Boston, MA … March 14, 2017 … As the Vertical Groove Driver continues to gain usage on the PGA TOUR Champions, the club is set to debut on the PGA TOUR on Thursday, March 16th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, as acclaimed long driver and two-time Major Champion John Daly will use the club during the tournament at Bay Hill Lodge & Club in Orlando, Florida.
Since joining the PGA TOUR Champions in 2016, Daly has consistently been ranked #1 in Driving Distance. Equipped with the new Vertical Groove Driver, the only golf club innovation to enter the market featuring vertical groove technology on the club face, Daly has significantly improved his accuracy off the tee in 2017.
“The Vertical Groove Driver continues to gain widespread acceptance throughout the golf industry, and it’s fantastic that John Daly will put the club in play on the PGA TOUR at the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill,” said Jeff Barry, CEO, Vertical Groove Golf.
In addition to Daly, defending Sr. PGA Champion Rocco Mediate is also a global ambassador for Vertical Groove Golf and using the club in competition. In fact, Daly, Mediate and 3 top professionals on the PGA TOUR Champions put the Vertical Groove Driver in play at the recent Chubb Classic in Naples.
Added Barry, “The fact that John Daly, Rocco Mediate and several other top professionals are using the club in competition on the PGA TOUR Champions, truly validates the performance attributes of the driver. I can’t wait to see how the TOUR players respond to Daly’s new equipment.”
The Vertical Groove Driver conforms to the Rules of Golf, and the technology reduces spin at impact, forcing a tighter dispersion and leading to, on average up to 40% straighter ball flight and up to 10 yards further in driving distance.
The 450cc Vertical Groove Driver, which is available in both right and left handed models, is offered in 8, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degree lofts (right) and 9.5 and 10.5 degree lofts (left), while featuring a full range of Aldila premium grade, tour-proven aftermarket NV2K series shafts as standard. The available flexes include: 45 gram L (Ladies), 50 gram A (Senior), 55 gram R (Regular), 65 gram S (Stiff) and 65 gram X (Extra-stiff). At a length of 45.5 inches, the Vertical Groove Driver provides an optimum launch angle while maximizing carry distance and ball speed for many players. It is equipped with Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips in standard, midsize and oversize models. Alternative shaft options from Fujikura, Mitsubishi and Aldila also will be available. Suggested retail price of the Vertical Groove Driver is $399.99.
More information on the Vertical Groove Driver is available at www.vertgolf.com or via social media profiles on Facebook and YouTube at Vertical Groove Golf, and @vertgolf on Twitter.
Vertical Groove Golf, LLC
Vertical Groove Golf, LLC is the golf industry’s newest original equipment manufacturer, and the first company to bring to market a golf club with vertical grooves on the club face. Backed by extensive testing from the leading independent testing facility in golf, the driver is proven to deliver better accuracy and greater distance off the tee. Guided by a leadership team comprised of accomplished business executives, and complemented by veteran golf equipment design and marketing experts, the Company’s Headquarters is located in Boston, MA, with its manufacturing facility based in Jupiter, FL. For more information on Vertical Groove Golf, please visit www.vertgolf.com.
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