Patent Number: 6,309,309

Title: Oversized iron-type golf club

Abstract: A golf club, particularly adapted for use with an oversized iron-type head including an iron-type head and a shaft particularly adapted to overcome the droop effect and increase stability upon off-center impact. The iron-type head defines a sole portion, an impact face, a back portion and a hosel extension defining an opening. The shaft has a butt portion and a tip portion. The tip portion has a substantially straight profile and defines an outer diameter d greater than or equal to 0.38 inches and less than or equal to 0.40 inches (i.e., 0.38 inches.ltoreq.d.ltoreq.0.40 inches). The shaft has a weight W less than or equal to 85 grams (W.ltoreq.85 grams). At least a part of the tip portion is positioned within the opening of the head. Desirably, the tip portion has a length of greater than or equal to 2 inches.

Inventors: Beach; Todd P. (San Diego, CA), Wahl; Bret (Carlsbad, CA)

Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, INC

International Classification: A63B 53/00 (20060101); A63B 53/04 (20060101); A63B 53/10 (20060101); A63B 053/04 (); A63B 053/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018