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3M Introduces Golf Glove With 3M Greptile Grip; `Get a Grip` on Your Game

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 2:00 am CDT


ST. PAUL, Minn.
"Many glove manufacturers focus on making a glove that feels as transparent as possible. We're different"

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every golfer wants to achieve the same thing -- a better golf swing. Thanks to the 3M Greptile grip golf glove, an improved swing may be just a stroke away. 3M, the company that has launched more than 50,000 innovative products worldwide, announces the arrival of its ingenious Greptile grip golf glove that results in a faster golf ball by .7 miles per hour, going a remarkable 10.5 feet further. Results will vary based on the expertise of the golfer. Designed for maximum grip strength with minimum effort, the Greptile grip golf glove is bringing cutting-edge technology to golf in a whole new way by enabling golfers to maintain complete control of the club, even in wet conditions.

Made primarily of cabretta leather, the Griptile glove adds a special, proprietary gripping material called Greptile grip to the palm for ultimate performance. Utilizing 3M's microreplication technology, the patented Greptile grip material is composed of thousands of tiny gripping "fingers" to create a sturdier grip than the standard leather gloves on the market. Golfers who use the new Greptile glove experience an easier grip on the club with less effort, leading to maximum club head speed for longer drives.

3M innovation is changing conventional thinking about golf gloves. "Many glove manufacturers focus on making a glove that feels as transparent as possible. We're different," says George Dierberger, marketing and international manager of 3M Sports and Leisure Products Project. "Applying the Greptile technology to a golf glove is a classic application. It is the only glove on the market that actively improves a golfer's hold on the club by allowing a more relaxed grip, leading to greater drive distance with less grip pressure."

It's an ideal product for golfers with diminished grip strength, and for anyone who wants to increase their performance on the golf course.

The 3M(R) Golf Glove with Greptile grip golf glove is available in men's left hand, sizes medium, medium/large, large and extra large. It is available nationally at major chain stores and athletic retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price ranging from $11.95 to $15.95.

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Ruder Finn Public Relations
Melissa Barnes, 212-593-5841
Colleen Harris, 651-733-1566

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