Golf club head

  • US 6,969,326 B2
  • Filed: 08/04/2003
  • Issued: 11/29/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wood-type golf club head having a maximum coefficient of restitution of at least 0.80 and a volume of at least 150 cm3, the golf club head comprising:

  • a body formed from a material having a density of at least about 4 g/cm3, the body having;

    a sole;

    a front opening;

    a side section, the side section extending rearward of the front opening and having toe, rear, and heel regions;

    an upper opening;

    a shoulder disposed around a periphery of the upper opening;

    a recessed support extending from the shoulder and positioned adjacent to the upper opening; and

    a striking plate attached to the body and enclosing the front opening; and

    a crown secured to the body and supported by the recessed support, thereby enclosing the upper opening, the crown incorporating composite material having a density between 1 g/cm3 and 2 g/cm3, the crown having;

    a maximum thickness no greater than about 2 mm;

    a first portion sized to sit on the recessed support of the body such that a side edge of the first portion is proximate to the shoulder of the body, thereby forming a junction between the first portion of the crown and the body; and

    a surface veil secured atop the junction.

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