 and 18, the numerals 0 to 9 are printed on the base 11. The dials 16 and 18 also each comprise a slot 22 and a red transparent plastic cover 24 slidingly mounted over the slot 24.

The scorecard 10 is adapted for use with a particular type of wagering game referred to as Texas Hold 'Em Golf. This wagering game is described below. An “ante” is put up by the players and put into the “pot.” Each player in the foursome hits their first shot. Before leaving the tee and seeing the lie of each players ball, the players decide what to bet based upon their shot. Each person would set the large dials 16 and 18 on their scorecard 10 to reflect the amount they have bet into the “pot.” Each player may check, bet, call or fold as in the game of Poker. The small dial 12 is set to indicate the player's betting order in the foursome on the particular hole. The players then each hit their second shot. At that point, flop betting can occur before the players proceed to their balls with whoever is “under the gun” having the first chance to check or bet. As this occurs, the players record their bet by rotating the large dials 16 and 18 over the appropriate number. This continues until the “pot” is won by the lowest scorer of the hole. At the end of a hole, if the player has lost, the red transparent slider 24 is put in place over the number under the slot 22 to indicate that the player lost the amount of money he put in the pot. If the player won money on the hole, the red transparent slider 24 is retracted to indicate the amount of money won by the player. The amount a player won is equal to the sum of all the losses of the other players. Each numeral on the base 11 under the large dials 16 and 18 represents some multiple of the dollar amount for the bet. For example, the numerals can represent actual dollars or multiples such as 5 or 10 times the numeral on the scorecard 10. At the end of the game, each player could add up the dollar value for each hole to determine who owes what.

Those of ordinary skill in the art will recognize this device represents an embodiment of the present invention and may obvious modifications may be made thereto without departing from the spirit or scope of the present invention as set forth in the appended claims.