Patent Number: 7,713,136

Title: Adapter with retractable springs that picks up a golf ball

Abstract: An adapter that consist of a cylinder that contains three flat springs shaped to fit around a golf ball and a spring retainer. A golfer can permanently insert the adapter into the butt end of a golf putter shaft without the use of tools. The adapter is comprised of a cylinders with it's out side diameter slightly larger than the inside diameter of the butt end of a putter shaft. When the adapter is inserted into the butt end of a golf putter shaft with the springs positioned in the adapter, the springs will not interfere with the golfer while putting The three flat springs are shaped and spaced slightly smaller than a golf ball when extended to pick up a golf ball. To position the springs to pick up a golf ball, the golfer manually pulls the main spring out of the adapter to a stop that positions the three springs to the proper length to pick up a golf ball. For a golfer to pick up a golf ball, the golfer positions the springs over a golf ball. With pressure down ward over a golf ball the springs will pick up a golf ball. When the process is complete the golfer pushes the springs back into the cylinder for future use.

Inventors: Colucci; Nicholas (New York, NY)

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International Classification: A63B 47/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018