Eaton’s Proud of Golf Grip

Golf Pride® Remains Strong On Tour As Number One Grip At Open

LAURINBURG, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that the majority of touring professionals who played in the PGA Tour Open depended on Golf Pride® grips.

Golf Pride grips were used by 25 of the top 30 finishers who played in the Open held at the TPC Summerlin and TPC Canyons courses in Las Vegas, October 11 – 14.

"With the TOUR winding down and many players vying for 2008 TOUR cards, we're pleased to see that so many professional golfers rely on Golf Pride to play their best," said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton's Golf Grip Division. "Regardless of a player's golfing ability, you can't beat Golf Pride's heritage of leadership and performance."

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

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit

Golf Pride Supprts Breast Cancer…

Golf Pride Unveils New Limited Edition Golf Grip To Support Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
LAURINBURG, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that Golf Pride® is releasing a limited edition pink and black DD2™ swing grip with 25 cents of each grip benefiting Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization™.

The specially designed pink and black DD2 grip is available exclusively at The new model features a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon and the word "empower" engraved into the black soft rubber compound, for an attractive visual effect to demonstrate how Y-ME empowers those touched by breast cancer with information and peer support.

"We are proud to have incorporated such a beautiful and meaningful design into one of our latest technologically advanced swing grips," said Jeff Fiorini, general manager for Eaton's Golf Grip Division. "Everyone knows someone affected by breast cancer and we are honored to continue working with an organization that brings empowerment and vital resources to those facing the disease and those who support them."

The DD2 was introduced for the 2007 golf season and is used by touring professionals as well as beginners. With an evolution in material placement and styling, the DD2 combines enhanced stability, ultimate comfort and reduced torque for consistent shot feedback. The molding technology provides torsional strength, which prevents the grip material from twisting or moving during the swing.

As part of Golf Pride's continued commitment to women's health, 25 cents from each sale of the black and pink DD2 designed grips will be donated to Y-ME.