BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 8, 2019 – No matter the age of the player, cleated footwear is making the winning difference on the professional golf tours. In the last two weeks, players ranging from 20-years-old to 52-years-old have claimed victory wearing cleated footwear. This past weekend alone, winners on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn-Ferry Tour all wore Champ® or Softspikes® replaceable cleats on leading footwear styles.
“Players of every generation know that stability, traction and control are important factors in the golf swing,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports®. “On tour and among amateur golfers, players from age seven to 70 have learned that winners wear cleats.”
On the PGA Tour, the 20-year-old winner of the 3M Open was wearing Nike Premier footwear with Champ® Zarma Tour replaceable cleats, while one of European golf’s brightest young stars claimed victory at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open wearing Adidas® footwear with ThinTech XP cleats.
In other results from the professional tours, the winner of the Thornberry Creek Classic on the LPGA Tour was sporting Footjoy® Sport TF Boa footwear with Champ® Pivix cleats. On the Korn-Ferry Tour, the LECOM Health Challenge winner was sporting Footjoy® footwear with Champ® Pivix cleats.
Replacement Softspikes® and Champ® cleats can be purchased in the golf section of most large retailers, sporting goods stores, golf specialty and golf course pro shops across the country. Cleats can also be purchased online from any of these locations, your favorite online store or directly from www.golfspikes.com.
PrideSports is the undisputed leader in the golf cleat segment with its CHAMP and Softspikes brands. The company recommends golfers change their cleats every six to eight months – or even more frequently based on use – to ensure golfers get the maximum performance out of their footwear.
CHAMP’s Helix®, Zarma Tour® and Stinger® cleats, as well as Softspikes’ Pivix®, Pulsar®, Silver Tornado® and Stealth® cleats, dominate the OEM and secondary market in terms of performance and sales. More information can be found at www.champspikes.com and www.softspikes.com.
Headquartered in Brentwood, TN with offices across America, Europe and Asia, PrideSports provides traction elements and retention systems to athletic footwear manufacturers around the globe as well providing its CHAMP and Softspikes branded products to retail channels worldwide - maintaining a preeminent position within golf, soccer, baseball, football and other sports. In addition, the company provides a full line of golf accessories and is the largest producer and distributor of golf tees in the world, with brands including Pride Golf Tee®, Pride Professional Tee System® (PTS) and Zarma Fly Tee®.