Date: June 18, 2007
Golf Pride® Makes A “Major” Statement As Grip Of Choice At U.S. Open
LAURINBURG, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that, according to a 2 7 Darrell Survey of grip usage at the 1 7th U.S. Open Championship, an unparalleled 87 percent of players depended on Golf Pride® grips.
The second major tournament of the year, played at Oakmont Country Club outside of Pittsburgh on June 11-17, 136 of 156 players used Golf Pride grips on the majority of clubs in their bag. In fact, more than half the field (79 players) chose the Golf Pride Tour Velvet® model to compete in the U.S. Open, while 17 pros used the colorful, high performance Golf Pride New Decade™ MultiCompound grip to play their best.
“Building on our presence at The Masters, it’s exciting to see Golf Pride grips help the pros stay competitive at the U.S. Open,” said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “The fact that so many professional players in this year’s field entrust their game to Golf Pride, shows their belief in the versatility and performance our products deliver.”
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 2 6 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, employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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