Golf Club Patents (Class 211/70.2)
  • Patent number: 10369438
    Abstract: A shaft holding device comprises a body that has a top and a bottom and a central axis extending between the top and the bottom. A length of the body measured along the central axis is larger than a largest dimension measured perpendicular to the central axis. A plurality of slots is formed by the body and each is configured to releasably secure a shaft therein. Each of the plurality of slots has an axis spaced from and generally parallel with the central axis. Each of the plurality of slots is open along a side of the body and, for each cross section along the length of the body taken about a plane perpendicular to the central axis, each inner circumferential width of an opening of each of the plurality of slots is smaller than a diameter of each of the plurality of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DESIGNLYNX PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. Orme, Jeremy M. Fallis, Jr., Michael A. Koether, Daniel Shanahan, Nicholas J. Nawa
  • Patent number: 10220280
    Abstract: A user-friendly golf club head cover system adapted for full operation while never leaving its spot in the golf bag. It allows access to the club via a simple downward physical movement of the incorporated tube. The club head cover portion remains open until the golf club is reinserted into the system. The club head cover has a partially connected top panel that is closed via a simple upward physical movement of the incorporated tube. An internal spring panel or solid body structural top panel with residual biases may assist the opening and closing of the top panel. A series of rods maintain the golf club head cover in the golf bag. A magnetic closure keeps the club head cover portion closed. The opening and closing may be facilitated by manual manipulation of the top panel alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jerry Alvin Corcoran
  • Patent number: 10139015
    Abstract: An apparatus for engaging a rod is defined to include a frame, at least one arm extending from the frame and a liner fitted within each arm. The frame is configured to be secured to a surface. The at least one arm includes a U-shaped channel having legs curved into a base of the channel, and further includes an overhang lip extending over each leg. The liner includes a U-shaped profile defined to have a pair of legs extending into a base of the liner, and further includes an outside edge of the liner is grooved to define a pair of opposing flanges extending from the liner and configured to frictionally engage the U-shaped channel. Wherein when the liner is installed in the channel the overhang lips extending over the legs of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Charles VanValkenburgh
  • Patent number: 10030812
    Abstract: A cargo carrier wall mount system including a base-frame and a cargo-hitch-receiver assembly. The base frame includes a perimeter, center-section, and at least two lateral-braces, with the center-section and at least two lateral-braces contained within and affixed to the perimeter. Each of the center-section, the perimeter, and the two-lateral braces include a front-side, a back-side and a thickness. Also, each of the perimeter, the two-lateral braces, and the center section also include a plurality of apertures to accept and receive wall-fasteners to affix the base-frame to a vertical surface. The base-frame includes a rubber-gasket between the back-side of the base-frame and the vertical surface configured to reduce wear upon the vertical surface during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: John Higgins
  • Patent number: 9969247
    Abstract: The golf cart canopy is adapted for use with a golf cart. The golf cart canopy is a non-fixed canopy that provides weather protection for passengers or items that are stored in the rear section of the golf cart. The golf cart canopy is retractable when weather protection is not desired. The golf cart canopy comprises a canopy, a first support, and a second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: John Houze, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9751546
    Abstract: A wheeled ladder caddy is provided. The caddy can transport one or more long and slender items thereon. The caddy has a base and a mount coupled to the base and extending away therefrom. The mount defines a cavity therein. The caddy may also include a securing mechanism coupled to the base, the securing mechanism including an engagement member and a fastener, wherein the fastener can transition between a first position and a second position to position the engagement member with respect to the base. The item may be placed in the caddy such that the cavity receives a part of the item and the securing mechanism receives a second part. The fastener can transition from the first position to the second position to translate the engagement member toward the base to retain the item between the engagement member and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Paul Spruth, Dan Allen
  • Patent number: 9409049
    Abstract: The push-up stand and dumbbell-supporting bracket is composed of an inverted ā€œVā€-shaped bracket that can support dumbbells on opposing side locations, and in which a handle is provided above and central to said bracket. Dumbbells of equal or differing weights may be supported on said bracket and lifted via said handle in order to conduct different arm-strengthening exercises. The dumbbell-supporting bracket may be further used as a push-up stand regardless of whether dumbbells are supported at said locations. The dumbbell-supporting bracket enables varying weighted or like weighted dumbbells to be supported in order to produce a varying overall weight without requiring multiple dumbbell sets of varying weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel C. Brunelo, Brian Hatcher
  • Patent number: 9381411
    Abstract: Embodiments of top loading headcovers and methods to manufacture top loading headcovers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of top loading headcovers may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Higdon, James D. Martell, Ryan J. Bruce
  • Patent number: 9302386
    Abstract: A support fixture that can be securely attached to a work implement such as floor mops, dust mops, push brushes, long handled paint rollers, shovels, garden rakes, leaf rakes, squeegees, long handled trowels, vacuum cleaner wands, walking sticks, long handled shears and other long handled tools, includes a mounting bracket and a standing leg. The standing leg is hingedly engaged into the mounting bracket. The support fixture is light in weight and substantially aids the work implement to stand alone uprightly and in a stable position when the work implement is not operational. When the work implement is operational, the standing leg may be adjustably flipped upwards to prevent any obstruction of the operations of the work implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Charles U Amanze
  • Patent number: 9132326
    Abstract: A system for providing loaner clubs to novice golfers includes a coding scheme for golf club holders, which can be provided at a golf range having targets, in order to facilitate play by people entirely new to the game of golf. In general, one innovative aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can include a golf club stand including holders for golf clubs of different types, and visual indicators associated with the holders for the golf clubs of different types, where the visual indicators correspond to targets of different distances within a golf range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Topgolf International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Caster, Steven Carl McCracken, Christopher Daniel Wagner, Mark Semsak, Neil John Allen
  • Patent number: 9038821
    Abstract: A golf caddie device is disclosed that is designed for carrying golf equipment. The golf caddie device comprises a support rod having a spike and an ergonomically shaped handle. The golf caddie device also comprises a ball holder, a first cylinder comprising up to five openings for retaining golf clubs, and a second cylinder comprising up to five openings for retaining golf club shafts. Golf clubs are inserted into the golf caddie device by inserting the shaft part of the golf club through one of the first cylinder openings and into one of the openings of the second cylinder, thus, retaining the golf clubs within the golf caddie device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Proulx
  • Publication number: 20150126295
    Abstract: A combined golf club cover and stand comprises a substantially rigid base and a cover portion configured to securely hold a head of a golf club against the substantially rigid base. The substantially rigid base includes a bottom platform, a first side wall, and an opposing second side wall with a bottom ledge that extends toward the first side wall, such that when the head of the golf club is held against the substantially rigid base, a toe end of the head is in contact with an interior surface of the first side wall, and a heel end of the head sits on the bottom ledge of the second side wall. The assembled golf club and combined golf club cover and stand is thus capable of standing upright, without any outside support, when the bottom platform is on a substantially flat underlying ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Yarmuth
  • Patent number: 8967395
    Abstract: A golf club shaft holder assembly includes an adjustable base clamp member suitable for mounting to a vertical support rod of the canopy of a golf car, the spine of a golf bag cart or a suitable vertical portion of a golf bag. A sling shot shape shaft holder is mounted on the adjustable base clamp member and provides a pair of spaced apart C-shape clip members positioned thereon, capable of retaining the shaft of a desired, frequently used golf club thereon. A pair of Y-shape shield members are mounted adjacent the distal ends of the cross member to protect the C-shape clamps. The entire assembly includes a new means for selectably releaseably mounting a frequently used or desired golf club in a position which is easily accessible to a golfer for ease of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Vance A. Lorenzana
  • Patent number: 8887908
    Abstract: One embodiment of a golf bag base that securely seats the multi-sized grip ends of golf clubs within a golf bag for storage. The base is located at the bottom interior of a golf bag and has upon it a plurality of shaped partitions. Each partition is wider at its bottom end and extends upwardly and inwardly at an angle to terminate at a narrower apex end. The partitions define volumes of space between each set of adjacent partitions that are sized for both narrow and wide diameter golf club grip ends. The surfaces of the partitions frictionally secure and release the grip ends of the golf clubs with a simple twist by the user. The apex end of each partition has a rigidly flexible deflecting tip that helps to guide a golf club grip end to an adjacent available empty space within the storage base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Sugarek, Alan Sugarek
  • Publication number: 20140309053
    Abstract: A golf club holder includes an elongate body having a first end and a second end. A ground engaging member is positioned at the first end, whereby the elongate body is supported in a ground surface in a substantially vertical orientation. A socket is provided for detachably securing a first end of at least one golf club spaced from the first end of the elongate body. A clamp is provided for detachably securing a second end of the at least one golf club spaced from the second end of the elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Darien Masse
  • Patent number: 8657128
    Abstract: An improved golf club holder having a base, tubular casings, and pins. The base has a plurality of openings. The tubular casings are attached to the underside of the base at each plurality of openings. A golfer can insert a golf club into an opening in the base and allow the club to move down through the shaft of the tubular casing until the butt of the golf club rests upon a pin. Resting upon a pin, the golf club will stand vertically in the tubular casing shaft. This golf club holder differs in that it is an immobile apparatus fixed at ground-level by compression of ground to a golf course. Therefore, a golfer will not need to purchase their own golf club holder, transport it to and from the cart, insert a sharp object into the ground, bend to utilize, or attach it to a golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew David Coyne, Michael Charles Landi
  • Patent number: 8584861
    Abstract: A display assembly, that is easily transported to a presentation site and can quickly and easily be converted from carrying mode to a free standing exhibit display of a plurality of golf club shafts. The display assembly comprises a canvas backdrop serving also as a carrying case. The backdrop having defined on an inner side a plurality of longitudinally friction fitted, aligned sleeves which hold and display a corresponding number of golf club shafts. By inserting three thin rods, which can be metal, wood or hard plastic such as polyurethane, into corresponding compartments and then pulling upward on a cloth handle, a free standing display is created. The supporting structure of the display is provided by a combination of the rods and the golf club shafts. Hook and loop straps wrap around and tightly contain the assembly when it is transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Brett C. Porath
  • Patent number: 8561794
    Abstract: Devices for securing a junior golf bag to a golf cart and methods of use thereof are shown. A golf bag insert device and a tilted golf bag securing device each provide junior golfers to have better access to their clubs (both visually and physically) without worries of their clubs or bag becoming dislodged from the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Fredy Mize
  • Patent number: 8449403
    Abstract: Provided is a golf club support on which a wooden club, etc. can be suspended in a desired direction while being prevented from falling or tumbling. The golf club support for supporting a golf club of which head portion has an R shape on a base end side has a columnar shape, has an opening 10 in the circumferential surface thereof, and has a guide portion 12 which is formed from the opening toward the inside. A first support member 16, a second support member 18, and a third support member 20 are formed on at least the top surface of the golf club support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Nikken Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masashi Mitsumoto
  • Patent number: 8439768
    Abstract: A golf tool comprises a body having an upper portion and a lower portion, an outwardly facing surface and an inwardly facing surface, at least first and second prongs depending from the body for repairing a golf ball pitch-mark, an s-shaped serpentine structure extending from the upper portion of the body, the serpentine structure having a first end connected with and generally in vertical alignment with the body and a second end connected to a multi-purpose holder, the second end being offset from the body, the serpentine structure having a segment opposite the body defining a clip for clipping the golf tool to a golf bag, the multi-purpose holder having a shaft holder which is generally U-shaped and vertical in orientation, the multi-purpose holder separated from the body by the s-shaped serpentine structure, a channel having an axis which is generally horizontal and transverse to the shaft holder, wherein the golf tool is capable of a first position clipped to the golf bag and a golf shaft held in vertical
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Sarmad Shah
  • Publication number: 20130048585
    Abstract: An improved golf club holder having a base, tubular casings, and pins. The base has a plurality of openings. The tubular casings are attached to the underside of the base at each plurality of openings. A golfer can insert a golf club into an opening in the base and allow the club to move down through the shaft of the tubular casing until the butt of the golf club rests upon a pin. Resting upon a pin, the golf club will stand vertically in the tubular casing shaft. This golf club holder differs in that it is a permanent structure to a golf course. Therefore, a golfer will not need to purchase their own golf club holder, transport it to and from the cart, insert a sharp object into the ground, bend to utilize, or attach it to a golf bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew David Coyne, Michael Charles Landi
  • Patent number: 8287399
    Abstract: A holder for holding a limited number of golf clubs, less than a full standard set of clubs, in an organized way. The holder may comprise three manually assembled snap fit components including two end plates and a central shaft which spans and connects the two end plates. Each end plate may be identical to the other, having a plurality of recesses located about its periphery, for receiving the shafts of golf clubs in releasable snap fit fashion. The end plates and their recesses are arranged so that the golf clubs are held parallel to one another and to the central shaft of the holder. The central shaft may be contoured to include finger grips for example, thereby serving as a handle for grasping the holder both alone and also with golf clubs retained thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: John LaCombe
  • Patent number: 8186507
    Abstract: A mechanism cooperable with the stand mechanism in a stand golf bag secures the clubs in position when the bag is not on the ground and releases the clubs when the bag is set on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Alan M. Kagen
  • Patent number: 8177077
    Abstract: A supporting device for exhibiting golf clubs enabling the easy dismounting and storing of the golf clubs from and onto the supporting device for exhibition when users actually dismount the golf clubs from the supporting device for exhibition, hold them within their hands, and perform a test swing. The supporting device includes a plurality of guide parts for hooking the heads of golf clubs thereto and hooking parts connecting respective guide parts to each other, wherein when the clubs are hooked to the guide parts, they are always arranged in a specified direction at all times. The guide parts are so formed that the inlets of guide parts supporting suspended shafts of the clubs are opened in the front direction so that the shafts of the clubs can be suspended therefrom are visible from the front direction of the supporting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Waikeiwai Inc.
    Inventors: Heihachiro Yamamoto, Hitoshi Nishi, Yasushi Aoki
  • Patent number: 8157089
    Abstract: A height adjustable top frame for a golf bag has a base, at least one locking rod mounted slidably through the base, a holding bracket mounted securely on an upper end of the at least one locking rod and a locking mechanism mounted between the base and the holding bracket and selectively engaging the at least one locking rod. Despite being different lengths, golf clubs can be supported by adjusting the holding bracket to allow heads of the golf clubs to rest on the holding bracket. The golf bag with the height adjustable top frame does not have to be lengthened and the golf clubs with different lengths are appropriately and stably mounted in the golf bag without colliding or damaging each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Kun-Lin Shiao
  • Patent number: 8066119
    Abstract: Auxiliary golf club holder with three tubular members attached to each other by two side mounted pivot members. A top plate and bottom plate are hinged together at their front edge. The bottom plate is attached to the central tubular member. A rigid finger extends downwardly from the top plate. A locking handle is pivotably mounted to the bottom plate in a spring biased fashion. When the handle is rotated down, an extension tip at the top of the handle pushes the top plate up causing the finger to be pulled in so that it can frictionally engage the side wall of a standard golf bag and hold the auxiliary golf club holder onto the outside of the bag. The three tubes can be splayed out by the user to form a stable tripod configuration. A standard golf club can be safely and cleanly stored in each tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Doman
  • Patent number: 8056736
    Abstract: A golf club holder and display adaptable to the desired configuration of the user. The display includes a support member and a cradle, with the cradle being adjustably removable relative to the support member. The support member may accept different numbers and types of cradles, and the user can select the cradles based on the desired display configuration. The golf club holder and display is also adaptable to supporting both right-handed and left-handed golf clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodrigo R. Dientsmann, David A. Forte, Walter R. Miranda
  • Publication number: 20110269564
    Abstract: A multifunctional sporting apparatus designed for golf practice and play featuring a novel integration of golf ball retrieval and transportation technology with a golf club and accoutrement portage device. A chamber capable of internally accepting, storing, and releasing a plurality of golf balls configured with a means of detachably securing a plurality of golf clubs and accoutrements. Its compact nature enables a golfing athlete to practice and play the game of golf in a more efficient and convenient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Kyle Mitchell, Gary Mizumoto, Dong Bok Yi
  • Publication number: 20110174751
    Abstract: A golf club holder and display adaptable to the desired configuration of the user. The display includes a support member and a cradle, with the cradle being adjustably removable relative to the support member. The support member may accept different numbers and types of cradles, and the user can select the cradles based on the desired display configuration. The golf club holder and display is also adaptable to supporting both right-handed and left-handed golf clubs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: CORMARK, INC.
    Inventors: Rodrigo R. Dientsmann, David A. Forte, Walter R. Miranda
  • Patent number: 7938278
    Abstract: A golf club holder and display adaptable to the desired configuration of the user. The display includes a support member and a cradle, with the cradle being adjustably removable relative to the support member. The support member may accept different numbers and types of cradles, and the user can select the cradles based on the desired display configuration. The golf club holder and display is also adaptable to supporting both right-handed and left-handed golf clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodrigo D. Dientsmann, David A. Forte, Walter R. Miranda
  • Patent number: 7896173
    Abstract: A supporting device for exhibiting golf clubs enabling the easy dismounting and storing of the golf clubs from and onto the supporting device. The supporting device includes hook member and a connection member. When the clubs are hooked to the hook members, the clubs are always arranged in a specified direction at all times, and the supporting device for exhibition can be minimized in size and manufactured at low cost. The hook members are configured to let a user hang the clubs from the user's side. Also, the connection parts between the heads and the shafts of the clubs can be observed from the user's side and so as to support the heads and the shafts so that, when the clubs are suspended from the hook members, the clubs do not come out of the opening parts of the hook members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Waikeiwai Inc.
    Inventors: Heihachiro Yamamoto, Hitoshi Nishi, Yasushi Aoki
  • Patent number: 7857150
    Abstract: A lightweight carrier for golf clubs adapted for substantially upright positioning on the ground when not being carried, including a hollow tubular support that duals as a golf ball holder, a handle affixed near the top of the tubular support or at some point along the tubular support, a club holder top affixed near the top of the tubular support or at some point along the tubular support, a club holder base affixed at or near the bottom of the tubular support, one or more pins extending substantially axially from the base adapted to penetrate into the ground and support the carrier in an upright position when not being carried, and a pin cover to cover the pins while the carrier is being carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Michael R. Young
  • Publication number: 20100300907
    Abstract: Auxiliary golf club holder with three tubular members attached to each other by two side mounted pivot members. A top plate and bottom plate are hinged together at their front edge. The bottom plate is attached to the central tubular member. A rigid finger extends downwardly from the top plate. A locking handle is pivotably mounted to the bottom plate in a spring biased fashion. When the handle is rotated down, an extension tip at the top of the handle pushes the top plate up causing the finger to be pulled in so that it can frictionally engage the side wall of a standard golf bag and hold the auxiliary golf club holder onto the outside of the bag. The three tubes can be splayed out by the user to form a stable tripod configuration. A standard golf club can be safely and cleanly stored in each tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Doman
  • Publication number: 20100051505
    Abstract: A fitting system cart is provided for golf club heads and shafts which have releasable connections between the golf club head and the shaft. The fitting system cart includes a base with a back panel, two side panels, and a top panel which all define an interior portion, a shaft container, and a set of golf club head cases. The fitting system cart may include two door panels connected to the base and movable between an open and closed position. The fitting system cart may include a set of cases for carrying golf club heads. The cases may have a bottom portion for holding golf club heads and a top portion connected to the bottom portion, wherein the top portion rotates between an open and a closed position. The shaft container may have a configuration wherein the shaft container is closed, and a configuration wherein the shaft container is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: James S. Thomas, Robert Lukasiewicz
  • Patent number: 7600729
    Abstract: A golf bag support is provided for supporting a golf bag in a golf cart. The golf bag support includes a bracket, first and second connectors, and an elongated arm. The elongated arm has a hook extending from a distal end of the elongated arm, and a transverse member extending from a proximal end of the elongated arm. The transverse member is rotatably supported by the first and second connectors. The hook is adapted to secure the golf bag at an angle in the golf cart to aid in the removal and insertion of golf clubs in the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Norman A. Valin
  • Patent number: 7597224
    Abstract: A riding golf cart club holder for use on a golf cart. The golf clubs are placed in aligned gaskets and tubular structures which prevent the golf clubs from touching each other or rattling. When locked, the golf clubs cannot be unauthorizedly removed from the golf club holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Paul A. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20090152220
    Abstract: A lightweight carrier for golf clubs adapted for substantially upright positioning on the ground when not being carried, including a hollow tubular support that duals as a golf ball holder, a handle affixed near the top of the tubular support or at some point along the tubular support, a club holder top affixed near the top of the tubular support or at some point along the tubular support, a club holder base affixed at or near the bottom of the tubular support, one or more pins extending substantially axially from the base adapted to penetrate into the ground and support the carrier in an upright position when not being carried, and a pin cover to cover the pins while the carrier is being carried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Michael R. Young
  • Publication number: 20090111601
    Abstract: A golf club stand to prevent the forgetting of spare clubs by standing them upright in a noticeable position when they are carried to a shot but are not used. The club stand folds into a compact configuration resembling a golf club for convenient carrying in a gold bag when not in use. The device generally comprises a shaft with a grip-handle similar to that of a golf club, and a sharp point at the distal end of the shaft to allow the club to be inserted into the ground. In addition, a dual-pivot arm is secured to the upper end of the shaft for supporting the handle(s) of one or more golf clubs. The ends of the dual-pivot arm are formed as cradles and may be pivoted into a transverse in-line position relative to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Johnnie Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20090042662
    Abstract: A support and alignment implement for supporting an article such as a golf club in an upright or elevated position comprises of a unibody one piece triangular shaped structure, each end of the ā€œuā€ shaped portion of the unibody having a round saucer shaped foot to contacts the ground. A pair of arms extend from the center portion that form a tripod and acts as leaf springs to create spring pressure. The legs get crossed over each other to create an opposing force on two heads located at the top of the unibody structure. These two heads are held closed and in contact with one another. One head contains a multi-side locking chamber, which in this design is a square slot that traps the shaft of the club without clamping it. The other head has a flat surface which with the leaf spring pressure of the opposing arms acts like a door that closes the opening of the square slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald James Staszak
  • Publication number: 20080264881
    Abstract: A golf club holder particularly suitable for a putter comprising an elongate body having a club receiving passageway extending longitudinally therethrough, the said passageway preferably being slotted longitudinally from end to end to provide a somewhat narrower neck opening, through which in use, a narrow end of a tapered club shaft can pass to slip dorm so as to be retained within the passageway by a wider end of the said shaft, the said body being adapted for attachment to a frame member of a golf cart or trolley by straps or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Clive Rydzynski
  • Publication number: 20080261713
    Abstract: A golf accessory apparatus having: a ground engaging base member, wherein the ground engaging base member includes an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the upper surface is generally opposite the lower surface, and a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is associated with a golf club retaining member; and a golf club retaining member, wherein the golf club retaining member includes an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface is generally opposite the outer surface, and a first end and a second end, wherein the second end includes at least one groove for releasably containing at least a portion of a golf club.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Larry P. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 7434425
    Abstract: A golf club securing mechanism includes a rigid member and a flexible member. The flexible member is wovenly engaged with the rigid member to define one or more golf club holding regions between the flexible member and the rigid member. The flexible member can be manipulated to vary a size of the one or more golf club holding regions such that in a loose position a golf club can be positioned within one of the golf club holding regions and in a tightened position the golf club is tightly fixed between the rigid member and the flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventors: Roger O. Mahre, Charles R. Halverson
  • Patent number: 7431155
    Abstract: A caddie bag comprises a plurality of division plates provided within an opening frame inward fitted to an upper end opening of a body of the caddie bag, wherein the division plates are provided with right slope plates which are inclined to a lower right toward a back face side in accordance with extending in a rightward direction toward the back face side and left slope plates which are inclined to a lower left toward a back face side in accordance with extending in a leftward direction, outer ends of the right and left slope plates are connected to right and left side frames of the opening frames, and each of sectioned spaces divided by said right and left slope plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Mamiko Kadoya
  • Publication number: 20080190795
    Abstract: A horizontally arrayed collection of receptors, each suited to hold an individual golf club in inverted position, is horizontally mountable to the unpredictably angled canopy frame bar of a golf cart. A mounting clamp receives an angled frame bar between two studs that are spaced wider apart that the thickness of the bar, so that the array can be twisted to horizontal position with the frame bar still between the studs. Then the clamp compresses the frame bar to permanently secure the array at the desired orientation. The receptors provide a vertical bore with compound profile for holding the individual golf clubs in vertical position. A top end profile defines a tapered cavity matching the taper of a club ferrule, while a bottom end profile is flared similarly to an inverted club shaft. Bosses extending into a gate area of each receptor assist in preventing loss of a club during cart travel by creating a snap-in function that retains the clubs in the receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: James C. Shearon
  • Publication number: 20080169210
    Abstract: The invention teaches an apparatus and method for using an apparatus that protects golf clubs carried in an angled presentation type golf bag from contact with other golf clubs. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: David C. Heidenreich
  • Publication number: 20080121597
    Abstract: A golf club holder and display adaptable to the desired configuration of the user. The display includes a support member and a cradle, with the cradle being adjustably removable relative to the support member. The support member may accept different numbers and types of cradles, and the user can select the cradles based on the desired display configuration. The golf club holder and display is also adaptable to supporting both right-handed and left-handed golf clubs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Cormack, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodrigo R. Dientsmann, David A. Forte, Walter R. Miranda
  • Patent number: 7337898
    Abstract: An improved golf bag that upon frontal opening promotes the pivoted gravitational falling and forward, limited angular displacement of a plurality of tiered racks adapted to receive and maintain stationary placement of a plurality of golf clubs therein, thereby providing convenient and organized frontal presentation and accessibility to a variety of golf clubs, and wherein the golf bag is adapted to be seated and secured to the rear of a golf cart without external harnesses or straps, thus permitting the bag to extend beyond the rear of golf cart and provide free frontal access to the contents thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Fred Lewter
  • Publication number: 20080006547
    Abstract: A golf club carrier includes a central pole having a platform at one end thereof and club holding clips thereon. Golf clubs extend through the holding clips and rest on the platform with the club heads located above the clips. One form of the carrier includes a multi-portion central pole with telescoping sections and a lock for locking the telescoping sections together when the central pole has been extended to a desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Andy C. Pace
  • Patent number: 7303070
    Abstract: A partitioned golf club bag (10) having a partitioned golf club insert (26) that includes an upper partitioned platform (28) having fourteen golf club bores (36). Each golf club bore (36) is marked with a number (86) that corresponds to the number of a particular golf club (170). Into each golf club bore (36) is inserted a golf club sleeve (78) that includes a vertical notch (82) that maintains each golf club (170) in an orderly, angular position. The golf club bag (10) also includes a shoulder harness (142), a plurality of utility pockets (158), and an articulated, combination golf bag stand and wheel assembly (90). The assembly (90) can be positioned to allow the golf club bag (12) to be placed in a stationary position or to be placed in a position that allows the golf club bag (12) to be pushed or pulled by means of a handle (156) that is attached to the golf club bag (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Kwangill Hong
  • Patent number: 7284659
    Abstract: A tube for accommodating a golf club is provided with internal structure to prevent rotation of the club and to centralize the club shaft. The structure to prevent rotation of the club is positioned in the passage near the bottom end of the tube. The structure to centralize the club shaft is positioned in the passage near the top end. A plurality of tubes so equipped can be provided in bundle form inside of the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventors: Steven L Sugarek, C. Alan Sugarek