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Jun¢21,193s.l ' 4 LSEQARR GOLF TEE Filed Dec. 9, 1957 ` 2,121,113 2,121,113 Patented June 2l, 1938 UNITED sTATEs PATENT oFFicE (oi. 273-33) 5 Claims. This invention relates to golf tees and more par ticularly to an improvement in such tees having associated therewith a device 4designed to` help the player hit the proper spot on the ball when driving. ` . Y ends of the arms I1. . It has been proposed to provide golf tees with an indicating spot positioned to be visible, to the player when addressing the ball, just in back of the ball with respect to the line of flight. The 6 player in looking at this spot is thus caused to gaze at the back portion of the ball which materi ally aids incorrectly hitting the ball. It is the principal object of the present inven tion to provide an improved tee of this type which may be easily collapsed for packing, and carrying by the player. tion substantially parallel thereto, the targetwhen in perpendicular position being visible to the player when addressing the ball on the tee, just in back of the ball with respect to the line of _ ' ' ` Other objects and features of novelty will be apparent from the description- taken in connec tion with the accompanying drawing, in which around the freeends of the arm I1 asY shown at I9 and 20. A , 4 'I'he dimensions of the arms and target are 10 such that when the target is in the horizontal position shown in Fig. l, it is visible to the player when addressing the ball, lying just in rear of the back of the ball with respect to the line of ñight indicated by the arrow 2|. The line, of 15 be seen that the target is positioned so that it is spaced from the axis of the pin a distance Slight-4 ly greater than the radius of the golf ball, that 20 is to say, the central part of the portion of the target visible to the player is thus positioned. With the target shaped and arranged as shown, the axis of bore I8 is positioned with re spect to the point II of the pin a4 distance. 25 slightly less than the distance from said bore axis to the inner edge 23 of the target, so that the target may be swung to the position shown in Fig. 4 with the target lying substantially par, allel to a plane containing the axis of the pin.- 30 ' the tee; inserted inthe ground, thereby positively con trolling the height of the ball supporting surface ' _ Fig. 1; , - dicated by the arrows; , ' , Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the'tee shown in 40 Fig. 1, but illustrating the target in collapsed or retracted position; and Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2 and looking in the direction indicated by the arrows. , Referring to the drawing which illustrate one embodiment of the invention, the tee comprises a pin portion I0 having one end II pointed, and the other end I2 enlarged and formed with a concave seat I3 for a ball I4. The tee is provided with a target I5 mounted 50 to lie in the horizontal position shown in Fig. 1 or to be swung to the collapsed position shown in. Fig. 4. One method of accomplishing this Íconsists in providing the pin with >a bore I6 in 55 termediate its ends, the axes of the bore‘and pin ‘ indicated by the arrow 22 of Fig. 1. Thus it -will The U-shaped member with the target attached thereto acts to limit the amount the pin may be Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken substantially on line 3-3 of Fig. 1 and looking in the direction in 45 ing two opposite marginal portions crimped Fig. 1 is a side elevation of one embodiment of the present invention showing a ball resting on Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the tee shown in 35 As shown in Fig. 5 this 5 target may‘ consist of thin sheet material hav sight of 'the player when addressing the ball is n A further object is to provide means to positive ly control the height of‘the ball supporting sur face of the tee with respect to they ground. To these ends, the invention'includes .a golf tee having a target pivoted thereto to swing‘from a position perpendicular to the pin axis to a posi flight. intersecting at right angles. A wire is now in' serted through the bore andl bent to a substan tially U-shape forming the arms I‘|_ and the bight I8. The target I5 is mounted on the free of the tee with respect to the ground. 35 With the arrangement. described herein, the target may be collapsed to the position shown in Fig. 4 so that the tees may be packed in boxes of the usual size provided for their sale, and also carried by the player in his customary manner. 4o In other words, the target, when in collapsed position, does not interfere with packing or car rying the tee. In operation, the target I5 is swung from its collapsed position to the position shown in Fig. l 45 and the tee point II inserted in the ground until the target rests on the surface thereof. The ball I4 is placed on the tee and the player takes his stance looking at the target I5 while making the driving stroke. 50 Of course the target I5 is colored to make it easily seen by the player when addressing the For instance, it may be colored yellow or ' ball. red. . Although one embodiment of the invention has 66 2 2,121,113 been described in detail, it is to be understoodthat it is not thus limited, but includes modiilcations and changes that come within the scope oi' the appended claims. Having thus described the invention, what is ot an arm pivoted thereto intermediate its ends having a target at its free end spaced from the pin axis a distance slightly greater than the radius of a golf bali, said arm being'movable from a position perpendicular to the pin axis where the claimed as new and desired to be Secured by target is visible to a player addressing a ball on Letters Patent is: the tee. to a position substantially parallel thereto. 4. In combination with the pin of a golf tee, a target visible at the back of the bali to a player when addressing the same, and means pivotally supporting said target on the pin for movement from a position perpendicular to thc pin axis to a position substantially parallel thereto, the pin and pivot axes intersecting at 1. A golf tee including in combination, a pin having one end pointed and the other enlarged 10 and formed with a seat for a gol! ball, a target Apivoted to said pin for movement from a position perpendicular to the axis oi’ said pin to a position substantially in the piane containing said axis, and the outer portion oi' said> target being spaced 15 from said axis a distance slightly greater than the radius of a golf ball. ' serted in the ground, a target pivoted on said 5. 'I'he combination with the pin of a golf tee having a bore therethrough perpendicular to the pin axis and intermediate its ends, a substan pin for movement from a position perpendicular tially U-shaped member having its bight dis 2. A golf tee including a pin adapted to be in 20 to the pin axis to a. position substantially parallel thereto, the axis of the target pivot intersecting the pin axis, and the target being at such dis tance from the pin, that, when in a .position per pendicular to the axis of the pin, it is visible to 25 right angles. the player when addressing the ball, lying just back of the ball with respect to its line oi’ iìight. 3. The combination with the pin of a golf tee, posed in said bore, a target on the free ends of said member, the target being visible at the back of the ball to a player when addressing the ball, and rotatable about the bore axis from suchl position to a position substantially in a plane containing the pin axis. 25 LESTER STEWART BARR.