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1. (WO2018182955) PRECISION PENDULUM PUTTER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/182955    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021924
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 13 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G09B 19/00
A63B 69/36
Applicants: TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: O'CONNOR, Raymond, M.
SNOW, Kyle
TUENTE, Justin
MCKEE, Chris
MCKEE, Everett
Title: PRECISION PENDULUM PUTTER
Abstract:
A putting stroke apparatus and method is provided that determines and simulates the proper putting stroke using at least an aiming direction and initial ball speed for successfully making a particular putt based on particular putting green characteristics and the location of the golf hole on the putting green. A pendulum putter apparatus is coupled with a putting diagnostic tool wherein the putting diagnostic tool determines at least an aiming direction and initial ball speed for a particular putt using inputs such as: (i) topographic information (e.g., contours) specific to the green; (ii) the green speed at a particular time; (iii) the golf hole location (i.e., the physical location of the golf hole); and (iv) the golf ball location on the green (i.e., the physical location of the golf ball).