05054786 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 12 patents.

A golf sling, using a tether made up of a joined resilient and a non-resilient line, uses a conventional golf ball attached to one end and an anchor attached to the opposite end to permit practicing golf in a limited area. A connector from the tether to an anchor permits using either a pin forced into the ground or a snap attached to a golf bag as an anchor. An adjustable device for the length of the resilient section permits selecting a length to change the tether characteristics appropriate to the club in use. The resilient portion can be made of a plastic coil or an elastic strap. A modification to the coil uses a spring through the coil to permit selecting a spring constant separate from the damping constant for greater flexibility. The golf ball can be permanently attached to the tether, or can be adapted to be readily changed by a variety of attachment devices. A tee and a tee holding ring can be attached to the tether for golf club wood use.

Tethered golf ball
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
June 4, 1990
Publication Date
October 8, 1991
Bart R Solomon
2325 Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, 55425
Donald A Jacobson
A63B 69/36
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