Perimeter weighted golf clubs

  • US 5,827,132 A
  • Filed: 03/08/1997
  • Issued: 10/27/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A golf club head comprising:

  • a body having a heel end, a toe end, a center of gravity, a front face arranged for impact with a golf ball, a center of percussion, a back face disposed rearwardly of said front face, and a perimeter weighting element protruding rearwardly away from said front face defining a cavity in said back face, said cavity having a bottom surface;

    said perimeter weighting element including a top rail and a sole, said top rail extending between said body heel and toe ends along an upper portion of said body, and said sole extending between said body heel and toe ends along a lower portion of said body;

    said back face having a region of reduced thickness outboard of said center of percussion, anda plurality of ribs comprising five or more ribs disposed in said region of reduced thickness, each of said ribs having an outer end that extends toward said perimeter weighting element, wherein the outer ends of at least some of said ribs merge with said perimeter weighting element.

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