I love inventions directed to conquering this maddening sport. It is a sign that human spirit is alive and well; and that some tinkerers truly believe they have invented a gadget that will make the game less frustrating for the rest of us.
Sure, there are those golfers (typically the ones that throw their clubs and angrily smack their ball of the green after missing a short putt) that bash every new golf product created since the advent of laminated woods; but can you really knock a golf training product until you have tried it out? OK, I suppose there are a few (example 1, example 2, example 3) that I do draw quick conclusions about, but in general I would be willing to try any training product that the inventor really believes will help a golfer enjoy the game (provided it doesn’t look like it could inflict bodily harm). Thus, I come upon the following putting training aid invention with an open mind. Check this out.
The drawings come from a patent application that was published today as US Pub. No. table tennis balls, and each visual indicator 124 through 130 is connected to its respective visual guide 116 through 122 by inserting the ends of visual guides 116 through 122 through each of the table tennis balls. It is understood, however, that any suitable visual indicator 124 through 130 maybe used, such as a visual indicator made of plastic, cloth, metal, or any other suitable material or formed of another shape. For example, the alternative embodiment shown in FIG. 5, as will later be described, has visual indicators 424 through 430 formed in the shape of flat discs.
It reminds me of an anemometer, however apparently the ping-pong balls don’t spin. Oh well, it doesn’t look like it could screw up a putting stroke, so sign me up. I would give it a try.
Dave Dawsey – Watching Golf Putting Patents
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