April 1, 2008
Golf Pride Grips Played By Majority Of Golfers On The Champions Tour, LPGA Tour And Nationwide Tour Last Weekend
LAURINBURG, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that according to the authoritative 2008 Darrell Survey results, the majority of golfers who played in the Champions Ginn Championship, the LPGA Tour Safeway International and the Nationwide Tour Chitimacha Louisiana Open relied on Golf Pride® grips.
Golf Pride grips were used by 64 of the 79 (81 percent) players in the field at the Champions Ginn Championship held at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla. on March 28-30. Also, Golf Pride grips were used by 116 of the 144 (80.6 percent) players at the LPGA Tour Safeway International held on March 27-30 at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Phoenix, Ariz. Additionally, 129 of the 144 (89.6 percent) competitors in the Nationwide Tour Chitimacha Louisiana Open (March 27-30), held at Le Triomphe Country Club in Broussard, La., depended on Golf Pride.
“We are pleased to see that Golf Pride was the most played grip on the Champions, LPGA and Nationwide Tours last weekend,” said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “The fact that more than 84 percent of golfers playing in these three Tours used Golf Pride grips last week clearly shows the World’s top golfers trust Golf Pride when it counts.”
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 2007 sales of $13.0 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.