Vertical Groove Golf release 3-wood as used by John Daly

Vertical Groove Golf 3-wood: first the driver flips the grooves, now it comes to the fairway wood.

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Thu, 17 May 2018
Vertical Groove Golf release 3-wood as used by John Daly

Vertical Groove Golf have released a 3-Wood, and it’s being used by PGA Tour Champions’ players John Daly, Rocco Mediate, Mark Calcavecchia and others.

The 180cc Vertical Groove 3-Wood features a confidence-inspiring shallow face which gets the ball aloft easily and creates amazing hang-time, with the same distinctive sound and feel as the brand’s driver.


Some 17 scoring lines run vertically on the clubface, instead of the traditional horizontal orientation.

This patented Vertical Groove Technology is proven to reduce spin at impact, forcing tighter dispersion and leading to straighter ball flight and greater distance.


The Vertical Groove 3-Wood also incorporates 8g tungsten sole weights which are positioned according to the loft of the club. In the 14-degree Tour model, the weight is positioned forward to provide a flatter, more penetrating ball flight. The 15-degree model places the weight at the rear of the sole, helping golfers to launch the ball higher and providing more stability after off-centre strikes.

The sole weight also is available in 3- to 12-gram custom options to match individual players’ fitting preferences.

Daly gives the driver a ding-dong. 

A variable-thickness cupface design, featuring a special 455 maraging steel alloy which enables the Vertical Groove 3-Wood to achieve USGA limits for face flexure, wraps the clubface around the crown and sole, adjoined to a 17-4 steel body.

The 43-inch Vertical Groove 3-Wood is currently available as a Right Hand model, supplied with the premium-grade, Tour-proven Aldila NV®2KV shaft in the following flexes: Green 45g L (Ladies), Green 50g A (Senior), Blue 60g R (Regular), Blue 70g S (Stiff) and Blue 70g X (X-Stiff).

Alternative shaft options from Fujikura, Mitsubishi and Aldila are also available.

The Vertical Groove 3-Wood is equipped with Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips in standard, midsize and oversize models.

“We are very excited that golfers in Europe are about to get their hands on our new 3-Wood,” said Rubin Hanan, COO & Managing Partner, Vertical Groove Golf.

“Our Driver enjoyed an impressive debut on the PGA TOUR Champions last year, highlighted by wins for John Daly and Kenny Perry, and we enjoyed widespread usage among other top Tour golfers. Continued success at the highest level is the greatest product endorsement and, boosted by the success of our Driver, we anticipate strong Tour usage with the Vertical Groove Fairway Woods in 2018.”