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Golf Pride Leads Grip Count In Impressive Fashion at 2015 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 played by top collegiate players at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championship. 88% of players competing at Concession Golf Club – 139 of the 159 players in the field — trusted their games to Golf Pride grips.

Golf Pride’s popular Tour Velvet® family of grips were used by 51 players at the NCAA Men’s Division I Championship, while 49 players trusted their championship quests to the MCC™  Family.  Z-Grip® Cord was the next most popular grip in play with 30 players using it.  Each of these Golf Pride families earned more usage than all other competitor grip brands combined.

“These results at the NCAAs affirm that the next generation of elite golfers trust their games to Golf Pride,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride.  “Just like on the professional tours, it’s great to see that we have three distinctly different technology models being used – validating that we have a variety of grip technologies to meet both professionals’ and amateurs’ performance needs.”

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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 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



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