Vertical Groove Driver Captures First Major Championship

On the heels of John Daly winning his 1st professional tournament since 2004 using the Vertical Groove Driver, Kenny Perry captured his second U.S. Senior Open with the cutting edge Vertical Groove Driver, its first Major Championship.

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. Senior 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.

More information on the Vertical Groove Driver is available at

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.

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