Patent Number: 6,168,123

Title: Automatic golf bag support stand

Abstract: A golf bag with integrally formed, automatically retractable golf bag stand is provided including a golf bag having a rigid open top and a rigid closed bottom with a tubular intermediate portion therebetween. The top is open for the positioning of golf clubs therethrough for support on the bottom and within an interior space of the intermediate. The bag further includes a pivotal foot pivotally coupled to the bottom of the bag. A pair of legs are pivotally coupled with respect to the bag. The legs have lower ends adapted to support the bag in a tripod orientation in association with the bottom of the bag. A pair of actuation rods have upper ends pivotally coupled to the legs and lower ends coupled to the pivotal foot at the bottom of the bag. As such, resting the bag on a recipient surface and pivoting it forwardly pushes the actuation rod upwardly to extend the legs outwardly in a tripod orientation and the lifting of the bag will allow the foot to move downwardly in co-planar relationship with the planar extent of the bottom to retract the legs for carrying the bag.

Inventors: Stein; Louis Cobi (Holyoke, MA), Heidenreich; Chuck (Westfield, MA)

Assignee: Spalding Sports Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: A63B 55/00 (20060101); A63B 55/04 (20060101); A63B 055/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018