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PrideSports® replaceable spikes used by winner at Zurich Classic

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 26, 2022 – PrideSports® confirms a member of the winning team at the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans relied on the company’s replaceable spikes.

Capturing his seventh PGA TOUR title, the 30-year-old winner relied on a combination of the Cyclone® from Softspikes® and ProStinger® from CHAMP® in his FootJoy DryJoy shoes. His use of multiple spike models stemmed from testing unique combinations on different areas of the shoe sole to determine differences in traction and feel, and the impact on performance. Beyond the winner, six of the nine teams who finished T4 or better chose replaceable cleats over spikeless alternatives. 

“Players at the PGA TOUR level are extremely discerning about the equipment they put into competition and spend hours testing to find the best fits for their games,” said Joe Henderson, President of PrideSports. “These elite players vastly prefer replaceable spikes because of the immense traction benefits they provide, leading to improved accuracy, distance and lower scores.”

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, or follow @softspikesgolf and @PrideSportsUs on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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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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