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

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 7, 2021 – The MacNeill Pride Group confirms winners of the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open, the LPGA Tour’s ANA Inspiration and the Korn Ferry Tour’s Emerald Coast Classic, all relied on the company’s replaceable cleat solutions.

Capturing his 12th PGA TOUR title, the 27-year-old Valero Texas Open winner relied on a combination of the Silver Tornado® from Softspikes® and Under Armour RST spikes, which is a proprietary model specifically-designed for Under Armour footwear. Beyond the winner, 19 of the top-29 finishers chose shoes with replaceable spikes over spikeless alternatives.  

At the first Major Championship of the LPGA season, the ANA Inspiration contested at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA., the winner relied on the Pulsar from Softspikes® in her FootJoy MyJoys shoes. The same spikes were trusted by the champion at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Emerald Coast Classic, played at Sandestin Resort in Destin Florida. One of the most popular models on the market, Pulsar® recently received a Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award in the “Best Cleats” category in the current issue of the magazine.

“The top players on every major golf Tour around the world trust our replaceable spikes to provide the traction and stability necessary to maximize distance and accuracy,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports/MacNeill-Pride Group.

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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