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new patent Golf training apparatus
A golf training apparatus is broadly described as comprising a shaft, a grip mounted on a first end of the shaft, and an enclosure mounted on a second end of the shaft. The enclosure includes first and second portions hingedly connected and maintained in a first position via a force created by a spring.

new patent Golf club shaft
The present invention provides a high-balance-point shaft capable of increasing ball speed. A golf club shaft formed by laminating fiber-reinforced resin, wherein the balance point obtained by formula below is set to be 53% or higher; and the kickpoint obtained by formula below is set to be 44% or higher..
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation


new patent Golf club head with structural columns
A golf club head having at least one structural column is disclosed herein. A body comprises a face section, a sole section, and a crown or return section, and defines a hollow interior.
Callaway Golf Company


new patent Golf club head having trip step feature
A golf club incorporating a trip step feature located on the crown section. A portion of the trip step is located between a crown apex and the back of the club head and may be continuous or discontinuous.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.


new patent Golf club head
The golf club head of the present invention includes a face portion, a crown portion, and a sole portion. The golf club head also has an interior space surrounded by the face portion, the crown portion, and the sole portion.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


new patent Golf balls having a multi-layered core with a thermoset rubber center
golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided. The center of the core is made of a thermoset rubber material and preferably has a positive hardness gradient.
Acushnet Company


new patent Golf ball with encapsulated rfid tag
The golf ball includes an rfid tag, a substrate, a conductive ink, a single golf core material and a dimpled cover. The rfid tag includes an integrated circuit and an antenna.
Edge Technology


Golf system with wireless charging function
A golf system with a wireless charging function includes a golf bag, an in-bag wireless rechargeable battery apparatus, an in-bag charging apparatus and an out-of-bag wireless charging apparatus. The in-bag charging apparatus includes an in-bag charging control circuit and an in-bag wireless charging module.
Jogtek Corp.


Golf ball tracking system
The invention discloses a golf ball tracking system, which includes a distributed sensor and processor system adapted to simultaneously track the trajectories of multiple golf balls hit by one of more golfers. The system is adapted to keep track of the location of the golfers to enable the allocation of shots to the correct golfer.
Alphawave Golf (pty) Ltd


Cart system for holding and retaining portable ball hoppers
A cart assembly that is designed to hold and transport one or more ball hoppers. The ball hoppers have baskets that are supported by legs.

Alignment aid

The invention relates to an alignment aid (10) for golfers which provides a reference means for ensuring optimal positioning of the feet, relative both to each other and a golf ball, for a given club selection. The alignment aid comprises a foot-positioning rail (12); a ball-positioning rail (14); and linking arms (16a, 16b, 18a, 18b).

Golf training aid

A golf training aid comprising a flexible arm band adapted to releasably fasten, a flexible strip having a first end and a second end and at the first end and the second end a closed loop is formed, wherein at substantially the midpoint of the flexible strip is attached to the flexible arm band, a first band detachably attached to the flexible strip through the closed loop at the first end, a second band is detachably attached to the flexible strip through the closed loop at the second end, and a securing mechanism attached to the second end of the first band and the second end of the second end by the detachable connects, and the securing mechanism is designed to secure to a golfer's clothing.. .

Goldenyears tee

The goldenyears tee is designed for golfers in their golden years who have difficulty leaning, bending or squatting to tee up a golf ball. This golf tee is applicable for all golfers who have physical limitations as well as healthy golfers who desire not to, or cannot insert a conventional golf tee in the ground because of ground conditions.

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a rear portion, and a front portion having a face portion with a face portion thickness extending between a front surface and a back surface.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club head with selectively detachable face

A method of customizing a golf club head for a user's swing begins by receiving an indication of a characteristic of a user's golf swing. A club face is selected from a plurality of club faces based on the characteristic, and a club body is selected from a plurality of club bodies based on the characteristic.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head having a multi-material face

A golf club with a multi-material face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has a multi-material striking face portion that can be comprised out of a metallic outer layer combined with a composite mid-section, all forming a face cup construction that can be connected to an aft body.
Acushnet Company

Multi-layer golf ball

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf balls having multi-layered core with thermoplastic outer layer

Multi-piece golf balls containing a multi-layered core structure are provided. The core structure includes a small, heavy inner core (center) having a relatively high specific gravity, an intermediate core layer, and a surrounding outer core layer.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball layers including mono (meth)acrylate esters

The present invention relates to the use of a mono (meth)acrylate ester in a golf ball layer. The mono (meth)acrylate ester may be added to one or more portions of a golf ball including a core, intermediate, or cover layer.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball layers including a fatty acid (meth)acrylic acid salt

The present invention relates to the use of a fatty acid (meth)acrylic acid salt in a golf ball layer. The fatty acid (meth)acrylic acid salt may be added to one or more portions of a golf ball including a core, intermediate, or cover layer.
Acushnet Company

Method and simulated golf

Described herein are methods and apparatuses for simulating golf. For example, described herein is a system for simulating a golf game.
Full-swing Golf Holdings, Inc.

Hollow golf club head

A sole 6 of a head 2 includes a groove 20 extending from a toe side to a heel side. The groove 20 includes a center groove part 20c, a toe groove part 20t, and a heel groove part 20h.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Iron type golf club head

An iron-type golf club head 4 comprises: a head main body 10 including a face 2, a hosel 6, a sole 4 and a back portion 9 extending upward from the trailing edge te of the sole; and a weight member 20 having a specific gravity larger than the head main body. The face 2 is provided with score lines 7 extending in the toe-heel direction of the head.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club

A golf club 2 includes a shaft 6 having a tip end tp and a butt end bt, a head 4 and a grip 8. The shaft 6 includes a plurality of carbon fiber reinforced layers.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Tubular carbon fiber reinforced composite material and golf club shaft

Provided are tubular carbon fiber reinforced composite material and having excellent cylindrical bending strength and a golf club shaft using the same. This tubular carbon fiber reinforced composite material is formed by laminating and curing a straight layer and a bias layer.
Toray Industries, Inc.

Golf club head

A putter-type golf club head includes a main body. The main body includes a forward end, a rearward end opposite the forward end, a bottom portion, a top portion opposite the bottom portion, and a male-type hosel component defining a longitudinal axis that is forwardly canted relative to vertical.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club with milled striking face

A golf club is disclosed that has a golf club head with a face having peaks or ridges and deep grooves or valleys. The deep grooves or valleys promote improved “feel” and/or reduced “smash factor” which may be particularly desirable when the golf club head comprises a putter face.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, and a front face portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club heads with ribs and related methods

A golf club head comprising a ribbed region on at least one of a heel portion, a toe portion, sole, or crown. The ribbed region comprises a ribbed wall with an interior surface facing an interior of the golf club head, and a ribbed wall exterior facing an exterior of the golf club head.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head

It is an object of the present invention to provide a golf club head being lightweight and having a high strength. A head 2 includes a face 4, a sole 8, and a crown 6.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Hollow golf club head

A head 2 includes a face 10 and a sole 6. The face 10 has a face center fc.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club head

A head 2 includes a face part 4. The face part 4 includes a plurality of constant thickness regions s1 and s2, and a plurality of thickness transition regions r1, r2 and r3.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club head

A golf club head comprises a head main body 10, a weight member 20 and a fixing member 30. The head main body 10 is provided with a convex portion 19 protruding toward the outside of the head.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club face insert

A resilient face insert for a golf club head, preferably a putter head, is disclosed herein. In particular, the face insert comprises a plurality of hinge features spaced from a striking surface to ensure consistent ball speed across the striking surface.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf ball dispenser

A system and method for dispensing golf balls is disclosed. Balls are received into a cylindrical tube, and are supported on a shelf that extends inwardly at a dimension that retains the balls when they are stacked vertically.

Golf ball dimples exhibiting two distinct hardness regions derived from a single cover layer and methods of making same

The present invention is directed to a golf ball having a cover in which the dimples have two distinct hardness regions. The cover of the present invention is formed from a castable formulation including at least one prepolymer that incorporates some degree of unsaturation in the backbone of the polymer, at least one curative, and at least one free radical initiator.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having excellent flying performance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball having a spherical core and at least one cover layer covering the spherical core, wherein the spherical core is formed from a rubber composition containing: (a) a base rubber, (b) an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof as a co-crosslinking agent, (c) a crosslinking initiator, (d) an unsaturated fatty acid and/or a metal salt thereof (excluding an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof), and (e) a saturated fatty acid and/or a metal salt thereof, provided that the rubber composition further contains (f) a metal compound in the case of containing only (b) the α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms as the co-crosslinking agent..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

golf balls including at least one modified dimple group are disclosed. The modified dimple group comprises one or more modified dimples forming an axially symmetric pattern about a correction area centroid located on an axis of symmetry at a latitude greater than 0°, where 0° represents the hemispherical pole and 90° represents the equator.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball with rfid inlay between a split core

A compressible core with an rfid tag is described. The compressible core comprises an rfid integrated circuit, and an inlay material sandwiched between a top hemisphere and a bottom hemisphere.
Edge Technology

Golf balls and methods to manufacture golf balls

Embodiments of golf balls and methods to manufacture golf balls are generally described herein. In one example, a golf ball may include a face regions and a plurality of edge regions.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf shoe with an outsole having wave-like flex channels

A golf shoe has an upper, a midsole, and an outsole. The outsole includes a plurality of wave-like flex channels, surrounded by a hard base material.
Acushnet Company

Wheel assembly, a controlling the motion of an object and a golf club storage and transport device

The wheel assembly includes an arm 51, a wheel 55, a power supply port 60, an electric motor 56 coupled to the wheel 55, and a motor controller 62 for controlling rotation of the electric motor 56. The method of controlling the motion of a motorised object includes defining a target position, sensing a current position of the motorised object and using an output from a processor to control the electric motors to drive the object toward the target position.

Electronic golfing alignment aid and corresponding method

A system for correcting alignment of a golf club is provided. The golf club includes a shaft, a golf club head mounted on a first end of the shaft, a camera embedded in the golf club head.

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a top portion, a sole portion, and a back portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club head

A golf club head having good forgiveness and playability includes a body having an interior cavity, favorable aerodynamic profile and favorable cg location. The club head may include a crown having a peripheral edge located low relative to a ground plane, stepped down crown and overlying shroud, generally flat sole, inverted aft skirt section, aft cavity, cantilevered lightweight shroud, and/or two interior chambers, one of which may have an external opening..
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf ball manufacturing method

A method of manufacturing golf balls having a core and a cover of at least one layer encasing the core includes the steps of producing a core by molding and vulcanizing a rubber composition containing (a) a base rubber, (b) an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof, and (c) an organic peroxide; and heat-treating the core for 1 to 24 hours at between 175 and 300° c. Golf balls which undergo little energy loss and have a high initial velocity can be obtained by this method..
Bridgestone Corporation

Golf ball

In a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or a plurality of layers that encases the core, the core or at least one layer of the cover is formed of a resin composition which contains from 5 to 250 parts by weight of a mechanoluminescent material that receives mechanical energy and luminesces per 100 parts by weight of a base material which is a rubber material or a resin material. This golf ball has an excellent visibility in that, even under dark conditions, the ball impact site can be clearly confirmed visually at the time of impact.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball with built-in ic chip

A golf ball includes: a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag including an ic chip and an antenna; a protection layer surrounding the outer periphery of the rfid tag; a relaxation layer surrounding the outer periphery of the protection layer; a core surrounding the outer periphery of the relaxation layer; and a cover surrounding the outer periphery of the core. The curing temperature of the protection layer is 60° c.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Multi-layer golf ball

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided.. .
Acushnet Company

Medium gradient multi-piece urethane covered golf ball

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Multi-layered cores with thermoplastic and thermoset layers for golf balls

Multi-piece golf balls containing a multi-layered core structure having layers with different hardness gradients and specific gravities are provided. The core structure includes a small, heavy inner core (center) having a relatively high specific gravity with metal material preferably dispersed in a first thermoset composition.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

In a golf ball having a core and a cover of at least one layer, the core and/or at least one layer of the cover are formed of a resin composition that includes (a) 100 parts by weight of a thermoplastic resin, and (b) 1 to 30 parts by weight of a compound having a fluorene skeleton, or a derivative thereof. This resin composition for golf balls has an improved injection-moldability and thus enables the ball to achieve both a reduced spin rate and a good durability (scuff resistance)..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Rubber composition for golf ball, and golf ball

A rubber composition for golf balls includes (a) a base rubber, (b) two different metal salts of α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acids having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, (c) a metal salt in which at least one bonding site is a fatty acid of 9 or more carbon atoms, and (d) a crosslinking initiator. Letting component (b) include (b-1) an unsaturated metal carboxylate in a high compounding weight and (b-2) an unsaturated metal carboxylate in a low compounding weight, the ratio (b-2)/(b-1) is from 4 to 20 wt % and the ratio (b-2)/(c) is from 20 to 115 wt %.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

In a golf ball having a core and a cover of at least one layer encasing the core, the core is a product molded under heat from a rubber composition which includes (a) a base rubber, (b) an unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof, and (c) an organic peroxide. Letting the content of component (b) in the rubber composition per 100 parts by weight of component (a) be x parts by weight and the concentration of volatile substances from component (b) within the core be a wt %, the value a/x is 0.0123 or less.
Bridgestone Corporation

Golf ball

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Golf club grip with device housing

The invention relates to golf clubs, more particularly to mechanisms for fastening accessories to clubs. The invention provides a golf club configured to house an electronic device such as an rfid tag within a recess within the grip, thereby protecting the device from the stress, shock, and exposure that arises when a golf club is used..
Cobra Golf Incorporated

Positioning system and positioning method

A positioning system includes a golf ball and a mobile terminal. The golf ball includes a battery and a transmitter configured to operate with electric power supplied from the battery and transmit a radio signal to outside of the golf ball.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Method and molding dual cores for a golf ball

A method and apparatus for forming a core for a dual core golf ball is disclosed herein. A headblock is pressed against a mold tool wherein a hemispherical protrusion of the headblock compresses a slug within a first hemispherical cavity to form a first half shell outer core component.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf swing training device

An apparatus and method is described for providing training and visual feedback of a preferred swing. The apparatus includes bands that are secured to the arms or legs of a user and an alignment member that is attached to the bands.

Method and low resolution golf swing image capture analysis

A method and system for using a low resolution image of a golfer's swing for analysis is disclosed. Cameras obtain images of various portions of a golfer's swing.
Nike, Inc.

Golf club head having a magnetic adjustable weighting system

A golf club head includes a club body having a crown opposite a sole, a toe end opposite a heel end, a back end, and a hosel. A first magnet is coupled to the club body.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf ball marker

A golf ball marker for applying chalk to a golf ball. The golf ball marker includes a housing having two space ends and in which one end is dimensioned to support a golf ball.

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a rear portion, a front portion with a strike face, a sole portion, and a top portion with a plurality of ports.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Adjustable golf putter head having teeth

In a golf club head assembly a body member has a top-forward angled front face, the face comprising a plurality of generally forward-facing teeth. The golf club head assembly further comprises a loft angle adjustment mechanism attached to the body member for adjusting a loft angle of the face.

Golf club head

A hollow golf club head includes a face portion. The head includes a hollow head body, a face member that forms the face portion, and a connecting portion provided between the head body and the face member connects the head body and the face member.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf club having double-walled striking face

A golf club head having a golf club head body and an inner wall structure. The club head body includes a back portion, a striking face, a sole, and a topline.
Acushnet Company

Metallized and masked golf ball and method

The present invention is directed to a metallized golf ball possessing a masked section and methods for achieving a metallized golf ball possessing a masked section. The invention provides a golf ball masking stand, which effectively masks a portion of a golf ball, allowing coatings to be applied to the golf ball, while preventing coating of the masked section.

System and coating golf balls

In a method and related system of the invention, each golf ball component is progressed while being coated, without contacting another surface until after curing, and without the margin for error created in prior systems/methods using physical or air stream up-take supports. In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises the steps of: progressing a golf ball component within an enclosed chamber for a controlled duration of time; at least partially covering the golf ball component with a coating material while the ball is progressed within the enclosed chamber; and at least partially curing the coating material on golf ball component in the chamber.
Acushnet Company

Golf balls having a multi-layered cover with a thermoplastic inner cover layer

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided. In one version, a six-piece ball having a three-layered core and three-layered cover is formed.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

The core has an initial velocity v0 of at least 72.0 m/s and up to 75.0 m/s.. .

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a spherical core 4, an inner mid layer 6 positioned outside the core 4, an outer mid layer 8 positioned outside the inner mid layer 6, a reinforcing layer 10 positioned outside the outer mid layer 8, and a cover 12 positioned outside the reinforcing layer 10. When distances (%) from a central point of the core 4 to nine points and jis-c hardnesses at the nine points, which nine points are obtained by dividing a region from the central point of the core 4 to a surface of the core 4 at intervals of 12.5% of a radius of the core 4, are plotted in a graph, r2 of a linear approximation curve obtained by a least-square method is equal to or greater than 0.95..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Gui display device

Provided is a gui display device that is able to explain the movement for holding the wrist cock and the movement for releasing the wrist cock during a golf swing visually in easily understandable manner. The gui display device includes a display control part.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Golf club heads

Described are embodiments of golf club heads having an internal cavity and features that cause the golf club head to have an improved acoustic performance when striking a golf ball. Some embodiments include one or more weight tracks and/or weight ports formed in the sole for receiving adjustable weights.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Metal wood club

A golf club head including a cavity including an open end and a terminal end, the terminal end opposite the open end, an elongate weighted insert configured to reside in the cavity, the weighted insert having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, wherein the cavity is configured to receive the weighted insert through the open end in both a first orientation where the first end is adjacent the terminal end of the cavity and a second orientation where the second end is adjacent the terminal end of the cavity, a removable weight member configured to be removably affixed to each of the first end and the second end of the weighted insert, wherein the removable weight member is magnetically attracted to each of the first end and the second end of the weighted insert.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf balls having at least one layer formed from a plasticized acid copolymer composition

The present invention is directed to multi-layer golf balls including a layer formed from a relatively soft or low modulus hnp composition and a layer formed from a relatively hard or high modulus hnp composition. Optionally, the soft (or low modulus) hnp composition and/or the hard (or high modulus) hnp composition is plasticized or is replaced with a different plasticized acid copolymer composition..
Acushnet Company

Detection apparatus, detection system, motion analysis system, recording medium, and analysis method

An apparatus which accurately analyzes a motion state of an exercise appliance and performs a notification of the accurately analyzed motion state. A sensor unit includes a sensor section that is attached to a golf club and detects a swing motion of the golf club, and an imaging portion that captures an image of a part of interest corresponding to the golf club..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Multi-layered grip

Disclosed are grips and methods of making grips for use with the handle of an article, and in particular for use with fishing poles and golf clubs. Grips preferably include a multi-layered gripping member and an inner sleeve or mounting body.

Portable cocking practice device

A portable cocking practice device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a first shaft part having a hollow therein and having an opening at one end thereof, which is connected to the hollow; a second shaft part inserted and fixed into the hollow of the first shaft part through the opening of the first shaft part over the entire length or a part of the length thereof; and an rod withdrawing part received inside the second shaft part so as to withdraw a given rod out of the second shaft part by an uncocking operation of a golf swing, thereby improving a user's convenience and portability while increasing similarity to the actual golf swing and enabling a cocking practice according to each golf club.. .

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a rear portion, and a front portion having a face portion with a face portion thickness extending between a front surface and a back surface.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a face portion, a toe portion, a top portion, a sole portion, and a back portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, and a front portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Weighted iron set

The present invention is direct to a set of golf clubs comprising long irons, mid-irons and short irons. The invention contemplates the use of titanium or steel for the main body portion and significant tungsten weight members coupled to at least the toe via a mechanical fastener inserted through the face..
Acushnet Company

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion having a first interior cavity portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a bottom portion, a rear portion, a front portion having a face portion, and a second interior cavity portion having an elastic polymer material.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and have a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole, wherein the channel comprises a center portion extending across a center of the sole, a heel portion extending from a heel end of the center portion toward the heel, and a toe portion extending from a toe end of the center portion toward the toe, wherein the width and the depth of the center portion of the channel are substantially constant, and wherein the depth of the channel is greater at the heel and toe portions than at the center portion..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and have a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole, wherein the channel comprises a center portion extending across a center of the sole, a heel portion extending from a heel end of the center portion toward the heel, and a toe portion extending from a toe end of the center portion toward the toe, wherein the width and the depth of the center portion of the channel are substantially constant, and wherein the depth of the channel is greater at the heel and toe portions than at the center portion..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Telescopic golf ball picker upper

The current invention is a golf ball retriever that enables an individual to pick up a golf ball without requiring the user to bend over. The golf ball retriever includes an extendable rod with a cup configured to receive a golf ball disposed at a distal end of the rod.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing a low spin rate on driver shots and a high spin rate on approach shots. The present invention provides a golf ball having a low hardness part having a hardness in a range from 5 to 40 in shore d hardness or a lowest hardness point in a core hardness distribution in a region located at a distance from 36.0% to 65.0% of a radius of the golf ball from a center point of the golf ball..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Impact point estimation apparatus

Provided is an impact point estimation apparatus that is capable of estimating, easily and with high accuracy, an impact point on a face surface of a golf club head at the time of a golf swing. The impact point estimation apparatus includes an acquisition part configured to acquire time-series sensor data that is output from at least one of an angular velocity sensor and an acceleration sensor attached to at least one of a grip and a shaft of a golf club and an estimation part configured to estimate the impact point, according to a shaft characteristic which is a characteristic of the shaft, based on the sensor data..
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Golf ball marker clip apparatus

A golf ball marker clip apparatus includes a golf ball marker, a base, and a clip formed to the base and configured to snappedly receive the golf ball marker. The clip bounds and defines a hold corresponding to the golf ball marker..

Mixed material golf club head

A golf club head includes a metallic front body coupled with a rear body to define a substantially hollow structure. The metallic front body includes a strike face and a surrounding frame that extends rearward from a perimeter of the strike face.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club heads with optimized characteristics and related methods

Embodiments of golf club heads with optimized characteristics presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club heads with slit features and related methods

golf club heads with slit features are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Set of golf clubs

A set of golf clubs including golf club heads having improved mass distribution characteristics. The set includes golf club heads having a club head main body including a hitting face, a muscle back shell and a weight insert disposed in the muscle back shell.
Acushnet Company

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, and a front portion having a face portion with a face portion thickness extending between a front surface and a back surface.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club heads with optimized characteristics and related methods

Embodiments of golf club heads with optimized characteristics presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Ball pickup aid putter

Various embodiments of a golf putter having a putter head attached to an elongated shaft with the putter head defining a retention cavity configured to engage and retain a golf ball therein are disclosed. The retention cavity is formed along the back region of the putter head and is configured to have a diameter that is slightly less than the diameter of a regulation sized golf ball such that the golf ball is retained therein when urged into the confines of the retention cavity by the putter head.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Multi-layer golf ball

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having excellent resilience performance. The present invention provides a golf ball having a spherical core and at least one cover layer, wherein the spherical core is formed from a rubber composition containing (a) a base rubber, (b) an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof as a co-crosslinking agent, and (c) a crosslinking initiator, provided that the rubber composition further contains (d) a metal compound in the case of containing only (b) the α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms as the co-crosslinking agent, wherein (c) the crosslinking initiator includes a peroxy ketal represented by the formula (1), and substituents represented by r1 and r2 have a bond dissociation energy of 435 kj/mol or more..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having excellent abrasion resistance and spin performance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball having a spherical core and a cover covering the spherical core, wherein the cover contains a polyurethane, wherein the polyurethane comprises, as a constituent component, (a) a polyisocyanate component and (b) a polyol component containing (b1) a polyrotaxane, and wherein (b1) the polyrotaxane has a cyclodextrin, a linear molecule piercing through the cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin, and a blocking group located at both terminals of the linear molecule to prevent disassociation of the cyclodextrin, and at least a part of hydroxyl groups of the cyclodextrin is modified with a caprolactone chain via —o—c3h6—o— group..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

Measuring strain: 0.1%.. .

Sole structure with laterally aligned fins

A sole structure can be used with an article of footwear and includes fins for minimizing spin of at least one foot during the backswing and downswing stages of a golf swing. The sole structure includes an outsole having a forefoot region, a heel region, and a midfoot region between the heel region and the forefoot region, a lateral edge, and a medial edge.
Nike, Inc.

Sole structure for article of footwear with sensory feedback system

A sole structure includes an insole with a sensory feedback system. The insole includes a first insole layer and a second insole layer coupled to the second insole layer, and the sensory feedback system includes multiple protrusions extending from the second insole layer and through the second insole layer.
Nike, Inc.

Golf putting training aid

Ejector devices and methods for golf putting training are provided. An ejector device can be configured for placement in a regulation golf hole.
Smart Golf Technologies, Inc.

Authentication tags and systems for golf clubs

A golf club comprises a club head having a hosel, a shaft disposed within the hosel, a ferrule disposed about the shaft at a coupling between the shaft and the hosel, and a tagging device coupled to the ferrule. The tagging device can be at least partially disposed within the ferrule, and the tagging device can be a wireless communication device..
Vattaca, Llc

Golf club heads with ribs and related methods

golf club heads with ribs are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head

A wood type golf club head includes a face portion, a crown portion, and a sole portion. The face portion includes an impact area, a toe-side area on a toe side with respect to the impact area, and a heel-side area on the heel side with respect to the impact area.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf clubs and methods to manufacture golf clubs

Embodiments of golf clubs and methods to manufacture golf clubs are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club may include a golf club head having an interior cavity and a shaft attached to the golf club head.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club head or other ball striking device having one or more face channels

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head with a face having a ball-striking surface configured for striking a ball, a body connected to the face, and at least one channel in the ball-striking surface of the face. The region of highest cor response of the face is directionally enlarged toward the channel.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head having a nanocrystalline titanium alloy

Embodiments of a golf club head and methods to manufacture such a golf club head are generally described herein. The golf club head generally includes at least one ball-striking face, which comprises a titanium alloy that is associated with an average grain size measuring no more than about 1 micron (μm) in the longest dimension.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Multi-layer golf ball

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided.. .
Acushnet Company

Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer encasing the core, an intermediate layer encasing the envelope layer, and an outermost layer encasing the intermediate layer, the envelope layer-encased sphere, the intermediate layer-encased sphere and the ball have surface hardnesses which satisfy a specific relationship, the intermediate layer and the cover have thicknesses which satisfy a specific relationship, and the core has a hardness profile in which the hardnesses at the core surface, core center, a position 5 mm from the core center, and a position midway between the core surface and center satisfy specific relationships. This golf ball satisfies at a high level the flight and control performances desired for use by professional golfers and skilled amateurs.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Stiff core golf ball and methods of making same

A golf ball is provided that has a spherical core exhibiting a stiffness from 400 mpa to 200 gpa. The stiffness of the core may be controlled by adjusting the materials of construction and the ratio of the materials.
Oncore Golf Technology, Inc.

Golf balls having layers made of silicone elastomer and polyurethane blends

Multi-layered golf balls having at least one layer made from silicone (polysiloxane) elastomers; silicone (polysiloxane) elastomer/polyurethane blends; polycarbonate-polysiloxane blends and copolymers; and polycarbonate-polysiloxane/polyurethane blends are provided. For example, three-piece, four-piece, and five-piece golf balls containing different core and cover structures can be made.
Acushnet Company

Golf swing teaching device

A golf swing teaching device to interpret a golf swing comprising a golf club, where the golf club includes a handle, a shaft and a head; a laser attached to the golf club, where the laser directs a beam parallel to the shaft of the golf club; a reflective indicator mat, where the reflective indicator mat extends between a first end and a second end; a rest toward the first end, where the rest positions a golf ball on the reflective indicator mat; an ideal swing line along a central portion of the reflective indicator mat, where the ideal swing line extends from the first end to the second end; and a plurality of sensors along the reflective indicator mat, where the plurality of sensors detect a path of the beam over the reflective indicator mat and deviation of the beam from the ideal swing line.. .

Golf club head cover device

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.

Golf bag able to be disassembled and assembled freely

A golf bag able to be disassembled and assembled freely comprises a head frame, a bag body portion, a supporting stick and a bottom frame, or a folding wall arranged on the bottom frame, a plurality of buckles are attached to the head frame and the bottom frame; when the golf bag is disassembled, just press a hook of an outer wall of the bottom frame, snap a buckle pin, take out a supporting stick, press a hook of an upper end and lower end of the bag body portion, and separate the head frame, the bag body portion and the bottom frame, such that the disassembly of the whole golf bag is completed.. .

Golf club head with adjustable center of gravity

A golf club head comprising a slidable weight for adjusting the location of the club head center of gravity is disclosed herein. The club head has an s-shaped channel disposed in its sole and a slidable weight assembly comprising a retention plate, at least one bolt, and a weighted base.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head with adjustable weighting

A golf club head comprising a means for adjusting the location of the center of gravity and a slidable weight assembly are disclosed herein. The club head comprises two channels, each having at least one shoulder portion, a floor, and a rail extending upwards from the floor.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head

A golf club head includes a head body having a crown, sole and skirt therebetween, the head body defining an opening in a front portion and having a frame support around the periphery of the opening. A face plate is mounted within the opening and has a transition radius along one or more edges to at least partially wrap around one or more of the crown, sole and skirt.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a hollow body portion having a front portion, a rear portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a bottom portion, a top portion, a plurality of ports on the bottom portion and a plurality of inner support portions in the hollow body portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion having a first interior cavity portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a bottom portion, a rear portion, a front portion having a face portion, and a second interior cavity portion having an elastic polymer material.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Iron-type golf club head with body wall apertures

An iron-type golf club head includes a body having a wall extending about an opening, a faceplate coupled to the body across the opening, a first set of apertures, and at least one second aperture. The wall has an outer peripheral surface, a sole, a toe and a topline.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Golf club head having a detached faceplate

A golf club head includes a body having a faceplate with a strike surface, a toe end opposite a heel end, a back end opposite the faceplate, and a sole opposite a top rail, the faceplate is connected to the sole and configured to pivot about the sole.. .
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Interactive display grip holder

An interactive display holder for a grip includes a backboard with an upper and a lower support. The lower support supports the grip by retaining the grip at its lower end through an opening in the lower end of the grip.
Eaton Corporation

Golf training device

A golf training device for use in a glove or under the ball of the foot or under the heel, which includes pressure sensors, a visual display which is flexibly connected to the sensors for adjusting the position to suit the wearer, and a controller programmed to provide visual feedback to indicate if the pressure is appropriate or not. For a glove the sensors are located on the palm at the junction with the first three fmgers.

Golf putter with range of feel characteristics

A golf putter head includes a back body and a face body having a golf ball contact surface. The face body includes an entirety of the contact surface, with the back body and the face body having surfaces without contact across a gap defined by the surfaces.
Sentio Golf, Inc.

Method and system for cleaning and restoring a golf club grip

A method and system used to periodically clean dirt and oils deposited through normal use from the grip of a golf club and renew it to a near new condition is disclosed. The system for cleaning and restoring a golf club grip of a golf club comprises a generally elongated housing having a hinge for splitting open the housing lengthwise wherein an interior of said housing defines retaining channels and a generally tapered and trapezoidal cleaning and restoring device defining an elongated centrally located ridge along a top of said device.

Golf trolley, systems, and related methods

A golf trolley that is easily attached to a golf bag or integrated into a golf bag, thus permitting the effective transport of a golf bag across a golf course. The golf trolley is collapsible and consists of several components that all fit within a pocket of a standard golf bag.

Golf club heads with ribs and related methods

golf club heads with ribs are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Metal wood club

A golf club head having a body having a first receptacle having ant aperture and a weight retention member affixed to the receptacle, the weight retention member having an opening, the weight retention member configured to receive a weighted insert, wherein at least a portion of the receptacle is located on the sole.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf club heads with turbuators and methods to manufacture golf club heads with turbulators

Embodiments of golf club heads with turbulators and methods to manufacture golf club heads with turbulators are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club with a striking face having improved characteristic time values

A ball striking face for a golf driver, fairway wood and hybrid type golf club head having a central impact area with a average thickness and additional multiple distinct areas outside the central impact area with other average face thicknesses for the improved transfer of energy to a golf ball for additional distance without any additional effort by the golfer. The striking face provides a transfer of energy at the central impact area which does not exceed ct values of 257 u sec.

Golf club with progressive tapered face thickness

Embodiments of a golf club set with progressive tapered face thickness coordinated with club loft are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club heads with energy storage characteristics

Embodiments of golf club heads with energy storage characteristics are presented herein. In some embodiments, a golf club head comprises a hollow body comprising a strikeface, a heel region, a toe region opposite the heel region, a sole, a top rail and an inflection point.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf balls having volumetric equivalence on opposing hemispheres and symmetric flight performance and methods of making same

golf balls according to the present invention achieve flight symmetry and overall satisfactory flight performance due to a dimple surface volume ratio that is equivalent between opposing hemispheres despite the use of different dimple geometries, different dimple arrangements, and/or different dimple counts on the opposing hemispheres.. .
Acushnet Company

Method for forming golf ball and mold therefor

A method for forming a golf ball provides a core member comprising a core of a golf ball into a cavity of a mold so that the core member is supported by a movable holding pin disposed in the mold; forming a layer outside the core member by injecting a material of the layer into the cavity; and retracting the pin from the cavity into the mold during the material injection so that a portion projecting from a surface of the layer is formed by a tip of the pin, the projecting portion having a site area of at least 0.2% in relation to an entire area of the tip of the pin and having a height of at least 0.2 mm. This method can be implemented by controlling the retraction of the pin, or alternatively by using the pin having a predetermined indentation portion on the tip..

Golf putting correction device

Disclosed is a golf putting correction device. The golf putting correction device of the present disclosure includes: a body formed long in one direction so as to form a straight runway on which a golf ball rolls, and having a marked line formed along the center of the straight runway; and a guide formed above the straight runway, and having a through-hole formed to be parallel with the marked line, wherein a putting posture is corrected by a putting practice while observing the marked line through the through-hole.

Golf clubs and golf club heads having a plurality of sensors for detecting one or more swing parameters

A golf club having a sensor that is releasably connected is disclosed, where the sensor comprises a plurality of inertial measurement units. Each inertial measurement unit is able to measure linear accelerations along three orthogonal axes and angular rates of rotation along the same three orthogonal axes.

Satellite golf club carrier

A satellite golf club carrier for porting a club subset from a golfing cart to the hole shot, easing the port through a balanced carrier grip and a place to place a subset of clubs without scattering clubs on the golfing ground near tee-off follow on stroke shots.. .

Golf club having removable weight

A golf club head is presented comprising a sole including a weight member secured to a weight mount. The weight member is preferably constructed so that it has a low profile and so that it interacts with an angled abutment portion of the weight mount to locate the weight member in the golf club head..

Golf club head having center of gravity offset

A wood type golf club includes a face and a hosel with a center of gravity offset. A shaft presents a central axis, and is joined to the wood type club head at the hosel, the shaft presenting an axis projected through the hosel and through the club head.

Golf club head with adjustable center of gravity

A golf club head comprising a slidable weight for adjusting the location of the club head center of gravity is disclosed herein. The club head has a channel disposed in its sole and a slidable weight assembly comprising a weight body and a rotatable cam portion.

Club heads for adjusting vertical spin of a golf ball and methods of providing the same

Some embodiments include a club head for adjusting vertical spin of a golf ball. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed..

Golf club head

A golf club head has a main body including a top portion, a bottom portion opposite the top portion, a striking face, a rear portion opposite the striking face. The striking face has a striking face plane and a striking face outer periphery that is coplanar with the striking face plane.

Golf club heads with optimized characteristics and related methods

Embodiments of golf club heads with optimized characteristics including optimizing the head center of gravity height and depth in relation to the head volume and mass, are presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein..

Golf club heads with face deflection structures and related methods

Embodiments of golf club heads with face deflection structures are described herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein..

Golf club head with adjustable weight bar

A golf club head with means for adjusting a center of gravity along more than one axis is disclosed herein. The golf club head comprises at least one rectangular weight bar disposed within a recessed region on the sole and adjustable within the recessed region.

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a hollow body portion having a front portion, a rear portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a bottom portion, a top portion, a plurality of ports on the bottom portion and a plurality of inner support portions in the hollow body portion.

Golf-club provided with a club-head having surfaces configured to be covered by air vortex flows

This invention provides a golf club with a club-head configured so as to decrease air resistance of the head by avoiding the air flows from retouching on the head surface. The club-head is provided with a ridge structure which contains a first ridge and a second ridge arranged at intervals in a downward direction of the air flows on at least the sole part of the head, wherein each of the ridges has the height of 0.2 mm to 3 mm and the breadth of 1 mm to 5 mm, the ridge structure being configured by plural ridges so as to displace the inclined angle of the ridges in a clockwise direction, resulting in generation of air vortex or whirls between the head surface and the surrounding air flows as shown in fig.

Golf club head

A golf club head comprises a head main body, a weight member and a fixing member. The head main body is provided with a concave portion concaved from an outer surface of a finished shape of the golf club head.

Golf balls having a foam inner core with thermal barrier

golf balls having a multi-layered core made of a foamed composition are provided. The core assembly preferably includes a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer.

Multi-layer core golf ball

golf ball incorporating core consisting of: a solid inner core layer consisting of a peroxide cured polybutadiene rubber composition and having a diameter of 1.25 inches or less and a center shore c hardness (hcenter) of 50 or less; and an outer core layer consisting of a thermoplastic composition tc as defined herein and having a thickness of 0.400 inches or greater and an outer surface shore c hardness (houter surface) of 70 or greater, wherein houter surface>hcenter, and houter surface−hcenter≧40. The peroxide cured polybutadiene rubber composition may comprise a reaction product of polybutadiene and a sufficient amount of peroxide to form the solid inner layer having the center shore c hardness (hcenter) of 50 or less.

Golf ball having dimples with concentric or non-concentric grooves

The present invention is directed to golf balls having improved aerodynamic performance due, at least in part, to the alteration of the dimple surfaces. In particular, the present invention relates to a golf ball that includes at least a portion of its dimples having circular perimeters and dimple profiles having a concentric groove or a non-concentric groove on the surface of the dimple.

Golf clubs and golf club heads having a sensor

A golf club having a sensor that is removably connected at one or more positions of the golf club where the sensor comprises an inertial measurement unit including an accelerometer capable of measuring linear accelerations in three orthogonal axes and a gyroscope capable of measuring an angular rate of rotation around the same axes. The sensor may further comprise a processor which may perform instructions to detect the impact of the golf club with a golf ball and determine the start of the golf swing without any additional input from the user.

Golf clubs and golf club heads having a sensor

A golf club having a sensor that is removably connected at one or more positions of the golf club where the sensor comprises an inertial measurement unit including an accelerometer capable of measuring linear accelerations in three orthogonal axes and a gyroscope capable of measuring an angular rate of rotation around the same axes. The sensor may further comprise a processor which may perform instructions to detect the impact of the golf club with a golf ball and determine the start of the golf swing without any additional input from the user.

Golf clubs and golf club heads having a sensor

A golf club having a sensor that is removably connected at one or more positions of the golf club where the sensor comprises an inertial measurement unit including an accelerometer capable of measuring linear accelerations in three orthogonal axes and a gyroscope capable of measuring an angular rate of rotation around the same axes. The sensor may further comprise a processor which may perform instructions to detect the impact of the golf club with a golf ball and determine the start of the golf swing without any additional input from the user.





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