Ever heard of the Nickel Putter company? Well this week they were granted a patent on a pretty slick combination putter and ball marker. The patent is USPN 7559848 titled “Golf Club” and describes the invention as:
A golf club has a device for the alternate picking up and simultaneous placing down of a marker on the green or respectively the placing down of a golf ball through the intermediary of a mechanical pivotal mechanism, wherein both the picking up of the ball and the simultaneous placing of the marker as well as the placing of the ball and the picking up of the marker from the green is effected by the player whilst in a substantially standing position. By the mechanical pivotal mechanism being formed by a pivotally mounted rocker for the alternate picking up of ball and marker and the picking up and placing down of the marker being effected in a guided manner, the ball is picked up and the marker simultaneous placed down or respectively the ball is placed and the marker picked up in a correct manner without the player needing to bend down.
Check out this putter.
Dave Dawsey – Watching Golf Putter Inventions
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