Multi-segment single panel grip

  • US 6,843,732 B1
  • Filed: 12/23/2003
  • Issued: 01/18/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A grip for the handle of a golf club, said grip comprising:

  • a resilient underlisting sleeve having an opening at one end sized so that said sleeve is telescopically slippable onto the handle of a golf club;

    said sleeve including a cap and a nipple;

    said cap defining a downwardly facing circumferential slot;

    said nipple defining an upwardly facing circumferential slot;

    a first panel including a polyurethane outside layer bonded to a felt inside layer, said first panel having a top edge, a bottom edge and two side edges extending between said top edge and said bottom edge, said inside layer defining an inner surface of said first panel;

    a second panel including a polyurethane outside layer bonded to a felt inside layer, said second panel having a top edge, a bottom edge and two side edges extending between said top edge and said bottom edge, said outside layer defining an outer surface of said second panel;

    said first panel defining a skived bottom edge having skiving extending from the inside layer to the outside layer so as to form an obtuse angle with said inner surface of said first panel;

    said second panel defining a skived top edge having skiving extending from the outside layer to the inside layer so as to form an obtuse angle with said outer surface of said second panel;

    said bottom edge of said first panel abuts and is adhered to said top edge of said second panel;

    said first panel and said second panel wrapped about and adhered to said underlisting sleeve so that said bottom edge of said first panel and said top edge of said second panel cooperate to form a substantially horizontal seam.

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