Date: July 23, 2007
LAURINBURG, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that, according to a 2007 Darrell Survey of grip usage, the majority of touring golfers who played in the 136th Open Championship depended on Golf Pride® grips.
Golf Pride grips were used by more than three-quarters of the field who played in the 2007 Open Championship golf tournament held at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland from July 19-22.
In fact, 120 of the 156 total golfers used Golf Pride grips on the majority of clubs in their bag. By comparing survey data with championship results, 25 of the top 30 finishers chose Golf Pride grips to weather the conditions at Carnoustie.
“We’re pleased to see a strong Golf Pride grip presence during this unique and challenging test of golf at the Open Championship,” said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “Golf Pride continues to deliver high performance grips, as nine of the top 10 finishers trusted our products under the pressure of golf’s oldest professional tournament.”
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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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