2016 Sr. PGA Champion, Rocco Mediate, has signed a multi-year deal with Vertical Groove Golf, LLC, and will now play the Vertical Groove Driver on the PGA TOUR Champions and other tournaments in 2017, and beyond. This news comes on the heels of Vertical Groove Golf’s recent signing of two-time Major Champion, John Daly. Mediate will serve as a Global Ambassador for the Company, while sporting the Vertical Groove Golf logo on his left shirt collar.
“I’ve tested the Vertical Groove Driver extensively and I am very happy with how it performs off the tee,” said Mediate. “I am excited to put the driver into play on tour and I look forward to a truly successful partnership with Vertical Groove Golf.”
According to the Boston-based company, 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.
The 450cc Vertical Groove 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 also will be available. Suggested retail price of the Vertical Groove Driver is $399.99.