Title:
GOLF SOCKS
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention provides a golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes for swing practice or game of the golf wherein the golf socks makes it possible to sense a support point of the foot by using an elastic member for pressing the toes including at least great toe, and aids the golfer to grasp the axis by applying a force to the recognized point of the foot so that the center of the weight can be naturally moved at the time of golf swing.



Inventors:
Noh, Seung Gwon (Busan, KR)
Noh, Seung Taek (Busan, KR)
Application Number:
15/106261
Publication Date:
10/27/2016
Filing Date:
12/16/2014
Assignee:
GMADE CO., LTD (Busan, KR)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41B11/00
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Primary Examiner:
MUROMOTO JR, ROBERT H
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
AMPACC Law Group, PLLC (Mountlake Terrace, WA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes comprising a great toe reception section into which a great toe is inserted, wherein a first elastic member for pressing the great toe is formed at the great toe reception section along a longitudinal direction of the great toe reception section to press the great toe.

2. The golf socks of claim 1 further comprising a first toe reception section into which a first toe is inserted, wherein a second elastic member for pressing the first toe is formed at the first toe reception section along a longitudinal direction of the first toe reception section.

3. The golf socks of claim 2, wherein the great toe reception section and the first toe reception section respectively further comprise a third elastic member for pressing the great toe and a fourth elastic member for pressing the first toe which surround, in a ring shape, protruding portions positioned between an ungual phalanx and a middle phalanx of the great toe and the first toe and press.

4. The golf socks of claim 3, wherein the first, second, third and fourth elastic members are elastic material using a silicon or rubber raw material.

5. A golf socks comprising a great toe reception section into which a great toe is inserted, wherein a silicon member having a pattern of a predetermined shape is coated at an upper part of an inner portion of the great toe reception section or at a lower part of an inner portion of the great toe reception section to press the great toe.

6. The golf socks of claim 5, wherein the silicon members have a shape of half moon or band and are arranged to be spaced with a predetermined spacing.

7. The golf socks of claim 5, wherein the silicon members are arranged to be spaced with a predetermined spacing in a band shape, and one side ends of the bands are integrally connected.

8. The golf socks of claim 5, wherein the silicon members may have a hollow circular or polygonal shape.

9. The golf socks of claim 5, wherein the silicon members may have a hollow circular shape or polygonal shape, and the hollow circular or polygonal shape may be formed with a band crossing the hollow.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present invention is a U.S. National Stage of PCT/KR2014/012424, filed Dec. 16, 2014, which claims the priority of Korean patent application Nos. 20-2013-0010539 filed on Dec. 18, 2013, and 20-2014-0007206 filed on Oct. 2, 2014, which are incorporated herein by reference.

BACKGROUND

(a) Technical Field

The present invention relates to a golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes for swing practice or game of the golf, and more particularly, it relates to a golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes to make it possible to sense a support point of the foot by using an elastic member for pressing the toes including at least great toe.

(b) Background Art

The golf is a sport in which one or several men push balls into holes on a golf course by hitting the balls with clubs. It is one of ball games and many men internationally enjoy it as a leisure and sport. Formally it is held at a sports ground having 9 holes or 18 holes, and the number of hitting until pushing the ball into one hole should be small, and there are a match play method in which a matching is carried out for each hole and a stroke play method in which the number of hitting spent in the entire course is counted. In addition, it is characterized in that the sports ground is not determined in its shape but has various shapes according to the designs and topography and requires a large area.

In particular, for the golfer to send the golf ball to an appropriate position and direction by using a golf club, it is most important to swing the head of the golf club along a right track.

Such poses of the swing can be specified into a stance for the golfer to determine the positions of both feet having an appropriate distance with the ball as a reference, an address for placing the golf club on the grass surface behind the ball and taking a pose appropriate for hitting the ball, a back swing for moving the golf club behind and lifting it, a down swing for pulling down the golf club to hit the ball in the back swing condition, an impact in which the head of the down swung golf club hits the ball, and a finish in which the swing is finished while the golf club continuously pushes the ball according to the inertia after the hitting of the ball.

This golf can be said to be a circular movement with the lower body as a center and the rigidity of the lower body is very important in the swing.

In particular, in view point of the carry distance and the power, for the golfer (a man mainly using the right hand is referred to as the right handed and a man mainly using the left hand is referred to as the left-handed golfer, and here the right-handed golfer is taken as a reference), the impact with which the club head and the golf ball make a right angle without falling of the axis of the left foot is one of the very important elements.

In particular, for the golfer to firmly maintain the left foot axis at the very important impact of the swing, the center of weight which was moved to the right foot shall be naturally moved to the left foot from the time of start of the down swing. For the center of weight to move naturally from the right to left, it is required to firmly support the left foot, and if the force is applied to the left great toe or the first toe, then the axis for making a strong impact is grasped.

It is necessary for the golfer to apply a force to the left toe to firmly support the left foot, and a method of sensing consciously or unconsciously so as to apply a force to the left toe at the time of down swing is required for the golfer.

Various prior art technologies have been mentioned and Registered no. 10-1021065 titled “Golf socks” and Registered no. 10-1102167 titled “Golf socks” have been disclosed.

However, the prior art technologies have not disclosed inventions as to methods which aids the golfer to apply a strong force to the left great toe or the first toe at the time when the center of weight which was moved to the right foot is naturally moved to the left foot from the time of start of the down swing or in which the golfer recognizes it.

SUMMARY OF THE DISCLOSURE

Therefore, the purpose of the present invention is to provide a golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes for swing practice or game of the golf wherein the golf socks makes it possible to sense a support point of the foot by using an elastic member for pressing the toes including at least great toe, and aids the golfer to grasp the axis by applying a force to the recognized point of the foot so that the center of the weight can be naturally moved at the time of golf swing.

The present invention is a golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes comprising a great toe reception section into which a great toe is inserted, wherein a first elastic member for pressing the great toe is formed at the great toe reception section along a longitudinal direction of the great toe reception section.

In addition, the golf socks further comprises a first toe reception section into which a first toe is inserted, wherein a second elastic member for pressing the first toe is formed at the first toe reception section along a longitudinal direction of the first toe reception section.

In addition, the great toe reception section and the first toe reception section respectively further comprise a third elastic member for pressing the great toe and a fourth elastic member for pressing the first toe which surround, in a ring shape, protruding portions positioned between an ungual phalanx and a middle phalanx of the great toe and the first toe and press.

In addition, the first, second, third and fourth elastic members are elastic material using a silicon or rubber raw material.

In addition, another embodiment of the present invention is a golf socks comprising a great toe reception section into which a great toe is inserted, wherein a silicon member having a pattern of a predetermined shape is coated at an upper part of an inner portion of the great toe reception section or at a lower part of an inner portion of the great toe reception section to press the great toe.

Effect of the Present Invention

The golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes according to an embodiment of the present invention makes the golfer to recognize the point of the foot so that the center of the weight can be naturally moved at the time of golf swing.

Whereby, the golf socks of the present invention makes the golfer to sense a pressed toe by pressing the toe corresponding to the point of the foot, aids a firm axis to be grasped by applying a strong force to the sensed toe, and maintains a stable pose with the foot of the toe to which the force is applied as an axis, and in particular, since it is required to fix the pose with the right toe as a center at the time of back swing, when wearing the socks according to the present invention, it makes the golfer to swing with the firm back swing and the strong impact.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes according to an embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 2 is an expanded view of A portion of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of golf socks which can improve golf power according to an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is an expanded view showing a first embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is an expanded view showing a second embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3.

FIG. 6 is an expanded view showing a third embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3.

FIG. 7 is an expanded view showing a fourth embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3.

FIG. 8 is an expanded view showing a fifth embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3

FIG. 9 is an expanded view showing a sixth embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3.

FIG. 10 is an expanded view showing a seventh embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The present inventor has it in his mind that for the golfer (a man mainly using the right hand is referred to as the right handed and a man mainly using the left hand is referred to as the left-handed, and here the right-handed golfer is taken as a reference), the impact with which the club head and the golf ball make a right angle without falling of the axis of the left foot is one of the very important elements.

In particular, for the golfer, to firmly maintain the left foot axis, the center of weight which was moved to the right foot should be naturally moved to the left foot from the time of start of the down swing. For the center of weight to move naturally from the right to left, it suffices to firmly support the left foot, and if the force is applied to the left great toe or the first toe, then the axis for making a strong impact is grasped.

While the center of weight is naturally moved from the back swing to the down swing, it is necessary for the golfer to apply a force to the right toe to fix the pose with the right foot as the center at the time of back swing, and it is necessary for the golfer to apply a strong force to the left toe to firmly support the left foot at the time of down swing, and therefore, the present invention suggests a method of sensing consciously or unconsciously so as to apply a force to the right toe or the left toe.

Below, golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail referring to the accompanying drawings, and same name or same reference number will be assigned to constitutional elements performing same function.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes according to an embodiment of the present invention.

As shown in FIG. 1, golf socks 100 applied with an elastic member for pressing toes according to an embodiment of the present invention has a great toe reception section 10 into which a great toe is inserted, and a first elastic member for pressing the great toe is formed at the great toe reception section 10 along a longitudinal direction of the great toe reception section 10.

In addition, the golf socks 100 further has a first toe reception section 11 into which a first toe is inserted, and a second elastic member 22 for pressing the first toe is formed at the first toe reception section 11 along a longitudinal direction of the first toe reception section 11.

In addition, for an elastic member 20 is used a member which is an elastic material using a silicon or rubber raw material and an oppressive feeling of which can be easily felt by the golfer.

The golfer can sense, through a feeling of pressure of this elastic member 20, at which point the golfer shall apply a force at the time of swing of the golf, and the golfer can apply the force to a point of the toe where the feeling can be felt at the time of down swing, so that a center of weight can be naturally moved and it gives help in maintaining a stable pose.

FIG. 2 is an expanded view of A portion of FIG. 1.

As shown in FIG. 2, the great toe reception section 10 and the first toe reception section 11 respectively further have a third elastic member 23 for pressing the great toe and a fourth elastic member 24 for pressing the first toe which surround, in a ring shape, protruding portions positioned between an ungual phalanx and a middle phalanx of the great toe and the first toe and press.

The first elastic member 21 and the second elastic member 22 wrap toe circumference in a ring shape, and a rubber thread or an elastic thread which apply a pressure like a rubber is embedded in a zig-zag shape in a core of the elastic member, and the elastic members have predetermined elastic force.

That is, the first elastic member 21 and the second elastic member 22 may be one which is knitted with the rubber thread or the elastic thread which has a predetermined pressing force like an elastic band used at ankle of socks.

In addition, the third elastic member 23 and the fourth elastic member 24 are provided at a sheath of the first elastic member 21 and the second elastic member 22 and form a ring along a circumference, and have a narrower width and give a stronger pressure than the first elastic member 21 and the second elastic member 22.

In particular, the third elastic member 23 and the fourth elastic member 24 can use one which has a rubber core at its center and has a ring shape made of an elastic string or a rubber string coated with a sheath which is knitted with a natural fiber, chemical fiber or metal fiber.

In the meantime, the toe reception section into which the toe is inserted has an elastic member which presses the toe of the golfer, and the toe with which the golfer wants to feel can be selectively the great toe, first toe, middle toe, third toe and little toe.

That is, the golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes of the present invention can constitute a toe reception section by extendedly applying to the first toe to the little toe including at least the great toe.

In addition, according to a case, a toe reception section can be formed which has an elastic member which only presses the great toe in consideration of the production cost.

That is, in the golf socks applied with an elastic member for pressing toes according to another embodiment of the present invention, the toe reception section into which the toe is inserted can include the toe reception section into which at least the great toe is inserted.

In addition, the technology of providing an elastic member for pressing the toe at the toe reception section into which the toe is inserted can be applied to normal socks (that is, dumb socks) or toe socks.

Next, another embodiment of the present invention will be described referring to FIG. 3.

In case of the embodiment described in FIGS. 1 to 3, since the manufacturing process is complicated and may have economical problem, below is given a description of the golf socks which can lower the manufacturing cost and cab be manufactured by simplifying the production process.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of golf socks which can improve golf power according to an embodiment of the present invention.

As shown in FIG. 3, golf socks 100 which can improve golf power according to an embodiment of the present invention has the toe reception section 10 into which toe is inserted, and a silicon member 20 having a pattern of a predetermined shape can be coated at an upper part of an inner portion of the toe reception section 10 or at a lower part of an inner portion of the toe reception section 10 to press the toe.

In more detail, golf socks 100 which can improve golf power according to an embodiment of the present invention is golf socks which has the great toe reception section 11 into which the great toe is inserted, and a first silicon member 21 having a pattern of a predetermined shape can be coated at an upper part of an inner portion of the great toe reception section 11 or at a lower part of an inner portion of the great toe reception section 11 to press the great toe.

In addition, according to the necessity, golf socks further has a first toe reception section 12 into which a first toe is inserted, and a second silicon member 22 having a pattern of a predetermined shape can be coated at an upper part of an inner portion of the first toe reception section 12 or at a lower part of an inner portion of the first toe reception section 12 to press the first toe.

In addition, for the silicon member 20 is used a member which is an elastic material using silicon and an oppressive feeling of which can be easily felt by the golfer.

In particular, using the silicon member has advantages not only that the golfer can sense, through a feeling of pressure of this elastic member 20, at which point the golfer shall apply a force at the time of swing of the golf, and the golfer can apply the force to a point of the toe where the feeling can be felt at the time of down swing, so that a center of weight can be naturally moved and it gives help in maintaining a stable pose, but also that since the silicon member 20 is used, the manufacturing is easier than the manufacture with the material such as the rubber and the production process can be simplified. In addition, since the shape can be easily transformed, it can give appearance esthetic sense.

FIG. 4 is an expanded view showing a first embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3, FIG. 5 is an expanded view showing a second embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3, FIG. 6 is an expanded view showing a third embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3, FIG. 7 is an expanded view showing a fourth embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3, FIG. 8 is an expanded view showing a fifth embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3, FIG. 9 is an expanded view showing a sixth embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3, FIG. 10 is an expanded view showing a seventh embodiment of A portion of FIG. 3.

As shown in FIGS. 4 to 6, golf socks according to the first to third embodiments of the present invention has silicon members 21, 22 of a variety of shapes, and the silicon members have a shape of half moon or band and can be arranged to be spaced with a predetermined spacing.

In particular, the reason why the silicon members 20 are spaced with a predetermined spacing is to coat the silicon uniformly.

As shown in FIG. 7, in golf socks according to the fourth embodiment of the present invention, the silicon members 21, 22 are arranged with a predetermined spacing in a band shape, however, one side ends of the bands can be integrally connected.

As shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, in golf socks according to the fifth and sixth embodiments of the present invention, the silicon members 21, 22 may have a hollow circular or polygonal shape.

As shown in FIG. 10, in golf socks according to the seventh embodiments of the present invention, the silicon members 21, 22 may have a hollow circular shape or a polygonal shape, however, the hollow circular or polygonal shape may be formed with a band crossing the hollow.

As a reference, the constitutional elements of the golf socks shown in FIGS. 4 to 10 are no more than one embodiment of the present invention, and the technical thoughts of the present invention shall be interpreted to be applicable to all golf socks having a function of recognizing the pressing of the toe by using the silicon member which presses the toe described in the present invention even if the shape of the silicon member shown in FIGS. 4 to 10 is changed.

In addition, it is obvious that the silicon member can be embodied in various shapes other than the above described shapes. That is, in the golf socks according to the present invention, the silicon member can have various shapes.

In the meantime, the toe reception section 10 into which the toe is inserted has a silicon member 20 which presses the toe of the golfer, and the toe with which the golfer wants to feel can be selectively the great toe, first toe, middle toe, third toe and little toe.

That is, the golf socks which can improve the golf power according to the embodiments of the present invention can constitute a toe reception section 10 and the silicon member 20 capable of pressing the toe by extendedly applying to the first toe to the little toe including at least the great toe.

In addition, it is natural that a toe reception section can be formed which has a silicon member 21 which only presses the great toe.

In addition, the technology of providing an elastic member 20 for pressing the toe at the toe reception section 10 into which the toe is inserted can be applied to normal socks (that is, dumb socks) or toe socks.

As described above, since the golf socks applied with the elastic member for pressing toes according to the present invention uses the left foot or the right foot as an axis, the present invention is applicable to the left foot socks or the right foot socks, and according to the requirement by the golfer, the present invention is applicable to both the left foot and the right foot so as to construct a pair of golf socks.

For example, in case a right handed golfer back swings (in case of the left handed golfer, opposite thereof), since it is necessary to fix the pose with the right foot toe as the center, when wearing the socks according to the present invention, there is an advantage that a firm back swing is possible and therefore, an effect can be obtained that the swing can be performed with a strong impact.

It will be appreciated that the technical constitution of the present invention can be practiced by those skilled in the art to which the present invention belongs in other concrete form without changing the technical thoughts or essential characteristic of the present invention. Therefore, the embodiments described above should be understood to be exemplary in all respects but not to be definitive, and it should be interpreted that the scope of the present invention is presented by the claims of the present invention not by the above detailed description and all changes and transformed forms derived from the meanings and scope of the claims and the equivalent concept thereof are included in the scope of the present invention.





 
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