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Title:
GOLF CLUB CLEANING DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/088873
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A golf club cleaning device (1) having a preferably pistol-shaped main body (2) with a reservoir (17) for storing liquid (16) such as water and/or a cleaning solution. The liquid is pumped from the reservoir through a nozzle (9) by a trigger (13) which when pulled actuates a pump (15) and sprays the liquid on a head of a golf club. A brush head (5) attached proximal to the nozzle is used to scrub debris from the golf club and to clean grooves located on the head of the golf club. Loosed debris may then be rinsed from the golf club head using additional liquid sprayed from the nozzle and the golf club head may be dried using a towel which may be attached to the golf club cleaning device.

Inventors:
ALSIP, Stephen D. (1811 NW 51st Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309, US)
Application Number:
US2014/068548
Publication Date:
June 18, 2015
Filing Date:
December 04, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ALSIP, Stephen D. (1811 NW 51st Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309, US)
International Classes:
A46B13/00
Foreign References:
US5649334A1997-07-22
US6986184B12006-01-17
US7941894B12011-05-17
US20080035210A12008-02-14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LIVINGSTON, Edward M. et al. (LIVINGSTON LOEFFLER, P.A.963 Trail Terrace Driv, Naples Florida, 34103, US)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A golf club cleaning device comprising:

a main body having a handle and a barrel;

a brush head attached to a distal end of the barrel;

a trigger located proximal to an upper portion of the handle; and

said trigger being attached to a pump for actuating said pump to force liquid from a reservoir located within the main body through one or more supply tubes to the nozzle.

2. The golf club cleaning device of claim 1 wherein:

said main body is substantially pistol- shaped.

3. The golf club cleaning device of claim 1 wherein:

said brush head is a tubular wall extending from the distal end of the barrel; and a plurality of bristles located on a distal end of the tubular wall.

4. The golf club cleaning device of claim 1 wherein:

the distal end of the barrel is substantially conical-shaped.

5. The golf club cleaning device of claim 1 wherein:

said brush head is attached to the distal end of the barrel via an attachment means.

6. The golf club cleaning device of claim 5 wherein:

said attachment means are threads for screwing the brush head onto the distal end of the barrel.

7. The golf club cleaning device of claim 1 further comprising:

a cap located on the main body to allow a user to fill the reservoir with additional liquid.

8. A golf club cleaning device comprising:

a main body having a handle and a barrel;

a brush head attached to a distal end of the barrel;

a trigger located proximal to an upper portion of the handle;

said trigger being attached to a pump for actuating said pump to force liquid from a reservoir located within the main body through one or more supply tubes to the nozzle;

said brush head is a tubular wall extending from the distal end of the barrel; and a plurality of bristles are located on a distal end of the tubular wall.

9. The golf club cleaning device of claim 8 wherein:

said main body is substantially pistol- shaped.

10. The golf club cleaning device of claim 8 wherein:

the distal end of the barrel is substantially conical-shaped.

11. The golf club cleaning device of claim 8 wherein:

said brush head is attached to the distal end of the barrel via an attachment means.

12. The golf club cleaning device of claim 11 wherein:

said attachment means are threads for screwing the brush head onto the distal end of the barrel.

13. The golf club cleaning device of claim 8 further comprising:

a cap located on the main body to allow a user to fill the reservoir with additional liquid.

14. A golf club cleaning device comprising:

a main body having a handle and a barrel;

a brush head attached to a distal end of the barrel;

a trigger located proximal to an upper portion of the handle;

said trigger being attached to a pump for actuating said pump to force liquid from a reservoir located within the main body through one or more supply tubes to the nozzle;

said brush head is a tubular wall extending from the distal end of the barrel; a plurality of bristles are located on a distal end of the tubular wall; and the distal end of the barrel is substantially conical-shaped.

15. The golf club cleaning device of claim 14 wherein:

said main body is substantially pistol- shaped.

16. The golf club cleaning device of claim 14 wherein:

said brush head is attached to the distal end of the barrel via an attachment means.

17. The golf club cleaning device of claim 16 wherein:

said attachment means are threads for screwing the brush head onto the distal end of the barrel.

18. The golf club cleaning device of claim 14 further comprising:

a cap located on the main body to allow a user to fill the reservoir with additional liquid.

Description:
GOLF CLUB CLEANING DEVICE

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to the game of golf, and more particularly, to a device used for cleaning dirt and debris from golf clubs to ensure more accurate shots and to prolong the life of the golf clubs.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The game of golf is played under varying conditions, often times causing debris such as dirt, mud, sand and other materials to become embedded on a face of a golf club and in the grooves of the golf club head. This debris must be removed from the golf club for the golfer to maintain maximum control when hitting the golf ball with each subsequent stroke of the golf club. Control of the golf ball is achieved when the grooves in the golf club face come into contact with the golf ball providing sufficient traction as the golf ball is struck with the golf club by the golfer. The grooves not only cause the face of the golf club to grab the golf ball but also cause back spin on the golf ball to prevent over shooting the golf ball past a desired target. Therefore, it is important for a golfer to clean the face of the golf club continuously before and after each shot.

Commonly a towel or filament brush is employed to remove debris embedded on the face of the golf club. Additionally some golfers will choose to use other devices to clean the grooves in the face of the golf club head, such as a golf tee. However, these conventional

l methods do not provide any liquid for breaking down the debris and rinsing the debris off the golf club to ensure the head of the golf club and the grooves located thereon are fully clean.

Therefore, a need exists for a golf club cleaning device that allows a user to spray, scrub and rinse debris off of a head of a golf club to ensure head of the golf club and the grooves located thereon are fully clean prior o using the golf club to strike a golf ball.

The relevant prior art includes the following references:

Patent No. Inventor Issue/Publication Date

(U.S. Patent References)

2,887,709 Carolonza 05-26-1959

2,981,964 Downing 05-02-1961

D262,904 Markwood et al. 02-02-1982

5,230,117 Johnson et al. 07-27-1993

5,560,066 McDivitt 10-01-1996

5,787,539 Nussbaum 08-04-1998

5,878,460 Bruce 03-09-1999

D418,892 Corcoran 01-11-2000

D592,857 Bohannon et al. 05-26-2009

7,555,802 Bohannon et al. 07-07-2009

7,752,701 Bohannon et al. 07-13-2010

(Foreign Patent References)

EP0363572 Stlasny 04-18-1990 SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary object of the present invention is to provide a golf club cleaning device that allows a user to spray, scrub and rinse debris off a head of a golf club to ensure head of the golf club and the grooves located thereon are fully clean prior to using the golf club to strike a golf ball.

The present invention fulfills the above and other objects by providing a golf club cleaning device having a preferably pistol-shaped body with a reservoir for storing a liquid, such as water and/or a cleaning solution. The liquid is pumped from the reservoir through a nozzle by a trigger actuated pump and sprayed on to a head of a golf club. A brush attached proximal to the nozzle is used to scrub debris from the head of the golf club and to clean grooves located on the head of the golf club. Loosened debris may then be rinsed from the golf club head using additional liquid sprayed from the nozzle and the golf club head maybe dried using a towel attached to the golf club cleaning device.

The above and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention should become even more readily apparent to those skilled in the art upon a reading of the following detailed description in conjunction with the drawings wherein there is shown and described illustrative embodiments of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the following detailed description, reference will be made to the attached drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective side view of a of a golf club cleaning device of the present invention; and

FIG.2 is a cross sectional view of a golf club cleaning device of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

For purposes of describing the preferred embodiment, the terminology used in reference to the numbered components in the drawings is as follows:

1. golf club cleaning device, generally

2. main body

- 3. handle

4. barrel

5. brush head

6. distal end of barrel

7. attachment means

8. threads

9. nozzle

10. tubular wall of brush head

11. bristles 12. distal end of tubular wall

13. trigger

14. upper portion of handle

15. pump

16. liquid

17. reservoir

18. supply tube

19. cap

With reference to FIG. \, an exploded perspective side of a golf club cleaning device 1 of the present invention is illustrated. The golf club cleaning device 1 comprises a preferably pistol-shaped main body 2 having a handle 3 and a barrel 4. A brush head 5 is attached to a distal end 6 of the barrel 4 either integrally or via an attachment means 7, such as threads 8, a pressure fit, snaps and so forth. A preferably conical-shaped nozzle 9 is located at the distal end 6 of the barrel 4. The brush head 5 preferably comprises a tubular wall 10 that fits around the distal end 6 of the barrel 4 and through which the nozzle 9 partially extends. A plurality of bristles 11 are located on a distal end 12 of the tubular wall 10. The attachment means 7 are preferably located on an inner surface 12 of the tubular wall 10 and an outer surface of the distal end 6 of the barrel 4. A trigger 13 located proximal to an upper portion 14 of the handle 3 actuates a pump 15 that forces a liquid 16 from a reservoir 17 to the nozzle 9 (as illustrated in FIG. 2). The golf club head may be dried using a towel attached to the golf club cleaning device 1 via an attachment means, such as a clip, hook and loop fastener and so forth.

With reference to FIG.2, a cross sectional view of a golf club cleaning device 1 of the present invention is illustrated. A trigger 13 located proximal to an upper portion 14 of the handle 3 actuates a pump 15 that forces a liquid 16 from a reservoir 17 through one or more supply tubes 18 to the nozzle 9. A cap 19 located on the main body 2 allows a user to fill the reservoir with additional liquid 16.

It is to be understood that while a preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated, it is not to be limited to the specific form or arrangement of parts herein described and shown. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention and the invention is not to be considered limited to what is shown and described in the specification and drawings.