Our score: Overall: 4.5 Need To Know Long, nice feel. Looks will split opinion. PRICE: £229.99 YEAR: from 2018 Category: Fairway WoodsCurrentnot first lookEditor's pick: pickedPerformance: 4 Quality: 4.5 Value: 3 Byline: Charlie Lemay Editor Review Add your review! Vertical Groove Golf fairway wood review Submitted by Charlie Lemay on Mon, 04 Jun 2018 Here's the new @vertgroovegolf fairway wood - review on site soon. @vertgolf pic.twitter.com/mBhHYV9fgA — GolfMagic.com (@GolfMagic) May 17, 2018 After the Vertical Groove driver comes the fairway wood, with much of the same technology. Grooves are flipped vertical (clue’s in the heading) with the theory going that this will improve forgiveness and distance. We went to Hadley Wood Golf Club in north London to test this fairway wood with the help of Skytrak launch monitor. 5774263478001 Looks The headshape is fairly traditional and looks appealing sat behind the ball, but the paint job won’t be to everyone’s liking. The large alignment line will definitely help you get lined up as it pops off the crown, but it’s definitely in your face. We’re not completely sure the green colourway works, but clearly this is subjective. Feel and sound It has a distinct feel that needs to be tested. When struck right from the middle we enjoyed a soft, muted feel. Performance In the distance stakes, the Vertical Groove Golf fairway wood excels. We got some impressive numbers on well hit shots, up there with the longest available. This is true for use off the tee and the deck. Regarding forgiveness we found it to be middle of the pack. Still a decent whack in there, but nothing to challenge the most forgiving products available in 2018. We found it was relatively easy to get off the deck, although we did get some low spin numbers at times. Verdict A long fairway wood that offers decent forgiveness. Head to the Vertical Groove Golf website for more. Rating Performance 80 Quality 90 Value 60 Overall 90 Please login or create an account to post your review!