CLEATED FOOTWEAR MAKING A DIFFERENCE AS FEDEX UP PLAYOFFS BEGIN
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., – The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs are underway with the completion of the Northern Trust Open over the weekend, where the event winner and 17 of the top 23 finishers chose footwear featuring Softspikes® or Champ® replaceable cleats.
“The best players in the world are competing for significant prize money during the FedEx Cup playoffs, and once again, the top finishers are wearing cleats,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports®. “In these events, each swing can make the difference in advancing to the next round. The players know that stability, traction and control are key components in hitting the right shot every time.”
At the Northern Trust Open, the event winner captured his first victory of the season and the $1.6 million prize wearing Nike Vapor React 2 footwear with Softspikes® Silver Tornado replaceable cleats.
On the other professional circuits, the winner of the LPGA Tour’s Aberdeen Standard Scottish Open won wearing adidas® Response Bounce shoes with ThinTech EXP cleats, and the winner of the Korn Ferry Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland Open was sporting FootJoy® Tour S shoes with Champ® Pivix replaceable cleats.
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.comand 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®.