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June 12, 1962
3,038,726
A. J. HESIDENCE
PRACTICE PUTTING APPARATUS
Fiied June 5, 1959
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Patented June 12, 1962
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foamed substances. The strip is generally of about one
fourth to one-half inch in thickness and about eighteen
inches, or more in width although wider strips may be
3,038,726
PRACTICE PUTTING APPARATUS
Arthur J. Hesidence, 369 Crosby St., Akron, Ohio
Filed June 5, 1959, Ser. No. 818,390
2 Claims. (Cl. Z73—176)
used where more than two cups are desired.
A cup opening 2 is out completely through the strip
preferably near one end of the strip and centrally of its
This invention relates to practice putting apparatus and
width. A similar hole 3 is provided in the opposite end
more particularly to apparatus which may be employed
so that the same strip may be used in putting back and
within or out of doors wherever a suitable supporting sur
forth. For stopping roll of the ball, cross stop bars 4
face is available to provide a suitable surface upon which 10 and 5 are mounted across opposite ends of the strip and
to practice putting or to be used for recreational or
amusement purposes involving the putting of a golf ball.
may be secured thereto as by use of a conventional ad
hesive, or cement.
Hereto-fore it has been proposed to provide practice
A removable cup 6 is provided to ?t frictionally in a
putting cups which could be placed on a carpet. How
cup- opening. It has a ?at bottom and vertical sides which
ever, such cups as have been proposed did not set into the 15 extend to or short of the upper surface of the strip. The
?oor covering and required a conical approach surface
cups may carry numbers and may be of molded plastic or
about the cup. Such an inclined surface destroyed the
of metal.
usefulness'of the device as a practice apparatus as the in
While other ?exible materials may be used for the
clined surface required a higher speed of approach than
putting strip the urethane foam material has been found
to have a coe?icient of friction providing desired drag to
the ball which makes it entirely satisfactory as a putting
a ?at surface.
The present invention aims to overcome the foregoing
objections and to provide a uniform putting course in
course. The urethane foam material may be mounted
on the face of a ?exible support such as sponge latex, if
face and inclined approaches are eliminated.
desired.
Another object of the invention is to provide a putting 25 The putting course may be printed or otherwise marked
course of material having a cellular uniform surface upon
to designate putting positions and the cup openings,
which the ball will roll accurately and which will provide
especially where more than two are provided.
a surface simulating a good putting green.
While a certain embodiment and details have been de
which the cup or cups are sunk beneath the putting sur
Still another object of the invention is to provide a
scribed and illustrated in order to point out the invention,
putting course which is ?exible and will adapt itself to 30 it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various
underlying surfaces and which may be rolled up when
modi?cations may be made therein without departing
not in use.
from the scope of the invention as it is de?ned by the
A further object is to provide a putting course having
following claims:
cups at opposite ends thereof so that successive putting
What is claimed is:
may be done in reverse directions.
A further object is to provide a putting course having a
1. Practice putting apparatus comprising an elongate
strip of ?exible sheet material of uniform and substan
multiplicity of cups which may be interchangeably posi
tial thickness, said strip being of cellular material having
tioned therein as desired.
exposed cells on its upper surface, a cup opening formed
These and other objects will appear from the follow
in and extending through said strip adjacent one end of
ing description, reference being had to the accompanying 40 the strip, a resilient stop bar adhesively and permanently
drawings forming a part hereof.
secured to and extending completely across said end of
Of the drawings:
the strip at the margin thereof, and a cup adapted to be
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the putting apparatus
held frictionally in said opening with its upper lip being
of the invention in use showing a player in the act of
?ush with the upper face of the strip, said strip and stop
bar being made of foamed urethane plastic material, said
putting thereon;
FIG. 2 is a plan view of the apparatus;
FIG. 3 is a side view thereof; and
FIG. 4 is a longitudinal cross sectional view taken on
line 4—4 of FIG. 2.
The invention generally comprises apparatus including
an elongate strip of ?exible material of uniform thickness
which may be laid ?at upon a ?oor or other support and
having a cup opening therethrough in at least one end
thereof, there preferably being a cup at each end of the
strip, and stop bars of similar material provided at the
ends of the strip to prevent overrunning of a ball.
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cup being of a depth equal to the thickness of said elon
gate strip to be additionally supported on the same sur
face as said strip, said strip with said stop bar thereon
being adapted to be rolled up along the longitudinal axis
of said strip for compact positioning thereof.
2. Practice putting apparatus comprising an elongate
strip of ?exible sheet material of uniform and substantial
thickness, said strip being of cellular plastic material, a
cup opening having cylindrically shaped side walls extend
55 ing through said strip adjacent but spaced from each end
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of the strip, a resilient stop bar of uniform cross section
removable cup is usually received in each cup opening.
for the length thereof adhesively and permanently secured
Referring to the drawings which show one embodiment
to extend completely across both said ends of the strip,
of the invention, the numeral 1 designates a strip of suit
and a cylindrical cup adapted to be snugly received in
able cellular or spongy material of uniform grain, the 60 each of said openings having cylindrical upper lips flush
strip being of uniform thickness and having an exposed
with the upper face of the strip, said cups including only
cellular putting surface adapted to engage the ball with
?at bases with cylindrical side walls extending upwardly
out slipping. A suitable material is made of foamed
therefrom, said strip and stop bars being made of resilient
plastic such as urethane foam-polyester, or other urethane
cellular plastic material, said cups being of a depth equal
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to the thickness of said elongate strip for support on the
same surface as said strip.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
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Scelzo _______________ __ July 14, 1959
OTHER REFERENCES
Modern Plastics, November 1954, pp. 214-216.
Modern Plastics, August 1955, pp. 102—104.
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