BRENTWOOD, Tenn., August 3, 2021 – The MacNeill Pride Group confirms multiple winners from this past weekend’s top global golf competitions relied on the company’s replaceable cleat solutions, including the gold and silver medalist in the men’s golf event at the Tokyo Olympics and winners of the LPGA Tour’s ISPS HANDA World Invitational and U.S. Senior Women’s Open.
Capturing the gold medal by one shot on the East Course of the Kasumigaseki Country Club, the 27-year-old American trusted PINS Thintech EXP spikes in his Adidas shoes. The runner-up, who was representing Slovakia, utilized the Cyclone® from Softspikes® in his FootJoy Premier shoes. Beyond golf, numerous Olympic athletes competing in track and field, baseball/softball, football, rugby, field hockey and more rely on cleats solutions from PrideSports to provide optimal traction and stability.
At the LPGA Tour’s ISPS HANDA World Invitational, contested at Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Northern Ireland, the winner captured her first LPGA Tour title using Pulsar® from SoftSpikes® in her FootJoy Icon Black shoes. This was the same spike model preferred by the 2021 U.S Senior Women's Open champion, who secured her 95th professional victory with an eight-shot win at Brooklawn Country Club.
“We see it virtually every week, but with so many eyes on the Olympics we’re again reminded that the best golfers from all over the world use replaceable spikes to ensure they play their best,” 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.
About PrideSportsHeadquartered 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®.