Golf Pride® Wins Grip Counts and Wanamaker Trophy at Bethpage Black

PINEHURST, NC… Golf Pride® a division of power management company Eaton and an industry leader in grip innovation, today announced that it was the leading swing and putter grip brand in play at 2019 PGA Championship, with 125 players (80%) in the field trusting Golf Pride grips.

Eleven players who finished in the Top 10 and ties, including the champion, chose Golf Pride at Bethpage State Park’s Black course. The winner trusted Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet Cord grips en route to capturing his 4th career major.  In addition to touring professionals, 18 out of the 20 PGA Professionals who earned the right to compete in the 2019 PGA Championship trusted their games to Golf Pride.

The Tour Velvet family of grips have been the choice for winners of 4 of the last 5 majors dating back to the 2018 U.S. Open.  In addition, Golf Pride had in play over 10 different performance technology models, ranging from the firmest and high feedback Z Grip Cord, to its softest comfort grip, the CP2. 

“Choosing the right grip technology for your game is an integral part of the equipment selection process for the game’s best players,” said Brandon Sowell, global director of sales and marketing for Golf Pride. “We are always excited to see when the full range of our performance innovations are put to the highest test, from both touring pros and PGA Professionals.”

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.  After crowning the 2019 PGA Championship winner, 5 out of the last 6 Majors contested have been won by players trusting their games to Golf Pride.

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Eaton’s Golf Pride Division is one of 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

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide, and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit



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