Patently Golf


Since the dawn of the game, golfers have applied their intellectual horsepower to improve their chances of success. Luckily, some of these flashes of inspiration have been committed to paper!

This site brings you the weird and the wonderful, the commercial and the comical. Remember, all of these golf equipment ideas are 100% genuine....sit back and enjoy!

Golf Equipment

- some of the funniest inventions


“ there is often frustration in that the rake may be missing...easily adjusted to be readily accepted and used.”


“ the club is attached to the players head with the use of a headband. Thus, the players must bend over the ball, place their hands on their knees and swing the club by turning their head from side to side. The club has an adjustable length shaft that telescopes in and out to accomodate players of varying heights.”

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Golf Equipment

- some of the latest inventions

Want to know what’s new in the world of golf? Check out our gallery of the latest golf equipment months before it hits the shops... 

Laser Guided Putting!



Adjustable Irons!

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Golf Equipment

- some of the greatest inventions

Whilst many thousands of inventions have gone unnoticed over the years, some changed the game of golf forever.

In this section we highlight the major steps in golf equipment development, including many timeless classics.

c1450 - 1895: The Early Years

The Victorian age saw golf transformed from an aristocratic pastime to a sport for the working man. Long-nose wooden clubs and feathery balls were replaced by bulger drivers and robust gutta-percha balls. The first golf club patent was granted as early as 1867....

1895- 1950: The Rise of Golf

Golf fever gripped the western world and the golf equipment industry was born. The rubber-core ball was invented before tee-pegs had become common, and metal shafts replaced their traditional hickory ancestors.


1950 - Present: The Scientific Era

With golf equipment manufacturers battling for mass market supremacy, their creative engineers applied technology to make the game more enjoyable for all players.


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