Winners on all major Tours – including the Ricoh Women’s British Open – wore replaceable cleat technology

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., August 6, 2018 – Leading into the final major of the year, players wearing replaceable cleat technology continue to dominate the PGA TOUR. On Sunday, the World Golf Ranking’s number two player captured the WGC Bridgestone Invitational wearing footwear with cleats. In the event, 20 of the top 24 finishers chose replaceable cleat technology.

It was a clean sweep over the weekend as the victorious players on all of the major professional golf tours wore footwear with replaceable cleats, including the winner of the Ricoh Women’s British Open.  

“This past weekend is another indication of the value that the best players in the world put in traction and stability in order to play at the top of their game,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports. “We expect to see even more players in cleats this week at the PGA Championship.”

In addition to the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and Ricoh British Open, cleated footwear were won by winners of the PGA TOUR’s Barracuda Championship,’s KC Golf Classic, PGA Champions TOUR’s 3M Championship and the Australiasian Tour’s Fiji International.

PrideSports is the undisputed leader in the golf cleat segment with its CHAMP® and Softspikes® brands. 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. 

Earlier this year, PrideSports was named to the inaugural National Golf Foundation’s Top 100 Businesses in Golf list.


About PrideSports

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®.


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