Top Players Trust Their Games To Golf Pride Grips Off The Tee and On The Greens At The Open Championship

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 Open Championship this past week at the historic Royal Troon Golf Club.

The #1 Grip in Golf claimed 9 of the top 11 finishers, including the 2016 Champion Golfer of the Year, who relied on Golf Pride’s Brushed Cotton Cord Technology to negotiate the adverse weather that plagued Royal Troon. In all, 110 players competing at the 2016 Open Championship trusted their games to Golf Pride grips, with the nearest competitor having 22. Of the 110 players who put their game in Golf Pride’s hands, 24 played the MCC family of grips, offering a proprietary hybrid blend of rubber and cord performance geared at providing optimum all-weather performance.

“Over the past decade, 9 out of 10 Champion Golfers of the Year have relied on Golf Pride,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “We genuinely appreciate that our performance grips are trusted to combat the harshest weather conditions in pursuit of the prized Claret Jug and golf’s oldest major.”

Through the 2016 Open 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 Royal Troon visit For more information on the unique ways in which Tour Players install their Golf Pride grips click here for a behind-the-scenes look.

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 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


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