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Replaceable spikes from PrideSports® trusted by winner of PGA Tour's Zozo Championship and more

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., October 26, 2021 – PrideSports confirms the winners of the PGA Tour’s ZOZO Championship, European Tour’s Mallorca Golf Open and LPGA Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship, all relied on the company’s replaceable cleats.

Capturing his seventh PGA TOUR title, the 29-year-old winner of the ZOZO Championship relied on the traction and stability of Tour Flex® from SoftSpikes® in his ASICS shoes to claim a five-shot victory at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan. He was not alone on the leaderboard, as 29 of the top 34 finishers chose replaceable cleats over spikeless shoes.

On the European Tour, the winner of the Mallorca Golf Open in Spain used a combination of the Silver Tornado® and Pulsar® models from SoftSpikes® to capture his first title on the circuit. Meanwhile, the No.1 ranked female player in the world continued her winning ways at the BMW Ladies Championship, contested at the LPGA International Busan course in the Republic of Korea. She opted to use Pins Thintech XPS spikes in her Adidas ZG21 shoes. 

“The vast majority of elite golfers in the world rely on cleats to ensure they maintain the traction and stability needed to 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

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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