We filed a report November 17 that Vertical Groove Golf was bringing a driver with, not surprisingly, vertical grooves to market. They’ll also be bringing the driver to the PGA Tour and Champions Tour: John Daly is set to put the Vertical Groove Driver in his bag immediately and has signed a multi-year deal with the Boston-based company.
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) January 10, 2017
According to a press release, Daly will serve as global ambassador for the company and will wear the VGG logo on his shirt collar and it will feature prominently on his golf bag.
“I’ve been hitting the ball further and straighter off the tee since putting the Vertical Groove Driver in my bag,” said Daly. “I’m hitting more fairways since switching to this driver and the sound of the club at impact is terrific. I’m looking forward to strong success in 2017 utilizing Vertical Groove technology on tour.”
“Having John Daly, a major champion and an acclaimed long driver, put our Vertical Groove Driver into play on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions, is strong validation that this club performs at the highest level,” said Jeff Barry, Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Groove Golf, LLC.
Barry adds, “This is an exciting time for Vertical Groove Golf, and it’s only fitting that John Daly leads our stable of endorsees. Thanks to our leadership team of Rubin Hanan and Josh Miller, who were instrumental in this signing, I anticipate more exciting news from Vertical Groove Golf in the coming weeks.”
The USGA-conforming driver promises a 40 percent straighter ball flight on average, as well as more forward roll, and thus more distance.
The 450cc Vertical Groove Drive is available in both right and left-handed models. It is offered in 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degree lofts, and features a full range of Aldila 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). Suggested retail price of the Vertical Groove Driver is $399.99.