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Golf club head with center of gravity adjustability that optimizes products of inertia
The present invention comprises a golf club head comprising a body having a crown, a sole, a front wall and a hosel, wherein the body defines a hollow interior. The golf club head further comprises a center of gravity height adjustment assembly wherein the center of gravity height adjustment assembly is positioned within the hollow interior of the body.
Callaway Golf Company


Golf club head and manufacturing golf club head
A golf club head and method of manufacturing are disclosed. Other embodiments are also disclosed..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation


Method of manufacturing golf club head having stress-reducing features
A method of manufacturing a golf club head comprising a plurality of structural connectors, and particularly solid rods proximate the face, is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of preparing a wax of a golf club head body, the body comprising first and second through-holes, a hollow interior, and first and second receiving pockets, preparing waxes of first and second solid rods, inserting the first solid rod wax into the first through-hole and seating its lower end in the first receiving pocket, inserting the second solid rod wax into the second through-hole and seating its lower end in the second receiving pocket, bonding each of the first and second solid rods to the body with an adhesive material to form a combined wax mold, and casting a golf club head from the combined wax mold..
Callaway Golf 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 hollow body portion having a front portion, a rear portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a bottom portion, a top portion with a crown portion having an opening, and a cover portion configured to couple to the crown portion to cover the opening.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc


Golf club head and manufacture
A customer directed golf club head manufacturing system including a self-service kiosk configured to transform a club head blank into a finished club head based upon input of a user. The self-service kiosk including a plurality of club head blanks, a kiosk control system, a user input system, and a machining system.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.


Hand wearable visual training aid device for golfing
A hand wearable visual training aid device worn by the hand of a golfer and for use with a golf club having a clubface is presented and described herein. The hand wearable visual training aid device includes a glove or hand strap and a clubface guide post mounted to the glove or hand strap.

High loft, low center-of-gravity golf club heads
A golf club and golf club head having a high static loft angle, low forward center of gravity, and enhanced z-axis gear effect via a large roll radius and/or tightly controlled moment of inertia about the cg x-axis, ixx, associated with upward and downward twisting of the club head.. .
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.


Golf club having concentrated weighting
A golf club head including a multi-piece construction. The golf club head includes a plurality of body components coupled at a seam.
Acushnet Company


Golf club head with polymeric insert
A golf club head includes a first portion joined to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion includes a wall defining an outer boundary of the club head volume, and a support rib extending from the wall to operatively stiffen the first portion.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation


Golf club heads
Some disclosed golf club heads include body having at least one raised sole portion and a cantilevered ledge extending down around a perimeter of the club head below the level of the raised sole portion. Some disclosed golf club heads include one or more sole openings in the body and a sole insert that is mounted inside the body over the sole openings.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.


Balanced set of golf clubs

A set of golf clubs with a plurality of at least two combinations of different lengths of a minimum of three golf clubs in each combination having progressive lofts that are matched to provide identical swing characteristics requiring unique loft and club length progressions to provide consistent yardage spacing between irons within a combination and between combinations. Each club in a combination is further defined by the shaft having an equal length; an identical swing weight, an identical grip weight and an identical head weight..

Golf club head

Described herein is a golf club head that comprises a body and a strike plate. The body comprises a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, and a top portion.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc

Golf club head and golf club

Provided are a golf club head and a golf club with a plate member that is resistant to peeling and has a glossy appearance. A golf club head includes a face portion including a ball striking surface, and a plate member connected to a back surface located on the back side of the face portion.
Mizuno Corporation

Golf club head

Described herein is a golf club head that comprises a body and a strike plate. The body comprises a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, and a top portion.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc

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, and a crown.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head and manufacture

An iron-type golf club and a method of creating the iron-type golf club including the steps of forming a club head blank having a blank loft, a blank head weight of 345-400 grams, and an external sacrificial region having an esr thickness, an esr sole portion, an esr face portion, and an esr leading edge portion. A finished club head is formed having a finished club head weight of less than 310 grams by machining off an esr removed mass from at least a portion of the external sacrificial region including at least a portion of the esr sole portion, a portion of the esr face portion, and a portion of the esr leading edge portion..
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf clubs with adjustable loft and lie and methods of manufacturing golf clubs with adjustable loft and lie

Embodiments of golf clubs with adjustable loft and lie and methods of manufacturing golf clubs with adjustable loft and lie are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club

A sleeve 8 fixed to a shaft 6 includes an engaging projection part p1. A head 2 includes an engaging recess part r1.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club

A sleeve 8 includes an engaging projection part p1. A head 2 includes an engaging recess part r1.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club grip and golf club

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf club grip comprising a grip end with improved abrasion resistance and a reduced weight. The present invention provides a golf club grip comprising a cylindrical grip body and a grip end attached to a bat-side end of the cylindrical grip body, wherein the grip end comprises a base polymer and a hollow glass filler..
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf clubs according to at least some example aspects of this disclosure may include a golf club head and a shaft configured to engage with the golf club head which includes a grip engaged with the shaft. Further, the golf club may include a monitoring device, which includes a sensor and a transmitter.
Nike, Inc.

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 head having deflection features and related methods

Described herein is a golf club head comprising a deflection feature to increased ball speed and launch distance, while producing desirable acoustics and optimized mass distribution. The deflection feature can include any one of or any combination of an insert comprising a gap, an insert comprising voids, a thin uniform sole, a cutout in the top rail, optimized face material, a thin sole, a reinforcement device, or a multi material weight..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head with a body-conforming weight member

A golf club head includes a main body having a top portion, a bottom portion, a striking face, and an interior surface. A weight member is coupled to the interior surface of the main body.
Sri Sports Limited

Golf club head

Disclosed herein is a golf club head comprising at least one crown opening and at least one crown insert attached to the body and covering the at least one crown opening. The golf club head further comprises at least one sole opening and at least one sole insert attached to the body and covering the at least one sole opening.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc

Golf club head

A golf club head according to the present invention includes a face portion, a crown portion, and a sole portion. The face portion has a thin-walled portion on a peripheral edge on a toe side.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club head

A golf club head according to the present invention is provided with a face portion, a crown portion and a sole portion, the crown portion including a first area extending in a toe-heel direction along at least part of the face portion and a second area arranged further to a back side than the first area, a sloped surface that extends in the toe-heel direction and slopes downward approaching the back side being formed between the first area and the second area, and a transfer sheet that is formed in a shape corresponding to the sloped surface and is a different color from the first area and the second area being stuck to the sloped surface.. .
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club head

A golf club head with a hollow therein includes a head main body and a crown member. The head main body includes a face portion having a hitting face, a crown portion provided with an opening and a peripheral region forming around the opening, wherein the opening is covered with the crown member.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Wood-type golf club head

A wood-type golf club head comprises a face portion having a face for striking a ball. The face comprises a first region having a surface roughness and a second region having a surface roughness larger than that of the first region.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club

A golf club head includes a club body including a crown, a sole, a skirt disposed between and connecting the crown and the sole and a face portion connected to a front end of the club body. The face portion includes a geometric center defining the origin of a coordinate system when the golf club head is ideally positioned, the coordinate system including an x-axis being tangent to the face portion at the origin and parallel to a ground plane, a y-axis intersecting the origin being parallel to the ground plane and orthogonal to the x-axis, and a z-axis intersecting the origin being orthogonal to both the x-axis and the y-axis.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club

A golf club includes a head 200, a shaft 300, and a tip engagement part rt having a reverse-tapered shape and being disposed at a tip end portion of the shaft 300. The tip engagement part rt includes a sleeve 400 having a reverse-tapered shape and being fixed to the tip end portion of the shaft 300, and a spacer 500 having a reverse-tapered shape and being externally fitted to the sleeve 400.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

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Manufacture of golf club head

A method of forming a golf club head, including placing a first portion of the golf club head adjacent a the second portion of the golf club head; welding the first portion to the second portion forming a first weld bead; injecting hot melt into an interior of the golf club head through an injection hole after forming the first weld bead; and welding the injection hole shut, forming a second weld bead.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf club heads with sole cavity ports and related methods

Embodiments of golf club heads with sole cavity ports are described herein. The sole cavity ports can have varying thicknesses across the cavity port lengths.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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 comprising a first material.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, 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

In another embodiment, a club head having a main body, crown insert, sole insert and metal face plate frame is formed by forming the sole insert and crown insert from a polymeric material using a thermoforming or thermosetting process and then injection molding the main body over the sole insert, crown insert and metal face plate frame.. .

Localized milled golf club face

A wood-style golf club head includes a strike face and a body that cooperate to define a hollow internal club head volume. The strike face formed from a strike plate having an outer perimeter and a frame surrounding the strike plate.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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 and a heel weight member coupled in a hosel cavity..
Acushnet Company

Selection support apparatus, selection support system, and selection support method

A selection support apparatus includes an obtaining unit obtaining a measurement result of a golf swing movement of a golfer, and a selection unit selecting, from a plurality of types of club characteristics of a golf club, a club characteristic suitable for the golfer based on the measurement result. The selection unit selects a club characteristic suitable for the golfer based on machine learning results of teacher data indicating a club characteristic suitable for a golf swing movement of each tester of a plurality of testers..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Sports ball with sensors and transmitter

A sports ball for communicating to an external electronic device various parameters related to an impact with a sporting implement, such as a golf club. The sports ball comprises an outer resilient shell within that is contained a resilient core.

Adjustable golf club

Disclosed herein are embodiments of adjustable golf clubs comprising features which allow for the adjustment of a lie angle, a loft angle, or both a lie angle and a loft angle of the golf club. In some embodiments, a golf club head includes a body and a hosel, the hosel including an adjustment screw which can be tightened or loosened to adjust the lie and/or loft angles of a golf club head.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

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 member with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a flange that comprises a portion of the crown. The flange being made of at least two members that are made of different materials, where a second material has a lower modulus of elasticity than the first material.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head

A golf club head includes a head body and a face member. The head body includes a body face, a sole, and a crown.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf club head

A hollow golf club head includes a face defining a front of the golf club head, a sole, and a crown. The crown includes a front depression formed in the outside surface of the crown and a rear depression formed in the inside surface of the crown.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Iron type golf club head

Iron-type golf club heads are disclosed having a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, a top-line portion, a front portion, a rear portion, and a striking face. The iron-type golf club heads include a flexible boundary structure (“fbs”) that is provided at one or more locations on the club head.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Interchangeable shaft system

A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head.
Acushnet Company

Simulation apparatus, simulation method, and simulation system

A simulation apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a measurement result of a test shot of a first golf club performed by a testing golfer, and a calculation unit configured to calculate a simulated ball-striking result which is obtained if the testing golfer strikes a golf ball by a second golf club which has a specification different from the first golf club. The calculation unit determines a swing characteristic of the testing golfer based on the measurement result.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf club set

A golf club set includes a plurality of golf clubs having different loft angles. The plurality of golf clubs have the same lie angle.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Removable and reattachable golf club grip

Attachment of an interchangeable grip sleeve particularly suited for golf requires three basic securing movements. In the first movement, the grip is situated and secured into place on the shaft by fastening toe components at the lower, distal portion of the grip onto the shaft using an insertion tool.
Ready Grip Technologies, Llc

Golf club heads with variable face geometry and material properties

Embodiments of golf club heads with variable face geometry and material properties are described herein. Various embodiments include a golf club head comprising a body configured to receive a faceplate from a set of faceplates.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head with flexure

A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency.
Acushnet Company

Golf club head

A golf club head including a crown defining the top surface of the club head and including a crown portion, a crown recess region formed in the crown portion and defined by a crown ledge and a bonding wall, and a crown insert disposed at least partially within the crown recess region. The size and uniformity of the junction between the crown insert and the bonding wall may be determined by measuring the dimensions of the junction at critical points on the club head..
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Weighted golf club grip

Provided is a golf club grip having a grip portion and a front portion adjacent the grip portion each having a bore for receiving a shaft of a golf club. The front portion is weighted to provide a weighted golf grip with the weight below the golfer's hands effectively increasing the weight of a head of the golf club.
Winston Products, Llc

Golf club head having an 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. The golf club head also includes an adjustable weighting system positioned on the club body, the adjustable weighting system includes a single channel and a member that is received by the single channel and fastened to the club body, where a plurality of weights are coupled to the member.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a golf club head having improved mass distribution characteristics. The golf club head includes a body and a face positioned at a forward portion of the body.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club with flexure

A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency..
Acushnet Company

Golf club head with composite face

A novel material comprising collections of prepreg plies and a variable thickness core material such as sheet molding compound or metal, methods of forming said material, and golf clubs comprising said material are disclosed herein.. .
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head with high density body and low density face

Embodiments of a golf club head having a body comprising a first material and a strike face comprising a second material, wherein the density of the first material is greater than the density of the second material, and the ratio of the density of the first material to the density of the second material is greater than or equal to approximately 1.7 are described herein.. .
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Method of evaluating stability of golf swing

Provided is a method of evaluating stability of a golf swing. The method comprises calculating a force indicator that represents a force that acts on a body of a golfer during the golf swing and evaluating stability of the golf swing according to a magnitude of the force indicator.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club head

A golf club head including a body having a hollow interior. The body includes a hosel portion, a front strike face, a crown and a sole.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

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

Golf clubs and golf club heads

The invention is a golf club head with a strike face including a first elongated channel and a second elongated channel which both extend from a top-to-bottom center line of the striking face toward the heel edge and the toe edge of the strike face. The channels can be filled with a fill material, for example a polymer, and a groove may be defined in the strike face or in the fill material of one or more of the channels.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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 comprising a first material.
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, the method of manufacturing a golf club head may include providing a body portion and providing a plurality of weight portions.
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 method may include providing a body portion and a plurality of weight portions.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club head nicluding impact influencing flexure joint

A hollow golf club head includes an inner surface and an outer surface, the golf club head further comprises a strike face operative to impact a golf ball, a body extending rearward from a perimeter of the strike face, and a flexure joint extending from the outer surface to the inner surface. The flexure joint includes a forward impact surface, a reaction surface in contact with the impact surface, and during an impact, the impact surface translates along the reaction surface to permit a controlled deflection of a portion of the strike face..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Club head having balanced impact and swing performance characteristics

Described herein are embodiments of golf club heads having a balance of the following parameters: a low and back club head center of gravity position, a high moment of inertia, and low aerodynamic drag. Methods of manufacturing the embodiments of golf club heads having a balance of club head center of gravity position, moment of inertia, and aerodynamic drag are also described herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Releasable and interchangeable connections for golf club heads and shafts

Golf club heads are releasably engaged with shafts so that the club heads and shafts can be readily interchanged and/or so that the shaft position with respect to the club head can be readily changed. Assemblies for connecting the club head and shaft may include: a shaft adapter, a collet, a ferrule, and a club head having an interior chamber.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Method and capturing a golf swing and fitting a golfer

An image capturing apparatus is disclosed herein. More specifically, image capturing apparatus disclosed herein will be used to help a golfer properly select a golf club utilizing a high speed camera attached to a gantry apparatus capable of adjusting its own position relative to the golfer in order to capture data of a golf swing in an iron type golf club..
Acushnet Company

Golf club training apparatus

An apparatus for viewing the position of a golf club head face relative to a golf ball includes one or more sensors and a wireless transceiver. The one or more sensors detect the position of the golf club head relative to the golf ball at a plurality of locations.

Composite golf club grip

A golf grip for a golf club is disclosed herein. The golf grip includes a closed end, an open end, a composite shell including a laminate composite fiber material, a foam layer, and a shaft cavity.
Lamkin Corporation

Golf club heads with cavities and related methods

Embodiments of golf club heads with cavities and methods to manufacture golf club heads with cavities are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a golf club head comprises a body.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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 grooves shallower than scorelines and groove pitch and length

A golf club head according to this invention is a wood type golf club head including a face portion, a crown portion, and a sole portion. A plurality of grooves are formed in the face portion.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Striking face deflection structures in a golf club

A golf club head including a club head perimeter comprising a toe portion, a heel portion, a topline, and a sole portion, a striking face, and a cantilevered face support tab extending from an interior surface of the sole portion towards a rear surface of the striking face, wherein the cantilevered face support tab is secured to the interior surface of the sole portion, wherein the cantilevered face support tab is in contact with but not secured to the rear surface of the striking face, wherein a depth d measured vertically from the interior surface of the sole portion to a top of the cantilevered face support tab is greater than 10 mm and less than 30 mm, wherein the striking face has a face thickness ft of less than 2 mm.. .
Acushnet Company

High density outer layer of a golf club head

Embodiments of a golf club head comprising a body having a body material density, a strike face having a strike face material density, and a coating comprising a coating material having a coating material density greater than the body material density or the strike face material density are described herein.. .
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Method and system for detecting a state of a golf club

A method for detecting a lost club includes detecting an orientation characteristic of a golf club with a detection unit, transmitting the orientation characteristic from the detection unit to a mobile device, determining a distance between the golf club and the mobile device based on a signal transmitted from the detection unit to the mobile device and determining a lost club state based on the orientation characteristic of the golf club and the distance between the golf club and the mobile device.. .

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Golf club weighting system with under-grip retention

In a novel approach to golf club counter-weighting, directed to incorporation in a golf club at original manufacture as well as in the after-market, required secure longitudinal retention of the weighting device is accomplished by structure differing from known practice in that the required longitudinal retention is referenced to the top end surface of the golf club shaft by an annular flange configured at the top end of the weighting device and held securely between the cap portion of an original unmodified golf club grip and the top end of the shaft, thus accomplishing the required longitudinal retention of the weighting device with no need for grip modification or friction-gripping the interior surface of the shaft. The flange diameter is sized to fit closely inside the grip so as to also provide lateral retention at the top end of the thusly cantilevered weighting device..

Grip for golf club

In the present invention, there are effects that the grip for golf club can be stably gripped by the thumb and the index finger without applying a large force since the diameter of the lower part of the grip for golf club is thick enough, as well as that the entire weight of the grip is considerably reduced so as to be at the level comparable to the usual grip due to a cut section which is formed by removing, among the lower part of the grip for golf club, the remaining portion except the portion where the thumb and the index finger of the hand which is positioned at the relatively lower position touch, and also that the upper end of a shaft can be easily inserted and the assembly is easy so that there is no worry of degradation of the productivity since the entire thickness of the lower narrow section can be small.. .

Golf club weight attachment mechanisms and related methods

Embodiments of golf club weight attachment mechanisms are described herein. In some embodiments, a golf club head comprises a head body with an interior cavity, a shell portion, and a bracket with a weight member coupled to the bracket.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head having stiffening members and variable face thickness

A golf club head comprising a body, a variable face thickness pattern, and a plurality of solid metal stiffening rods, and which satisfies the equation vballnorm≥0.0356x+140.82, is disclosed herein. The body comprises a face, a sole, and a return section, and defines a hollow interior.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club shaft with high balance point and golf club including same

A golf club shaft having a weight distribution such that the balance point percentage is less than or equal to 44.50%. The weight distribution of the shaft allows for an increase in length and/or club head weight of a golf club while having a reduced impact on the swing weight..
Acushnet Company

Golf club irons including backing material behind ball striking face

Golf clubs and golf club heads, such as iron heads, may include an iron body and a ball striking plate engaged with the iron body. The ball striking plate may include a face layer and a backing layer.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club having a reinforced ball striking plate

A ball striking device includes a ball striking plate having a front surface configured to strike a ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface. The ball striking plate has a desired-contact region and a perimeter.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club

A golf club head, including a striking face having a plurality of grooves formed therein, a center region, a toe region, and a heel region, and a plurality of miniature grooves formed therein. The plurality of miniature grooves are limited to the central region of the striking face, with each of the plurality of miniature grooves extending across the striking face parallel to the grooves, and each of the plurality of miniature grooves having a miniature groove width of less than 0.500 mm..
Acushnet Company

Iron-type golf club head with lightweight hosel

The present invention relates to an iron-type golf club head having a lightweight hosel and a high, toe-ward located center of gravity. The golf club head preferably includes a hollow body with a hosel and an interior mold line that extends into the hosel and is separated from a shaft bore by a solid barrier that does not include any through-holes.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head

Disclosed golf club heads include a body defining an interior cavity, a face, a sole, a crown, a skirt, and a hosel. Certain embodiments include a channel positioned in a forward portion of the sole.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

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Smart system for display of dynamic movement parameters in sport and training

A system that wirelessly integrates actual golf equipment with a computer and the internet to allow players remotely located from one another to play a competitive real or simulated game of golf. An individual player may opt to play solo or practice to improve basic golfing techniques.

Recommending optimal golf club grip using dynamic indicators on a smart grip

Systems and methods for determining an optimal grip position on a golf club are disclosed. A method includes: obtaining, by a computer device, ball lie data; determining, by the computer device, an optimal grip position for a golf club based on the ball lie data and historical shot data of a user; and transmitting, by the computer device, data defining the optimal grip position to a smart grip attached to a shaft of the golf club..
International Business Machines Corporation

Diameter profiled golf club shaft to reduce drag

A golf club includes a golf club head, a shaft adapter secured within a hosel of the golf club head, and a shaft secured within the shaft adapter. The golf club shaft is formed from a fiber reinforced polymer and extends along a longitudinal axis between a tip end and a grip end.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club cleaner

The invention is best illustrated in fig. 1 where the invention main parts contained: brush 1, brush housing 2, electronic housing 3 and the golf club 9 default location in the brush housing, for cleaning..

Golf club having removeable weight

A golf club head includes a club head body and a weight member that is secured to the body in a weight mount. The weight member is constructed to utilize lateral forces to couple to the head body to minimize the structure required to retain the weight member.
Acushnet Company

Golf club having removable weight

A golf club head includes a club head body and a weight member that is secured to the body. The weight member is constructed to utilize lateral forces to couple to the head body to minimize the structure required to retain the weight member, and the weight member is preferably constructed so that it has a low profile..
Acushnet Company

Golf club face plates with internal cell lattices

Embodiments of golf club face plates with internal cell lattices are presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Iron-type golf club head

Disclosed herein is an iron-type golf club head comprising a body comprising a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, and a topline portion. The topline portion has a mass per unit length of between 0.09 g/mm and 0.40 g/mm.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc

Golf club face plates with internal cell lattices and related methods

Embodiments of golf club face plates with internal cell lattices are presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club

A golf club 100 includes a head 200 having a hosel part 202, a shaft 300, and a reverse-tapered engagement part rt. The reverse-tapered engagement part rt includes a sleeve 400 having a reverse-tapered shape and being fixed to a tip portion of the shaft 300, and a spacer fitted outside of the sleeve 400.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Method for manufacturing a golf club head

A method for manufacturing a golf club head includes providing a club head body produced by electric smelting an alloy base material including 0.04-0.07 wt % of carbon, 0.5-1.0 wt % of manganese, 0.5-1.0 wt % of silicon, less than 0.04 wt % of phosphorus, less than 0.03 wt % of sulfur, 15-17.7 wt % of chromium, 3.6-5.1 wt % of nickel, 2.8-3.5 wt % of copper, with the rest being iron and inevitable impurities. A solid solution treatment is proceeded at 1020-1080° c.
Fusheng Precision Co., Ltd

Golf training aid simulating a grass cutting motion

A golf training aid simulating a grass whip consists of a club shaft, a neck portion, and a blade portion. The blade portion is connected to the club shaft via the neck portion.

Adjustable golf club having reversible face and site alignment device

A golf putter including a putter head having a body portion and a reversible face. The golf putter further includes a hosel received by the body portion of the putter head and a shaft attachable to the hosel.
Brainstorm Golf, Inc.

Golf club head

A golf club head comprises a sole, a recessed sole port in the sole; and a rotatably adjustable sole piece adapted to be at least partially received within the sole port and comprising a central body having a plurality of contact surfaces adapted to contact the sole port and being offset from each other along a central axis extending through the central body of the sole piece. The sole piece can be positioned at least partially within the sole port at five or more rotational and axial positions with respect to the central axis, wherein at each rotational position, at least one of said contact surfaces of the central body contacts the sole port to set the axial position of the sole piece.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club having striking face with supporting wall

A golf club head has a striking face. A ledge extends from the perimeter contact rim of the golf club head.
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.
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

Golf club head manufacturing method

Methods of bifurcating the material properties of golf club heads, and wedges in particular, are disclosed herein. The methods of the present invention preserve the bendability and feel of certain parts of the club heads, such as hosel regions, while selectively hardening and increasing the durability of other features, such as scorelines and texturing on the face..
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head with textured striking face

A correlated set of golf club heads comprises a first and second golf club head. Each club head has a striking face, a rear surface, a top portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, and a loft.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club head with hosel support structure

A golf club head having a hosel, a hollow interior, and a support ring disposed within the hollow interior and at least partially encircling the hosel is disclosed herein. In particular, the present invention is directed to a fairway wood head comprising a body with a front wall, an upper opening, a return portion between the front wall and the upper opening, a hosel, an interface between the hosel and the heel side of the body, and a support ring, and a composite crown affixed to the body to close the upper opening and define a hollow interior, the support ring contained within the hollow interior and extending along the interface from a heel-most side of the body to the return portion and making contact with an inner surface of the front wall.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club with multi-component construction

The present invention relates to a golf club, and more particularly to a wood-type club head with a separable body component. In certain aspects, the invention provides a golf club head with a face and hosel body member and one or more of an interchangeable aft body member.
State Of Israel, Ministry Of Agriculture & Rural Development, Agricultural Research Organization

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

Metal wood club

A golf club head comprising a body, wherein the body comprises a cavity, wherein the cavity comprises 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, a head locking feature located at the open end of the cavity, an insert locking member comprising an insert locking feature configured to engage the head locking feature and lock the weighted insert in the cavity, a second head locking feature located at the open end of the cavity, wherein the insert locking member comprises a second insert locking feature configured to engage the second head locking feature and lock the weighted insert in the cavity.. .
Acushnet Company

Removable and reattachable golf club grip

Removable and re-attachable grips design to allow simple, fast changing of grips on shaft. The present disclosure relates in general to a re-changeable or interchangeable grip particularly suited for golf whose attachment requires three basic securing movements.
Ready Grip Technologies, Llc

Golf club head

A golf club head includes a striking face, a sole portion, a top portion, a hosel, a rear surface, a loft no less than 40°, a virtual vertical plane, and a center of gravity. The striking face has a face center, a leading edge, and a virtual striking face plane.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club head

A golf club head includes a striking face having a face center and a virtual striking face plane generally parallel to the striking face. The golf club head further includes a sole portion, a top portion, a rear portion, and a loft l no less than 40°.
Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf club head

A head 2 includes a head body h1, a face part fp1, and a connecting part cn1. The face part fp1 includes a face surface f1 and a face back surface f2.
Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd.

Method of forming golf club head assembly

A method of forming a golf club head assembly includes aligning a faceplate with a recess of a club head; welding the faceplate to the club head; then, after welding the faceplate, heating the club head and the faceplate to at least a solvus temperature of the faceplate for a predetermined amount of time; and then, after heating the club head and the faceplate, allowing the club head and the faceplate to air cool.. .
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf clubs with hosel inserts and related methods

Embodiments of golf coupling mechanisms are presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Collapsible golf club carrier

A golf club carrier having two main bodies joined by one or more telescoping connector members whereby the carrier may be longitudinally extended for transporting golf clubs or collapsed for storage, each of the main bodies having retainer members aligned in paired sets, each paired set adapted to receive and retain the shaft of a 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 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

Multi-material golf club head

A golf club head made out of multi-material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has at least a portion of the body of the golf club head that is further comprised out of a base layer and a lightweight cover layer.
Acushnet Company

Golf club head

A cavity back iron type club head includes a striking plate having a substantially planar striking surface and a rear surface defining a thickness therebetween. The rear surface defines a striking plate rear cavity region.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Trusses for golf club heads

A golf club head includes a main body having a topline and an opposing sole. The main body includes a striking face extending between the topline and sole, and a rear face in opposed relation to the striking face.
Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd.

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 and a heel weight member coupled in a hosel cavity..
Acushnet Company

Golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads

Examples 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 weight ports.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Grooves of golf club heads and methods to manufacture grooves of golf club heads

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

Multi-process hardening method

Embodiments of multi-process hardened golf club heads and methods of multi-process hardening of golf club heads are generally described herein. Other embodiments and methods may be described and claimed..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf grip with reminder rib

An improved golf club grip 10a, 10b, 10c with a well-defined and pronounced reminder rib 20a, 20b, 20c includes in one embodiment of the present disclosure a groove 32 positioned in the exterior surface 34 on each side of or surrounding a ridge 24a that extends lengthwise inside the body 14a of the grip 10a. When the golf grip 10a is installed on a golf club shaft 12, the groove 32 facilitates the flexing of the grip material for forming the reminder rib 20a.
Eaton Corporation

Golf club shaft

To provide a lightweight shaft having excellent strength, a shaft has one or a plurality of fiber reinforced resin layers. At least one of the fiber reinforced resin layers is produced by a filament winding method in which one or a plurality of fiber bundles are wound while tension is applied thereto.
Gifu University

Golf club

A golf club head includes a golf club body including a sole, a crown connected to the sole by a skirt, and a hosel connected to at least one other feature of the golf club body; a face connected to the a front end of the golf club body; and features allowing striking of a golf ball above the ideal strike location.. .
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Club head having balanced impact and swing performance characteristics

Described herein are embodiments of golf club heads having a balance of the following parameters: a low and back club head center of gravity position, a high moment of inertia, and low aerodynamic drag. Methods of manufacturing the embodiments of golf club heads having a balance of club head center of gravity position, moment of inertia, and aerodynamic drag are also described herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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. A golf club head may include a body portion having a face portion with regions of varying thickness.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

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

A shaft of a golf club includes a reverse-tapered engagement part. The reverse-tapered engagement part includes a sleeve having a reverse-tapered shape, and a reverse-tapered outer surface.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Rotational molded golf club head

Wood-type golf clubs and/or golf club heads include: (a) a golf club head base member including a face member having a ball striking face; and (b) a polymeric body member engaged with the golf club head base member, wherein the polymeric body member is formed via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process) and/or engaged with the golf club head base member via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process). The polymeric body member forms at least a portion of a crown member of the club head in some structures..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Rotational molded golf club head

Wood-type golf clubs and/or golf club heads include: (a) a golf club head base member including a face member having a ball striking face; and (b) a polymeric body member engaged with the golf club head base member, wherein the polymeric body member is formed via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process) and/or engaged with the golf club head base member via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process). The polymeric body member forms at least a portion of a crown member of the club head in some structures..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Smart putter for golf club

Disclosed is a smart putter for a golf club including a putter head having a putting surface for putting a golf ball on one side thereof, a swing detecting unit that is provided in the putter head to detect a balance degree of the putter head, a communication module that is provided in the putter head to transmit balance degree data of the putter head detected by the swing detecting unit to an external device, and a control unit that stores the balance degree data of the putter head detected by the swing detecting unit and transmits the balance degree data to the communication module.. .
Idealink, Inc.

Golf club head or other ball striking device having reinforced sole

A head for a ball striking device includes a bracing member connected to an upper sole surface located on the sole of the body opposite the bottom sole surface. The bracing member includes a first end connected to a first point on the upper sole surface, a second end connected to a second point on the upper sole surface spaced from the first point, and a bridge portion extending between the first and second ends.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Measuring and remotely-analyzing grip pressure for swinging objects in sports

A grip pressure measurement device is embedded in a swing object used for sports, such as a golf club or a racquet. Embedding can occur during manufacturing or as an after-market modification.

Golf club shaft

An ei value at a point p16 separated by 16 inches from a tip end tp is defined as e16, a shaft wall thickness at the point p16 is defined as t16, an ei value at a point p6 separated by 6 inches from the tip end tp is defined as e6, and a shaft wall thickness at the point p6 is defined as t6. In a shaft 6, e16 is 2.4 (kgf·m2) or more, e6 is 2.7 (kgf·m2) or less, and e16/e6 is 0.95 or more but 1.50 or less, e6/t6 is 1.9 or less, and e16/t16 is 3.0 or more.
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 rear portion, a front portion with a strike face, a sole portion, and a top portion with a plurality of weight ports.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Putter-type golf club head

A putter-type golf club head is disclosed. When oriented in a reference position, the putter-type golf club head comprises a blade member and a central elongate member in communication with, and extending rearwardly from, the blade member.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf club

A golf club head includes a club body including a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, a top-line portion, and a face portion. In some embodiments, the face portion has an ideal striking location and at least one channel defined in the face.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Iron-type golf club head with elevated weight bar and stress-relieving structures

A golf club head comprising a body, an elevated weight bar, and at least one stiffening member is disclosed herein. The elevated weight bar is disposed within a hollow cavity portion of the body and bridges at least a portion of a bottom section of the body, and the at least one stiffening member is also disposed within the hollow cavity portion, extending from a top line section to bottom section of the body and passing through the elevated weight bar without making contact with the elevated weight bar.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head with molded cavity structure

A golf club head includes a strike face, a crown, and a sole, and is formed from a forward section and a body section that are coupled together. The forward section includes the strike face, and the body section includes an upper shell defining a portion of the crown, a lower shell defining a portion of the sole, and an internal wall extending between the upper shell and the lower shell.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head structures having split, multi-part heads

Golf club heads include at least one part having a side wall extending completely around the golf club head, wherein the side wall ends at an edge (a free end) that defines an open side of the part. An interior surface of this side wall has a draft angle of −1° or more as it extends to its edge.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Method of manufacturing golf club head having stress-reducing features

A method of manufacturing a golf club head comprising a plurality of structural connectors, and particularly solid rods proximate the face, is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of preparing a wax of a golf club head body, the body comprising first and second through-holes, a hollow interior, and first and second receiving pockets, preparing waxes of first and second solid rods, inserting the first solid rod wax into the first through-hole and seating its lower end in the first receiving pocket, inserting the second solid rod wax into the second through-hole and seating its lower end in the second receiving pocket, bonding each of the first and second solid rods to the body with an adhesive material to form a combined wax mold, and casting a golf club head from the combined wax mold..
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club assembly and golf club with aerodynamic features

A golf club includes a shaft and a club head. The club head includes a body member having a ball striking face, a heel, a toe, a back, a crown, a sole, and a hosel region located at the intersection of the ball striking face, the heel and the crown.
Nike, Inc.

Contrast-enhanced golf club heads

Golf club heads include white diffusing top surfaces to aid in club head alignment. Wood type club heads also include a dark diffusing club face so that a crown/face border is emphasized.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Adjustable golf club shaft and hosel assembly

An adjustable shaft and hosel assembly allows for dependent and independent adjustment of a golf club's face angle, loft angle, and lie angle. The adjustable shaft and hosel assembly comprises a shaft sleeve, a hosel portion, a tubular adjustment piece having non-parallel upper and lower surfaces, and a retention feature that provides an engagement between the tubular adjustment piece and the shaft sleeve to prevent the tubular adjustment piece from becoming detached from the shaft sleeve..
Callaway Golf Company

Methods, apparatus, and systems to custom fit golf clubs

Embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems to custom fit golf clubs are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head

A golf club head comprises a sole, a recessed sole port in the sole; and a rotatably adjustable sole piece adapted to be at least partially received within the sole port and comprising a central body having a plurality of contact surfaces adapted to contact the sole port and being offset from each other along a central axis extending through the central body of the sole piece. The sole piece can be positioned at least partially within the sole port at five or more rotational and axial positions with respect to the central axis, wherein at each rotational position, at least one of said contact surfaces of the central body contacts the sole port to set the axial position of the sole piece.
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 body portion including a first material and having a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, a front portion having a face 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 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 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 with movable weight

A golf club head including an elongate weight receptacle, the weight receptacle including: a first locking rail extending from the exterior surface of the body, the first locking rail running along a first side of the weight receptacle; a second locking rail extending from an exterior surface of the body, the second locking rail running along a second side of the weight receptacle, the first locking rail spaced from the second locking rail; a weight member located in the weight receptacle; wherein the weight member is configured to slide along the weight receptacle when the weight member is in an unlocked position and the weight member is configured to lock in place in the weight receptacle when the weight member is in a locked position; wherein the weight member at least partially resides between the first locking rail and the second locking rail.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf club striking surface

A golf club head, including a striking face having a plurality of grooves formed therein, a center region, a toe region, and a heel region, a plurality of miniature grooves formed therein, the plurality of miniature grooves limited to the central region of the striking face, each of the plurality of miniature grooves extending across the striking face parallel to the grooves, each of the plurality of miniature grooves having a miniature groove width of less than 0.500 mm, wherein the miniature groove width is the distance between an uppermost intersection of each miniature groove and the front surface and a lowermost intersection of each miniature groove and the front surface; a plurality of arcuate grooves limited to the toe region; wherein the grooves, the miniature grooves, and the arcuate grooves do not intersect one another.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf club head

A golf club head is described having a club head portion, a shaft portion connected to the club head portion, and a grip portion connected to the shaft portion. The club head portion has a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, a crown portion, a hosel portion, and a striking face.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club head with polymeric hosel

A golf club head includes a face, a club head body, and a hosel. The hosel has a tubular hosel body extending along a longitudinal axis and defining a bore.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head

A golf club head includes a body defining an interior cavity. The body includes a sole positioned at a bottom portion of the golf club head, a crown positioned at a top portion, and a skirt positioned around a periphery between the sole and crown.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club head

A golf club head is provided having a club body having a front portion, a rear portion, a toe portion, and a heel portion. The club head also having a central portion connected with the front portion.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club head

A golf club head may include a body and a sole plate. The body may include a hosel portion, a front strike face, a crown and a sole.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Forged slotted iron golf club

An iron golf club head is disclosed. The iron golf club head can include a hosel portion, a heel portion, a toe portion, a face portion, and a sole portion all forged from a single piece of steel.
C/o Mizuno Corporation

Golf club head with chamfer and related methods

Some embodiments include a golf club head having a hollow body comprising a front portion having a strikeface, a heel region, a toe region opposite the heel region, a sole, a back, a crown portion, and a chamfer extending between the front portion and the crown portion, the chamfer having an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the chamfer defines a hinge point of the crown portion.. .
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Iron type golf club head and set

An iron-type golf club head and set having multi-material construction including a carbon steel alloy body and a thin high strength alloy face. A passageway extends from a closed void behind the face, and is accessible from an exterior of the body.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club head with textured striking face

A golf club head includes a striking face with a plurality of scorelines. A first virtual vertical plane is perpendicular to the striking face and passes through a toe-wardmost extent of the scorelines, and a second virtual vertical plane is parallel to the first virtual vertical plane and passes through a heel-wardmost extent of the scorelines.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Iron golf club with badge

A golf club head with a multi-level badge is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention is an iron type golf club head with a multi-level badge that on one level contacts a rear surface of the striking face of the golf club head, and a second level of the multi-level badge contacts a rear surface of a cavity created by the chassis of the golf club head..
Acushnet Company

Club heads with varying groove parameters and related methods

Some embodiments include a first golf club head and a second golf club head. The first golf club head includes a body having a face portion, and the second golf club head includes a body having a face portion.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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 and a second interior cavity portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club shaft connection assembly

A golf club shaft connection assembly comprising first and second shaft sections, male and female adaptors, a hollow retainer, a spring, and a plurality of balls is disclosed herein. The male and female adaptors are each attached to the first and second shaft sections, respectively, preferably with a permanent adhesive.
Callaway Golf Company

Spatial alignment of m-tracer and 3-d human model for golf swing analysis using skeleton

A method for spatial alignment of golf-club inertial measurement data and a three-dimensional human skeleton model for golf club swing analysis are provided. The method includes capturing inertial measurement data of a golf club swing through an inertial measurement unit (imu), and sending the inertial measurement data from the inertial measurement unit to a computing device.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Spatial alignment of inertial measurement unit captured golf swing and 3d human model for golf swing analysis using ir reflective marker

A method for spatial alignment of golf-club inertial measurement data and a three-dimensional human model for golf club swing analysis is provided. The method includes capturing inertial measurement data through an inertial measurement unit (imu), and sending the inertial measurement data from the imu to a computing device.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Localized heat treatment

Embodiments are described herein of a bifurcated heat treatment apparatus and methods for localized heat treatment of a golf club hosel or golf club head. The heat treating method comprises a bifurcated process in which the golf club head is treated in the first heating unit via induction heating and then moved to the second heating unit for convection heating.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Temporal alignment of captured inertial measurement unit trajectory and 2d video for golf swing analysis

A method for temporal alignment of golf club inertial measurement data and two-dimensional video for golf club swing analysis is provided. The method includes capturing inertial measurement data of a golf club swing on an inertial measurement unit (imu), and sending the inertial measurement data of the golf club swing from the inertial measurement unit to a computing device.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Spatial alignment of captured inertial measurement unit trajectory and 2d video for golf swing analysis

A method for spatial alignment of golf club inertial measurement data and two-dimensional video for golf club swing analysis is provided. The method includes capturing inertial measurement data of a golf club swing through an inertial measurement unit (imu), and sending the inertial measurement data from the inertial measurement unit to a computing device.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Golf club head cover

A golf club head cover is formed from rigid or semi-rigid materials and is divided in two halves as a clamshell. The head cover includes a head covering portion and a shaft covering portion.

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 including a first material and having a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, a front portion having a face 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 including a first material and having a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, a front portion having a face 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 including a first material and having a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, a front portion having a face portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Iron-type golf club head or other ball striking device

A ball striking device, such as an iron-type golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface and a rear surface, and a body connected to the face. The body has a sole member and a rear cavity defined at least partially by the sole member and the rear surface of the face.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club grip and golf club

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf club grip having excellent grip performance under a wet condition. The present invention provides a golf club grip having an outermost surface layer, wherein the outermost surface layer contains (a) a crosslinked rubber and (b) a silica, and has, at at least a part thereof, a region where a spherical silica secondary particle with a particle size of 3 μm or more exists in an amount of at least two particles/mm2.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Golf club shaft and golf club provided with the same

A golf club shaft and a golf club using such a golf club shaft are achieved, wherein the golf club shaft is capable of suppressing variations of various parameters at impact by reducing the difference in rigidity between the layers of the shaft body. The golf club shaft includes full-length bias prepregs provided only as a plurality of pairs thereof and as full-length layers that extend over an entire length of the shaft body, wherein fiber directions of each pair of the full-length bias prepregs are inclined at an angle within a range of 22 degrees through 28 degrees relative to a longitudinal direction of the shaft body, respectively..
Fujikura Rubber Ltd.

Golf club heads with face deflection junctions and related methods

Embodiments of golf club heads with deflection junctions are described herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head with molded polymeric body

A golf club head includes a forward section and a body section to define a closed internal volume. The forward section has a strike face, a frame that surrounds the strike face, and a flange extending from the frame.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head with tubes connecting crown to elongated protrusion

A golf club head comprising a body and a plurality of tubes is disclosed herein. The body comprises a face section, a sole section with a protrusion extending upward and a crown section.
Callaway Golf Company

Method and device for providing guiding for executing a golf swing

The present invention is related to a method and to a device for providing guiding to a user for executing a golf swing with a golf club on a golf ball towards a target, said method being implemented in an electronic device comprising a display in communication with a control unit, said display being placed in the line-of-sight of the user.. .

Club length adjustment device

A golf club length adjustment device, comprising a first member affixed to a main shaft, the main shaft configured to couple to a golf club head, a second member slideably coupled to the first member, the second member adapted to couple to a golf club grip, wherein the first member is configured to slide along a club axis relative to the second member to change the length of the golf club, a backout prevention unit configured to limit the second member from uncoupling from the first member after the golf club length adjustment device has been assembled, a decoupling tool configured to be inserted through an access hole formed in a proximal end of the grip, the decoupling tool configured to engage and deflect the backout prevention unit, disengaging the backout prevention unit from the second member, allowing for disassembly of the second member from the first member.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf club shaft

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Ball mark repair tool with golf club handle and method

A ball mark repair tool includes an extension member, a ball mark repair head, and a head couple joining the ball mark repair head to the extension member. The ball mark repair tool is useful for repairing ball marks in a golfing green without causing discomfort to a user.

Method and optimizing launch characteristics of a golf club

An apparatus is disclosed having a body member which includes a face surface and a receiving portion recessed into the face surface. A face insert having a striking surface is also included and is adapted to attach to the recessed receiving portion.
Game Changer Industries Llc

Set of golf club heads and manufacture

A co-forged iron type golf club is disclosed. More specifically, the present invention discloses an iron type golf club head from a pre-form billet that already contains two or more materials before the actual forging process resulting in a multi-material golf club head that doesn't require any post manufacturing operations such as machining, welding, swaging, gluing, and the like.
Acushnet Company

Golf training aid

A golf training aid is provided. The golf training aid includes a brace.

Golf club organizer apparatus

A golf club organizer system includes a plurality of club retaining cradles each being radially displaced from each other about a vertical support member, wherein the club retaining cradles is rotatable about the vertical support member; the plurality of golf club retaining cradles each being sized for partially engaged receipt of a golf club head; a plurality of clip members each being sized for engaged receipt of a portion of the shaft of one of the golf clubs; a fixed grip presentation cam for displacing one of the clip members from a normal, resting position to an extraction position as the plurality of club retaining cradles are rotated; and wherein a user may rotate the plurality of club head cradles such that a selected one of the plurality of club retaining cradles is in the extraction position for permitting the user to remove or insert the corresponding golf club.. .
Blue Holly Llc

Golf club having an elastomer element for ball speed control

A golf club has a club head body with a back portion and striking face. A cradle is attached to an internal surface of the back portion, and an elastomer extends from the cradle towards a rear surface of the striking face.
Acushnet Company

Striking face deflection structures in a golf club

An iron-type golf club head has a club head body that includes a back portion, a topline, a sole portion, and a striking face. The golf club head also may include a rib that extends from the back portion of the club head body to a rear surface of the striking 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 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 head

An iron-type golf club head comprising a topline, a sole in opposed relation to the topline, and a front portion extending from the topline toward the sole. The front portion includes a leading edge, a substantially planar hitting region including a face center, and a peripheral region.
Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd.

Striking face deflection structures in a golf club

A golf club head including a plurality of face support tabs that are attached to an interior surface of the perimeter of a golf club head. The face support tabs are in contact with a rear surface of a striking face and, in some examples, are fastened to the rear surface of the striking face.
Acushnet Company

Golf club head with textured striking face

A golf club head includes a striking face with a plurality of scorelines. A first virtual vertical plane is perpendicular to the striking face and passes through a toe-wardmost extent of the scorelines, and a second virtual vertical plane is parallel to the first virtual vertical plane and passes through a heel-wardmost extent of the scorelines.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Interchangeable shaft system

A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head.
Acushnet Company

Golf club with visual feature indicator

A golf club having improved visual feature recognition includes a golf club head coupled to a golf club shaft. The golf club head includes a hosel defining a bore, a sole, and a design attribute that is generally not capable of easy visual discernment.
Nike, Inc.

Belt clip dual cleaning golf brush with ball marker

The portable golf club cleaning brush utilizes at least three releasable components; first, a compression clip carrying case that attaches to a belt or garment, with two sides, a front, a back, and bottom panels leaving the top of the case open. Second, the compact cleaning brush with a round easy grip handle all made of durable plastic.

Golf club head with center of gravity adjustability

The present invention comprises a golf club head comprising a body having a crown, a sole, a front wall and a hosel, wherein the body defines a hollow interior. The golf club head further comprises a center of gravity adjustment assembly wherein the center of gravity adjustment assembly is positioned within the hollow interior of the body, and allows the center of gravity of the golf club head to be adjusted by at least 0.050 inch, preferably along a vertical axis..
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club and golf club head structures

A golf club head has a body having a ball striking face, a rear opposite the ball striking face, a crown, a sole, a heel, and a toe, the body having a void defined by a peripheral edge on the sole. The body further defines a cover that extends over the void and forms at least a portion of the crown.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Slidable weight assembly

A golf club head comprising a channel or a pair of parallel rails and a slidable weight assembly that can be removably fixed at any point within the channel or to the rails is disclosed herein. The slidable weight assembly preferably comprises a weight portion and base that can be turned 45 to 90 degrees to reversibly fix the slidable weight assembly within the channel or to the rails..
Callaway Golf 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 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 head

A golf club providing improved golf ball launch conditions is disclosed herein. The golf club includes a face component and a sole comprising an elongated recess disposed proximate the face component.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club having improved sound properties

A golf club head has a stranded structure such as a cantilevered strand or a beam strand. The stranded structure causes changes in acoustic properties from that of a standard golf club.
Acushnet Company

Golf club head with elevated internal weight

A golf club head having elevated internal weighting that improves ball speed, reduces backspin, and increases launch angle is disclosed herein. In particular, the golf club head comprises a hollow body with a face, sole, and elevated weight bar, which is disposed inside the body and is fixed to heel and toe sides of the body, preferably with mechanical fasteners such as screws or bolts.
Callaway Golf Company

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 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