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AJGA Golf Pride® Junior Classic offers Reduced Rates for Junior-Am Event

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. …Eaton Corp., Golf Pride Grips is proud to host the American Junior Golf Association Golf Pride Junior Classic at Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The 96-player field will feature top junior golfers from North Carolina and across the country, during a 54-hole stroke play event, July 4-7.

During the tournament week, some of the top juniors participating in the Golf Pride Junior Classic also will take part in the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament Monday, July 4. The Junior-Am will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Forest Creek Golf Club. This event provides an excellent opportunity to entertain clients, reward employees or enjoy a tournament round with friends. The Junior-Am allows amateurs to play alongside the future stars of the game.

Supporting golf at the grassroots level, Junior-Ams allow the AJGA to make contributions to local junior golf charities and programs in hosting communities. In 2011, the proceeds of the Golf Pride Junior Classic Junior-Am will benefit the First Tee of The Sandhills and the AJGA Foundation. To get more information or sign up to participate at the new reduced rates, go to or contact Chris White ( at (678) 425-1712.

First-round of junior tournament play will begin Tuesday, July 5 with first- and second-round tee times running from 8 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. off the No. 1 tee at Forest Creek Golf Club. The final round will take place Thursday, July 7, with tee times running off the No. 1 tee from 8 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the final round. Guests are welcome to attend and admission is free of charge.

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.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and 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 approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

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