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May 10, 1938.
J. BERRITTELLA
2,116,655
ATTACHMENT FOR GOLF CLUBS
Filed Feb. 6,‘ 1933
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INVENTOR ‘
ATTORNEY
2,116,655
Patented May 10, 1938
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,116,655 “
ATTACHMENT FOR GOLF CLUBS
James Berrittella, Yonkers, N. Y.
Application February 6, 1933, Serial No. 655,375
6 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in at
tachments for golf clubs, and has for its object
the provision of a practice weight (which can
be varied to suit the need of the player) adapted
5 to be attached to the head of a standard golf
club.
The attachment constituting this invention is
used for practice strokes in order to assure the
proper stance of the player and the proper
in “carry through” of the stroke, and the attach
ment may be readily removed from the club be
fore addressing a ball without a player moving
out of proper form.
Other objects and advantages of the invention
1.; will be apparent from the following description.
While the invention is herein described as ap
plying to a club for playing a game of golf it
will be readily understood that it is not limited to
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use with a golf club but may be attached to any
form of club or stick used in the play of the
game in which it is desired to add additonal
weight to the head of the stick for practice pur
poses.
In the accompanying drawing:
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Figure 1 is a view, partly in section, showing an
attachment constituting the invention applied to
a golf club;
Figure 2 is a View showing the attachment ap
plied to a golf club as shown in Figure 1 but with
the attachment partly open;
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Figure 3 is a sectional view through the at
tachment only on the line 3—3 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a sectional view on the line 4—4 of
Figure 3; and
Figure 5 is a sectional view through the at
tachment only on the line 5—5 of‘ Figure l.
A preferred embodiment of the invention is
shown in the drawing and comprises a casing
adapted to be mounted on the head of a golf
M) club forming a weight. This obviates the neces
sity of a special club for practice purposes. This
casing is preferably made of metal, such as alu
minum, brass or steel, depending on the weight
desired, although it can be made of any other
#15 suitable material.
As shown in the drawing, the casing consists
of a lower portion to and an upper portion I!
connected by a hinge I2. When the casings are
closed as shown in Figure 1 the body portion of
the casing encloses the head of the golf club and
the extended neck portion is of proper conforma
tion to fit the shank of the club.
The casing is provided with a suitable latch
consisting of the springs 13 which are secured
55 to the upper portion I l of the casing by rivets Ill.
When the casing is closed the free ends of these
springs engage holes IS in the lower portion ill
of the casing thus holding the casing securely
in its proper position on the club.
To obviate the necessity of having various GI
sizes of casings to ?t various sizes of clubs there
is provided inside of the casing resilient means
such as the spring it which presses against the
head of the club holding the casing ?rmly in
proper relation thereto even though the size of 10
the club head may vary.
In some cases addi
tional springs (not shown) may be provided to
accomplish this purpose and their arrangement
inside of the casing will be obvious.
If it is desired to adjust the excess weight to 15
a very ?ne degree this may be done by forming
an opening at any suitable place in the casing
and inserting therein a piece ll of metal of dif
ferent speci?c gravity from the casing. Pieces
i‘! may be of various weights and provision is 0
made for easily interchanging these pieces by
rounding the edges of the opening in the portion
I0 and grooving the edges of the pieces I‘! as
shown in Figure 3 so that they will slide into
the opening as shown at l8 where they are held
in position by the spring latch l9.
If it is desirable to reduce the weight of the
casing below that which could be done by inter
changing pieces ", this may be accomplished by
perforating the casing in any suitable manner, 30
as indicated at 20, thus removing enough metal
to reduce the casing to the required weight.
Although the invention has been shown and
disclosed in connection with the speci?c details of
a preferred embodiment thereof, it must be un- 35
derstood that such details are not intended to be
limitative of the invention, except in so far
as set forth in the accompanying claims.
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What is claimed is:
1. In combination with a standard golf club 40
having a head and shank, a casing adapted to
completely enclose said head to increase the
weight thereof for practice purposes, said casing
having extending portions adapted to be secured
to said shank when the club is held in the hand 45
of the player.
2. In combination with a standard golf club
having a head and a shank, a casing forming a
weight for practice purposes adapted to com
pletely enclose said head, and means for secur- 50
ing said casing to said club while same is held
in the hand of the player.
3. In combination with a standard golf club
having a head and shank, a casing adapted to
enclose said head, said casing adapted to receive 55
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interchangeable weights, and means for securing
said weights to said casing while said club is held
in the hand of the player.
4. In combination with a standard golf club, a
hinged casing adapted to enclose the head of the
club and having an extended neck portion adapt~
ed to embrace the shank of the club, and means
cooperating with said neck portion whereby said
casing may be applied to and detached from the
10 club to weight the same for practice purposes
while the club is held in the hand of the player.
5. The combination of a standard golf club
having a head, a casing forming a weight adapt
ed to completely surround and enclose the head
of said club and to be secured thereto‘, said cas
ing comprising a body portion and a cover hinged
thereto, said hinge having its axis transverse to
the striking face of the club.
6. In combination with a standard golf club
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having a head, a casing forming a weight and
adapted to be secured to the head of said club
whereby the impact of the club is taken on said
casing when a ball is struck thereby, and resil
ient means enclosed in said casing and depending 10
from the top portion thereof so as to engage the
top surface of the club head to adapt said casing
to ?t clubs having heads of various sizes.
JAMES BERRITTELLA.
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