Golf Pride Trusted to Win Wanamaker Trophy and Grip Count at 2017 PGA Championship 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.  Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the most used grip brand played at the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 2017 PGA Champion trusted Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet Cord in his hands to conquer the hot and humid conditions as he earned his first major championship victory.  The #1 Grip in Golf was played by 10 of the 12 top 10 finishers and overall, 81 percent of players competing in the season’s final major trusted their games to Golf Pride. Of the 20 PGA Professionals at the PGA Championship, an astounding 19 trusted Golf Pride as they competed at the game’s highest level.

“For amateurs, PGA Professionals and TOUR players alike improving performance is at the top of everyone’s minds at Golf Pride,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “Seeing the world’s best players choose Golf Pride validates our drive to continuously innovate with performance technology that improves player performance.”

Each week, Golf Pride is the leading grip played from tee-to-green on the PGA TOUR with an average of 80% of pros choosing Golf Pride swing grips in each event, without any paid endorsements.

Eaton’s Golf Pride Grips 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 www.golfpride.com.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 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 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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