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Golfer training device

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Michael Cornelis Muntz

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A golfer training device (

50) is disclosed. The device (

50) includes a first strap (

52) which is fastened around a golfer's leg above the knee (

36). A second strap (

14) is fastened just above the ankle (

38) and below the calf muscle of the same leg. A third strap (

16) is joined to and interconnects both the first and second straps (

52, 14), and runs vertically up behind the leg to a type of quick-release adjusting clasp (

70). All three straps are made of a substantially inextensible, flexible material. The length of the third strap (

16) can be shortened by pulling on an adjusting strap (

30), thereby causing the leg to bend at the knee (

36). A tube (

64) behind the golfer's knee (

36) ensures that there is also a horizontal pull on strap (

52), which helps to securely hold strap (

52) in place and prevent it from slipping down the leg. Once the golfer sets the desired amount of flex in his knee (

36), he will be able to practice his golf swings secure in the knowledge that his knee will remain flexed throughout the full swing.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In order to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the nature of the invention several embodiments of the golfer training device will now be described in detail, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 illustrates a first embodiment of a golfer training device in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 shows a rear close-up view of a golfer's right leg with the golfer training device of FIG. 1 fitted thereto;

FIG. 3 shows a view of the lower half of a golfer addressing a golf ball with a golf club, with the golfer training device of FIG. 1 fitted to the right leg;

FIG. 4 illustrates a second embodiment of a golfer training device in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 5 shows a rear close-up view of a golfer's right leg with the golfer training device of FIG. 4 fitted thereto; and,

FIG. 6 shows a view of the lower half of a golfer addressing a golf ball with a golf club, with the golfer training device of FIG. 4 fitted to the right leg.

Claims

1. A golfer training device for training a golfer to maintain a desired flex in one leg while swinging a golf club, the device comprising:

2. A golfer training device as defined in claim 1, wherein said first and second straps are adjustable such that they can be tightened and held fast about the leg by means of hook and loop fastener material.

3. A golfer training device as defined in claim 1, wherein said first, second and third straps are made from a non-stretch webbing material.

4. A golfer training device as defined in claim 3, wherein said first and second straps are each provided with a strip of non-slip material on an inner surface thereof to inhibit slipping of the straps when fastened about the leg.

5. A golfer training device as defined in claim 3, wherein said first strap is significantly wider than said second strap and is shaped to be wrapped around a portion of the thigh of said one leg.

6. A golfer training device as defined in claim 1, wherein said third strap is provided in two elongated portions, each portion having one end fixed to a respective one of the first and second straps and the respective second ends of the portions being joined by a clasp.

7. A golfer training device as defined in claim 6, wherein the other end of one of said portions of the third strap passes through the clasp and hangs free, whereby the length of said third strap can be shortened by pulling on said free-hanging other end to tension said third strap.

8. A golfer training device as defined in claim 7, wherein said clasp is of the quick-release type having a releasing means for releasing the tension on said third strap when said releasing means is activated.