SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that Golf Pride grips were played by the majority of golfers in both the Nationwide Tour Chitimacha Open and the LPGA Tour Kia Classic last week.
According to data compiled by the authoritative Darrell Survey Company, Golf Pride grips were used by 90 percent of all players competing in the Nationwide Tour Chitimacha Open, held in Lafayette, Louisiana, and 83 percent of all players at the LPGA Tour Kia Classic held in Carlsbad, California.
The Nationwide Tour Chitimacha Open saw 129 of the 144 players compete with Golf Pride grips, including 91 playing the Tour Velvet® model and 14 using the colorful New Decade™ MultiCompound model. At the LPGA Tour Kia Classic, 120 of the 144 players in the field used golf pride grips, with 73 trusting the Tour Velvet, and 20 competing with the New Decade MultiCompound.
“The prevalent use of Golf Pride grips during these two high profile tournaments last week is a testament to the performance of our product,” said Dan Koehler, director of global sales and marketing for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “In particular, we are pleased to see the New Decade MultiCompound grow in popularity among top professional golfers.”
Eaton’s Golf Grip Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on five 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.
About Eaton Corporation
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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