US 9,808,683 B2
Iron-type golf club head or other ball striking device
Andrew G. V. Oldknow, Beaverton, OR (US); and Robert M. Boyd, Flower Mound, TX (US)
Assigned to Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, Phoenix, AZ (US)
Filed by Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, Phoenix, AZ (US)
Filed on Feb. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/634,271.
Application 14/634,271 is a continuation of application No. 13/854,555, filed on Apr. 1, 2013, granted, now 8,979,674.
Application 13/854,555 is a continuation of application No. 12/725,092, filed on Mar. 16, 2010, granted, now 8,409,022, issued on Apr. 2, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0165282 A1, Jun. 18, 2015
Int. Cl. A63B 53/04 (2015.01)
CPC A63B 53/047 (2013.01) [A63B 2053/042 (2013.01); A63B 2053/0416 (2013.01); A63B 2053/0433 (2013.01); A63B 2053/0491 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An iron-type golf club head comprising:
a face having a ball-striking surface configured for striking a ball;
a body connected to the face, the body having a sole surface configured to confront a playing surface in use,
wherein the head is formed in part by a face member having a first leg forming at least a major portion of the face and a second leg extending rearwardly from a bottom end of the first leg and forming at least a portion of the sole surface, and the head is further formed in part by a body member connected to the face member, the body member having a top portion forming at least a portion of a top side of the body and a bottom portion forming at least a portion of the sole surface, and
wherein a juncture is formed between the face member and the body member, the juncture extending continuously across a top side of the body, between a top end of the first leg and the top portion of the body member, downward along a heel side and a toe side of the body, and across the sole surface of the body, between a rear end of the second leg and the bottom portion of the body member;
a connection structure connecting the face member to the body member to form the head, wherein the connection structure comprises a plurality of weld line segments along the juncture, wherein the plurality of weld line segments are intermittent and extend over less than the entire juncture; and
a projection extending rearward from the second leg, the projection forming a portion of the sole surface, and wherein the body member has an indent cooperatively dimensioned with the projection, the indent receiving the projection when the body member is connected to the face member, such that the juncture between the face member and the body member has a rearward jog formed by the projection.