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Top Players Trust Their Games To Golf Pride Grips At The 2016 U.S. Open

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 116th U.S. Open this past week at the esteemed Oakmont Country Club.

The #1 Grip in Golf claimed 9 players who finished in the top 10, including the 2016 champion, who relied on Tour Velvet model grips in his first career major victory. In all, 118 players competing at the 2016 U.S. Open trusted their games to Golf Pride grips, with the nearest competitor having 17.

“Over the past decade, 9 out of 10 U.S. Open Champions have relied on Golf Pride,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “We genuinely appreciate that our performance grips are the last thing a player has in his hands before raising the championship trophy, including at one of the game’s biggest events – the U.S. Open. To see that our products are consistently trusted to perform under golf’s most demanding conditions and that they continue to deliver is both rewarding and inspiring to our future innovations.”

Through the 2016 U.S. Open, 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 Oakmont 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 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


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