US 2321360 A
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June 8, 1943. w. F. HAMBES 2, 1,3 0
TEE CARRIER Filed July 5, 1941 INVENTOR Mff'd)? Fddnziers.
ATTORNEY- Patented June 8, 1943 SATES ATENT OFFICE 1 filaim.
My invention relates to golf tee receptacles, and particularly to a golf tee receptacle of new and novel form which attaches to the shoe or other part of the golfer.
While heretofore various types of tee supports have been employed, such as those applied to wrists, hat bands, belts, golf bags and the like, my present invention applies to a tee supporting element which attaches primarily to the shoe of the golfer. The supporting device embodies a base element which is preferably of hard rubber, although other materials, such as plastics, metal and the like can also be employed. The base element has provided on the front thereof resilient pockets in which the tees are insertable. The top of the base element has a hook for engaging the top edge of the shoe to support the body portion along the side thereof. The bottom edge of the base portion has an elastic band eX- tending therefrom on the end of which a hook is provided which engages the top edge of the inner side of the shoe. By placing the tee holder on the shoe, the tees are handy to the golfer when stooping to place the ball upon the tee or when stooping to pick up the tee after the ball has been driven.
Accordingly the main objects of my invention are, to provide a holder for tees which is attachable to the shoe of the golfer, to provide a base element having resilient pockets for supporting tees and attaching means by which the holder is supported on the outer side of the golfers shoe, to provide a holder for tees with a hook on the top edge which engages the top, outer edge of the shoe of the golfer and an elastic band on the bottom edge which passes under the instep of the shoe and engages the top edge of the inner portion of the shoe, and in general to provide a tee holder and a support therefor which retains the golf tees on a golfers shoe is a simple but positive manner.
Other objects and features of my invention will be either specifically pointed out or will be apparent when referring to the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a view in elevation of the outer side of a shoe of a golfer, having a tee holder attached thereto which embodies features of my invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the shoe and tee holder illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged view in elevation of the tee holder illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the structure illustrated in Fig. 3, taken along the line 4-4 thereof, and
Fig. 5 is a broken sectional view of the tee holder illustrated in Fig. 3, taken on the line 55 thereof.
In Figs. 1 and 2, I have illustrated a shoe 10, having a tee holder I I, supported on the outer side of the shoe by a clip l5 and on the inner side by a clip l3 attached to elastic band M which is attached to the holder II. In Figs. 3, 4 and 5, I have shown the tee holder H in elevational and sectional views which are enlarged from that illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3. The tee holder H embodies a base portion 12 which may be of metal, fiber or other material, but is herein illustrated as being made of rubber, and preferably of hard rubber. Projected tee holder portions ii are made of elastic rubber having an aperture I8 in the center thereof for the reception of the tees. The tee holder portions [9 are preferably closed at the bottom to prevent, Weeds or the like, from engaging the tee ends and moving them from the holder. The resiliency of the rubber grips the tee end and firmly supports the tees in the holder.
A hook l5, made of metal, fiber or other suitable material, is preferably imbedded in the top edge of the base portion 12 to be a unit part thereof. A slot 16 is provided in the end of the hook which is imbedded in the rubber so that the rubber may be molded about the bar portion H to firmly secured the hook to the base portion. At the bottom of the base portion l2, the elastic band I4 is vulcanized or otherwise secured having on its end a clip l3 which is attached thereto in any well-known manner.
When employing the tee holder, the hook I5 is first inserted over the top edge of the outer side of the shoe and the band I4 is then stretched under the instep of the shoe and the clip I 3 is hooked over the top edge of the inner side of the shoe. The elasticity of the band M firmly secures the holder II to the side of the shoe so that the golfer is not conscious of its presence. When placing the tee holder on the side of the shoe, the holder is out of the line of vision of the golfer when putting or teeing off, while being disposed in a handly position when stooping to tee up a ball or returning a tee after the ball has been driven.
What I claim is:
A golf tee holder including a base portion, resilient pockets on the outer face of the base portion for receiving tees with their axes at rightangles to the top edge of the base, a hook secured to and projecting from the top edge of the base portion and adapted to engage the top edge of one side of a shoe, a resilient strap extending from the bottom of the base portion in alignment with said hook, and a hook on the end of the resilient strap, said strap being of a length to extend beneath the arch of a shoe with said strap hook engaging the top edge of the other side of said shoe.
WARREN F. CHAMBERS.