BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 6, 2021 – The MacNeill Pride Group confirms winners of the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, PGA Tour Champions’ Dick’s Sporting Goods Open and European Tour’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, all relied on the company’s replaceable cleat solutions.
Capturing his first PGA TOUR title in a dramatic playoff, the 26-year-old Australian winner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic relied on the Silver Tornado® from Softspikes® in his Nike Victory Tour 2 shoes. Beyond the winner, 29 of the top-37 finishers chose shoes with replaceable spikes over spikeless alternatives.
Securing his first victory on the PGA Tour Champions’ circuit, the winner of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open contested at En-Joie Golf Club in Endecott, NY., relied on the Pulsar® from SoftSpikes® in his FootJoy Premier shoes. Rounding out the weekend winners who chose replaceable spikes was the champion at the European Tour’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, who utilized proprietary metal spikes in his Adidas Tour 360 shoes.
“Elite golfers competing around the world on courses with different types of turf and weather conditions know that replaceable spikes are the best way to maintain traction and optimize distance, accuracy and overall performance,” 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 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®.
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