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John Daly Signs with Vertical Groove Golf

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Categories: EquipmentNews

John Daly Signs with Vertical Groove Golf; Two-Time Major Champion to Use New Vertical Groove Driver on PGA TOUR & PGA TOUR Champions

Boston, MA … January 10, 2017 … Two-Time Major Champion and the #1 driver on the PGA TOUR Champions, John Daly, has signed a multi-year deal with Vertical Groove Golf, LLC, and will now tee off with the Vertical Groove Driver when competing on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and other professional golf tournaments in 2017 and beyond.

As part of his agreement with Vertical Groove Golf, Daly will serve as Global Ambassador for the Company, sporting the Vertical Groove Golf logo on his left shirt collar, while the logo will also be prominent on his golf bag.

The Vertical Groove Driver, which conforms to the Rules of Golf, is the only golf club innovation to enter the market featuring vertical groove technology on the club face. The Vertical Groove Driver technology reduces side spin at impact, leading to 40% straighter ball flight on average, while also generating greater energy at impact, resulting in a stronger forward roll and increased driving distance.

“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.”

Daly, whose long and storied career includes Major victories in the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 Open Championship, among his 20 professional wins, is long regarded as one of the game’s greatest drivers and was the leading driver on the PGA Tour Champions in his inaugural 2016 season.

“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 450cc driver, which is available in both right and left handed models, is offered in 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degree lofts, and features 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 45.75 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 will also 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 delivers 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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