Vertical Groove Golf Captures First Major Championship as Winner of The U.S. Senior Open Uses The World’s Only Vertical Groove Driver


Vertical Groove Golf Captures 2nd Professional Victory on the PGA TOUR Champions 

On the heels of John Daly winning his 1st professional tournament since 2004 using the Vertical Groove Driver, Vertical Groove Golf captured its first Major Championship,  as the winner of the U.S. Senior Open teed it up with the cutting-edge Vertical Groove Driver.

The innovative driver continues to gain popularity amongst professionals and amateurs, and now has two professional victories, in only its first season available in the market. This week at the U.S. Sr. Open at Salem Country Club, in Peabody, Mass., the driver entered competition ranked #1 and #2 in driving distance, while 6 players, including the Champion and Vertical Groove Golf staff player, Rocco Mediate, teed-up the only driver to feature vertical groove face technology.

“It’s been an incredible 6-months for Vertical Groove Golf with two victories, including a Major Championship, and the top 2 in driving distance on the PGA TOUR Champions,” said Jeff Barry, CEO, Vertical Groove Golf. “This is only the beginning as the best players in the world continue to reap the benefits of vertical groove technology, as they are driving the ball longer and more consistently off the tee.” 

The cutting edge Vertical Groove Driver, which conforms to the Rules of Golf, is designed to reduce spin at impact, forcing tighter dispersion and leading to, on average, up to 40% straighter ball flight and up to 10 yards further in driving distance. Now, some of the best players on the PGA TOUR Champions are recognizing the results and using the Vertical Groove Driver each week.

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.

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