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PrideSports® replaceable spikes used by winner of Valspar Championship

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 21, 2022 – PrideSports® confirms the winner of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, along with winners of the DP World Tour’s Steyn City Championship and Korn Ferry Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open, all relied on the company’s replaceable spikes.  

On the PGA Tour, the 25-year-old winner of the Valspar Championship captured his third TOUR title of with a dramatic playoff victory on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort near Tampa, FL. Throughout the event, he utilized Proflex-metal hybrid spikes in his Cuater shoes. Additionally, 27 of the top-32 players at the tournament chose replaceable spikes over spikeless alternatives.  

At the DP World Tour’s Steyn City Championship, contested at The Club at Styen City in Johannesburg, the winner trusted Pulsar® spikes from Softspikes® in his FootJoy Premier shoes. On the Korn Ferry Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open, played at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club, the champion relied on CHAMP® Stinger® cleats in his FootJoy Premier shoes.

“The Copperhead Course is an extremely difficult challenge, but as we see nearly every week across all major tours, the players who rise to the top are outfitted with replaceable spikes to ensure traction and stability are optimized,” said Joe Henderson, President of PrideSports.

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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