Date: August 20, 2007

Golf Pride® Has Commanding Presence As Number One Grip At Xerox Classic

LAURINBURG, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that, according to authoritative 2007 Darrell Survey results, the majority of touring professionals (85.9 percent) who played in the Nationwide Tour Xerox Classic depended on Golf Pride® grips.

Golf Pride grips were used by 134 of the 156 player field in the Xerox Classic, held at the Irondequoit Country Club in Rochester, New York from August 16 – 19. In fact, 97 of the finishers chose the Tour Velvet™ grip model to play their best.

“We’re excited to see that Golf Pride is the number one choice for top golfers on the Nationwide Tour, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour,” said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “Our extensive product line has a grip to suit various conditions, to help golfers play their best.”

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

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


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