Golf News – July 23, 2015

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Golf Pride Grip Counts Are A Major Win At “The Home of Golf”

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the leading grip brand played by professionals and amateurs at the 144th Open Championship. The overwhelming majority, 119 players, competing in the year’s third major trusted their games to Golf Pride grips, including all three of the top finishers.

Golf Pride’s popular Tour Velvet® family of grips were used by 83 players at the Old Course in St. Andrews, making it more popular than all other grip companies combined. Golf Pride’s second most popular grips in play were its MCC™ family with 18 players relying on its unique hybrid cord and rubber technology to help negotiate the wind and rain of the Open.

The 2015 Open Championship proved to be a showcase for some of the world’s top amateur golfing talent. In total, there were 9 amateurs in the field; 5 that made the cut and 4 that finished in the Top 30. Similar to their professional counterparts, over 80%, 8 of 9 amateurs competing at the Open in St. Andrews, trusted their championship quests to Golf Pride.

“Once again when the Claret Jug was on the line, players trusted their games to Golf Pride by an overwhelming margin,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “The wind and rain that battered the field in the 2nd and 3rd rounds made play challenging, but with the consistency and stability that are hallmarks of our grips, the world’s best players shone brightly through the dark and dreary conditions.”

To view Golf Pride’s entire line of products played on the Old Course at St. Andrews visit golfpride.com.

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2015 Open Champion Travels With Club Glove Luggage

144st Open champion travels with the leader in American made luggage

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Club Glove® – The leader in premium American-made travel luggage, golf bags, club covers and accessories – is the luggage choice for the 2015 Open Championship winner.

Winning the second major of his career and his 12th Tour Victory, the champion won The Open in a four-hole playoff on Monday after a weekend filled with continuous weather delays at St. Andrews.

“When traveling home with such precious hardware as the Claret Jug, Champions prefer to keep their clubs and valuables protected by the most trusted golf travel luggage on the market” says Jeff Herold, President of Club Glove.

Traveling with TRS Ballistic luggage, The Open Champion was not the only golfer who traveled to St. Andrews with Club Glove luggage. Over 75% of the players at The Open trusted Club Glove to get their equipment and clubs to Scotland this past week, making it the most trusted luggage for traveling to major championships.

Club Glove is the undisputed number one pro and collegiate golf travel bag brand. Used by more Tour players than any other brand in golf, the Last Bag was named one of the sport’s top 10 innovations of the last 20 years by Golf Digest. Their latest innovation in luxury travel, TRS Ballistic luggage, is taking the luggage industry by storm.

For more information regarding Club Glove USA or to purchase products see clubglove.com or call (800) 736-4568. Get social with Club Glove USA on Facebook or Twitter.

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Druh Belts & Buckles Announces The Official 2015 Solheim Cup Belts Are Available For Sale

Druh Belts & Buckles, the Choice of Champions and #1 Belt on Tour, is excited to announce the Official 2015 Solheim Cup custom belts are now available for sale. Available to the public for the first time, these beautiful belts feature a white oval custom Solheim Cup logo buckle and a white crocodile texture genuine leather strap. All Druh belts are one size fits all, cut to measure for a customized and personalized fit. For pricing and to place an order, please contact Kerry Vail, President, Druh USA at kerry@druhbeltsandbuckles.com.

Druh has been the official belt supplier of the Solheim Cup since 2011 and will again be providing a custom belt for both the U.S. and European teams featuring a premium, handmade leather strap and custom logoed buckle. The respective team captains, Juli Inkster and Carin Koch, have provided design input and personal inspiration for their team’s unique custom buckles. Druh is widely recognized as the custom buckle specialist, designing and manufacturing the finest quality buckles available in the world today.

“We are honored to again be the official belt supplier of the Solheim Cup. We have a proud heritage of supporting both teams and providing them with a custom belt symbolizing the honor and pride of playing for their country. Through our commitment to the Solheim Cup and women’s golf, we hope to inspire the next generation of women golfers,” remarked Simon Hurd, Druh’s founder. “Druh has been an outstanding partner to the Solheim Cup and we are grateful for their unwavering commitment to our event, women’s golf and the most important team competitions in the world today,” said Chris Garrett, LPGA Tournament Director. “The teams are very excited to wear their unique Druh custom belts enabling them to show their team spirit while honoring their country at the same time,” Garrett added.

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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