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Number: 473/131
Name: Games using tangible projectile > Golf
Description: Subject matter including a method, a playing area, playing equipment, a practice device, or auxiliary device used by a player or located on the playing area, not otherwise provided for elsewhere, that is for playing or practicing a game wherein a player strikes a ball by a stroke or a number of strokes to advance the ball from a ball striking location to one of a plurality of sequentially numbered putting holes, and plays a number of such holes sequentially with the object, on each hole, of advancing the ball from the ball striking location into the putting hole in the fewest number of strokes.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
473/405 Accesory device located on projectile addressing surface (e.g., tee block, direction indicator, etc.) 26
473/139 Anchored (e.g., tethered, etc.) projectile 26
473/132 Ball feeding means and tee 43
473/406 Ball position marker 118
473/351 Ball 306
473/266 Body movement or position indicator (e.g., stance aids, etc.) 130
473/282 Club or club support 164
473/407 Club selection, ball direction, or distance indicating aid 218
473/218 Foot positioning aid and indicator associated with swingable implement 151
473/404 Green slope indicator 58
473/201 Hand on grip positioning aid or grip indicator 67
473/409 Method 692
473/198 Moving projectile responsive sensor or indicator 46
473/408 Player manipulated turf repair tool 153
473/207 Practice device attachable to body 64
473/278 Practice projectile addressing surface (e.g., driving mat, etc.) 160
473/280 Practice projectile 72
473/219 Practice swingable implement or indicator associated with swingable implement 215
473/150 Projectile addressing surface and target, or distance marker (e.g., course, putting green with cup, driving range, miniature golf course, etc.) 74
473/138 Projectile tethered to swingable implement 12
473/173 Target or obstacle (e.g., putting hole, hole marker, sand trap, etc.) 27
473/386 Tee setting device 114
473/387 Tee 78

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE44862 Method for matching a golfer with a particular club style Apr. 22, 2014
8690698 Golf swing classification method, system, device, and program Apr. 8, 2014
8657351 Golf disc and flying disc and multipurpose pick up tool Feb. 25, 2014
8655631 Golf ball and mechanical analysis of the same Feb. 18, 2014
8641546 Automatic club setting and ball flight optimization Feb. 4, 2014
8641547 Automatic club setting and ball flight optimization Feb. 4, 2014
8636603 Automatic club setting and ball flight optimization Jan. 28, 2014
8620463 Systems and methods for golf analytics visualization Dec. 31, 2013
8608583 Golf club and ball performance monitor having an ultrasonic trigger Dec. 17, 2013
8597133 Motion training apparatus and method Dec. 3, 2013
8579721 Clean-burn vortex generator for a ballistic impeller golf club Nov. 12, 2013
8562356 Sport personal coach system Oct. 22, 2013
8556267 Launch monitor Oct. 15, 2013
8556752 Personal golfing assistant and method and system for graphically displaying golf related information and for collection, processing and distribution of golf related data Oct. 15, 2013
8523696 Golf swing analysis method using attachable acceleration sensors Sep. 3, 2013
8517854 Automatic golf scoring system that detects shot based upon motion of golfer and caddy Aug. 27, 2013
8512160 Multishutter club-ball analyzer Aug. 20, 2013
8506425 Method for matching a golfer with a particular golf club style Aug. 13, 2013
8491397 Grip pressure sensor Jul. 23, 2013
8475289 Launch monitor Jul. 2, 2013
8460111 Methods and apparatus for determining distances to selected targets on a golf course using a wireless communication device Jun. 11, 2013
8439766 System and method for enhancing golf May. 14, 2013
8435140 Method of fitting a golf club to a golfer May. 7, 2013
8419560 System and method for adaptive delivery of game balls based on player-specific performance data analysis Apr. 16, 2013
8376872 Golf glove Feb. 19, 2013
8371962 Methods apparatus, and systems to custom fit golf clubs Feb. 12, 2013
8364293 Situation-neutral golf metrics systems and methods Jan. 29, 2013
8348672 Instructor proficiency with training routines using a multimedia feedback tool Jan. 8, 2013
8335669 Golf ball and mechanical analysis of the same Dec. 18, 2012
8303311 Sport personal coach system Nov. 6, 2012
8298100 Custom milled iron set Oct. 30, 2012
8272970 Device for shot tracking Sep. 25, 2012
8257191 Golf clubs and golf club heads having digital lie and/or other angle measuring equipment Sep. 4, 2012
8221269 Personal golfing assistant and method and system for graphically displaying golf related information and for collection, processing and distribution of golf related data Jul. 17, 2012
8202148 Machine and method for caddying and golf instruction Jun. 19, 2012
8192295 Method and apparatus for evaluating a putt Jun. 5, 2012
8133124 System and method for a golf tournament Mar. 13, 2012
8113967 Method of fitting a golf club to a golfer Feb. 14, 2012
8085188 Method and apparatus for determining a deviation between an actual direction of a launched projectile and a predetermined direction Dec. 27, 2011
8070629 GPS device Dec. 6, 2011
8068386 Golf round pace regulator Nov. 29, 2011
8052543 Analysis system of golf ball and head information using lasers and 4 axis light sensing Nov. 8, 2011
8033916 Grip pressure sensor Oct. 11, 2011
8016688 Method and apparatus for measuring ball launch conditions Sep. 13, 2011
8007367 Miniature radar for measuring club head speed and tempo Aug. 30, 2011
7953617 Golf course time management system May. 31, 2011
7941097 Method and system for shot tracking May. 10, 2011
7927225 Device for shot tracking Apr. 19, 2011
7922586 Active play interactive game system Apr. 12, 2011
7887427 Apparatus and method for computing and outputting golf ball putting instructions Feb. 15, 2011

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