Yes. Per USGA Decision Letter 2016-759A-C and 2016-760.
The advantage is that the 450cc head, which is smaller than most heads on the market, allows you to gain more swing speed. The vertical grooves vs. horizontal grooves provide a tighter dispersion down the fairway and help you gain carry distance.
Any independent tests that show a 40% accuracy improvement? Do you have data from unpaid third party independent testing?
Vertical Groove Golf have always stated on average 40% straighter, not 40% straighter, which was proven at Golf Labs, the number one third party testing facility in the USA. We will be posting amateur data collected on the Flight Scope monitor very soon.
We are regularly adding to locations where the club can be tried, either on an individual basis or as part of a demo day. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out your nearest location.
We are not planning on traditional brick and mortar at this time.
Yes, we sell these on a case by case basis. The cost for the head only is £330. We sell finished clubs to ensure the swing weights are dialled in.
Adjustable clubs will be in the future.
Industry changing fairway woods and hybrids are scheduled to launch by the end of Q4 2017 and the end of Q1 2018 respectively.
Yes in the next generation of our driver.
The technology is really for higher handicaps as well. Most higher handicap golfers have an outside-in swing which causes the slicing of the golf ball. The vertical grooves will cause a straighter dispersion down the fairway.
Nothing really helps an over the top swing.
The Vertical Groove Driver averages 2200 – 2700 spin on average depending on the individual.
Besides groove change, the Vertical Groove Driver consistently beats the M2 in carry distance.
Can someone explain why vertical grooves impart less sidespin to the ball than horizontal? And if in fact less sidespin from vertical do they then impart over or under spin?
The vertical grooves impact the ball at contact and cause a more forward spin which allows the ball dispersion to be much tighter.
It’s for airflow, and besides, it looks pretty good.
No, it’s neutral for the most part. If you typically hit a higher ball then we would loft down a degree.
It was about spin rate, distance and feel. The VGG driver felt incredibly good when I hit it. I was able to work the ball as I like to and the spin rate was 2260, exactly where I want it. It’s the best driver I have ever hit!
How many pros are using this right now?
5 on the Champions Tour and more than a dozen pros are tweaking it right now.