Patent application title: Victory putter
Victor T. Celo (Russellton, PA, US)
IPC8 Class: AA63B5304FI
Class name: Club or club support head curved, grooved, or roughened striking face
Publication date: 2009-06-18
Patent application number: 20090156327
Existing golf putters basically have flat face surfaces that allow putting
contact with only one point on the golf ball on any given stroke. This
design provides the absolute minimum ball directional control possible
for any given putt. The Victory Golf Putter indents the face of the golf
club, by an area larger than the golf ball itself and with at least one
(and potentially more) indention angel reversals. This design allows for
a minimum of two striking points on any golf ball putted with improved,
both immediate and long term, putting results thru better ball
directional control, improved stroke feel, and immediate stroke education
feedback for the golfer. The putter channel can be either shallow or deep
allowing for personal golfer preferences to be met and a top side strike
point(s) can even be added for better rolling ball ground contact.
4. The Victory Golf Club utility patent improvement basic requirement is met when the face of any golf dub is indented in any fashion that allows for multiply striking (or impact) points upon any given ball when said ball is stroked, or hit, by said club face for the purpose of propelling said ball in any manner what so ever.
5. A Golf Club is defined as any object with a handle, connecting shaft, and including a face, or head, of any firm or hard material used to strike and guide a ball towards a user decided goal for the sake of sport, profit, competition, entertainment, or relaxation in any manner what so ever related to golfing or like activity (IE: miniature golf, or practicing golf).
9. A Victory Golf Club improvement club face indention is defined as any indention of any kind in the face of a golf club that is larger than the diameter of the ball intended to be used with said club and deep and high enough to allow for at least 2 and as many as 1,000,000,000 strike (or impact) points on said ball when impacted with the Victory Golf Club face and with the single firm indention requirement that said indention must start on one side of the club face and end on the opposite club face side.
None, initial application
While shopping for a new golf putter I was amazed at all the variations of size, shape, weights etc. Handles were different lengths, a wide variety of material (metals, composites, and even wood) were used by various manufactures, putter heads were big, small, simple, bulging, etc.
There was only one constant factor to all the putters that I researched, they all had the same basic striking face, a flat, even, basically rectangular ball striking area. As this is the most important feature of the putter, and the only part that actually makes contact with the golf ball, I was struck by the fact that a flat face object is one of the worse directional control designs possible for striking a round ball. I was then "hit" with a utility improvement patent ideal.
My ideal is to finally change the face of the golf putter itself to provide a firmer, cleaner, better directional controllable guidance propelling striking surface to a round golf ball with a multitude of benefits.
This utility improvement on the golf putter is called the "Victory Putter" because it indents an elongated channel to the face of the golf putter to achieve several goals.
All existing golf putters have flat face strike surfaces that allow contact with only one point of the round golf ball at a time, thus creating very little directional golf ball path control. I propose to indent the face of the golf club by an area larger than the golf ball itself, and by a shallow or a deeper indention (theatrically up to a defacto U shape). Even a top side striking point (a partial roof in effect to create top spin to help the ball roll with more contact to the ground) is possible with my design.
DESCRIPTION & PRODUCTION
For metal or composite putters the existing putter production moulds will have to be amended for the desired putter face channel dimensions before the putter extrusion or setting process. Once the production set mould is created, the production process is virtually unchanged for all current metal and composite putter production methods. The channel in the putter face specific angles and opening lengths can be extremely varied with no set upper size (length, depth, and height) limit parameters as long as they meet two basic minimum surface refinement requirements.
These two base production requirements are that the putter face channel opening must be wider than the golf ball and the channel depth must be deep enough and high enough to allow for multiple ball strike contact points.
Thus, the channel opening must be wider than the average golf ball, or wider than 1.75 inches and at least 1/4 inches deep with an open limit height. The upper dimensions of the indenture, as well as the angles and number of angel reversals of the indenture, are unrestricted with the express design desire to allow for a vast multitude of end user preferences.
For example, one golfer may like a channel to be 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep with a perfect V channel. This is allowable per the Victory Putter utility design.
Another golfer may like a 4-inch opening with a 2.5 inch depth enveloping the entire ball with an almost U shape channel. This also is allowable per the Victory Putter utility design.
For wood and other non-formed or casted putters, the putter face will have to be carved or routered out to the desired dimensions.
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