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TaylorMade’s Jon Rahm Caps Off 2017 Campaign in Style with Memorable Victory in Dubai

23 year-old sensation Jon Rahm ended the 2017 European Tour campaign in spectacular fashion by sealing victory in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Relying on a full 14-club bag of TaylorMade equipment, the Spaniard – who was named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year earlier in the week – fired a final round 67 to finish on 19-under-par for the week, a shot clear of his nearest rival.

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“It’s been an incredible year and to finish this way is a great achievement. I will enjoy the moment, but I want to keep working hard to improve my game and kick on again in 2018.”

Jon Rahm, following his third worldwide victory this calendar year

What You Need to Know:

– Rahm’s victory was his third this calendar year after turning pro in June of 2016, with previous wins coming in January at the Farmers Insurance Open and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in July.

– With an average driving distance of 313.4 yards, Rahm – using a ’17 M2 driver set to 10.5* – led the field for the tournament. For the year, Rahm averaged a remarkable 311.9 yards off the tee.

– TaylorMade’s 2017 drivers have now accounted for 31 victories across worldwide tours this year, far outnumbering other manufacturers.

– In addition to his distance and accuracy off the tee, Rahm putted brilliantly all week, as he finished in the top three in both putts per green & putts per round categories, trusting his TaylorMade Spider Tour Red to make 24 birdies on the week.

– While ineligible to win PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year honors, Rahm’s performance during the year earned him the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2017 on the European Tour.

– The victory is the third in four weeks for TaylorMade Tour staffers, following Justin Rose’s back-to-back wins in China & Turkey.

– Rahm now moves up to No.4 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Press Release: Vertical Groove Golf, LLC @vertgolf

For Immediate Release…


Two-Time Major Winner John Daly To Tee-Up Vertical Groove Driver in

European TOUR’s Made in Denmark Open


Driving Distance Leader on PGA TOUR Champions Continues to Excel with Golf’s Only Vertical Groove Driver;

Vertical Groove Driver is Now Available in Denmark & Several Countries Throughout Europe

Boston, MA, August 23, 2017 – The cutting-edge Vertical Groove Driver, which has already captured two victories this season on the PGA TOUR Champions – including a Major Championship – will be played by two-time major champion, John Daly, in the European TOUR’s upcoming, Made in Denmark Open, August 24-27.

With John Daly leading the way, the Vertical Groove Driver is currently ranked #1 and #2 in driving distance on the PGA TOUR Champions.  Now, on the heels of competing in the 146th Open Championship, followed by the Senior Open Championship, the Made in Denmark Open marks the 3rd European TOUR property where Daly will tee-it-up with the Vertical Groove Driver.

“Backed by two prominent victories, and with the Vertical Groove Driver currently ranked #1 and #2 in driving distance on the PGA TOUR Champions, we are seeing a spike in players using the driver on the US-based professional tours,” said Rubin Hanan, COO/Managing Partner, Vertical Groove Golf. “With John Daly competing in another European TOUR event, and with distribution agreements in place throughout Europe, we are excited to showcase the innovative new driver to an expanded global audience of professionals and amateurs.” 

Through an international distribution agreement with Slaisman ltd, the Vertical Groove Driver is currently available for golfers in Scandinavian countries, including Denmark, host of the Made in Denmark Open.  Additionally, through an agreement with Anemoi Sport the innovative driver is available throughout the UK and several European countries.

The 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.

The 450cc 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), 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 45.5 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 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 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. For more information on Vertical Groove Golf, please visit