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Instructional device for improving golf skills

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

Robert Allen Stone

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A small laser pointer is connected to a gripping member by a free-swinging connection member so that when the gripping member is attached to a golfer's cap, golf visor or sunglasses, the laser pointer plumbs straight down under the influence of the gravitational force. Because of the free-swinging connection member, the laser pointer can swing as a pendulum through the full 360° of motion in a horizontal plane. The point of light that is projected by the laser pointer onto the ground provides the golfer with instant feed back if the golfer's head moves during the putting stroke, as the point of light created by the laser will also move when the head moves. The point of light from the laser also provides a point of reference that allows the golfer to set the golfer's eyes directly over the ball. At this location, the golfer is ensured of seeing the line of the putt better and is able to line up the putter head more precisely. The device can be used with or without a ball and enables the golfer to develop a steady head and perfect ball position, even without practicing with a ball.

Description

The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate a presently preferred embodiment of the invention as well as some alternative embodiments. These drawings, together with the description, serve to explain the principles of the invention but by no means are intended to be exhaustive of all of the possible manifestations of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an elevated perspective view of a presently preferred embodiment of the invention illustrating its use in practice;

FIG. 2 is a presently preferred embodiment of the invention shown in an elevated perspective view; and

FIG. 3 is an alternative preferred embodiment of the present invention shown in an elevated perspective view.

Claims

1. A device for improving a golfer's putting technique, comprising:

2. A device for improving a golfer's putting technique, comprising: