Press Release: Vertical Groove Golf #JohnDaly

John Daly & Vertical Groove Driver To Make 2018 PGA Tour Debut At CareerBuilder Challenge

World’s only vertical groove driver #1 in driving distance, #2 in accuracy on PGA Tour Champions in 2017


Jupiter, FL … January 17, 2018 … Two-time major champion John Daly will make his 2018 PGA TOUR debut at the CareerBuilder Challenge, and once again the innovative Vertical Groove Driver will be in his bag.

The Vertical Groove Driver enjoyed an impressive debut season on the PGA TOUR Champions, finishing 2017 ranked #1 in Driving Distance and #2 in Driving Accuracy, with Daly also capturing his 1st professional win since 2004. In Daly’s last PGA TOUR start, he not only made the cut, but also smashed a 380 yard drive while playing in the final round of the 2017 Safeway Open.

“Following this event, JD will be attending the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, where he will be announcing some exciting news in collaboration with Vertical Groove Golf,” said Rubin Hanan, COO & Managing Partner, Vertical Groove Golf. “It’s fantastic to see John start out the 2018 season in great form, finishing 3rd in the recent Diamond Resorts Invitational. We expect his success will continue to sway other professional golfers to use the Vertical Groove Driver, which enjoyed an amazing debut season on the PGA TOUR Champions, including a 2017 U.S. Sr. Open victory.”

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 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 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, Vertical Groove Technology is proven to deliver better accuracy and greater distance. Guided by a leadership team comprised of accomplished business executives, and complemented by veteran golf equipment design and marketing experts, the Company’s HQ/Manufacturing facility is based in Jupiter, FL. For more information on Vertical Groove Golf, please visit