MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (Nov. 4, 2013) -- CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide - The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories - announces that Tim Burke relied on the company's products to win the open division of the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships.
The Official Spike and Tee of the Long Drivers of America (LDA), CHAMP outfitted Burke with its popular ScorpionSTINGER™ cleats and performance-boosting Zarma FLYtee™. The latter features a six-pronged head and shallow cup to reduce friction at impact for increased distance and accuracy. Burke blasted a 427-yard shot to earn his first RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship.
"LDA athletes, with the fastest swings of any golfers, count on our spikes and FLYtees for increased traction and maximum distance," says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "CHAMP products have proven to enhance performance for all players, whether providing a solid base or clearing a free path for crisp contact off the tee."
Contested for the first time at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the event was broadcast live on Golf Channel. Encore telecasts will air throughout November and December.
In addition to the open division champion using CHAMP equipment for the third straight year, winners in the Grand Champions, Ladies, Legends, Masters, Seniors and Super Seniors categories also trusted CHAMP spikes and FLYtees.
The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes have been used by 32 of the last 44 major winners and are available in a variety of options, including the renowned ScorpionSTINGER™ and Zarma® models.
Beyond the cleat category, the company offers a wide range of products. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering's unrivalled 80-plus year heritage, the FLYtee line has quickly become one of the most-used tees by leading professionals worldwide. The new FLYteePRO model is infused with a specially-engineered polymer that makes it nearly indestructible.
With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world's largest manufacturer of replaceable cleats. The company produces more than 125 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.