Golf Pride Grips Are Overwhelming Favorite at 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the leading grip brand used by top collegiate players at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championship. A commanding 94% of players competing at Eugene Country Club – 146 of the 156 players in the field – trusted their games to Golf Pride grips.

Golf Pride’s popular MCC® grips were used by 55 players at the NCAA Men’s Division I Championship. The MCC family offers a unique hybrid performance with rubber in the lower hand for feel and cord in the upper hand that is perfect for negotiating the wet weather often encountered in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to the MCC, Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet® and Z-Grip® families were the second and third most preferred models in play.

“The NCAA Men’s Championship showcases performance products that elite amateurs trust to perform at their best,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “While Golf Pride consistently has 80% of players on the PGA Tour choosing our grips, without being paid to do so, it’s rewarding to also see the next generation of pros trust our performance grips as they represent their school on the biggest stage of the year.”

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Eaton’s Golf Grip Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on six 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 or visit us on Facebook at

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


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