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Golf Pride Sweeps 2016 Majors with Win at Baltusrol

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the leading swing grip and putter grip brand played at the 2016 PGA Championship this past week at Baltusrol Golf Club, giving them a clean sweep of golf’s majors in 2016.

The #1 Grip in Golf claimed 10 of the top 12 finishers, including the 2016 Champion, who used Golf Pride swing grips and putter grip on his way to winning the Wanamaker Trophy for his first career major. In all, 118 players competing in the year’s final major trusted their games to Golf Pride grips, with the nearest competitor having 20. Of the 118 players who put their game in Golf Pride’s hands, 28 played the MCC family of grips, offering a proprietary hybrid blend of rubber and cord performance perfect for combatting the adverse weather that battered Baltusrol throughout the tournament.

“Over the past decade, 8 out of 10 PGA Championship winners have relied on Golf Pride, including the last 5 champions,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “It has been a rewarding season for our brand with all 4 new Major winners relying on Golf Pride to capture their first Major. We were also particularly excited to see that Golf Pride was once again the preferred performance grip among PGA Professionals in the field.”

Through the 2016 PGA Championship, 80% of the top ten players in the Official World Golf Rankings trust their games to Golf Pride grips. To view Golf Pride’s entire line of products played at the 2016 PGA Championship visit

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 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


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