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Replaceable spikes from PrideSports® trusted by winners on PGA, European and Korn Ferry Tours

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 30, 2021 – The MacNeill Pride Group confirms winners of PGA Tour’s WGC Dell Matchplay Championship, the European Tour’s Kenya Savannah Classic and the Korn Ferry Tour’s Club Car Championship, all relied on the company’s replaceable cleat solutions.

Capturing his sixth PGA TOUR title, the 34-year-old WGC Dell Matchplay Championship winner used the Cyclone® from Softspikes® in his FootJoy Premier shoes. The popular multi-material cleat features an advanced rotational design that provides incredible stability through impact. Beyond the winner, each of the other three semi-finalists at the Austin Country Club relied on replaceable spikes.  

At the European Tour’s Kenya Savannah Classic, contested at Karen Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya, the victor trusted the Pulsar from Softspikes® in his FootJoy shoes to capture his first victory on the circuit.  Meanwhile, at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Club Car Championship, the winner opted for the Silver Tornado® from Softspikes® in his Puma shoes.

“When it comes to TOUR players and their equipment, no detail goes overlooked,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports/MacNeill-Pride Group. “Finding the spike model that best suits their games is a critical element to ensuring traction is maintained throughout the swing and amateurs would be wise to experiment and find the option that will help them reap the same benefits as the best in the world.”

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

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 and

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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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