Date: May 15, 2007
LAURINBURG, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that, according to authoritative 2007 Darrell Survey results, the majority of pros who played in the 2007 Players Championship and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Michelob Ultra Open depended on Golf Pride® grips.
At the 2007 Players Championship 81.4 percent of players in the field used Golf Pride grips on the majority of clubs in their bag. In fact, 17 of the top 22 finishers made Golf Pride grips their grip of choice. Pros also turned to Golf Pride during the 2007 LPGA Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill, where they were used by 83.3 percent of all pros who played. Out of a total of 96 players, 80 golfers used Golf Pride grips.
“We continue to be thrilled that top tour professionals are making Golf Pride grips their number one choice,” said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “When the pros overwhelmingly choose Golf Pride grips tournament after tournament, it reinforces that they believe we are offering the best grip for their game.”
Eaton’s Golf Grip Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on five continents. The division’s Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen. For more information, visit www.golfpride.com.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 61,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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