November 10, 2008

Golf Pride Is Top Grip Choice At The 2008 Nationwide Tour Championship

CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that, according to authoritative Darrell Survey results, 90 percent of the players who competed in the 2008 Nationwide Tour Championship used Golf Pride® grips on the majority of clubs in their bag.

The survey also revealed that 22 of the top 25 money winners on the Nationwide Tour, who automatically qualified for their 2009 PGA Tour Card, played with Golf Pride grips.

“We are pleased to see that the majority of professional golfers on the Nationwide Tour compete with Golf Pride grips to play their best,” said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “The fact that so many players trust Golf Pride and win with our grips is a testament to the quality and reliability of our products.”

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 power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit


Dan Koehler
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