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Golf tee encapsulating spark induction material and improving golf performance
A golf tee has a contact alert material encapsulated therein. The golf tee includes a top portion with top, side and bottom walls fixedly attached to a shaft that terminates into a point appointed to be inserted into a ground surface.

Method for reconditioning golf tees
Various devices for reconditioning golf tees are disclosed herein.. .

Lightweight multicolor compression molded grip
A lightweight compression molded multicolor golf grip having at least a first section and a second section of differing colors and composed of elastomer compounds having a density of less than 0.90 g/cc, and joined by cross-linking across a sharply defined cross-color interface having an interface transition zone beyond which there is no mixing of the colors. The grip has a soft feel and unique compression characteristics achieved in some embodiments through the controlled use of an expanding blowing agent in a rubber compound including an epdm mixture.

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 localized stiffened region that is located on the striking face of the club head such that the localized stiffened region alters the launch conditions of golf balls struck by the club head in a way that wholly or partially compensates for, overcomes, or prevents the occurrence of a rightward deviation.

Method, apparatus, and system for golf product reconfiguration
A computer program is disclosed for reconfiguring a property-adjustable golf club. The program receives data input corresponding to a current configuration of an adjustable feature of the golf club, and data input corresponding to trajectory adjustment information.

Golf club head
A hollow golf club head comprises a face part having a face for striking a ball, and a main body extending rearward from the face part. The main body is provided with a low-rigidity zone which comprises through holes and connecting portions arranged alternately along a peripheral edge of the face.

Golf club head
This golf club head includes a face portion, a crown portion and a sole portion, the crown portion including a first region extending along at least part of the face portion, a second region arranged further on a back side than the first region, and a step region extending in the toe-heel direction between the first and the second regions and extending downward toward the second region from the first region side, the first region being formed to at least extend from a position ph that is 20 mm on a heel side to a position pt that is 25 mm on a toe side, based on a face center, and a width dh of the first region in a face-back direction at the position ph and a width dt of the first region in the face-back direction at the position pt satisfying 1<(dt/dh)≤1.35.. .

Golf club head
A golf club head according to the present invention includes a face portion, a crown portion and a sole portion, the sole portion including a toe-side recessed portion arranged on a toe side, a heel-side recessed portion arranged on a heel side, and a middle recessed portion arranged between the toe-side recessed portion and the heel-side recessed portion, and at least one readily deformable portion that extends linearly in a toe-heel direction is formed in the toe-side recessed portion and the heel-side recessed portion.. .

Golf club head
A golf club head according to the present invention includes a face portion, a crown portion and a sole portion, the crown portion including a first region extending in a toe-heel direction along at least part of the face portion, a second region arranged further on a back side than the first region, a step region extending in the toe-heel direction between the first region and the second region and extending downward toward the second region from the first region side, and at least one rib formed on an inner wall surface of the crown portion and extending in a face-back direction from at least the step region to the second region.. .

Golf club head

A head 2 includes a face member fc1 formed by casting and a body member bd1 having an opening 20 on a hitting surface 4 side. The opening of the body member bd1 is covered by the face member fc1.

Golf club set

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Method of manufacturing a golf ball having a cover with network structure

The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a cover with network structure which includes the steps of forming a core layer and forming a cover layer to enclose the core layer. The method characterized in that the cover layer forming step includes the steps of: mixing 90 wt % of a surlyn resin with 10 wt % of a whisker reinforced material to form a whisker composition; mixing the whisker composition with another surlyn resin to form a cover layer material, wherein the content of the whisker composition is between 0.1 and 10 phr on the basis of 100 phr of the another surlyn resin; and injecting the cover layer material to form the cover layer with a whisker-based three-dimensional network structure.

Water-activated double-sided adhesive tape or sheet

Provided is a water-activated double-side adhesive tape or sheet, wherein a water-absorbing adhesive layer is provided on one surface of a water permeable substrate, and a water-activated adhesive layer which is made slippery by applying water is provided on the other surface of the water permeable substrate. The water-activated double-sided adhesive tape or sheet is used to fix grips onto sports equipment such as golf clubs and bicycle, and allows the adhesive layer to dry rapidly and the grips to be fixed well, regardless of the type of grip material..

Computerized detecting and depicting a travel path of a golf ball

A computerized method of detecting and depicting a travel path of a golf ball hit from a hitting station in a plurality of hitting stations at a driving range. The computerized method utilizes a plurality of sensors to detect shot launch parameters from a first field of detection, shot trajectory parameters from a second field of detection, and/or ground path parameters from a third field of detection.

Golf system

A golf system includes a striking area; a target area including a plurality of physical targets positioned at different locations relative to the striking area; and at least one sensing device for sensing parameters regarding the travel of a physical golf ball. A processor is configured to: access a database including golf hole data, the golf hole data defining relative positions of a tee-off location and a pin location for a virtual golf hole; based on the one or more parameters regarding the travel of the physical golf ball struck from the striking area, update a virtual location of a virtual golf ball on the virtual golf hole; and generate signals to provide an indication of which of the plurality of physical targets represents a direction of the pin location based on the virtual location of the virtual golf ball and the locations of the physical targets..

Golf gear fitting system, golf gear fitting method, golf gear fitting program, golf swing classification method, golf shaft fitting system, golf shaft fitting method, and golf shaft fitting program

A golf gear fitting system (2) includes a swing data acquisition unit (21) to acquire swing data from a sensor (11) installed in a golf club (1), a swing data storage unit (22) to store the swing data acquired by the swing data acquisition unit (21), a data classification unit (23) to classify the swing data stored in the swing data storage unit (22), and a data prediction unit (24) to predict swing data of specifications not measured by the sensor (11) by referring to the swing data classified in the data classification unit (23).. .

Weighted golf grip

A golf grip having a weighted rear, longitudinal underside section providing a high moment of inertia to increase resistance to twisting and turning when the grip is connected to a golf club during the execution of a golf shot.. .

Golf club that can be tailored to user using various kinds of blocks

The present invention provides a golf club that can be tailored to the user using various kinds of blocks. A block (13) is coupled to the golf club, the block (13) having a recessed groove (14) formed on the upper surface thereof to be recessed inward and having a fitting groove (12) formed on the lower portion thereof so as to protrude downward.

Golf club head

A golf club head comprises a body having a face, a crown and a sole together defining an interior cavity. The body having a channel located on the sole and extending generally from a heel end of the body to a toe end of the body.

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 body portion of a golf club head may include a front portion.

Golf club heads with cavities and inserts and related methods

Golf club heads with cavities and inserts, and methods to manufacture golf club heads with cavities. Various embodiments include a golf club head comprising a body.

Golf ball

The invention provides a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layer encasing the core, wherein, letting hu-a and hu-b be respectively the martens hardnesses measured at positions 100 μm and 200 μm inward from a surface of an outermost layer of the cover and toward a center of the core, and letting hu-c be the martens hardness measured at a position 100 μm from an inner side of the outermost cover layer and toward the surface, hu-a or hu-b is harder than hu-c.. .

Golf ball covers made from plasticized thermoplastic materials

Multi-layered golf balls containing a two or three-layered cover assembly are provided. In one embodiment, the cover assembly includes a relatively hard inner cover and relatively soft outer cover.

Robot for assisting in playing golf

A robot for assisting a user in playing golf includes a self-propelled body, a memory device, a processor, a display device, a positioning device, a compass device, a lidar device and a doppler radar that cooperatively estimate a position at which a golf ball would likely land after a shot, and to display the estimated position on a golf course map for assisting the user to find the golf ball.. .

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.

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Lottery game providing a chance to win a jackpot at a reduced cost to the player, with an increased revenue to the operator and ticket retailer

A new method of playing a lottery or other game of chance is described in which a player who purchased a ticket for a first lottery may subsequently purchase a “milligan,” a chance to win a subset of prizes at a subsequent lottery but at a reduced cost. Similar to a mulligan in golf, the “milligan” affords the player a second opportunity to play.

Method and personalized putting of a golf ball

A method and apparatus is provided that determines and simulates the proper putting stroke using at least aiming direction and speed for successfully making a particular putt based on particular putting green characteristics and the location of the golf hole on the putting green, and which is interactive with the user thereby providing an enhanced playing experience and improved putting results.. .

Precision pendulum putter

A putting stroke apparatus and method is provided that determines and simulates the proper putting stroke using at least an aiming direction and initial ball speed for successfully making a particular putt based on particular putting green characteristics and the location of the golf hole on the putting green. A pendulum putter apparatus is coupled with a putting diagnostic tool wherein the putting diagnostic tool determines at least an aiming direction and initial ball speed for a particular putt using inputs such as: (i) topographic information (e.g., contours) specific to the green; (ii) the green speed at a particular time; (iii) the golf hole location (i.e., the physical location of the golf hole); and (iv) the golf ball location on the green (i.e., the physical location of the golf ball)..

Kit for building accelerated water removal sand bunkers for multi-hole golfing facility

A kit for building sand bunkers for accelerated water removal low maintenance multi-hole golfing facility. The sand bunkers are water permeable and water shuttling.

Golf swing training device

An easily assembled and disassembled portable golf swing training device includes plural interconnected elongated, linear rods and arms for the development of proper golf club takeaway, backswing and downswing mechanics. The position of the golf club during the swing is compared with generally accepted swing parameters, and club positions not within acceptable limits are evidenced by easily detected golf club contact with one or more of the device's aims which are all adjustable in length and position depending upon individual golfer characteristics, and which are pivotally mounted, padded and flexible to avoid injury as well as damage to the inventive device or to a golf club.

Performance golf tee

A performance golf tee is a support for a golf ball to offset the golf ball from a ground surface. The performance golf tee includes a tee shaft, a ball mounting support, a ground insertion spike and a directional indicator.

Golf club carrier

A golf club carrier comprising a body separated into two compartments, a first compartment to receive the shaft, handle first, of a golf club in a first direction and a second compartment to receive at least two spoked wheels used for transporting the golf club carrier over ground in a coaxial manner and parallel to and in a second direction opposed to the first direction to be stored at the second compartment, the interface between the first compartment and second compartment being shaped and adapted to allow the handle of the golf club to extend into each wheel between spokes of each wheel yet remain separated from the wheels by the interface.. .

Adjustable sole weight of a golf club head

A golf club head includes a body having a heel portion, a toe portion, a sole portion, and an outer surface, a strikeface having a geometric center, a head center of gravity, and a weight member including a weight pad. The weight member is configured to be repositionable by the user to a first position or a second position.

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.. .

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.. .

Golf club head and manufacture

A co-forged iron type golf club is disclosed. More specifically, the present invention discloses a co-forged iron type golf club with the body portion made out of a face portion and a back portion and at least one weight adjustment portion monolithically encased within the back portion of the co-forged iron type golf club head without the need for secondary attachment or machining operations..

Golf club heads with grooves and methods of manufacture

Embodiments of golf clubs, golf club heads, and methods of manufacture are described herein. In one embodiment, a golf club head includes a strike face having one or more grooves with edges, where one or more of the edges is unsmooth.

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.

Golf balls having an inner core made of viscoelastic polyurethane

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.

Walk reel mower

A walk reel mower has a pivotal rear traction drum that can be selectively disposed in two different mowing positions that allow a single mower to cut grass on golf course greens as well as tee boxes with no degradation in cutting or power performance. The reel cutting unit has a pivotal rear shield to allow the rear shield to be pivotally adjusted to maintain its radial spacing relative to the orbit of the reel at a desired amount as the reel diameter decreases due to wear.

Open palm hand covers and uses of said covers

According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partial hand covers and the use of said covers, intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities. More specifically, the present invention offers strategic openings in select areas of the palm, creating substantial and significant advantages for the user, in playing the sports of football, golf and basketball..

System and remotely coaching a student's golf swing

A method of remotely coaching a student's golf swing requires at least one remote server, a student personal computing (pc) device, and a coach pc device. The method begins by retrieving a live video feed of golf swings with the student pc device.

Exercise analyzing device, exercise analyzing system, and exercise analyzing method

An exercise analyzing device (a swing analyzing device) includes an acquiring section (a data acquiring section) configured to acquire an output of a first inertial sensor (an acceleration sensor and an angular velocity sensor) attached to a body of a user and an output of a second inertial sensor (an acceleration sensor and an angular velocity sensor) attached to an exercise instrument (a golf club), an analyzing section (a swing analyzing section) configured to analyze a correlation or a similarity degree between the output of the first inertial sensor and the output of the second inertial sensor and generate reference information, and an output processing section configured to estimate, when the second inertial sensor is not used, the output of the second inertial sensor from the output of the first inertial sensor and the reference information.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Golf tee with support prongs

A golf tee includes: an elongate shaft having opposed upper and lower ends, the lower end configured to be inserted into an underlying surface; and a support cup that is configured to support a golf ball from beneath and that merges with the shaft. The support cup has a base portion and further includes at least three arcuate support prongs projecting upwardly from the base portion.
Evolve Golf

Golf club head with open crown and related methods

Described herein is a golf club head devoid of a crown, the club head comprising: a front end having a bottom rail, a top rail, and a strikeface, the strikeface including a striking surface, a back surface, and a reinforcement element extending from the back surface of the strikeface; a rear end opposite the front end; a heel portion; a toe portion opposite the heel potion; a sole coupled to the front end along the bottom rail at a sole transition region, the sole extending toward the rear end of the golf club head and including a sole thickness, at least one weight member, and a perimeter wall extending from the front end near the heel portion to the front end near the toe portion along the rear end of the club head, wherein the perimeter wall decreases in height from the front end toward the rear end of the club head.. .
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Cg height adjustability by conformal weighting

A golf club head comprising a conformal weight sized to fit within a recess or channel disposed in a crown or sole is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the crown or sole itself is a conformal weight, and is removably affixed to a base structure comprising a striking face and a skeletal support structure.
Callaway Golf Company

System of golf club heads with reduced variability in characteristic time and methods of manufacturing systems of golf club heads having reduced variability in characteristic time

A system of golf club heads having reduced variability in characteristic time is disclosed herein. Further, a method of manufacturing a system of golf club heads having reduced variability in characteristic time is disclosed herein..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club

A golf club head comprises a face and a golf club head body. The face includes a toe end, a heel end, a crown end, and a sole end.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

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 at the heel and toe..
Acushnet Company

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 and having an ideal strike, wherein said sole portion extends rearwardly from a lower end of said face portion.. .
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club head with improved sole

A golf club head with an improved sole profile is disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention discloses a wedge type golf club head wherein the sole is formed from continuously variable radius of curvature from the leading edge to the trailing edge, without any identifiable inflection points.
Acushnet Company

Golf balls having an inner core made of latex rubber foam

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.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball incorporating thin moisture barrier film having low normalized moisture vapor transmission rate

Golf ball incorporating at least one very thin moisture barrier film (monolayer film, bi-layer film or multi-layer film) comprising ethylene-based cycloolefin copolymer(s) and having a thickness of up to 0.009 inches as well as a normalized moisture vapor transmission rate (nmvtr) of less than about 5.0 g/(m2·day). The ethylene-based cycloolefin copolymer-containing moisture barrier film is disposed about and adjacent to an outer surface of a subassembly and is surrounded by at least one outer layer having an nmvtr that is greater than that of the moisture barrier film.
Acushnet Company

Curvilinear golf ball dimples and methods of making same

The present invention is directed to golf balls having surface textures with unique appearances and improved aerodynamic characteristics due, at least in part, to the use of curvilinear dimple plan shapes. In particular, the present invention is directed to a golf ball that includes at least a portion of its dimples having a plan shape defined by a number of convex or concave arcs that are derived from the vertices of a regular n-sided polygon, for example, an equilateral triangle or square..
Acushnet Company

Dynamic sampling in sports equipment

Analysis of sporting equipment characteristics may be analyzed using dynamic sampling rates. For example, analyzing a golf swing may include the use of one or more sensors providing data at various sampling rates.
Nike, Inc.

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Ready glove

My device is a 10 inch velcro strip that is attached to a clip which is attached to a golf bag by opening the clip and placing the clip on a hook (which is part of the golf walking bag) and then releasing the clip. The golfer can attach their glove(s) to the 10 inch primary velcro strip and this will allow the air to pass through the glove(s) as the golfer walks, thereby creating the same effect of keeping golf glove ready for use by keeping dryer..

Method and system for improving golf putting accuracy using a birdie-line golf glove and straight-edged putter grip

A method and system for improving the accuracy of putting a golf ball that includes a golf glove for use with a putter grip that has a straight edge, with the golf glove having a visual line alignment feature/illustration that allows a golfer to place his or her hand in a repeatable, proper position on the grip of the putter. The golf glove employed is devoid of any putter attachment feature, such as hook-and-loop fastener material on the glove or the golf grip and is further devoid of any indicia affixed to the back-hand portion of a glove that could be viewed as an alignment indicia, as it only complicates and confuses a golfer when putting.

Golf swing plane correction device

A golf swing plane correction device is set up rearwardly of a ball impact direction to correspond to a ball position and includes a bottom board. The bottom board are rotatably coupled, at the top side thereof, with two backswing and downswing plane angle adjustment bars through a resistance-adjustable shaft seat.

Golf club head with interior weight adjustable in multiple directions

A golf club head includes a striking face, and a body coupled to the striking face. The body includes a crown, a sole disposed in generally opposed relation to the crown, and a back extending away from the striking face.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Golf club head or other ball striking device with removable and/or movable sole member

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head with a face having a striking surface configured for striking a ball and being defined by a plurality of peripheral edges, a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the peripheral edges of the face, and a sole member connected to the sole of the body. The sole member may be removably connected to the sole, which can permit removal and replacement with another sole member having a different property.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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 having 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 having a top portion, a bottom portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a front portion, a rear portion, an interior, and inner support portions on an inner surface of the bottom portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club head

A golf club head includes a face, a sole, an attachment member, an attachment part, and a rib. The face includes a ball-striking surface.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf club head or other ball striking device with weighted body member

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. A face member formed primarily of a metallic material forms the face, and a body member is connected to the face member and extends rearward from the face member to form at least a portion of the body.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf balls containing layers made from transparent polyamide and plasticizer compositions

Multi-layered golf balls having at least one layer made of a polyamide composition containing a plasticized polyamide are provided. In one preferred version, the polyamide composition consists essentially of a polyamide and plasticizer selected from the group consisting of polytrimethylene ether glycol and polytrimethylene ether glycol benzoate and monomers, oligomers, copolymers and blends thereof.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball compositions

Disclosed herein are polyurethane/urea golf ball compositions. The compositions comprise the reaction product of a polyisocyanate prepolymer, a reactive ultraviolet light absorber, and a chain extender.
Acushnet Company

Mixed reality golf simulation and training system

A mixed reality golf simulation and training system that can use, along with a user's existing standard golf equipment, a golf ball launch monitor to track the initial ball positional data, spin and acceleration, and simulate the complete ball path and location or use complete ball tracking data and displays the actual ball path and location. Mixed reality glasses allow the display of ball tracking data over the real world view and/or an immersive display of a simulated world view, depending on the user's head or view position.

Golf gloves

According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to golf. Primarily because of its unique finger configurations, and/or grip enhancers, and/or apertures, the present invention makes a glove more operable in various sports activities, including for those who play golf using the conventional interlocking grip..

Enhanced golf simulation system

A green simulation apparatus having a configurable upper surface with a changeable contour is provided. The apparatus may include a covering forming the upper surface, a covering support assembly comprising a deck having an upper face on which at least a portion of the covering rests.

Golf club holding device

A golf club holding device includes an elongated main body portion including a proximal end and a distal end; a first loop member; a golf club; and a second loop member. The first loop member is adapted to be releasably fit upon a handle portion of a golf club.

Golf swing measurement and analysis system

A golf club head includes a club face with at least one impact sensor, where the sensor has a passive piezoelectric element that is integrated into the club face, the passive piezoelectric element being able to generate a signal when an impact force is applied to the club face. The golf club head has an outer surface structure including an electrically conducting material, and a radio wave antenna system capable of transmitting data collected from electronics within the golf club head..

Systems and methods for a retrieval tool

Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for a retrieval tool, which is configured to secure object in place within the retrieval tool responsive to the object engaging with the retrieval tool. The retrieval tool may be utilized to grasp, secure, hold, etc.

System and weighting a golf club

A system and method for weighting a golf club. The system is configured to adjust the overall club weight and the weight balance of a golf club.

Golf club head or other ball striking device having face deformation limiting member

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface, an inner surface opposite the ball striking surface, and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. The head has a deformation limiting member located behind the face and having an end spaced a distance from the inner surface of the face.

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads which may include an iron-type golf club head body and an adjustable member configured to be engaged with iron-type golf club head body. The adjustable member may include a first surface and a second surface.

Golf club head and manufacturing same

The present invention provides a golf club head that enables increasing the moment of inertia while also improving durability, and a manufacturing method for the same. The golf club head of the present invention includes a crown portion.

Golf club and golf club head structures

A golf club head has a body defining a ball striking face. The body further has a first leg extending away from the ball striking face and a second leg extending away from the ball striking face wherein a void is defined between the first leg and the second leg.

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 a tungsten weight member coupled to the toe and a tungsten heel weight member coupled in a hosel cavity..

Club head sets with varying characteristics and related methods

Embodiments of golf clubs head sets with varying characteristics are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also generally described herein..

Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core and four successive layers encasing the core—an inner envelope layer, an outer envelope layer, an intermediate layer and a cover, the inner envelope, outer envelope and intermediate layer are each formed of different highly neutralized resin materials, and the cover thickness is larger than the respective thicknesses of the inner envelope layer, outer envelope layer and intermediate layer. Also, the value (a)−(b) obtained by subtracting the material hardness (b) of the softest layer among the inner envelope layer, outer envelope layer and intermediate layer from the material hardness (a) of the cover is a shore d hardness of 13 or more.

Golf ball constructions incorporating thermoset and/or thermoplastic compositions comprising trigonal bipyramidally coordinated metal cations

Golf ball comprising layer(s) consisting of mixture of layer composition and trigonal bipyramidal coordination complex composition comprising trigonal bipyramidally coordinated metal cations. Example includes formula am1−xm′xm″yo3+y; a comprising at least one of mg, sc, y, ti, fe, zn, al, ga, in, sn, gd, td, dy, ho, er, tm, yb, or lu; m comprising at least one of mg, sc, y, ti, fe, zn, al, ga, in, sn, gd, td, dy, ho, er, tm, or yb; or a 1:1 mixture of ma and mb cations, wherein ma is at least one of zn, mg, or cu; and mb is at least one of ti or sn; m′ is at least one of mn, fe, al, ga, in; and m″ is at least one of mg, zn, or cu; and 0.8≥x.>0.0; and y is an integer from 0 to 15.

Pliable object wrapping device for activating and exercising muscles and activitaing and exercising

This invention relates generally to a muscle activating and exercising device and a method of activating and exercising muscles of the human body. More particularly, it relates to an elongated device that is pliable enough to be wrapped around an object.

Pliable object wrapping device for activating and exercising muscles and activating and exercising

A muscle activating and exercising device and a method of activating and exercising muscles of the human body. The device includes an outer material and at least one flexible inner material.

Method and system for making golf club components

A method for making golf club heads includes using direct metal laser sintering (dmls), selective laser melting (slm) and other computer controlled high energy sintering or melting techniques to form club heads with customized user parameters. The powdered metals can be selected by type and quantity to achieve a desired density or weight distribution.
Cobra Golf Incorporated

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

3-in-1 golf cup

A golf putting training device with a portable golf hole cut through a unique multidimensional triangular shaped device, in which the longest edge of the triangle is flat and can lay flush on an underlying surface and receive a golf ball smoothly. Device will have one corner of the triangle that is elevated creating one highest point sloping down to two low or flat points, or one flat edge.

Motion analysis device, motion analysis method, motion analysis system, and display method

A swing analysis device analyzing a swing using a golf club, includes a data acquisition portion acquiring position information, and motion information output from an inertial sensor, a processor generating first analysis information obtained by analyzing a swing on the basis of motion information corresponding to a plurality of the swings at first position information and second analysis information obtained by analyzing a swing on the basis of motion information corresponding to a plurality of the swings at second position information, and a display outputting a first region image based on the first analysis information and a second region image based on the second analysis information.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Swing starter

A training device for protecting the hands from contact and teaching proper hand pathway and position during the swinging motion of a baseball bat, tennis racket, cricket bat or golf club prior to contact with a ball, the device comprising a short handle attached to a flat shaped plate an long handle extension, wherein at least one hand grips the handle, resting the base of the hand against and inner surface of the shaped plate during a swing motion, with the swing movement resulting in contact with a ball tossed, thrown or placed upon an adjustable elevated tee, the ball contacting an outer surface of the shaped plate dead center instead of the hitter's hands, with the plate perpendicular with the ground while the handle is horizontal during the moment of contact with the ball.. .

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.
Stephen James Davis, Alex Walls, Andy Arrington, Bruce M

Cleaning device

A golf equipment cleaning device is provided wherein the cleaning device selectively expels a pressurized fluid that a golfer may use at any point on the golf course. A golfer may use a hand pump to pressurize a container that comprises a fluid.

Golf club shaft and golf club

Ws: a weight of the shaft main body.. .

Golf club head or other ball striking device having stiffened face portion

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a head that includes a face configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face, the body being adapted for connection of a shaft proximate a heel thereof the face has a thickened portion including an annular tapered area that tapers in thickness between an upper boundary and a lower boundary and encloses an elevated area bounded by the upper boundary. The upper and/or lower boundary defines a shape having two lobes, each with an outer edge with a convex profile, and a connecting portion extending between the lobes, such that the connecting portion is defined by two outer edges extending between the outer edges of the lobes, wherein at least one of the outer edges of the connecting portion has a concave outer profile..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club and golf club head structures

Golf clubs and golf club heads having a weight member that is configurable in multiple positions to alter the performance characteristics of the golf club head are presented. In some examples, the weight member may be arranged in a sole of the golf club head and may include ends having different weighting characteristics.
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 top portion, a bottom portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a front portion, a rear portion, an interior, and a cover portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club head

A golf club head 1 having a hollow (i) therein comprises a face portion 2 having a face 2a for striking a ball, a crown portion 3 forming the head top surface, and a sole portion 4 forming a bottom of the head. One of or each of the crown portion 3 and the sole portion 4 is provided with a plurality of grooves bent in the same direction..
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, 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 portion.
Innovaplant Zierpflanzen Gmbh & Co. Kg

Acushnet Company

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Golf club head

An exemplary golf club head having an increased amount of discretionary mass may be realized by utilizing improved drop angles, an improved average crown height, and/or articulation points. The discretionary mass may be placed low and deep in the club head to improve the location of the center of gravity as well as the inertial properties.
Sri Sports Limited

Golf club with weight receiving polymeric insert

A golf club head includes a first portion that is rigidly adhered to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion is formed from a metallic material and includes a face, and the second portion is formed from a polymeric material and defines a bore that is configured to receive and to selectively retain an elongate weight..
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf tee for guiding a ball

A golf tee for guiding the trajectory of a golf ball is described herein. The golf tee comprises a penetrating element located at the bottom of a stem which allows the insertion of the golf tee into the ground surface and an angled launch platform adapted to guide the ball when hit by a golf club.
Nova Strate Inc.

Golf bag accessory rack system and method

A golf bag accessory rack system which includes a golf bag having a right-side flap and a plurality of inserts included on a front surface of the golf bag. The golf bag accessory rack system is useful for providing an organized system and method for golf accessories to improve the game playing experience..

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

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 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 and golf club head structures

A golf club head has a body defining a ball striking face. The body further has a first leg extending away from the ball striking face and a second leg extending away from the ball striking face wherein a void is defined between the first leg and the second leg.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Aerodynamic golf club head

An aerodynamic golf club head producing reduced aerodynamic drag forces via the curvature of a crown section. At least a portion of the crown section may be composed of low density materials, including nonmetallic materials..
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Aerodynamic golf club head

An aerodynamic golf club head with a low center of gravity and producing reduced aerodynamic drag forces. The club head has crown section attributes that impart beneficial aerodynamic properties..
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club head having a stress reducing feature with aperture

A golf club incorporating a stress reducing feature, including an aperture, located at least partially on the sole of the club head. The location and size of the stress reducing feature and aperture, and their relationship to one another, play a significant role in selectively improving the performance of the golf club..
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club head having a stress reducing feature and shaft connection system socket

A golf club incorporating a stress reducing feature and a shaft connection system socket. The location and size of the stress reducing feature and the shaft connection system socket, and their relationship to one another, selectively increase deflection of the face and provide stability of the shaft connection system..
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club having sole stress reducing feature

A golf club incorporating a club head having a stress reducing feature located at least partially on the sole.. .
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club heads having a hydrophobic surface and methods to manufacture golf club heads having a hydrophobic surface

Embodiments of golf club heads having a hydrophobic surface and methods to manufacture such golf club heads are generally described herein. The golf club heads are configured to comprise a ball-striking face and at least two channels formed therein.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head with textured striking face

A golf club head includes a heel portion, a toe portion, a hosel, and a striking face. The striking face includes a plurality of scorelines each having an average depth no less than about 0.10 mm, a plurality of micro-grooves each having an average depth no greater than about 0.010 mm, and a plurality of textured surface treatment regions superimposed on the micro-grooves so as to at least partially intersect the micro-grooves..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

In a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layers, letting the core diameter be d (mm), the cover thickness be t (mm) and the core and ball deflections when compressed under a final load of 1,275 n (130 kgf) from an initial load state of 98 n (10 kgf) be e (mm) and b (mm), the following conditions are satisfied: (1) 30≥d/t≥24, (2) 4.1≥e/t≥2.6, and (3) 1.18≥eib≥1.09, and the core has specific hardness profile. This golf ball provides an excellent flight performance and a soft feel at impact when used by golfers whose head speed is not very fast, such as senior golfers and women golfers.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball travelling a great flight distance on driver shots, exhibiting an excellent spin performance on approach shots under a dry condition and a wet condition, and showing an excellent shot feeling and durability. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body having a spherical core, an intermediate layer and a cover, and a paint film composed of two or more layers, wherein a 10% elastic modulus difference (min-mout) between an innermost layer and an outermost layer of the paint film is 25 kgf/cm2 or more..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball having non-planar parting line with non-circular dimples

(0.15)Σlarcs≤Σllines≤(0.50)Σlarcs.. .

Golf ball, system, and locating a golf ball

The invention relates to a golf ball (1), which has at least one transmitting and receiving antenna (10) and a position determination unit (11), which has a communicative connection to the transmitting and receiving antenna (10) and is designed to receive gps data, which specify the position of the golf ball (1). Furthermore, the golf ball has a communication unit (12), which has a communicative connection to the transmitting and receiving antenna (10) and is designed to transmit radio data, in particular the position of the golf ball (1).
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Golf cart accessory

A golf cart accessory in the form of a flexible woven ballistic fabric tote bag with a zippered top and a rearwardly offset strap, the attachment points of which to the tote are spaced apart by approximately the same distance as the distance between the vertical portions of a seatside-assist handle on a golf cart, whereby the strap may be looped over the golf cart seatside-assist handle to provide auxiliary storage for various items without taking up space in the passenger compartment of the golf cart. The strap is preferably adjustable in length so that the tote may also be carried on the shoulder of the user when it is not mounted on a vehicle.
Cynwark 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 back portion, and a front portion.
Ball Horticultural 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 face portion.
Ball Horticultural Company

Laser-based rangefinding instrument

A laser-based rangefinding instrument for, inter alia, golfing or hunting activities having an unique ergonomic design and an external multi-function switch for controlling display brightness, selectable display of differing distance units and a slope selection switch for enabling display of line of sight distance or angle of slope and “compensated golf distance” angle corrected distance to a target.. .
Kama-tech (hk) Limited

Putting alignment tool

A putting alignment tool. The putting alignment tool includes a rod and a plurality of balls secured to the rod.

Multi-material screw weight

Embodiments of golf club heads having weights with two or more parts are described herein. The weight with two or more parts described herein provides a series of interchangeable parts of the overall weight to increase or decrease the weight to specific integers of weight.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf club head and manufacturing the same

A method comprising, in a striking face of a golf club head, the striking face being formed of a first material having a first hardness, creating a plurality of initial grooves, the initial grooves having a first cross-sectional area (a1) and a first pitch (p1) such that a1/p1>0.0030 in. The method continues with modifying the initial grooves at least by positioning a second material in each of the plurality of initial grooves, the second material having a second hardness that is less than the first hardness, such that the first material and the second material form a plurality of final grooves each having a second cross-sectional area (a2) and a second pitch (p2) such that a2/p2<0.0030 in..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Offset golf club head

A golf club head or gold club, the club including a shaft, a body, a front face, a back face, and a connecting member. The connecting member attached to the center of the back face and extending away from the back face of the club head and turning at an angle, and wherein the front face of the club head forms a rectangular shape..

Assemblable/disassemblable golf club configured to prevent shaft from rattling

An assemblable/disassemblable golf club configured to prevent the shaft thereof from rattling is characterized by comprising: a first fastening member, which is integrally inserted/fastened to the shaft, which has markings configured on the outer side thereof, which has a through-hole formed thereon such that a bolt can be inserted therein, and which has a toothed gear formed on a coupling part thereof; and a second fastening member, which is integrally inserted/fastened to a head shaft, which has a thread formed at the center thereof so as to be fastened to a thread of the bolt, and which has a toothed gear formed on a coupling part thereof, on which the same engages with the first fastening member.. .

Golf balls having at least two core layers formed from hnp compositions

The present invention is directed to golf balls consisting of a multi-layer core and a cover. The multi-layer core includes at least one layer formed from a relatively soft or low modulus hnp composition and at least one layer formed from a relatively hard or high modulus hnp composition..
Acushnet Company

Golf balls having a foam layer of a cross-linked thermoplastic composition

Golf balls having an inner core made of a foamed composition are provided. The core assembly preferably includes a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball dimple plan shape

The present invention relates to golf balls having improved packing efficiency and aerodynamic characteristics and a high degree of dimple interdigitation. In particular, the present invention relates to a golf ball including at least a portion of dimples having a plan shape defined by low frequency periodic functions having high amplitudes.
Acushnet Company

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

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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

Enhanced golf simulation system

A green simulation apparatus having a configurable upper surface with a changeable contour may comprise a covering forming the upper surface and a plurality of vertically movable positioning elements forming an array on which the covering rests. Each positioning element has a head, a bottom element, and a support frame positioned between the head and bottom element.
Vg Buyer, Llc

System for remotely swinging a golf club

A method, system, and computer program product for remote golf club swinging is provided. The method can include receiving in a robotic golf club swing fixture from a remote operator over a computer communications network a set of swing parameters defining different aspects of a golf club swing.
Dynes Unlimited Products

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 marker apparatus, system, and use

Provided are various example hand-held golf marker devices that may be constructed to mark the location of a golf ball on a golf course with a liquid mark having a predetermined shape. The liquid mark does not interfere with other golf balls, and dissipates on its own after a short time, such as about two hours.
Clarence J. Venne, L.l.c.

Golf tee with at least two support surfaces

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a golf tee. The golf tee may include a shaft having a top end and a bottom end.
Saver Products, Llc

Grip secret

A grip secret for a golf grip training aid that fits over the golf grip on a golf club. The grip secret generally includes molded material that fits into the palm of the right hand in between and under the right thumb and index finger while fitting over the golf club to train golfer's proper right hand placement and pressure on the golf club..

Golf club shaft

455≤d+7.5×w×(1168/l)≤515  (1). .

Golf club heads with cavities and inserts and related methods

Golf club heads with cavities and inserts, and methods to manufacture golf club heads with cavities. Various embodiments include a golf club head comprising a body.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf putter with animal bone insert

A putter head includes: a striking face formed from a first material, the striking face including a central cavity; and an insert formed from a second material that is different from the first material, wherein the second material comprises animal bone, the insert including a front face and a back face, the back face fittingly engaged within the central cavity to align the front face with the face geometry surrounding the central cavity thereby establishing a continuous surface along the striking face. The insert.

Golf clubs and golf club heads having a configured shape

Aspects of this disclosure relate to a golf club head which includes a wood type golf club head body including a ball striking face portion at a front side thereof, a rear side opposite the front side, a crown portion, and a sole portion. Further, the sole or crown or rear portion of the golf club head body may be configured so that the golf club head body includes a bump portion which protrudes from the sole or crown or rear portion and an indented portion which recedes into the sole or crown or rear portion and creates a recess in the sole or crown or rear portion of the golf club head 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 back portion, and a front portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Golf club head comprising microscopic bubble material

A golf club head with at least one cavity including a weight that is co-molded with a fill material comprising a polymer and a plurality of microscopic bubbles, and methods of manufacturing such golf club heads, are disclosed herein. The plurality of microscopic bubbles constitutes at 5-70% of the volume of the fill material, and more preferably approximately 20-30% of the volume of the fill material.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head comprising microscopic bubble material

A golf club head with at least one cavity including a fill material comprising a polymer and a plurality of microscopic bubbles, and methods of manufacturing such golf club heads, are disclosed herein. In particular, the golf club head comprises an internal cavity that is at least partially filled with the fill material, or a medallion comprising the microscopic bubble fill material.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head comprising glass bubble fill material

A golf club head with at least one cavity including a fill material comprising a polymer and a plurality of microscopic glass bubbles, and methods of manufacturing such golf club heads, are disclosed herein. In particular, the golf club head is an iron having a striking face, a rear portion, and an internal cavity disposed behind the striking face, which is at least partially filled with the fill material.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf club head with flexure

A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The face has a multi-component construction and is configured to provide varying stiffness while minimizing the change in thickness across the face.
Acushnet Company

Golf club head

A high forgiveness wood-type golf club head comprises a body and a face. The body comprises a sole that forms a bottom portion of the golf club head, a crown that forms a top portion of the golf club head and a skirt that forms a periphery of the golf club head between the sole and the crown.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf club head

A golf club head includes: a sole; a crown; a toe; a heel opposite the toe; a strike face generally bounded by a face perimeter edge, the strike face comprising a geometric center; a rear portion; and a substantially enclosed interior cavity at least partially delimited by the sole, the crown, the strike face, and the rear portion. The golf club head also includes at least one rib having a first portion secured to the strike face, having a second portion secured to the crown, and being positioned such that a location on the strike face laterally spaced toe-ward from the geometric center by no less than 0.4 in is associated with a cor value no less than 0.825..
Sri Sports Limited

Ball striking device having a covering element

A ball striking device may include a ball striking plate having a front surface configured to strike a ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface. The ball striking device may include a covering element located behind the rear surface.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf balls having a foam center with regions of different hardness

Golf balls having a multi-layered core made of a foamed composition are provided. The core preferably has a foam inner core (center) and surrounding thermoset or thermoplastic outer core layer.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball aerodynamic configuration

The present invention relates to golf balls, specifically to a golf ball comprising an aerodynamic pattern having novel shaped dimple structures which reduce the variation in airflow turning angle thereby improving the golf ball's flight performance. The dimple structures have a conical shaped base with a dimple in the center and reduced or no flat land areas between the dimples..
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.
East Malling Services Ltd

Applying equalized plasma coupling design for mura free susceptor

A method and apparatus for equalized plasma coupling is provided herein. Discontinuity marks, also known as golf tee mura, are eliminated or minimized by biasing or grounding lift pins disposed in openings towards the center of a substrate support.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Compact container

The invention, a compact container for mounting to a golf cart, has a box like body with an open top end and a pocket in the back wall that cooperates with a bracket mounted to a golf cart for selectively supporting the container. The invention includes a cover having a flat top wall and a pair of opposing side flaps that extend over the side walls of the body to form a pivotal connection for movement about a first axis of rotation between a closed and an opened position of the container.
Mantis Product Development Corp.

Orientation aid for a golfer

An alignment aid for a golfer includes a handheld device with a direction finding device for determining a target vector (v1) with respect to a sighted target, a sensor device for determining a position vector (v2) as a measure of an instantaneous alignment of the golfer, and a display device. The alignment aid is operable to check an included angle (a) between the target vector (v1) and the position vector (v2) and to output a good signal (g) to the display device upon a successful check of the included angle..

Digital information golf ball system

A golf ball locator and player ball strike information system includes a golf ball that utilizes a signal transmitter; one hand held electromagnetic signal receiver; and a cpu coupled to the receiver and configured to receive signals from the ball, to determine the location of the golf ball using signals produced by the ball, outputting at least one signal indicating the location of the golf ball in relation to a hand held device, and one signal relaying information during play of the ball last struck, showing but not limited to, spin rate, shot distance, speed, launch angle. All information is kept on an application for golfer use, but is not limited to computer devices, smart devices, hand held devices and the like..

Golf tee

Provided are single-body golf tees having a cup shaped upper section, a cylindrical non tapered section, a bottom section having a truncated cone integrated to a conical tip section and a grasping section constituted by plurality of elongated non tapered grooves and elongated non tapered wing-like ribs along the center of the main body that have stability and grasping strength.. .

Golf bag having accessible pockets for use with a golf cart

An elongated golf bag has a top, a bottom, and four sides surrounding a longitudinal axis. The front side has a front pocket extending forward therefrom.
Acushnet Company

Golf club

One object is to provide a golf club equipped with a shaft made of frp, the golf club being excellent in swing feeling and ball-hitting feeling and capable of stabilizing directional accuracy in ball hitting. The golf club according to the present invention is characterized in that it includes a shaft made of a fiber-reinforced resin mounted to a head, and the shaft is formed so that a variation of a ratio between torsional rigidity and bending rigidity (gip/ei) is 0.2 or less over an entire length thereof..
Globeride, 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 head

A method for forming a golf club head comprises placing an uncured composite material between a core and a mold that comprises a first piece and a second piece. The second piece is moved towards the first piece such that the uncured composite material is compressed between the core and at least a portion of the mold.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Shaft adapter rotator

In a golf club, an apparatus which secures a shaft to a head comprises a rotator, a shaft adapter, a rotator connection mechanism which provides for the rotator be secured to the head in a plurality of rotational orientations, and a shaft adapter connection mechanism which provides for a component of the shaft adapter to be secured to the rotator in a plurality of rotational orientations. Under a condition that the shaft adapter is a skewed axis shaft adapter, the apparatus can be used to make independent adjustments to the head's mass distribution properties and angular orientation with respect to an axis of the shaft.

Multi-layer core golf ball

Golf balls having a very high positive gradient multilayer core are provided. The multilayer core includes an outer core layer and a very soft, low compression inner core layer.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball comprising a very-low melt flow inner cover layer composition

A golf ball including a core; an inner cover layer formed from a thermoplastic composition and having a thickness of about 0.005 inches to 0.40 inches and a surface hardness of about 60 shore d or greater; and an outer cover layer formed from a thermoset material and having a thickness of about 0.01 inches to 0.05 inches and a surface hardness of about 60 shore d or less. The thermoplastic composition has a first melt flow index at 280° c.
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. A golf club head may include a body portion having a face portion with regions of varying thickness.
Walters Gardens, Inc.

Language practice device, language teaching material, and language practice program

The present invention has an object to provide an opportunity of efficiently practicing a language to a language learner and to maintain motivation of the language learner. A display portion 16 displays a bundle of language cards.

Method of relieving stress from face plate welds of a golf club head

The present disclosure relates to methods for forming a golf club head assembly using a combination of different, but separate heat treatments for the golf club head body and high strength faceplate, and vibrational waves to relive stress in the weld heat affected zones of the golf club body and face.. .
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Golf cart drive unit, golf bag cart

A kit for motorizing a golf bag cart, a motorized golf bag cart, and a method of motorizing a golf bag cart are disclosed herein. The kit can include brackets having clamps, a golf cart drive unit, and a remote control.
Prominent Industrial (guangzhou) Co. Ltd.

Bracket for golf cart accessory

A mounting bracket for attaching an accessory such as a cooler, sand and seed bucket or a golf equipment washer includes a mounting portion adapted to be mounted to a side wall and/or a front wall of a golf cart bag well. The bracket includes a mounting flange configured to connectably receive the accessory.
Club Pro Manufacturing Usa, Inc.

System and providing an improved golf swing

A system and method for improving a golf swing. The system includes a club lie angle calculator, a golf club grabber, and a propeller channel for creating and supporting a swing plane for a user equal to the lie angle of a given golf club..

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

Sand trap rake system

A sand trap rake system for golf cart that includes: a rake with a transmitter in the rake and a receiver in a rake bracket on a golf cart, where the rake bracket is adapted to store the rake. A rf signal transmits between the transmitter and the receiver with an alert on the golf cart, where the alert emits an signal upon when the rf signal strength diminishes to a predetermine strength.

Golf ball elevator

A golf ball elevator facilitates retrieval of a golf ball by a golfer after the golfer strokes the golf ball into a golf hole cup on a putting green of a golf course.. .

Swivel golf tee

A swivel tee which is ineffective for aligning a golf ball and golf club with a target hole in a tournament tournament having a slender cylindrical removable spindle for supporting the swivel tee on the ground of an outdoor golf course, the slender cylindrical spindle having a pointed lower end portion for forcing said spindle into the ground and an upper end portion which is adapted to rotatable attach an arm for rotating a golf ball about an axis which passes through a center of the slender cylindrical spindle; an arm for connecting the spindle to a spherical seat on the arm which supports the golf ball; and an obstruction on the arm ahead of the golf ball for deflecting the golf ball away from a target hole if the golf ball it is struck by a golf club in a direction which points to the target hole.. .

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 an interior cavity, a port connected to the interior cavity, a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, a port, and a front portion having a perimeter ledge portion defining at least a portion of an outer boundary of the front portion.
Parsons Xtreme Golf, Llc

Polyester-based thermoplastic elastomers containing plasticizers for making golf balls

Multi-layered golf balls having at least one layer made of a polyester composition containing a polyester thermoplastic elastomer and plasticizer are provided. The plasticizers help reduce the glass transition temperature (tg) of the composition and various plasticizers may be used.
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 ball having matte surface with improved visibility

Provided is a golf ball having a matte surface with improved visibility. Since the golf ball has a matte surface in comparison with a golf ball having a glossy surface of the related art, the golf ball has an advantage of preventing the golfer from being dazzled caused by reflection of a dimple surface.
Volvik, Inc.

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 dimples defined by superposed curves

The present invention is a golf ball which comprises dimples having a cross section defined by the superposition of two or more continuous and differentiable functions, and particularly the superposition of a catenary function and a witch of agnesi function. Additionally, the dimples preferably have a circular boundary and maintain an axis coincident with the center of the circular boundary..
Acushnet Company

Golf shoes with shift structure for shifting center of gravity of golfer

Golf shoes with a shift structure for shifting the center of gravity of a golfer include two shoe soles. Each shoe sole has a first raised portion at a right side thereof.

Golf garment with shoulder joint support

A golf garment for reinforcing a connection between a body and an arm has a shoulder joint support which fills a gap between the upper arm and the body at a golf posture, thereby enhancing a swing mechanism and reducing a possible injury. The shoulder joint support also mitigates the concentration of shock on the shoulder and thus the risk of injury is further reduced.
Eigen Innovation Ag

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads include a golf club head body, a ball striking face, and a shaft engaging member configured to engage a golf club shaft with the golf club head body. Additionally, the shaft engaging member may be configured to engage the golf club head body and the shaft below a center of gravity of the golf club head, and/or the shaft engaging member may have rotational locking structure that can be locked in a plurality of positions.
Walters Gardens, Inc.

Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

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Golf pace of play

The present invention teaches system, processes, and computer-engineered devices for solving and alleviating the problem of golf pace of play. It utilizes real time as well as historical data to help golfers make sensible choices on where and when to start their play, with real time and predicted data analysis.

Auxiliary seating system for light weight utility vehicle

An auxiliary seating system for a light weight utility vehicle that comprises a seat support cage attachable to a rear portion of the vehicle, and a pair of seat assemblies mounted to the cage structure such that each seat assembly is oriented to be facing at least partially inward toward a longitudinal center line of the vehicle. Each seat assembly comprises a seat bottom that is pivotal between a down position and an up position.
Textron Inc.

Badge for golf club head

The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a badge or insert for a golf club head that can eliminate undesired gaps between the insert and the peripheral sidewall of the cavity that receives the insert. In one embodiment, a golf club head comprises a main body comprising a cavity, which defines a central surface and an inner peripheral surface at least partially surrounding the central surface.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Autonomous personalized golf recommendation and analysis environment

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to systems, methods, and computer-readable media configured to autonomously generate personalized recommendations for a user before, during, or after a round of golf. The systems and methods can utilize course data, environmental data, user data, and/or equipment data in conjunctions with one or more machine learning algorithms to autonomously generate the personalized recommendations..
Arccos Golf, Llc

Golf putting game

A golf putting game using a mat is shown and described. The mat is visually demarcated into a center penalty zone, two surrounding penalty zones, and two outermost reward zones, with a simulated hole in the center penalty zone.

Golf club having damping treatments for improved impact acoustics and ball speed

A golf club head having a damping treatment, such as a viscoelastic polymer, is disclosed. The viscoelastic polymer may be in contact with the rear surface of a striking face of the golf club head.
Acushnet Company

Golf club head with adjustable weighting system

The present invention is directed to a weighting system allowing for rapid addition and removal of interchangeable weighted inserts to a golf club. The weighting system includes one or more weight housings strategically positioned on the sole of the club head, wherein each housing includes a receptacle configured to receive one or more weighted inserts within and a corresponding cover assembly configured to be releasably coupled to the receptacle to either retain one or more weighted inserts within the receptacle or simply cover an otherwise empty receptacle.
Cobra Golf Incorporated

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

Putter striking face configuration to progressively reduce dispersion

A putter type golf club head having a frontal ball striking face that engages and grips a golf ball during the execution of a putting stroke to direct the golf ball in a straight line toward the intended target. The face includes a plurality of ball striking land areas and a plurality of adjacent and complimentary recessed channels that form an opening toward and on either side of the midpoint of the hitting area of the face.

Golf club head having a composite crown

A golf club head has a high cor, is durable, and has desirable acoustic qualities. The club head includes a body portion, a striking face and a crown forming a hollow cavity of at least 150 cc in volume.
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf clubs and/or golf club heads include a club head body defining an interior chamber, structure for engaging a shaft with the body, and/or a shaft engaged with the body. The club head body may have an overall length of at least 4.5 inches and an overall breadth of at least 4.2 inches.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Systems and methods for golf ball selection

A system for selecting a golf ball comprises a ballistics data input configured to receive ballistics data for a plurality of golf balls and for a plurality of launch conditions; a material data input configured to receive material measurement data for each of the plurality of golf balls; a data structure generation module configured to generate a data structure for each of the plurality of golf balls based on the ballistics data and measurement data; an indexing module configured to index the data structures relative to each other; a interactive feedback module configured to solicit and receive launch monitor data and preferences; a modeling module configured to generate a performance model based on the launch monitor data and preferences; and a selection module configured to select one of the plurality of golf balls based on the index and the performance model.. .
Gbt Technologies, Llc.

Golf ball compositions

Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a uv absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane..
Acushnet Company

Golf ball with softer feel and high iron spin

Wherein the inner cover layer has a material shore d hardness that is at least 3 less than the material shore d hardness of the outer cover layer, and the inner cover layer has a thickness of less than 0.050 in.. .

Motion analyzing apparatus, motion analyzing system, and motion analyzing method

A swing analyzing apparatus as a motion analyzing apparatus includes a computation unit (a swing diagnostic device) that quantifies a swing of a golf based on an output of an inertial sensor (an acceleration sensor and an angular velocity sensor), a storage unit that stores a numerical value which is obtained by quantifying a plurality of the swings, and an output unit (a processing unit) that detects the numerical value deviating from a predetermined range among a plurality of the numerical values and outputs a play state.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Golf hat having adjustable visor

The present invention relates to a golf hat having an adjustable visor and, more specifically, to a golf hat having an adjustable visor, comprising: a cap (c) worn on a head; a fixed visor (10) extending forward from the cap (c); an adjustable visor (20) which slides toward one side to block sunlight; and a visor cover (30) for supporting the adjustable visor (20), wherein each of both side portions of the bottom of the fixed visor (10) has an iron piece (12′) so that sunlight containing a strong ultraviolet ray can be blocked from the side as well as from the front at the time of playing golf in an outdoor field, and a marker or a golf tee including a magnet contacts and is fixed to the iron piece by magnetic force.. .

Foldable golf trolley

A foldable golf trolley includes a standing tube assembly movably coupled with a front wheel assembly through a front wheel connecting rod. A bottom tube assembly is connected with the front wheel assembly and the standing tube assembly.
Caddiester Golf Buggy Technology Ltd

Robotic miniature golf

A game played on a miniature golf course is provided that includes two or more robots, each individually assigned to a player. A remote controller is individually assigned to each of the players for control of one of the two or more robots.

Golf accessory holding unit

A golf accessory holding unit includes an upper portion having a golf tee holding portion and a golf ball marker holding portion. A lower portion is connected to the upper portion via a curved portion.

Golf swing alignment tool, kit including same, and using same

A golf swing guide tool is configured for use with a golf tee, and includes an elongated pointer body having a front end, a medial portion and a rear end, the pointer body having a longitudinal axis. The front end of the pointer body is tapered to a point at a tip portion thereof which is disposed on the longitudinal axis.

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 ball dimple plan shape

The present invention is directed to golf balls having improved aerodynamic performance due, at least in part, to the selection of the plan shapes of the dimples thereon. In particular, the present invention is directed to a golf ball that includes at least a portion of its dimples having a plan shape defined by low frequency periodic functions along a closed simple path.
Acushnet Company

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.

Golf cart enclosure

A golf cart enclosure system for a golf cart having a passenger cabin, a roof mounted on a frame for covering the passenger cabin and a front windshield. The system comprises a guide rail secured to the frame proximate the roof and a panel of a length sufficient to extend from the guide rail to the golf cart passenger cabin below.
Fifon, Inc.

Golf ball stopping device for simulating a putting green hole

The present disclosure is directed to a novel golf ball stopping device. The golf ball stopping device includes an upper plate, set at a height so it slows or stops a golf ball which rolls under the plate.

Article of footwear with multiple durometer outsole and directional cleat pattern

The present invention is directed toward an article of footwear that effectively reduces rotation the article of footwear during a golf swing. The article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure, where the sole structure is comprised of a midsole, a first outsole, and a second outsole.
Under Armour, Inc.

Golf swing training device

A golf swing training device comprises an upwardly extending support to be positioned on the ground in front of a golfer; a visual guide mounted on the support; the visual guide including a golf-ball viewing window through which a golf-ball is viewed by the golfer. The size of the viewing window may be adjustable..

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.

Graphene core for a golf ball

A golf ball with a core comprising polybutadiene and graphene is disclosed herein. The golf ball has a single core comprising polybutadiene and graphene.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf ball covers made from plasticized thermoplastic materials

Multi-layered golf balls containing a two or three-layered cover assembly are provided. In one embodiment, the cover assembly includes a relatively hard inner cover and relatively soft outer cover.
Acushnet Company

Rubber composition, crosslinked rubber molded product and golf ball

[in the formula (1), m is a metal atom, and l is a carboxylate represented by the general formula (2). In the formula (2), r is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms or an alkynyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, and the dotted line shows a resonance structure.

Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

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Enclosed miniature disc-golf court and play

An enclosed disc-golf court (10) with multiple holes (24). Each hole has a disc throwing lane (32) between a tee-off area (26) and a target basket (30).

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.

Multi-layered golf balls having foam center with selective weight distribution

Multi-layered golf balls having a core made of a foamed composition, preferably polyurethane foam, are provided. The ball includes a dual-layered core having a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer.
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 ball

[in the formula (1), m represents a metal atom, r1 and r2 represent an alkenyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkynyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms or an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, and m represents 1 or 2.]. .

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball exhibiting good shot feeling and excellent resilience. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and one or more cover layers disposed outside the spherical core, wherein at least one layer of the cover layers contains: (a) a base resin containing (a-1) an ionomer resin and having a material hardness of 59 or more in shore d hardness; and (b) a polyrotaxane having a cyclodextrin with at least a part of hydroxyl groups of the cyclodextrin being modified with a caprolactone chain via —o—c3h6—o— group, a linear molecule piercing through a cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin, and blocking groups located at both terminals of the linear molecule to prevent disassociation of the cyclodextrin..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having excellent shot feeling and resilience as well as improved durability and abrasion resistance. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and one or more cover layers disposed outside the spherical core, wherein at least one layer of the cover layers contains: (a) a base resin containing (a-1) an ionomer resin and having a material hardness of 58 or less in shore d hardness; and (b) a polyrotaxane having a cyclodextrin with at least a part of hydroxyl groups thereof being modified with a caprolactone chain via —o—c3h6—o— group, a linear molecule piercing through a cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin, and blocking groups located at both terminals of the linear molecule to prevent disassociation of the cyclodextrin..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Rubber composition, crosslinked rubber molded product and golf ball

[in the formula (1), m is a metal atom, r is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms or an alkynyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, and n is an integer of 1 or more. A plurality of r and m may be identical to or different from each other.

Golf ball

To provide a golf ball that ensures both an improved durability and an extended flight distance, in which cracks or breakage of a core can be prevented while making the hardness of the core surface greater so as to obtain the greater difference in hardness between the core surface and the core center. The golf ball of the present invention includes a core and a cover that surrounds the core, in which the core includes a base rubber and an unsaturated carboxylic acid or its salt as a co-crosslinking agent, the core has a surface hardness of 80 or more in terms of jis-c hardness, and the unsaturated carboxylic acid or its salt contained in a region ranging from a surface of the core toward its center by less than 2 mm has an average particle diameter of less than 90 μm..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

In a golf ball having a core and a cover consisting of a plurality of layers that encases the core, adhesion between adjoining cover layers is improved by judicious selection of the materials making up the cover layers, providing the ball with an improved durability to impact without diminishing the ball initial velocity.. .
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball comprising a cover excellent in color development over a long period of time. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a core and a cover covering the core, wherein the cover is formed from a resin composition containing a first base resin and a fluorescent pigment, the fluorescent pigment is a dispersion having a fluorescent dye dispersed in a second base resin, and an absolute value (.
sp1−sp2

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having good spin performance on approach shots and good shot feeling as well as excellent stain resistance by precisely controlling physical properties of a paint film actually formed on a surface of a golf ball body. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body and a paint film formed on a surface of the golf ball body, wherein the paint film is such that a linear approximation curve obtained by a least square method has a slope in a range from 0.0015 to 0.0045 when a storage modulus (gpa) thereof measured by a nanoindentation method is plotted as a vertical axis against a measuring frequency (hz) as a horizontal axis, and that an elastic modulus thereof measured by a nanoindentation method ranges from 0.040 gpa to 0.600 gpa..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having good spin performance on approach shots and good shot feeling as well as excellent stain resistance by precisely controlling physical properties of a paint film actually formed on a surface of a golf ball body. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body and a paint film formed on a surface of the golf ball body, wherein the paint film is such that a linear approximation curve obtained by a least square method has a slope in an absolute value ranging from 0.0001 to 0.0020 when a loss tangent tan δ thereof measured by a nanoindentation method is plotted as a vertical axis against a measuring frequency (hz) as a horizontal axis, and that an elastic modulus thereof measured by a nanoindentation method ranges from 0.040 gpa to 0.600 gpa..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Colored golf ball

A colored golf ball has improved luxurious appearance without impairing its visibility. The colored golf ball of the present invention includes a core; a cover placed around the core having dimples formed on its surface; and a coating layer placed on top of the cover, in which the coating layer includes a polymer matrix having a bright material dispersed therein, and an l0 value, which represents an l value in the lab color system of the colored golf ball before being covered with the coating layer, is 25 or less, and the difference Δl between the l0 value and an l1 value, which represents an l value in the lab color system of the colored golf ball after being covered with the coating layer, is 5 or more..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a core 4, a cover 8 positioned outside the core 4, and a paint film 10 positioned outside the cover 8. The paint film 10 includes an inner layer 12 and an outer layer 14 positioned outside the inner layer 12.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a main body 4 and a paint layer 6 positioned outside the main body 4. The main body 4 includes a spherical core 8, a mid layer 10 positioned outside the core 8, and a cover 12 positioned outside the mid layer 10.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball has arranged thereon one or more dimples having a cross-sectional shape specified by a particular sequence of steps, and the total number of dimples on the ball surface is from 250 to 380. This ball has a reduced air resistance during flight, enhancing the aerodynamic performance and enabling an increased distance to be achieved..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

In a golf ball having numerous dimples on its surface, at least a given proportion of the dimples are optimal dimples having momentum thicknesses smaller than those of reference model dimples, thereby increasing the aerodynamic performance at the ball surface and enabling an improved flight performance to be achieved.. .
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf balls having foam inner core and thermoset outer core layer

Multi-piece golf balls containing a dual-core structure are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane.
Acushnet Company

Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

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Augmented reality apparatus and method

A live broadcast is depicted, in this case a golf tournament. The broadcast is depicted on a television screen of a user, substantially in real time.
2mee Ltd.

Robotic golf caddy

A autonomous robotic golf caddy which is capable of following a portable receiver at a pre-determined distance, and which is capable of sensing a potential impending collision with an object in its path and stop prior to said potential impending collision.. .
Lemmings Llc

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 ball resin composition and golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a material from which a golf ball having excellent resilience and durability can be obtained. The present invention provides a golf ball resin composition containing: (a) at least one member selected from the group consisting of a polyamide, an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, a partially saponified product of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, and a polyvinyl alcohol, (b) at least one resin component selected from the group consisting of (b-1) a binary copolymer composed of an olefin and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, (b-2) a metal ion-neutralized product of a binary copolymer composed of an olefin and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, (b-3) a ternary copolymer composed of an olefin, an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester, and (b-4) a metal ion-neutralized product of a ternary copolymer composed of an olefin, an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester, and (c) a fatty acid metal salt having 18 or less carbon atoms..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball resin composition and golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball resin composition having improved rebound resilience performance. The present invention provides a golf ball resin composition containing: (a) a thermoplastic resin having an infrared absorption peak in a region from 3200 cm−1 to 3600 cm−1, and (b) at least one resin component selected from the group consisting of (b-1) a binary copolymer composed of an olefin and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, (b-2) a metal ion-neutralized product of a binary copolymer composed of an olefin and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, (b-3) a ternary copolymer composed of an olefin, an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester, and (b-4) a metal ion-neutralized product of a ternary copolymer composed of an olefin, an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester, wherein when a relaxation modulus er (−20° c., 9%) of the golf ball resin composition is measured under conditions of −20° c.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Bat for golf swing practice

The present invention relates to a practice swing bat and, particularly, to a bat which is capable of, during golf swing practice, calculating and displaying swing speed, virtual driving distance of each club, etc., and transmitting the same to a terminal so as to enable management of the same. To this end, the bat of the present invention comprises a swing measurement module..
Bescon Co., Ltd.

Golf practice device

A golf chipping and putting training device supports a bucket at an angle for a golfer to practice chipping golf balls. The device includes a base support assembly configured to adjustably support the bucket at a selected angle.
I Get It, Llc

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

Low-interference golf tee saver set

A golf tee set with a keeper for preventing a golf tee from flying into a driving range or being lost, in which a first golf tee is tethered to a second golf tee, wherein a first point of attachment of the tether to the first golf tee is free of interfering force on at least the first golf tee, and wherein the tether is constructed of a filament having less weight, stiffness and resistance to twisting compared to a minimum weight, stiffness and resistance necessary to cause interference with the first golf tee loaded with a golf ball. In one embodiment, either tee can be used as an anchor, and the other tee played.

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

Golf ball

A golf ball includes a core and a cover. A difference (fb2−fc2) between a secondary natural frequency fb2 of the golf ball and a secondary natural frequency fc2 of the core is not less than 80 hz and not greater than 420 hz.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a core 4 and a cover 6. A difference (fb2−fc2) between a secondary natural frequency fb2 of the golf ball 2 and a secondary natural frequency fc2 of the core 4 is greater than 420 hz and not greater than 760 hz.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a core 4, a mid layer 6, a cover 8, and dimples 10. A shore c hardness hmc of the mid layer 6 is greater than a shore c hardness hs at a surface of the core 4.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a core 4, a mid layer 6, and a cover 8. A hardness h75 at a point to which a distance from a central point of the core 4 is 75% of a radius of the core 4 is greater than a hardness h0 at the central point of the core 4.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball incorporating highly crosslinked thermoset fluorescent microspheres and methods of making same

A golf ball comprising at least one layer consisting of a color-stable composition comprising a color concentrate composition comprising a carrier resin, at least one backer pigment and a plurality of highly crosslinked thermoset fluorescent microspheres having a hue that is substantially similar to a hue created by the at least one backer pigment. Each highly crosslinked thermoset fluorescent microsphere may be substantially spherical.
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.

Frameworks and methodologies configured to enable analysis of physically performed skills, including application to delivery of interactive skills training content

Described herein are systems and methods that make use of computer implemented technology to enable analysis of physically-performed skills, for example to enable training of a subject (such as a person, a group of persons, or in some cases groups of persons). In overview, described herein are techniques implemented to enable automated sensor-driven analysis of a physically performed skill (for example a golf swing, rowing stroke, gymnastic manoeuvre, or the like), thereby to determine attributes of the performance.
Gn Ip Pty Ltd

Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

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Method for making golf ball and golf ball made thereby

A method for making a golf ball includes: wrapping a sensing module with a polymeric band to produce a spherical core in which the sensing module is entirely enclosed by the polymeric band; molding a molding material to form an intermediate layer that surrounds the spherical core, wherein the polymeric band acts as a barrier to prevent the molding material from intruding into the sensing module through the polymeric band; and molding a shell to surround the intermediate layer. A golf ball is also provided, and includes a spherical core, an intermediate layer surrounding the spherical core, and a shell surrounding the intermediate layer.
Launch Technologies 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.

Systems and methods for protecting golf bag contents

A system is delineated for protecting golf bag contents. The system may comprise a golf bag; a telescopic member coupled to the golf bag, wherein the telescopic member resides in a stowed state substantially within the golf bag and is selectively moved to a deployed state to facilitate protecting the contents of the golf bag; and a cover coupled to the telescopic member, wherein the cover resides in a stowed state when the telescopic member is in its stowed state and is selectively moved by movement of the telescopic member to a deployed state for the cover to protect the contents of the golf bag.

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

Golf ball holder and method thereof

An apparatus has a golf ball holder including a receiver assembly having a resilient wall. The resilient wall is configured to: (a) form a stressed shape in response to the application of a stressing force to the resilient wall of the receiver assembly, and in the stressed shape, a golf ball is releasable from the receiver assembly; and (b) form an unstressed shape in response to the removal of the stressing force from the resilient wall of the receiver assembly, and in the unstressed shape, the receiver assembly is ready to receive and to hold the golf ball..

Process for making a golf ball with a built-in sensor

A process for making a golf ball includes steps of: a) providing a spherical hollow core which is made from a deformable resilient material, which defines a central chamber, and which includes left and right hemispherical bodies with contiguous circular surfaces having separated upper segments movable away from each other to permit placement of a sensing assembly into the central chamber, b) molding an intermediate shell layer at an elevated temperature that is lower than a softening point of the deformable resilient material to enclose the spherical hollow core, and c) molding a cover to enclose the intermediate shell layer.. .
Launch Technologies Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a core 4, a mid layer 6 positioned outside this core, and a cover 8 positioned outside this mid layer. When a total thickness of the mid layer 6 and the cover 8 is denoted by l (mm), a shore c hardness at a point a away from a surface of the core 4 toward a central point of the core 4 by 5l (mm) is denoted by ha, a shore c hardness at a point b away from the surface of the core 4 toward the central point of the core 4 by 2.5l (mm) is denoted by hb, and a shore c hardness at the central point of the core 4 and shore c hardnesses of the mid layer 6 and the cover 8 are denoted by h0, hm, and hc, respectively; the golf ball 2 satisfies hc−hb>0, hm−h0>0, and ha−hm>0..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf balls having dual-layered cores with metal-containing centers and thermoplastic outer cores

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

Golf ball

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Golf ball aerodynamic configuration

The present invention concerns golf balls having a modified aerodynamic configuration and a method for creating a modified aerodynamic configuration that improves dimple coverage, interdigitation, and non-alignment in golf ball dimple patterns by rotating the repeating area elements about their pre-determined center points, with further optional steps of expanding or contracting the elemental arrangements about their pre-determined center points, enlarging or reducing the sizes of dimples, and adding extra dimples to occupy land areas created by the previous steps. The resulting modified aerodynamic configuration with a rotated element has increased dimple coverage, greater interdigitation and improved non-alignment..
Acushnet Company

Golf ball aerodynamic configuration

The present invention concerns golf balls having a modified aerodynamic configuration and a method for creating a modified aerodynamic configuration that improves dimple coverage, interdigitation, and non-alignment in golf ball dimple patterns by rotating the repeating area elements about pre-determined center points, with further optional steps of expanding or contracting the elemental arrangements about pre-determined center points, enlarging or reducing the sizes of dimples, and adding extra dimples to occupy land areas created by the previous steps. The resulting modified aerodynamic configuration with a rotated element has increased dimple coverage, greater interdigitation and improved non-alignment..
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 has a large number of dimples 10 on a surface thereof. Fifteen axes are assumed for a phantom sphere of the golf ball 2.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Sports social network, scheduling and meetup system

The current invention is a social network and meetup app for people who like recreational sports like golf. It is gps-centric.

Track-based accessory system for use with a golf cart

Aspects of the invention relate to a track-based accessory system. The track-based accessory system may be for use with a golf cart.
Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co., Llc

Golf putting training device

A golf putting training device is provided. The training device includes a body having a forward end, an aft end, an upper surface extending between the forward end and the aft end, at least one base surface that defines a contact plane, and a slot open through a portion of the upper surface and the forward end, and which slot has a width greater than the diameter of a golf ball.

Golf putting training device

A golf putting training device is provided. The training device includes a body having a forward end, an aft end, an upper surface extending between the forward end and the aft end, at least one base surface that defines a contact plane, and a slot open through a portion of the upper surface and the forward end, and which slot has a width greater than the diameter of a golf ball.

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 putter grip

Disclosed is a golf putter grip having proximal and distal ends, the distal end being open and the proximal end being closed, and including a bore therethrough for installation of a golf putter. The putter grip of the present invention further comprises a main grip area having a left surface, a right surface, a forward facing surface, and a rear facing surface arranged in a trapezoidal shape resulting in two vertex lines running longitudinally along the front of the main grip area, and two vertex lines running longitudinally along the rear of the main grip area.

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.

Golf accessory

This invention discloses a golf accessory (10) in the general configuration of a golf tee-off pad comprising a generally horizontal platform (12) adapted to be positioned on a golf tee or the grass thereof, the platform (12) containing a plurality of spaced apart golf tee-off positions (16) rectilinearly arranged relative to one another along one common longitudinal axis (y-y), the golf accessory (10) being characterized in that the plurality of spaced apart golf tee-off positions (16) are equidistantly spaced apart along the longitudinal axis (y-y), which axis (y-y) runs parallel relative to a lengthwise axis (z-z) of the platform. The invention extends to a method of teaching golf swing skills utilizing the claimed accessory (10)..

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.

Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a two-layer core with an inner core layer and an outer core layer, a cover, and at least one intermediate layer between the core and cover, the inner and outer core layers are formed of different rubber compositions, and the intermediate layer and the cover are formed of different resin compositions. The inner core layer diameter, the hardness relationship between the surface of the outer core layer and the center of the inner core layer, and the material hardness of the intermediate layer fall within specific ranges.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a golf ball having a core, an outermost layer and an intermediate layer therebetween, the intermediate layer is formed of a thermoplastic resin composition that includes (a) an ionic olefin-methacrylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer, (b) a nonionic olefin-acrylic acid copolymer, (c) an organic acid or a metal salt thereof, and (d) a basic inorganic metal compound, and the outermost layer is formed of a thermoplastic resin composition that includes (a) a specific ionic olefin-unsaturated to carboxylic acid copolymer and (h) a specific ionic olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer. The ratio (tan δ) between the tensile storage modulus (e′) and the tensile loss modulus (e″) in a dynamic viscoelasticity test on the outermost layer-forming resin composition conducted under specific conditions is not more than 0.150.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball contains, as a structural element therein, a molded and crosslinked material obtained from a rubber composition which includes: (a) a base rubber (b) an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof, (c) a crosslinking initiator, and (d) a metal carboxylate in which the carboxylic acid bonded to metal is of two or more different types and at least one of the carboxylic acids has 8 or more carbon atoms. The rubber composition has an improved processability in kneading and other operations, and the decrease in the initial velocity of the ball core resulting from the inclusion of additives can be held to a minimum..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Rubber composition for golf balls and preparation thereof

A rubber composition for golf balls includes (i) a base rubber, (ii) an unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof, (iii) a crosslinking initiator, and (iv) cellulose nanofibers. This rubber composition can further improve the durability of the ball without requiring the use of high-cost fibrous substances as compounding ingredients.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Lean steered vehicle

Golf carts are typically large and relatively heavy vehicles that either needs to be stored at the golf course, or to be transported home or to another golf course on a trailer. This adds cost and complexity to the use of a golf cart.

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

Method and device for returning golf balls

A method and a device for automatically returning golf balls towards a golfer over a predefined track, in particular for putting training on golfing greens, in which distances from a golf hole are different, includes a motorized lifting device having lowered and lifted positions of the golf ball and controllable assemblies generating a driving force causing the golf ball to roll down from its lifted position along a specific length and guiding the ball to the golfer by using a position guidance system. Preferably, a microcontroller is associated with the force-generating assemblies for controlling the required length of the rolling down motion.

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

Multi-layer core golf ball

Golf balls having a very high positive gradient multilayer core are provided. The multilayer core includes an outer core layer and a very soft, low compression inner core layer.
Acushnet Company

Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a multi-piece solid golf ball which includes a core of at least one layer, a cover of at least one layer, and at least one intermediate layer interposed between the core and the cover, the cover is composed primarily of polyurethane and the following parameters are controlled within specific ranges: core deflection, melt flow rate of intermediate layer material, thickness of intermediate layer, thickness and shore d hardness of cover, combined thickness of intermediate layer and cover, and the value of (shore d hardness of cover material)−(shore d hardness of intermediate layer material). This golf ball has a good, soft feel at impact and lowers the rate of spin on full shots, achieving a good distance..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Polyurethane-ionomer hybrid resin composition for golf ball cover and golf ball including cover formed using the same

A polyurethane-ionomer hybrid resin composition for a golf ball cover having excellent elastic reaction force and backspin performance comprises 100 parts by weight of a modified ionomer having a number average molecular weight in a range of 1,000 to 2,400, provided as a reaction product generated by a reaction among a polyol including hydroxyl groups on opposing ends of the polyol, a monomer of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid having 2 to 3 functional groups, and zirconia, and modified in such a manner that a polyester oligomer in a zirconia complex state and a zirconia filled state is added to an ionomer resin to be reacted, and a portion of unsaturated carboxylic acid of an ionomer is neutralized to be zirconium and additionally polymerized to be the polyester oligomer; 20 to 40 parts by weight of a block polyurethane prepolymer with respect to 100 parts by weight of the modified ionomer; 70 to 100 parts by weight of the ionomer with respect to 100 parts by weight of the modified ionomer; and 1 to 10 parts by weight of a chain extender with respect to 100 parts by weight of the block polyurethane prepolymer.. .
Volvik Inc.

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a main body 4 and a paint layer 6 positioned outside the main body 4. The main body 4 includes a spherical core 8, a mid layer 10 positioned outside the core 8, and a cover 12 positioned outside the mid layer 10.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball dimple shape

The present invention is directed to golf balls having improved aesthetics and desirable aerodynamic properties due, at least in part, to the novel shape of the dimples on the surface thereof. In particular, the present invention is directed to a golf ball that includes at least a portion of its dimples having a shape obtained from the intersection of a toroid and a sphere.
Acushnet Company

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 ball paint composition

A golf ball paint composition includes primarily a urethane paint containing polyol as a base resin and polyisocyanate as a curing agent. Two types of polyester polyol are used as the polyol, and the composition has an elastic work recovery of at least 70%.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf swing training aid

A golf training apparatus includes an elongated member having opposite first and second ends. A base is coupled to the first end of the elongated member; and the base includes an end portion to secure the apparatus in a stationary position so that the elongated member extends upward from the base.

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

Groove pattern for a putter head

A putter head is provided. The putter head includes a putter face defining a groove pattern extending in a heel-to-toe direction of the putter face.
Tru2sports 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

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, an intermediate layer and a cover, wherein a difference (hx+1−hx−1) between a hardness (hx+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (hx−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in shore c hardness, a surface hardness (hx+y) of the spherical core is more than 65 in shore c hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, a total thickness of a thickness (tm) of the intermediate layer and a thickness (tc) of the cover is 3 mm or less, and the cover has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

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.

System and measuring and rendering terrain on a display

A system and method for rendering terrain on a display is disclosed. The system and method include a computer-implemented distance measuring system integrated in a drone to enable scanning of a terrain.

Golf ball launch monitor target alignment method and system

A golf ball launch monitor is disclosed that may be used with an alignment stick. The monitor has a default alignment and an image sensor adapted to capture an image of the alignment stick and communicate that image to a processor.
Wawgd, Inc.

Coaching aid for golf

Systems and methods providing statistical analytics of golf performance for coaching including text, tabular, graphic, and image-based outputs that include trends information for the golfer, all based upon actual golf play on course situations, wherein the golfer inputs shot data during play, without interrupting the flow of the game, and uploads the shot data for analytics and review online, and wherein all information related to a given user are reviewable by an authorized coach user through a web-based coach access account. The system is further operable to provide the coach user rights for providing corrective or instructive feedback to the user, including visual recommendations such as modified target areas..
Skyhawke Technologies, Llc

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 putter head for ensuring pure roll

A new golf putter head is disclosed, comprising an upper portion and a sole pillar, wherein the upper portion comprises a strike face and the bottom edge of the strike face is at a height within 0.375″ of the golf ball equator, and the sole pillar does not contact the ball at any point during the swing.. .

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

Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a rubber two-layer core consisting of an inner layer and an outer layer, a cover, and at least one intermediate layer therebetween, the inner core layer has a diameter of at least 22 mm, the difference in jis-c hardness between the center of the inner core layer and the surface of the outer core layer is at least 25, the ball satisfies the relationship a/b≤2.0, where a and b are the deflections of, respectively, the inner core layer and the two-layer core when compressed under specific loading conditions, and the intermediate layer has a higher material hardness than the cover, and the core hardness profile are optimized by the specific conditions. This ball enables mid- to high-level golfers both to achieve even longer distances and to maintain the spin performance on approach shots at a high level..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

In order to satisfy at a high level the golf ball flight and control performances relied on by professional golfers and skilled amateurs, this invention provides a multi-piece solid golf ball g having a core 1, a cover 3 and an intermediate layer 2 therebetween wherein, letting hc be the jis-c hardness at a center of the core, h12 be the jis-c hardness at a position 12 mm from the core center and ho be the jis-c hardness at a surface of the core, the core has a hardness profile which satisfies the condition (ho−h12)−(h12−hc)≥10; letting (ho−h12)−(h12−hc) above be a, the spin index of the ball, defined as the dynamic coefficient of friction of the ball multiplied by a, is at least 3.0; and the hardness profile index, defined as the deflection (mm) of the core when compressed under a final load of 1,275 n (130 kgf) from an initial load of 98 n (10 kgf) multiplied by a, is at least 40.. .
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Three-layer-core golf ball having highly-neutralized polymer outer core layer

A golf ball includes an inner core layer formed from a thermoset rubber composition. The inner core layer has a first outer surface shore d hardness and an outer diameter of about 0.8 to 1.40 inches.
Acushnet Company

Three-layer-core golf ball having highly-neutralized polymer outer core layer

A golf ball includes an inner core layer formed from a thermoset rubber composition. The inner core layer has a first outer surface shore d hardness and an outer diameter of about 0.8 to 1.40 inches.
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

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

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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Water generating atmosphere freezer

Improvements to a water generation system is disclosed. The atmosphere freezer to be made from modified, redesigned and rearranged components commonly used in the cryogenics and refrigeration industry but with the focus on generating maximum water from the coil and or panel systems installed inside of a “modified cargo container”.

Exercise balance and flexibility method

A method for performing different balancing and squatting exercises that uses a kit includes a clip that attaches to the front edge of the brim on a hat or visor worn by the exerciser. Attached to the clip is a length adjustable string that attaches to a weight, such as a golf ball.

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..

Golf accessory case

A golf accessory case is configured to hold a plurality of golf tees in a plurality of receptacles defined in a top sidewall of the case. The case is also configured to releasably retain a plurality of business cards within a recessed area of a front surface of the case.
I Get It, Llc

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.

Golf ball retrieval apparatus

A golf ball retrieval apparatus for retrieving a golf ball from a cupped hole is provided. The golf ball retrieval apparatus comprises an outer tube and an inner shaft slidably receivable within the outer tube.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having an excellent flight performance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and at least one cover covering the spherical core, wherein a hardness difference d1 (h75−h0) between a hardness h75 at a point located at a distance of 75% of a core radius from a center of the spherical core and a center hardness h0 of the spherical core is 15 or more and 35 or less in shore c hardness, a hardness difference d2 (hs−h75) between a surface hardness hs of the spherical core and the hardness h75 at the point located at the distance of 75% of the core radius from the center of the spherical core is −1 or more and 3.5 or less in shore c hardness, and a hardness difference d3 ((h0+h75)/2−h37.5) between a hardness of (the center hardness h0 of the spherical core+the hardness h75 at the point located at the distance of 75% of the core radius from the center of the spherical core)/2 and a hardness h37.5 at a point located at a distance of 37.5% of the core radius from the center of the spherical core is 0.5 or more and 6.5 or less in shore c hardness..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf balls having a foam center

Multi-layered golf balls containing a dual-core structure are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball and manufacture

The invention provides a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layer encasing the core, wherein the core is formed of a rubber composition that includes a base rubber, a co-crosslinking agent and an organic peroxide. The core has a center portion and a surface portion that are unfoamed regions, and has an intermediate portion that contains a foamed region.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

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Robotic golf caddy

A autonomous robotic golf caddy which is capable of following a portable receiver at a pre-determined distance, and which is capable of sensing a potential impending collision with an object in its path and stop prior to said potential impending collision.. .
Lemmings Llc

Golf ball

A golf ball includes a spherical core, and a cover covering the spherical core. The spherical core is formed from a rubber composition including a base rubber, a co-cross-linking agent, a cross-linking initiator, and an unsaturated fatty acid and/or a metal salt thereof, the co-cross-linking agent includes α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof, the unsaturated fatty acid and/or metal salt thereof excludes an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and a metal salt thereof, an unsaturated aliphatic carboxylic acid that forms the unsaturated fatty acid and/or metal salt thereof has a functional group other than a carboxy group and a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond, and the rubber composition further includes a metal compound when the co-cross-linking agent is only an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Multi-surface golf swing training mat and associated use thereof

A multi-surface golf swing training mat is provided for use at practice ranges and the like. The mat includes four surfaces (e.g., quads or squares) that simulate surfaces actually found on a golf course: the drive or tee-box, the fairway, the sand, and the 3-inch rough.

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.

Bumper golf game system and related methods

A bumper golf game system, and related methods, are disclosed. The system includes a flexible putting mat including inner and outer surfaces, first and second goal recesses extending at least partially through the mat, an array of a plurality of central obstacle recesses extending at least partially through the mat positioned generally between the first and second goal recesses, a pair of first goal obstacle recesses extending at least partially through the mat flanking the first goal recess, and a pair of second goal obstacle recesses extending at least partially through the mat flanking the second goal recess.

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 training aid apparatus

An apparatus having an elongate body made of a piece of fabric having a plurality of different colored segments. The device provides a golf training aid that assists users in developing distance control and strengthening their chipping and putting game.

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.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having an excellent flight performance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and at least one cover covering the spherical core, wherein a hardness difference d1 (h75−h0) between a hardness h75 at a point radially located at a distance of 75% from a center of the spherical core and a center hardness h0 of the spherical core is 10 or more and 27 or less in shore c hardness, and a hardness difference d2 (hs−h75) between a surface hardness hs of the spherical core and the hardness h75 at the point radially located at the distance of 75% from the center of the spherical core is 0 or more and 6.5 or less in shore c hardness..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball dimple profile

The present invention concerns a golf ball having dimples with a cross-sectional profile comprising a conical top portion and a non-conical bottom portion. More particularly, the profiles of the present invention are defined by three independent parameters: dimple diameter (dd), edge angle (Φedge), and saucer ratio (sr).
Acushnet Company

Method of identifying a golfer wearing a golf jersey

A golf jersey comprises a shirt having a collar with at least one digit on the back of the jersey. Such a jersey can expand into a matched set that provides recognition of a golfer and provides advertisements and financial benefits to the golfer, other individuals, or an organization, without necessarily requiring third party endorsements.

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 grip hand structure efficiency device and use

A golf grip hand structure efficiency device and a method of using the device are disclosed. The device is used determine a value of a new parameter for a golfer called a golf grip hand structure efficiency value.

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

Centerline face-forward putting

A method for a golfer to putt a golf ball over the surface of a green toward a hole comprises selecting a target line on the green, assuming a stance next to the ball facing the hole, addressing the ball by gripping the shaft of a putter and positioning it behind the ball with the hands generally facing toward one another in front of and facing the golfer's body, executing a backstroke by drawing the hands toward the body's vertical centerline to swing the arms rearwardly about an axis of rotation through the shoulders to take the putter head away from the ball along a rearward extension of the target line, and transitioning to and executing a forward stroke by moving the hands in a forward direction away from the golfer's body to swing the arms about the axis of rotation to stroke the putter head to strike the ball for rolling it along the target line.. .
On Cue Golf Inc.

Multi-functional backseat for golf cart

The present utility model discloses a multi-functional backseat for a golf cart. The multi-functional backseat for the golf cart comprises a seat bracket, a seat plate provided with double seats, a carrier plate and a pedal, wherein the seat bracket is fixed on the pedal, the carrier plate is fixed on the seat bracket, the seat plate is movably connected onto the carrier plate and is rotatable around the carrier plate, the carrier plate is provided with armrests, backrests and back cushions, and the pedal is provided with a safety guard rail.
Chongqing Richland Mold Corp.

Roof-canopy, multi-function roof-canopy supports, and rear-canopy for a golf cart

A body-panel golf-cart having multi-functional canopy-supports, a roof-canopy having u-type storage-channels about its periphery, and a lower body-panel. The multi-functional roof-canopy back-supports are either sited in-line with the cart's structural struts or encompass the structural struts to widen the space between the supports providing an enlarged space between the rear supports for viewing and storage.

Golf putting game and practice tool

A gulf putting game and practice tool has a plank that has several marks equidistant and that places the balls correctly on a planar surface. The surface can be synthetic or natural grass.

Enhanced golf simulation system

A green simulation apparatus having a configurable upper surface with a changeable contour may comprise a covering forming the upper surface and a covering support assembly configured to support the covering. The support assembly may comprise a plurality of movable positioning elements having the covering resting thereon and positioned in an array extending in a reference plane and movable along axes extending substantially perpendicular to the reference plane.
Vg Buyer, Llc

Head engaging assembly for golf swing training device

A modular head engaging assembly for use with a golf swing training device, the assembly including a u-shaped back-of-the-head positioning element including axially aligned inner and outer coupling pieces, the u-shaped back-of-the-head positioning element extending from a position adjacent the forehead of a golfer across the top of the head to a position overlying a portion of the rear of the head, a u-shaped collar element including axially aligned inner and outer coupling pieces, the u-shaped collar element being extending from a position adjacent the forehead of the golfer around each side of the head with a free end positioned above each of the ears, and a front head-positioning element including an inner coupling piece, the front head-positioning element being positioned adjacent the forehead. The three elements being coupled by the coupling pieces..

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

Systems and methods for storing and analyzing golf data, including community and individual golf data collection and storage at a central hub

Systems and methods are described for providing coaching, training, or equipment specification information to individual golfers based on data generated during their individual golf swings. Additionally, data hubs are described that provide information and services to individuals based on data collected for a community of multiple golfers.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Disclub golf: disclub, golfdisc & discopter

The disclub golf is to swivel the disclub to launch the golfdisc to fly. The golfdisc of has the nearly right triangle rim with straight bottom edge and triangle flap at the trail edge of the bottom edge.
Tang System

Audio and visual/touch golf training device and training method using golf training device

A golf training device with audio and visual/touch cues for independent golf swing training in an absence of a golf instructor includes a tube having a first end and a second end and an outer surface. A hand grip is disposed at least in part about the outer surface of the tube.
Mn Sport Products, Llc

Golf course pace of play management system and method

A device and method for regulating a pace of golf play. A golf course is divided into segments, with each segment assigned a time for completion by a user golfer group.

Laser golf putting guide

A laser golf putting guide is positioned behind a golf ball and illuminates a stationary straight line from behind the golf ball to the golf pin cup or hole. The stationary straight line assists the golfer in putting..

Enhanced golf simulation system

A green simulation apparatus having a configurable upper surface with a changeable contour may comprise a covering forming the upper surface and a covering support assembly configured to support the covering. The support assembly may comprise a plurality of movable positioning elements having the covering resting thereon and positioned in an array extending in a reference plane and movable along axes extending substantially perpendicular to the reference plane.
Vg Buyer, Llc

Golf swing training device

A golf swing training device for improving the accuracy, club head speed and power of a user's swing can be customized to fit the various abilities and sizes of individual golfers. The device guides a user through the proper swing and by repeating the proper swing, the user can enhance his or her muscle memory.
Fitness South, Llc

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

Systems and methods for an adjustable strap system for a golf bag

Embodiments of bag having an adjustable carrying strap system and methods to manufacture such a bag are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the adjustable carrying strap system includes a plurality of carrying straps configured to be coupled to a bag at one end and a connector plate at the opposite end thereof to provide a self-centering capability to the bag, such as a golf bag.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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

Golf balls having a core with surrounding intermediate foam layer

Multi-layered golf balls having a core, intermediate layer, and cover are provided. The ball includes a non-foamed inner core (center) made of a thermoplastic or thermoset composition such as polybutadiene rubber.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

The invention provides a golf ball having a core and a cover of one layer or a plurality of layers, the core being formed of a material molded under heat from a rubber composition containing: (a) a base rubber, (b) an organic peroxide, and (c) water and/or a metal monocarboxylate. The core has a hardness profile which satisfies specific relationships between the jis-c hardness at the core center (cc), the jis-c hardness at a position 10 mm from the core center (c10) and the jis-c hardness at the core surface (cs)..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in durability. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a constituent member containing a crosslinked rubber component and a polyrotaxane component, wherein the polyrotaxane has a cyclodextrin, a linear molecule piercing through the cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin, and blocking groups 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 cover coating composition and golf ball using the same

Provided is a golf ball manufactured using a golf ball cover coating composition that reduces the influence of external light on a golfer during outdoor use due to low surface gloss and reduces damage to the surface of the golf ball caused by external impact due to excellent impact resistance and cutting resistance.. .
Volvik Inc.

Golf ball dimple profile

A golf ball having dimples with cross-sectional profile shapes defined by the product of a base profile and one or more weighting functions, where at least two dimples are modified with a continuous weighting function having different base profiles is disclosed.. .
Acushnet Company

Method of making a golf ball incorporating at least one elongated thermoset layer

Method of making a golf ball comprising: providing a subassembly and a thermoset polymer composition; partially curing the thermoset polymer composition and elongating same while in a partial cure state; forming a layer about the subassembly comprising the thermoset polymer composition; and further curing the thermoset polymer composition. A moldable thermoset polymer composition may be elongated while in state of partial cure.
Acushnet Company

Computer-implemented methods and systems enabling fan participation in calling plays at sporting and other events

Systems and methods are disclosed for determining a score for a user of a gaming platform such that the score reflects the user's success rate in calling plays in a sporting event. A computing device receives a user profile including a coach score and initiates a sequence of states, which include a poll creation state, a first notification state, a coach pick state, a fan voting state, a second notification state, and a play in action state.
Your Call, Inc.

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

Golf balls incorporating double network cross-linked compositions comprising a base thermoplastic

Golf ball comprising at least one layer consisting of a double network cross-linked composition comprising a mixture of a base thermoplastic polymer composition and a double network polymer composition. The double network polymer composition comprises a plurality of particulates of a polymer composition that is elongated from 10% to 200%, or at least 50%, or at least 100% or at least 150% or 200% or greater during a partial cure state..
Acushnet Company

Golf balls incorporating double network cross-linked compositions comprising a base thermoset composition

Golf ball comprising at least one layer consisting of a double network cross-linked composition comprising a mixture of a base thermoset polymer composition and a double network polymer composition. The double network polymer composition comprises a plurality of particulates of a polymer composition that is elongated from 10% to 200%, or at least 50%, or at least 100% or at least 150% or 200% or greater during a partial cure state..
Acushnet Company

Graphene core for a golf ball

A golf ball with a core comprising polybutadiene and graphene is disclosed herein. The golf ball has a single core comprising polybutadiene and graphene.
Callaway Golf Company

Multi-piece solid golf ball

A multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, at least one intermediate layer encasing the core and at least one outer layer encasing the intermediate layer is characterized in that the intermediate layer is formed of a resin composition containing a specific acid-containing polymer or ionomer resin, and the outer layer is formed of primarily a polyurethane or a polyurea. The ball also has, between the intermediate layer and the outer layer, a bonding layer made of a polycarbonate and/or polyether-type aqueous polyurethane dispersion composition which includes a specific aqueous polycarbodiimide..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Virtual golf system and methods

Virtual golf system for playing golf, comprising a plurality of trackable golf balls, wherein each golf ball comprises transmitting means for broadcasting electromagnetic beacon signals for detecting a position of the golf ball, a position determination unit comprising three receiving antenna's arranged for receiving beacon signals broadcasted by any of said plurality of trackable golf balls, and wherein said position determination unit is arranged to determine a position of said golf ball on a driving range based on time differences of a broadcasted beacon signal received by said receiving antenna's. A plurality of trackable golf balls and a plurality of players may be active at the same time.

Platelet-derived growth factor compositions and methods for the treatment of tendinopathies

Provided herein are compositions and methods for the treatment of tendinopathies, such as tenosynovitis, tendinosis or tendinitis, including achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, lateral epicondylitis or “tennis elbow,” medial epicondylitis or “golfer's elbow,” plantar fasciitis, and rotator cuff tendinopathy, and in particular to methods for the treatment of tendinopathies by administering compositions comprising platelet-derived growth factor (pdgf).. .
Biomimetic Therapeutics, Llc

Golf shoe with an outsole having a skeletal frame

A golf shoe including an upper for protecting a foot, a midsole coupled to the upper for providing cushioning under a wearer's foot, and an outsole coupled to the midsole for providing structural support. The outsole has a skeletal frame defining a plurality of apertures and a fabric covering the apertures..
Acushnet Company

Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

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Method for dyeing golf balls and dyed golf balls

A golf ball of a first color is dyed to a second color with an anionic or nonionic disperse dye. Either or both of a pigmented coating layer or an optional clear coating layer on the pigmented coating layer comprises a member selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, polyureas, polyamides, and combinations thereof, which can be dyed by the anionic or nonionic disperse dye..
Nike, Inc.

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 accessory device and method

A golf accessory for a golf putter includes a divot repair tool, a ball marker that may be decorated in a variety of designs, and a shaft clip to removably attach the golf accessory to a golf putter shaft. The golf accessory for a golf putter is useful for providing a golfer with an easily accessible golf accessory on the putting green, as the device is designed to remain stationery on the golf putter shaft during use of the golf putter..

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.

Golf ball with soft feel

Wherein the core has a pga compression of less than 70, and the core/inner mantle layer/intermediate mantle layer combined construct has a pga compression of at least 30.. .

Modulus transition layers for stiff core golf balls

A golf ball is provided that includes at least two layers of material disposed between a spherical core and a cover layer, wherein the elastic modulus of each is within three orders of magnitude of each adjacent layer or core. The spherical core can be a hollow metal core.
Oncore Golf Technology, Inc.

Location-activated volume control for vehicle

A device and method for controlling the volume of played media through loudspeakers on a golf cart driven by a user with a bluetooth connected device. A location receiver on the golf cart continuously signals a computing component a signal associated with a location of the golf cart on a golf course.

Apparatus for holding an electronic device on a golf cart

A holder for an electronic device is mounted on a golf cart steering wheel. The holder preferably is rotatable relative to the golf cart steering wheel.

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 putting game and associated methods

A golf putting game includes a putting club, a putting ball and at least one putting green defining a putting surface and having a plurality of putting cups positioned at different locations on the putting surface. Each of the putting cups is illuminated with a visible light having a different color.

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

Golf ball cores made from plasticized thermoplastic compositions containing non-acid polymers

Multi-layered golf balls containing a two-layered core assembly are provided. Preferably, at least one of the core layers is formed from a thermoplastic composition that comprises: a) thermoplastic non-acid polymer, and b) plasticizer.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball incorporating positive hardness gradient thermoset polyurethane outer cover layer

Golf ball comprising a positive hardness gradient core and an outer cover layer having a microhardness gradient and being formed from a thermoset polyurethane material throughout, and having: i) a treated region that is contacted with a thermoset polyurethane microhardness-increasing solution consisting of an isocyanate portion and at least one non-aqueous solvent; and ii) an untreated region that is not contacted with the thermoset polyurethane microhardness-increasing solution. The treated region comprises the isocyanate portion, whereas the untreated region does not comprise the isocyanate portion.
Acushnet Company

Durable large and regulation weight golf ball incorporating foamed intermediate layer

Large diameter golf balls having at least one foamed intermediate layer are provided.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf balls having multi-layered core with metal-containing center and thermoplastic outer layers

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

Wearable augmented reality device for golf play

A wearable augmented reality device for golf play assists a golfer who plays golf with a ball and a club, and includes a camera, a memory, a processor and a display. The camera captures an image of the ball and the club so as to obtain a captured image.
Jetstron Technologies Co., Ltd.

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 aid including heads up display for green reading

A golf aid for assisting a user in reading a green includes a user tracking system to determine the location of a user on a golf course, a heads up display, and a processor. The heads up display is configured to be worn on the user's head, and to display an image within a field of view of the user.
Nike, 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 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.

Dimple patterns with surface texture for golf balls

The present invention provides a golf ball having an outer surface comprising a plurality of dimples covering greater than 70 percent of the outer surface, wherein a plurality of the dimples incorporate directional surface texturing therein. The directional surface texturing preferably comprises substantially parallel channels or protrusions formed within the dimples.
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 jacket having weather-protective collar

Golf jackets having improved collar constructions are provided. The height of the center section of the collar is longer than the height of the first and second end sections of the collar.
Acushnet Company

Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

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Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

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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.

Sliding t-square practice aid

A golf alignment aid comprising: a first bracket including a first portion, a second portion adjacent to the first portion, and a third portion adjacent to the second portion; the second portion including a first channel and a second channel oriented parallel with the first channel, and a third channel configured to receive a first alignment stick, and a second bracket including a first rail slidably received within the first channel, a second rail oriented parallel with the first rail and slidably received within the second channel, and a cradle positioned between the first rail and the second rail; the cradle configured to receive a second alignment stick oriented perpendicular to the first alignment stick.. .
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

Enhanced golf simulation system

A green simulation apparatus having a configurable upper surface with a changeable contour may comprise a covering forming the upper surface and a covering support assembly configured to support the covering. The support assembly may comprise a plurality of movable positioning elements having the covering resting thereon and positioned in an array extending in a reference plane and movable along axes extending substantially perpendicular to the reference plane.
Vg Buyer, Llc

Backyard tailgating golf game

A tailgating game assembly including a first platform, a second platform, a projectile a first deformable target, a second deformable target, a third deformable target, and a club. In use, the club is used to hit the projectile off of the platform towards the three deformable targets.

Apparatus and play for a golf chipping game

Disclosed is a golf chipping game and methods of play for a golf chipping game. The golf chipping game includes an inclined playing surface having a plurality of holes defined therein; an impact absorbent material comprising or affixed to the playing surface; and a chipping mat disposable a distance from the playing surface..
Chippo Golf Llc

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.

Collapsible single passenger riding golf bag cart

A standing riding golf bag cart (10) is provided for transporting a passenger and a golf bag (13) around a golf course. The cart (10) is adapted to covert between an expanded mode (12) for usage and a compact mode (14), for storage.
Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.

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

Golf balls comprising medium hardness gradient core

A golf ball includes a core having an outer surface and a geometric center. The core is formed from a substantially homogenous rubber composition.
Acushnet Company

Multi-layer golf ball

The present invention is directed to multi-layer golf balls including a layer formed from a composition comprising a relatively soft or low modulus hnp, a layer formed from a composition comprising a relatively hard or high modulus hnp, an inner cover layer formed from a thermoplastic composition, and an outer cover layer.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

In the mathematical formula, lav represents an average value of distances l between the minute projections 18 and other minute projections 18 adjacent to the minute projections 18, and tav represents an average value of widths t of these minute projections 18.. .

Golf ball

A golf ball includes a spherical core, and a cover covering the spherical core. The spherical core is formed from a rubber composition including a base rubber, a co-cross-linking agent, a cross-linking initiator, an unsaturated fatty acid and/or a metal salt thereof, and an aromatic carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof, the co-cross-linking agent includes an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof, the unsaturated fatty acid and metal salt thereof excludes an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and a metal salt thereof, and the rubber composition includes a metal compound when the co-cross-linking agent contains only an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

An average value pav of pitches p between the minute projections 18 and other minute projections 18 adjacent to the minute projections 18 is not less than 10 μm and not greater than 2000 μm.. .

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

Golf tee stroke counter

A golf tee stroke counter apparatus includes a golf tee member with a tee shaft, a stroke counter element rotatably mounted on the tee shaft, a plurality of stroke count numerals on the tee shaft or the counter element, and a stroke count index positioned on the other of the tee shaft and the counter element. The stroke counter element and the tee shaft are mutually rotated to align the index with a numeral to indicate a current stroke count..

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.

Collection container for broken golf tees

The current embodiment of the broken golf tee collection container is designed to elevate over the dashboard of a golf cart or a similar vehicle using attachment brackets and can be easily removed and reattached. The container has a bottom with slots for water to drain.

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

Manufacturing golf iron head by combining different metal materials

A manufacturing method of a golf iron head by combining different metal materials includes a pre-forming step, an engaging step, a pre-heating step and a forming step. A head body and a strike plate are provided in the pre-forming step to combine with each other.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great flight distance. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and a cover covering the spherical core, wherein the golf ball has a ratio (t2/t1) of a time (t2) to a time (t1) of 1.05 or more in a hitting test using a driver (at a head speed of 40 m/sec), wherein the time (t1) is a time taken from a moment that the driver begins to contact with the golf ball to a moment that the golf ball reaches a maximum deformation amount, and the time (t2) is a time taken from the moment that the golf ball reaches the maximum deformation amount to a moment that the golf ball leaves the driver..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf cart windshield

The present invention discloses a golf cart windshield including an upper panel having a bend, a lower panel having a bend, and a connecting bar. The connecting bar includes two grooves in which the bends of the upper and lower panels can be clamped respectively.
Chongqing Richland Mold Corp.

Golf practice arrangement

A golf practice arrangement that is used to develop a golfer's swing. The practice arrangement has a club with a head that has a hosel extending from the head for connection to a shaft.

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

Non-conforming golf balls

Golf balls having an initial velocity greater than 255 ft/sec and/or an overall distance of greater than 320 yards are disclosed. The golf balls comprise one or more core layers, one or more cover layers, and optionally one or more intermediate layers disposed between the core and the cover.
Acushnet Company

Golf balls having multi-layered cores with thermoset 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 glove with cleaning members

A golf glove employing a cleaning member includes a palm portion and an opposing back portion. The cleaning member may be fixedly or detachably connected to the back portion of the glove.
Rms Glove, Llc

Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

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Standing electric golfboard

A motorized golfboard with bi-axle four wheel steering controlled by the horizontal force applied to a stability bar extending vertically from golfboard's frame. Steering this way is accomplished using three design features.

Golf putting training apparatus

A golf putting training apparatus includes a putting board having a predetermined length and having one end thereof selectively adjustable in height; a guide groove (or guide hole) formed in an upper surface of the putting board with a predetermined length; and a putting exerciser including a guide blade fitted to the guide groove (or guide hole) and integrally or detachably coupled to a center of a lower side of a head thereof, and a shaft mounted on an upper side of the head.. .

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.

Sub-assembly for a golf bag and a golf bag system for recipient self-assembly

A golf bag includes a collapsible sub-assembly including a divider top and a base, a plurality of first snap-fit connectors provided around a portion of an outer perimeter of the divider top, and a flat having a divider top end opposite a base end, an interior side, and an exterior side. The flat includes a plurality of second snap-fit connectors provided along a portion of the divider top end.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation

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

Ball for ball game and manufacturing the same

A golf ball including a spherical body, first regions, and second regions. The spherical body includes a core layer and a cover layer made from a synthetic resin covering the core layer.
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a core 4, a mid layer 6, a reinforcing layer 8, and a cover 10. When distances (%) from the central point of the core 4 to nine points and jis-c hardnesses at the nine points, which are obtained by dividing a region from the central point of the core 4 to the surface of the core 4 at intervals of 12.5% of the 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.

Low compression golf ball

A golf ball includes a core, a mantle and a cover layer. The core includes polybutadiene and has a diameter of less than 1.45 inches.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

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

Golf ball

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Curvilinear golf ball dimples and methods of making same

The present invention is directed to golf balls having surface textures with unique appearances and improved aerodynamic characteristics due, at least in part, to the use of curvilinear dimple plan shapes. In particular, the present invention is directed to a golf ball that includes at least a portion of its dimples having a plan shape defined by a number of convex or concave arcs that are derived from the vertices of a regular n-sided polygon, for example, an equilateral triangle or square..
Acushnet Company

Golf ball dimple plan shapes and methods of generating same

The present invention relates to golf balls having improved packing efficiency and aerodynamic characteristics and a high degree of dimple interdigitation. In particular, the present invention relates to a golf ball including at least a portion of dimples having a plan shape defined by low frequency periodic functions having high amplitudes.
Acushnet Company

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 volume ratio that is equivalent between opposing hemispheres despite the use of different dimple geometries on the opposing hemispheres.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf ball dimple profile

The present invention concerns a golf ball having dimples with a cross-sectional profile comprising a conical top portion and a non-conical bottom portion. More particularly, the profiles of the present invention are defined by three independent parameters: dimple diameter (dd), edge angle (Φedge), and saucer ratio (sr).
Acushnet Company

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Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

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Bumper-cart light assembly of golf cart

The present invention discloses a bumper-cart light assembly of a golf cart. The bumper-cart light assembly includes a bumper body, a lower support, an integral cart light assembly and two upper supports.
Chongqing Richland Mold Corp.

Golf simulation system

A green simulation apparatus may comprise a covering forming a configurable upper surface with a changeable contour and being flexible such that the covering is movable between a base condition in which the upper surface has a substantially planar configuration and a contoured condition in which the upper surface has a contoured configuration. The apparatus may also comprise a covering support assembly configured to support the covering in the base condition and the contoured condition..
Vg Buyer, Llc

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.

Golf balls comprising a plasticized polyurethane layer

A golf ball comprising a core and a cover layer, wherein at least one of the core or cover layer comprises a plasticized polyurethane composition comprising at least one polyurethane and at least one plasticizer.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

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Golf ball cores having foam center and thermoset outer layers with hardness gradients

Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane.
Acushnet Company

Buoyant, high coefficient of restitution (cor) golf ball having a reduced flight distance yet the perceived flight trajectory of regular distance high cor golf balls

Golf ball having cor of at least 0.810, specific gravity sgb of less than 1.00 g/cc, and initial velocity of at least 250 ft/s and comprising a first layer l1, a second layer l2 surrounding l1, and a third layer l3 surrounding l2. L1 is formed from at least one highly neutralized polymer and has first specific gravity sg1; l2 is formed from at least one partially neutralized polymer and has second specific gravity sg2; and l3 is formed from at least one of a thermoset or thermoplastic composition and has third specific gravity sg3.
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

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

Electronic device mounting photographing golf swing pose

An electronic device mounting apparatus for photographing a golf swing pose includes a mounting assembly, having a first clamp having first and second gripping members pivotably coupled to a pivot pin. The first gripping member includes a first gripping groove and a first lever arm extending from the first gripping groove and the second gripping member includes a second gripping groove and a second lever arm extending from the second gripping groove.

Golf-bag carrying vehicle

A golf-bag carrying vehicle is an apparatus that assists a user in transporting their golf bag by either manually push-kicking the apparatus or motorizing the apparatus. The apparatus includes a pair of idle wheels, a stabilizing wheel, a frame, a steering mechanism, a handlebar, and a footboard..

Computer-implemented methods and systems enabling fan participation in calling plays at sporting and other events

A computerized method and system of facilitating state-based participation in calling plays in a football game thereby allowing fans to proactively participate in real-time in the game. A computing device receives a user profile corresponding to a user registered to vote in a real-time football game.
Your Call, Inc.

Information display system

An information display system for a golfer in which a display module in wireless communication with an electronic device, such as a mobile phone with a golf gps application, is worn by a golfer on the back of a golf glove, so that the golfer can very conveniently check on the golfer's distance to various targets on the golf course. The display module is removeably attached to the glove by at least one releasable connection, such a threaded fastener and/or a magnet..
Zero Friction, Llc

Golf course sand bunker with liner and making the same

A stabilized course sand bunker and method of making the same is disclosed. The soil making up the bunker is contoured and stabilized so that it is in the form of a pit having a downward angularly extending keyway surrounding the opening at the top edge of the pit.
Bunkersplus Llc

Digital verification of single stroke achievement

A single golf stroke achievement is forensically validated with minimal observer influence by digitally or electronically identifying a golfer and a golf ball, producing video recordings of the golf stroke, a subsequent flight of the ball, and arrival of the ball (if this occurs) at a target area which contains a golf cup, and detecting and recording entry of the golf ball into the cup (if this occurs).. .

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 putter

A golf putter and more specifically a putter head is configured to retrieve a golf ball from a cup on a putting green or to pick up a golf ball from any surface upon which the golf ball is resting. The putter head has a generally c-shaped configuration and defines a centrally located cylindrical channel sized to engage a golf ball and retain the golf ball at a lower end of the channel until removed by hand..

Golf ball

An ultra-low compression golf ball is disclosed herein. The core preferably has a pga compression less than 30.
Callaway Golf Company

Multi-layer core golf ball

Golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core comprises at least one intermediate core layer formed from a metallic, composite, or inorganic/organic hybrid composition..
Acushnet Company

Low compression golf balls containing cores made of plasticized thermoplastic compositions

Low compression multi-piece golf balls having a solid core comprising at least one layer made of a plasticized thermoplastic composition are provided. Preferably, the ball has a compression of less than 60 and more preferably less than 50.
Acushnet 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.

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

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.

A golf scoring card and using the same

A method for improving the experience of a participant of a sporting contest includes the steps of; offering to the participant a side bet in which there is a chance for the participant to receive a prize if the participant achieves or betters a target score in the sporting contest (irrespective of the final outcome—of the sporting contest), receiving acceptance of the offer by the participant who pays a wager for the side bet, assigning the participant a prize and a target score that needs to be achieved or bettered for the participant to be awarded the prize, and awarding the prize to the participant if the personal score is equal to or better than the target score.. .

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.

Folding golf cart

A folding golf cart including a chassis, a main rod, a handle, a handle-connected seat body, a front wheel, two rear wheels, and two sets of foldable rear wheel frames. The chassis includes two chassis rods, a front-connected seat body, and a rear-connected seat body.

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

Digital golf assistant

A method includes receiving, from a user via an electronic user interface, an indication of a golf course to be played, providing a listing of challenges to the user, receiving score data from the user in a sequential, hole-by-hole manner, and populating an electronic scorecard with score data from a selected one of the listing of challenges together with the received score data in a sequential, hole-by-hole manner. The listing of challenges include at least one of a previously recorded round of golf played at the golf course, and a simulated opponent..
Nike, Inc.

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

Sport training equipment

A system for recording and analyzing an activity, such as a golf activity, is provided. The system comprises an impact detection device and one or more video capture unit for recording and displaying recorded activities.

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