Golf Pride Ranks Number One Grip Choice At The U.S. Open

6/20/2012 1:49:04 PM
Golf Pride® Grips take hold at the Open  (EuropeanTour)
Golf Pride® Grips take hold at the Open (EuropeanTour)

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that the majority of golfers who competed in the 2012 U.S. Open relied on Golf Pride grips to play their best. According to data compiled by the authoritative Darrell Survey Company, Golf Pride grips were used by 83 percent of all players at the tournament, held June 14-17, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

The data showed that 129 of the 156 players in the field had Golf Pride grips on the majority of clubs in the bag, with 87 players - more than half the field - using the Golf Pride Tour Velvet® model.  Additionally, 23 players - more than were using any single competitor brand - played with high-performance and colorful Golf Pride New Decade™ MultiCompound grip models.

“The U.S. Open is one of the most prestigious and exciting golf tournaments in the world,” said Jim Ulrich, global tour promotions manager for Eaton’s Golf Grip Division. “The fact that so many elite players consistently trust our grips under these intense conditions speaks to the quality and performance of Golf Pride grips.”

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 or visit us on Facebook at

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit