Leave it to MacNeill Engineering (the parent company
of the popular CHAMP brand of spikes, grips, and
accessories) to come up with a new spike that is
actually backwards compatible with at least one
popular connector system.
IT'S SLIM, LIGHT, AND BACKWARDS-
CHAMP's new "SLIM-Lok" connectors
are available in all of their new spikes, providing
them with a lower profile, and making them lighter
at the same time. This way, shoe manufacturers can
continue the trend to bring golfers closer to the
ground, while still offering the traction benefits of
real spikes. (You didn't think that the all-in-one
"spikeless" shoes provided as much
traction as removable spike models did you?)
In the case of the SLIM-Lok connector, those
spikes will fit in shoes made for TRI-Lok spikes.
(Many FootJoy models, for example.)
HELIX: THE LATEST FROM
This design doesn't just look cool, it provides
excellent traction, stability, and durability. Helix's
green-friendly design is a courtesy to the the golfers
playing with and behind you. Like other new Champ
models, Helix has reinforced wrench holes formed in
rigid material so that you won't struggle or strip
them when replacing. And the signature
“C” is more than just a branding icon,
it doubles as a wear indicator, turning solid when
spikes need to be replaced. Brilliant!
HOW TO CHANGE THE SPIKES IN YOUR
If you're a member of a fancy country club, you
can simply leave your shoes up for cleaning, ask the
"shoe guy" to change your spikes and
arrive next time to find your shoes in perfect shape.
But if you're like most golfers, you don't have this
luxury. Check out the video below, in which Harris
MacNeill and his son Mark of MacNeill
Engineering/CHAMP show you how to do the job
right, starting with a good cleaning.