June 30, 2008
Golf Pride Is The Number One Grip Choice At The 2008 U.S. Women’s Open
LAURINBURG, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that according to authoritative Darrell Survey results, the majority of LPGA professionals who played in the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Tournament depended on Golf Pride® grips.
Golf Pride grips were used by 80 percent of all pros who played in the tournament held at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, MN from June 26 – 29. In fact, out of the 156 player field, 68 golfers used the Golf Pride Tour Velvet® grip and 31 players chose the high performance New Decade™ MultiCompound grip model to play their best in the prestigious event.
“We are very pleased to see that 31 golfers used the New Decade MultiCompound grip in this event,” said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “In fact, more players used the New Decade MultiCompound grip model than all other competitor grip brands combined, which is a testament to the value that Golf Pride’s grip technology brings to women at the highest competitive levels in golf.”
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; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; hydraulics, fuel and pneumatic systems for commercial and military aircraft; 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 79,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.