Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day.  

On this day in 1928, John Williams Quynn was granted U.S. Patent No. 271,866 for a GOLF CLUB. An excerpt from the patent states:

This invention aims to provide a novel form of golf club, the same embodying the features of a lofting club and straight face of a driving club, the object of the invention being to provide a club which will greatly increase distance when used in the rough or in a sand trap.

Another object of the invention is to provide a club which will not only pick up the ball but one wherein the follow through will cause the club to drive the ball forwardly.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter descrimed and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

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