Golf Pride Leads Grip Count at Whistling Straits; Completes 2015 Major Sweep for Tour Velvet Family 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips division was the leading grip brand played by Tour and PGA professionals at the 93rd PGA Championship. The overwhelming majority, 121 players, competing in the year’s final major trusted their games to Golf Pride grips.

Golf Pride’s popular Tour Velvet® family of grips were used by 75 players at Whistling Straits making it more popular than all other grip companies combined.  In fact, the winners of all four of golf’s majors in 2015 used Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet grips. Golf Pride’s second most popular grips in play were its MCC™ family with 27 players relying on its unique hybrid cord and rubber technology to help negotiate the tough conditions along the shores of Lake Michigan.

The 2015 PGA Championship featured 20 PGA Professionals in its field, 19 of whom of trusted their games to Golf Pride.

“Both Tour pros and PGA Pros competing in the 93rd PGA Championship trusted their games to Golf Pride this weekend,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride.  “While we are thrilled to have such wide support among the world’s best players, it is truly rewarding to see that 19 of 20 PGA Professionals, the lifeblood of the game and those entrusted with teaching the game to amateurs throughout the country, understand the significant performance advantages Golf Pride provides their game.”

To view Golf Pride’s entire line of products played at Whistling Straits visit www.golfpride.com.

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 www.golfpride.com or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfPride

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 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 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

 

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