US 1736583 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 19, 1929.
u. c. DEIKE GOLF TEE Filed March 2, 1928 AJuerfiSi 9 ,1
INVENTOR "7' BY ATTORNEY WITNESS:
Patented Nov. 19, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT orrics ULBIC C. DEIKE, OFWASHINGTON, DISTRICT 01 COLUMBI;
Application filed March 8,
This invention relates to improvements in golf tees and supporting and anchoring means therefor, an object bein to provide a tee which will remain in position to support a ball in proper driving position, and which in the event of contact by a club will offer little or no resistance to the club head.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a sectional tee of novel-construction, having novel means for yieldingly holdin the sections in place.
ith the above and other objects in view,
the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction,
16 to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawing Figure 1 is a sectional view illustrating the invention in use.
Figure 2 shows the position of the parts in the eventof the tee being hit by a club.
Figure 3 is a sectional view showing a modified form of the invention.
Figure 4 is a sectional view of the form of the invention shown in Figure 3 with the parts arranged as in Fi re 2.
Figures 5 and 6 are 1i e views of a further modified form of the invention.
Referring to the drawing in detail wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the improved tee as shown is of sectional formation and includes a lower section or peg 10 and an upper section or body 11, the latter being removably mounted upon the former and being provided in its upper end with a depression 12 which forms a seat for a ball 13.
The lower section or peg 10 is provided with a centrally loc .ted depression 14 which ,forms a seat and receives a projection 15 which extends from the lower end of the body 11, the shape of the projection and .the shape of the depression being similar and each provided with a beveled shoulder 16 so that the projection will readily find its seat .within the depression. The body is adapted to be mounted upon the pegs as shown in Figure 1 of the drawing and inorder to hold the 50 body against accidental movement so as to TEE 1828. Serial No. 258,854.
properly support the ball, and to prevent loss of the body,- the latter is held captive through the use of a flexible member 17. This member may be in the form of a wire or cord and has one end extendin' through an opening 18 rovided in the b0 y 11 and this end may be otted and positioned within a ocket 19 so as not to enga the periphery o the ball. The member 17 t en passes through an opening 20 provided in the peg 10, this opening extending centrally downward, and laterally outward, and opening at the side of the peg. The outer extremity of the member 17 may have secured thereto a disk 21 which will aid in locating the tee should the latter by any chance he pulled from the ground. It will also serve to carry suitable advertising matter.
In the use of the invention, the section 11 is positioned upon the seat with the flexible member 17 drawn substantially taut. The lower section or peg 10 is then forced into the ground with the flexible member arranged substantially as shown in Figure 1. The earth thus acts to bind the flexible member against the outer surface of the g and securely though yieldingly holds t e body 10 in place.
In the form of the invention shown in Figures 3 and 4, the body of the tee is formed of a plurality of separate concavo convex sections 22 through which the flexible member 17 extends. The tee is preferably arranged as shown in Figure 3 and after the drive, should the tee be struck by the club, the sections will occupy substantially the position shown in Figure 4. N0 obstruction to the travel of the club is thus oflered.
The form of the invention shown in Figures 5 and 6 is the same as that illustrated in Figures 1 and 2, exce t that the peg 10' and the body 11' are provi ed with centrally arranged longitudinally disposed pockets 23. These pockets receive stops 24 carried at each end of a flexible member 25 which extends throu h as openings provided in the opposed ends of t e pockets and serves to hold the body 11' captive, yet permits a limited amount of independent movement.
Th form of the invention shown in Figures 100 2 gaseous 8 and 4 (provides a tee which will bsecurely anchore as it would require a very poorly executed stroke to dig into the ground below the lowermost section 22.
Ifdesired, the body 11 and the body 11' could also be formed of separate sections after the manner of the sections 22 shown inFigures 3 and 4.
The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claims. Having described the invention what is 15 claimed 1s 1. A golf tee comprising a ground penetratin sectlon havin a recess in its upper end defining a seat, a all suplifrtin section, an
extension at one end of t e ba 1 supporting 0 section for engagement within the seat, and
a flexible member having one end engaged with the ball sup orting section and slidingly. connected with t e ground engaging section.
2. A olf tee comprising a ground penetrat- 25 ing section, a ball supporting section removably mounted upon the ground penetrating section, and including a plurality of superimposed nested sections, and a flexible member secured to one section and extending through 30 the remaining sections to hold the sections 1n operative position. 4 In testimony whereof I aflix my si ature.
ULRIC C. D IKE.