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PROJECTION TYPE BILLIARD BALL HITTING INTELLIGENT AUXILIARY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A projection type billiard ball hitting intelligent auxiliary system and method. The system comprises an image capture device (7), a projection device (6) and a computer (3). The signal output end of the image capture device (7) is connected to the input end of the computer (3). The input end of the projection device (6) is connected to the output end of the computer (3) and controlled by the computer (3). A hollow billiard illuminating lamp (4) and an infrared light supplementary lamp (5) are further provided. The method includes that a billiard environmental model is built in the computer (3). When billiard balls (9) are static, the images of the billiard balls (9) on a billiard table (8) are captured, and the coordinates of the billiard balls (9) are obtained. When a user bends over to aim a billiard rod (10) at a cue ball, the coordinates of two end points and the hitting direction of the billiard rod (10) are captured in real time, and the first ball which the rod head of the billiard rod (10) points to serves as the cue ball. According to the coordinates of the billiard balls (9), to-be-operated tracks of the cue ball and the other target balls are calculated in cooperation with the preset hitting force of the billiard rod (10) and the angles between the hitting points and the horizontal direction of the billiard rod (10). The to-be-operated tracks of the cue ball and the other balls are projected on the billiard table (8).



Golf Accessory and System Including Same

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf playing statistics capture system is provided including a plurality of near field communication tags, each attacked to a respective golf club within a golfer's set of clubs, an external electronic device operating statistics capture software, and a golf accessory including a near field communication reader mechanism, wireless communication device associated with the near field communication reader mechanism to receive information from the near field communication reader mechanism and transmit information to the external electronic device.



MODULAR PITCHING MOUND WITH REPLACEABLE TRAYS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A modular pitching mound includes a removable drive area, a removable landing area, a modular level and sloped section, and a modular mound skirt section. The removable drive area includes an area for a pitching rubber. The modular level and sloped section that, when assembled, supports the removable drive area in a first position and at least encircles the removable landing area. The removable drive area and/or the modular level and sloped section includes a removable mechanism for assisting with removal of the removable drive area from the modular level and sloped section. The modular mound skirt section couples to and encircles the modular level and sloped section.



Personal Sports Simulation Robot

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A sports simulation robot for playing games and drills on a standard court or field during which the robot will simulate the competitive play of a human opponent with specific playing characteristics such as strategy, physicality, playing style and skill level. The robot is small enough and light enough to be easily stored, transported and deployed; has a ball storage device for retrieving, storing and dispensing the balls; can reload the balls into the ball storage device by catching them or by autonomously reloading them; has a ball firing system that is compact, lightweight and efficient, that can generate the shot dynamics that the corresponding human opponent would be capable of generating; has a drive system that makes it capable of moving around the court at speeds that are comparable to the speed of the human opponent that is being simulated; has the ability to call shots In or Out, keep the score, provide coaching, and keeps a record over time of the player's performance against different categories of simulated opponents.



THORACIC ISOLATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A thoracic isolation and training system is provided to stabilize radial deviation of the wrist and horizontal abduction of the humerus. As such, use of the system effectively rotates the thoracic spine so that horizontal abduction and radial deviation are locked in a proper and desirable position. The system can include one or more extension portions, one or more bracing portions, and one or more connection portions. One or more adjustment portions can be operably connected to the extension and bracing portions.



ELASTIC TETHERED PRACTICE BALLS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Tethered practice ball apparatus including: an elastic tether; ball or a ball substitute for the game being practised operatively secured to the elastic tether; and a harness for securing the tether to a practising athlete, the harness including a body mount forming a termination for the tether and which may be selectively and securely positioned on a user's torso whereby the rebound force vector applied by a stretched tether will direct the returning practice ball toward a selected target on or adjacent the practising athlete.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING A BASKETBALL PLAYER'S SHOOTING BY TRANSMITTING SHOOTING STATISTICS TO AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An ejector launches a series of basketballs to various locations selected by a user via an interface having a number of individually selectable indicia arranged in a spaced angular pattern thereon corresponding to shooting locations on a basketball playing area. A sensor counts the number of ejected basketballs and made shots. A computer calculates shooting statistics data which is transmitted to a database via a network connection device. The database is configured to store the shooting statistics data and transmit it to an electronic device.



BASKETBALL SHOT TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for basketball shot training and an apparatus therefore are disclosed. In one embodiment, the providing a basketball shot training apparatus includes a first arm extending from a web, a second arm extending from the web, a cavity defined by the first and second arm and the web, a first-arm band disposed on and surrounding a portion of the first arm, and a second-arm band disposed on and surrounding a portion of the second arm.



Athletic Training System

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An athletic training system used when practicing athletic training activities. The athletic training system includes a belt and means for maintaining the belt in place and prevent the belt from rotating or slipping during application which can occur due to the forces placed on the belt during application. The belt is secured beneath the user's waist and partially surrounds each of the user's thighs. To further maintain the belt' in place, a pair of thigh straps depend about the inside of the users thighs to partially surround the thighs. First and second hip members outwardly extend from the side-ends of the belt. Each of the hip members form a triangle configuration with a part of the triangle extending from above the user's hip joint and a part of the triangle extending from below the user's hip joint during application. An elastic resistance band includes one end that is secured to a support, and an opposite end releasably attached to one or both of the hip members.



Golf Club Head or Other Ball Striking Device Having Reinforced Sole

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A head for a ball striking device includes a bracing member connected to an upper sole surface located on the sole of the body opposite the bottom sole surface. The bracing member includes a first end connected to a first point on the upper sole surface, a second end connected to a second point on the upper sole surface spaced from the first point, and a bridge portion extending between the first and second ends. The bridge portion extends upward from the upper sole surface and is spaced from the upper sole surface. The bridge portion may be formed by one or more trusses, and may define a generally triangular shape in one embodiment. The first and second ends may be connected to the upper sole surface using a variety of techniques, e.g., welding or other integral joining technique, integral forming, adhesive or other bonding material, or other technique.



GOLF CLUB WITH WEIGHT RECEIVING POLYMERIC INSERT

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf club head includes a first portion that is rigidly adhered to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion is formed from a metallic material and includes a face, and the second portion is formed from a polymeric material and defines a bore that is configured to receive and to selectively retain an elongate weight.



STRIKING IMPLEMENT COMPRISING A CONSTRAINED FREQUENCY RESONATOR

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A constrained frequency resonator is incorporated into the shaft of a striking implement for transferring and, advantageously, amplifying momentum from a striking end to a gripped end of the striking implement, thereby amplifying the sensation of a strike felt at the gripped end. The resonator has a substantially hourglass shape, with wide ends and a narrow waist, and is made of stainless steel or another very hard material. The shape of the resonator causes it to act as a vibration frequency filter that transfers and, preferably, amplifies a certain frequency or band of frequencies. The striking implement may be a golf club, pool cue, or other implement in which frequency transfer to a gripping section is desired.



GOLF CLUB

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A club 2 includes a head 4, a shaft 6 and a grip 8. A club length L1 is equal to or greater than 43 inches and equal to or less than 48 inches. A frequency of the club is equal to or greater than 240 (cpm) and equal to or less than 290 (cpm). A club inertia moment Ix is equal to or greater than 6.90×103 (kg·cm2) and equal to or less than 7.50×103 (kg·cm2). A ratio Iss/Ix is equal to or greater than 0.085 and equal to or less than 0.115. The inertia moment Ix is a club inertia moment about a swing axis Zx. The moment Iss is a shaft inertia moment about the swing axis Zx.



DYEING OF GOLF CLUBS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A polymeric portion of a golf club head is formed of a first color and is dyed to a second color with an anionic or nonionic disperse dye. The polymeric portion includes a polymeric material that is selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, polyureas, polyamides, and combinations thereof, which can be dyed by the anionic or nonionic disperse dye.



GOLF CLUB

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a golf club according to one aspect of the present invention, a first coupling portion of a first adapter, to which the shaft is fixed, and a hosel first coupling portion of the golf club head are coupled so as to be incapable of axial rotation, and thus the shaft is attached to the golf club head so as to not be capable of axial rotation. Accordingly, the second adapter coupled to the first adapter at least does not need to be configured so as to be incapable of axial rotation, thus making it possible to increase the degree of freedom in adapter design.



INTERACTIVE TENNIS RACKET WITH SPLIT HEAD, FLEXIBLE SPHERICAL JOINTS AND STRINGS TENSION MECHANISM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The tennis racket for interacting with the tennis ball has the flexible head, the flexible handle, and the string tension mechanism. The tennis racket head form with the handle the flexible spherical joint, with the inner adjustment of the tension, and the angle of the head. The tennis racket handle has flexible gripping to absorb the impact from the incoming tennis ball. The string tension mechanism is operated manually for the adjustment the tension. The structure flexibility of the tennis racket minimizes the injury, and offers more enjoyment of the play.



BALL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

[Problem] To make a ball easy to be grabbed. [Solution] In a skin body 3 which covers a ball main body 2, a skin part 2 and a circumferential wall part 3 protruding from a peripheral edge part of the skin part 2 to a back side are integrally formed by molding of injecting a soft material made of resin or rubber into a mold. Alternatively, a structure is such that a step part or flat surface part where a finger is hung is provided on a front surface of the ball main body 2 or a front surface of the skin body 3 which covers the ball main body 2. Alternatively, a front surface of one of adjacent skin bodies 3 and a front surface of the other thereof configure a step part in a radial direction of a ball 1. With this, even in a ball game where the ball 1 is grabbed with hand such as a handball game, when a person grabs the ball 1, the skin part 4 of the skin body 2 is easily recessed, a finger is hung on the step part, or the flat surface part is touched with a finger to make the person feel that the ball 1 has a small outer diameter. With this, the ball 1 becomes easy to be grabbed, thereby making it easy to throw or catch the ball 1.



GOLF BALL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots and on iron shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, and a cover, wherein a difference (HX+1−HX−1) between a hardness (HX+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (HX−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in Shore C hardness, a surface hardness (HX+Y) of the spherical core is more than 65 in Shore C hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, a thickness of the cover is 3 mm or less, a difference (Hc−Hx+y) between a hardness (Hc) of the cover and the surface hardness (HX+Y) of the spherical core is 2 or more in Shore C hardness, and the cover has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball.



GOLF BALL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, an intermediate layer and and a cover, wherein a difference (HX+1−HX−1) between a hardness (HX+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (HX−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in Shore C hardness, a surface hardness (HX+Y) of the spherical core is more than 70 in Shore C hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, the intermediate layer has a material hardness (Hm) ranging from 65 to 80 in Shore D hardness, and the intermediate layer has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball.



GOLF BALL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, an intermediate layer and a cover, wherein a difference (HX+1−HX−1) between a hardness (HX+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (HX−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in Shore C hardness, a surface hardness (HX+Y) of the spherical core is more than 65 in Shore C hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, a total thickness of a thickness (Tm) of the intermediate layer and a thickness (Tc) of the cover is 3 mm or less, and the cover has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball.



GOLF BALL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, wherein a difference (HX+1−HX−1) between a hardness (HX+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (HX−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in Shore C hardness, a surface hardness (HX+Y) of the spherical core is more than 70 in Shore C hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, and the intermediate layer has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball.



GOLF GPS DEVICE WITH AUTOMATIC HOLE RECOGNITION AND PLAYING HOLE SELECTION

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The disclosure herein provides a golf GPS device with a sensor mechanism to automatically switch between video and audio only modes of the device. More particularly, when a player attaches the golf GPS device to a piece of clothing or hat, the device automatically switches to audio-only mode. When the player detaches the golf GPS device, the device automatically switches to video mode, with or without audio. The golf GPS device further includes one or more processors configured to repeatedly determine in which one of the plurality of holes the device is located, to repeatedly compute a distance between the device and a feature of the determined hole, and to cause to display the hole number of the determined hole and the computed distance on the display screen.



SLINGSHOT FOOTBALL

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A launching and/or catching toy kit has a football and at least one associated slingshot. The football includes a generally elongated spheroidal body, a support non-movably attached to the body, a tail, and a first and a second elastic band hook oppositely disposed. The slingshot is configured to launch the football from a first user to a second user. The slingshot includes a handle and a pair of prongs connected and/or extending from the handle top. At least one elastic band is connected to each prong. Each of the at least one elastic bands are releasably captured by their respective first or second elastic band hook on the football during launching by the first user. When two slingshots are available, the users can shoot and catch the football between each other allowing for a game of catch.



ADJUSTABLE GOLF TRAINING SYSTEM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf swing training device comprising has a support base for contacting a support surface, such as the ground. There is a vertical support element extending upward from the support base having a lateral support arm transverse on the vertical support element with a relatively left side and a relatively right side. The lateral support arm has two directional arms extending in a forward direction away from the lateral support arms. The lateral support arm has a rotation-enabling connection to the vertical support element so that the relatively left side can be elevated above the relatively right side, and alternatively the relatively right side may be elevated above the relatively left side to alter the individual respective heights of the two arms.



APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CATCHING A GOLF BALL

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus and method for catching a golf ball is disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention discloses a compact golf ball catching apparatus having a first energy absorbing layer located at a frontal portion of the apparatus, a second energy absorbing layer located at a rear portion of the apparatus, and a frame adapted to connect the first and second energy absorbing layer as well as provide structural integrity to the first energy absorbing layer; wherein the first energy absorbing layer slows down the speed of a golf ball as it enters and penetrates the apparatus and hinders the golf ball's ability from exiting the apparatus post impact.



GOLF TRAINING AND PRACTICE AID THAT IS DESIGNED FOR CHIPPING, PITCHING, AND FULL SHOTS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments are directed to a golf training/practice aid designed for chipping, pitching, and taking full shots. The golf aid is comprised of a frame and a plurality of windows defined within the frame. The windows form a grid, each of the windows acting as a target for a particular golf shot. The golfer may repeatedly hit various shots at the golf aid (for example, high shot, medium shot, low shot, cut shot, straight shot, draw shot). The golfer may repeat the shots multiple times, thereby learning the trajectory of the club being used and how various changes to the club head and approach position impacts the overall shot being attempted. Additionally, the golfer may also observe how the ball behaves once it strikes the ground. Thus, by repeatedly hitting at the golf aid, the golfer is able to visualize the overall performance and behavior of the golf ball.



SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING HUMAN RESPONSE, SENSITIVITY AND PERFORMANCE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for improving an individual's response are disclosed. A system for improving an individual's response comprises an item of headwear having a microphone; a speaker; a recording device secured to a front of the item of headwear; an electroencephalogram cap for measuring and recording electrical activity in the individual's brain; and a computing device. The computing device includes machine readable media; an input device; an output device; a communication device for communicating over a network; a processor in data communication with the machine readable media, the input device, and the output device; and electronic instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform steps for causing the speakers to project noise to the individual and actuating the recording device to record the individual's field of view. The microphone allows the individual to communicate, over the network, with a third party.



EYE-HAND COORDINATION TRAINING APPARATUS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An eye-hand coordination training apparatus which includes a bat having a handgrip portion and a ball striking portion. The ball striking portion has at least two discrete ball striking surfaces. Each of the discrete ball striking surfaces differs in degree of difficulty from the other discrete ball striking surfaces due to physical differences.



ENERGY ABSORBING BALL

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An energy absorbing ball has a spherical resilient shell having a smooth inner surface and a smooth outer surface. A fill material is introduced into the shell via a fill opening in the shell. The fill material includes a liquid and a solid particulate having a density greater than the liquid, and with the fill material substantially entirely filling the shell. A plug in the fill opening seals the fill material within the shell, optionally with a recess over the plug. The smooth inside and outside surfaces of the she are spherical and free of any projections or obstructions.



BASEBALL BATTING TEE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A batting tee has a post including a ball holder on a top end of a post, and a tube cap on a bottom end of the post. A receptacle is positioned in a recess in a base frame having a through hole. The tee is set up for use by passing the post through the through hole from the bottom of the base and securing the tube cap to the base. The batting tee may be set up for use, and disassembled for transport or storage, quickly and easily.



SPORTS TRAINING SYSTEM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of assembling a sports training ball includes locating at least one force sensor in the sports training ball for measuring an elevated force applied to the sports training ball. The sports training ball includes an outer surface that surrounds an inner core. An indicator is located in the sports training ball. The indicator is in electrical communication with at least one force sensor and is configured to receive a change in an electrical signal when the elevated force measured by at least one force sensor decreases below a predetermined elevated threshold. The indicator is configured to indicate to a user when the indicator receives the change in the electrical signal with a change in at least one of an audio signal or a visual signal.



PORTABLE BASKETBALL SYSTEM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides portable basketball goal systems. In particular, the present disclosure provides basketball goal systems, comprising a rolling member defining an interior volume arranged to be selectively filled with and retain a ballast material. The present disclosure also provides basketball goal systems comprising a base assembly having a forward portion and a rearward portion, a support member having a lower end coupled to the base assembly at the rearward portion and an upper end coupled to a backboard assembly having a backboard, and a rolling member mounted to the rearward portion of the base assembly, wherein the base assembly is positioned rearward of the backboard when the support member is in a playing configuration. Other arrangements and features are disclosed.



PADDLE BALL GAME

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A paddle ball game system for use with multiple players is provided. The paddle ball game system including a plurality of paddles, a ball, and a pair of containers each including at least one opening that is configured to receive the ball after the ball is hit by a player using at least one of the plurality of paddles.



A GAMES APPARATUS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a games apparatus and, in particular, to equipment relating to sports where a net or other guide is required, such as tennis, badminton and volleyball. Such sports that people usually play individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of players each throwing/hitting/returning a ball or each player uses a racquet to strike a ball over a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a good return. The net, together a net support and a marked-out ground enable a game of tennis to be played. Another type of sport that involves a net is volleyball. Volleyball involves two teams of six players, separated by a net, whereby one team scores points, one against another, by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. In both of these games a net is arranged between two sides of a court, the net defining a barrier between the two and subject to the net scores of one team relative to another can be made. An issue with such sports is the difficulty in enabling the game to be played in that not only is a court required, but also that a net needs to be provided. The present invention seeks to provide a solution to the problems addressed above. The present invention seeks to provide a games net to enable a game where a net is required for the playing of games, which net can be quickly and easily erected before play and which net can be quickly and easily folded away after play without the need for assembly or disassembly.



HOCKEY STICK HAVING REINFORCED CORE STRUCTURE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A blade for a hockey stick is provided. The blade includes a first core member and a covering member. The first core member includes a tube and an expanding foam core material disposed within the tube. The tube includes an upper wall, a lower wall, a front wall, and a rear wall and is preferably made from a resin impregnated carbon fiber material (i.e., pre-preg). The covering member is similarly made from a pre-preg material and includes a front inner surface and a rear inner surface. The covering member substantially surrounds the first core member. The pre-preg material is cured in a mold that causes the front and rear walls of the tube to bond to the front and rear inner surfaces of the covering member. The foam core material expands during the curing process to maintain the integrity of the wall structure of the tube.



COMPOSITE LACROSSE HANDLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A composite lacrosse handle configured to join with a lacrosse head is provided including a top end, a bottom end and an intermediate portion located therebetween, all of which are constructed from hardened fiber reinforced plies. The intermediate portion includes a different exterior contour than that of the top and bottom ends. The intermediate portion can be generally recessed relative to the exterior of the top and bottom ends. Within the recess, an overmold or cover of a material, for example a viscoelastic material and/or thermoplastic elastomer can be disposed. The overmold material can follow the contours of the intermediate portion and top and bottom ends, and can vary in thickness from the top end to the bottom end along the intermediate portion. A method of constructing the composite lacrosse handle is also provided including utilizing special mandrels and mold cavities to form the composite handle and overmold the cover element.



Adaptable Putter Head

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An adaptable putter head that can be easily configured by a golfer for use in training or competitive play is described. The adaptable putter head comprises a center piece and two wings rotatably attached to the center piece. The center piece and wings include a central face and wing faces, respectively. In an extended position, the central face and wing faces form a continuous surface for striking a ball in competitive play. In a retracted position, the central face provides a striking surface with less surface area and the putter head has a lower moment of inertia for skill training and practice.



Slidable Weight Assembly

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf club head comprising a channel or a pair of parallel rails and a slidable weight assembly that can be removably fixed at any point within the channel or to the rails is disclosed herein. The slidable weight assembly preferably comprises a weight portion and base that can be turned 45 to 90 degrees to reversibly fix the slidable weight assembly within the channel or to the rails.



GOLF CLUB HEAD

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A hollow golf club head includes a sole, a crown, a skirt, and a striking face. The golf club includes a junction interconnecting the sole, crown, and skirt to the striking face, the junction including at least one stiffening member.



GOLF PUTTER WITH CONSTRAINDED LIE ANGLE ADJUSTABILITY

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are systems and methods of adjusting the playing orientation of the head of a golf club. An adjustment to the axis of the shaft in reference to the vertical plane is constrained within minimum and maximum limits, so as to conform to current and proposed changes to the United States Golf Association (USGA) rules of play. The fine adjustment within these constraints cannot be readily made, and all adjustable parts are firmly fixed, so there is no reasonable likelihood of them working loose during a round. The adjustments to the club are designed such that during a stipulated round, the playing characteristics of a club cannot be purposely changed by adjustment or by other means.



INTERCHANGEABLE SHAFT SYSTEM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head. The shaft sleeve is removably coupled to the club head. Hosel and shaft sleeve alignment features provide discrete orientations between the shaft and club head.



GOLF CLUB HEAD

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf club head includes a body defining an interior cavity. The body includes a sole positioned at a bottom portion of the golf club head, a crown positioned at a top portion, and a skirt positioned around a periphery between the sole and crown. The body has a forward portion and a rearward portion. The club head includes a face positioned at the forward portion of the body. In some embodiments, the crown includes a lattice-like structure having thin regions surrounded by a web of relatively thicker regions. In some embodiments, the club head includes one or more stiffening tubes attached between the sole and the crown to improve the acoustic performance of the golf club head.



Sports Racquet

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided herein are racquets, such as sports racquets. The racquets generally comprise a head frame with a curved side rim and substantially parallel straight top and bottom rims and handle affixed to the head frame between the top rim and rims. A plurality of openings are equally spaced through the head frame and a portion of the handle and a plurality of strings comprising a net pass through the openings. The length of the top rim of the head frame is greater than the bottom rim. The handle connects to the head frame at an angle of about 140° to 150°.



MULTI-LAYER CORE GOLF BALL

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core comprises a zero or negative hardness gradient center that, optionally, is hard relative to an intermediate core layer.



GOLF BALL WITH POLYALKENAMER BLEND

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf ball comprising: (a) a core;(b) one or more mantle layers; and(c) an outer cover layer, whereinat least one of the mantle layers comprises a blend composition of a lithium-catalyzed polybutadiene rubber and a polyalkenamer.



Golf Ball

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An ultra-low compression three-piece golf ball is disclosed herein. The core preferably has a PGA compression less than 30. The mantle layer and cover have approximately the same thickness. The cover comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane material and has a specific gravity greater than the core and mantle layer. The golf ball has a PGA compression less than 75 and a COR of at least 0.780.



GOLF BALLS HAVING A FOAM CENTER

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Large diameter golf balls having a foam core are provided.



Golf Ball With Indicia Printed Under Topcoat

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf ball is provided that may include one or more structural layers, including an outermost structural layer having an outer surface. The ball may also include a primer coating applied to the entire outer surface of the outermost structural layer. In addition, the ball may include indicia applied on the primer coating in a localized area. Further, the ball may include an intermediate coating applied in the localized area over the indicia, wherein the intermediate coating is formulated to prevent alteration of the indicia by the application of the intermediate coating. A top coating may be applied over the entire ball, including the primer coating and the localized area including the intermediate coating.



GOLF BALL HAVING DISCONTINUOUS ANNULAR DIMPLES

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A golf ball in which a surface of a sphere is divided into a plurality of spherical polyhedrons and dimples are formed in each divided surface. A discontinuous annular dimple is formed over two or more of the dimples. The discontinuous annular dimple is substantially formed in a ring shape and a concave indented from a surface of the golf ball and a land portion formed as the same plane as the surface of the golf ball are alternately arranged in a direction along a circumference of a ring.



STROKER'S AID AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device that is configured to be usable to assist a user in moving a cue member (e.g. a pool cue or cue stick) that is sized and configured to strike a ball for a game of pool or billiards can include a stabilizer element, a ring element attached to the stabilizer element, and a rest defining a first aperture along which a cue stick or other cue member is slideable. A method of using the device is configured so that the device can be used for hitting a ball in a game of pool or billiards by sliding a cue member along an aperture defined by the rest.