US 9,808,677 B2
Ball game apparatus
David Victor Jolliffe, Watford (GB); and Steven Paul Jolliffe, Watford (GB)
Assigned to WORLD GOLF SYSTEMS LIMITED, Watford, Hertz (GB)
Appl. No. 14/395,024
Filed by David Victor Jolliffe, Watford (GB); and Steven Paul Jolliffe, Watford (GB)
PCT Filed Apr. 18, 2013, PCT No. PCT/GB2013/050979
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 16, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/156778, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 24, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 1206827.6 (GB), filed on Apr. 18, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0072811 A1, Mar. 12, 2015
Int. Cl. A63B 43/00 (2006.01); G09B 19/00 (2006.01); A63B 71/06 (2006.01)
CPC A63B 43/00 (2013.01) [A63B 71/0619 (2013.01); G09B 19/0038 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A golf facility, comprising:
a plurality of balls;
a plurality of holes;
a control device which defines a predetermined range of allowable movements of the balls over space and time, wherein the predetermined range of allowable movements includes a sequence of translational accelerations and rotational accelerations, wherein the sequence includes a valid sequence of shots for each hole, wherein the predetermined range of allowable movements includes specific movements of a ball to define a movement signature, wherein each hole has a respective movement signature for identifying valid strokes for that hole;
sensing means for detecting the actual movements of the ball;
comparison means for comparing an actual movement to the predetermined range of allowable movements; and
indicating means for indicating the output of the comparing.