20030203772, Oct 30, 2003
Sidney Paine - Greenville SC,
The present invention provides a pickup or teeing tool or device having a hollow elongated shaft or tube. A handle is affixed to a first end of the shaft and extends at an acute angle with respect to the shaft. A trigger is rotatably attached to the handle for the golfer to operate the tool. A pair of tee-up fixtures are associated with the second end of the shaft. Each tee-up fixture is connected to an activation band which extends inside the shaft to the trigger. Rotating the trigger moves the bands into the shaft toward the handle to displace the tee-up fixtures together to capture and hold the ball and tee. A spring arm connected between each fixture and the shaft can further support the fixtures. Disposing the tool in a vertical orientation, the tee is forced into the ground placing the ball on the tee for driving the ball.