The Alexander Pringle Two Way Adjustable All-in-One Golf Club
Patent # 1,058,463 Issued April 8, 1913
"My invention relates to golf clubs of the type wherein the head and blade are adjustable with relation to the handle, so that one stick can be used for playing the game instead of the considerable number as is common practice. As is well known, the golf sticks in common use differ from one another not only in respect to the angles at which the faces of the playing surfaces or blades are set with relation to the handle, but also in respect to the angles at which the bottom edges of the heads or blades are set to the handles."
So in essence Mr. Pringle has invented an all in one adjustable golf club that allows adjustment of both the lie and loft of the club face and head, thus allowing the golfer to play a round of golf with only one club, and "wherein provision is made for simultaneously adjusting the angle between the face of the head and the handle and the angle between the bottom edge of the head and the handle."
Now we all know you can't play with your Pringle just flopping around, you must have a tight wing nut. Mr. Van Hefland ever prepared comes to the rescue as he always carries an extra nut in his pocket and he lends it to Williamson who because his fingers are cold and muddy from crawling around on the ground can't get the nut attached to his Pringle shaft............Hmm, don't know about you but I'm beginning to see why an all-in-one adjustable golfing stick may not have made its way to the golfing masses.
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