HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (Jan. 28, 2012) -- Junior Sports Corporation announces that CHAMP - a division of MacNeill Engineering Worldwide - has been named the official spike and tee sponsor for the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (Hank Haney IJGA) and International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT).
Under the partnership, CHAMP - The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories - will provide its renowned products to Hank Haney IJGA students and IJGT members, representing 45 U.S. states and 43 countries.
"The best junior players from around the globe hone their games at the Hank Haney IJGA or on the IJGT before earning college scholarships and Tour cards," says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "These players will quickly benefit from the performance-enhancing features of our innovative spikes and tees."
Through this new relationship, Hank Haney IJGA students and staff will be outfitted with CHAMP cleats and logoed Zarma FLYtees™. CHAMP will also distribute logoed tees to each participant at all 50 regular season IJGT events, and spikes to winners in each division: Boys 15-19, Boys U-14 and Girls U-19. CHAMP plans to exhibit at the season-ending Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, Memorial Day weekend at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, FL.
The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP's technologically-advanced cleats have provided superior traction and stability on the footwear of 27 of golf's last 33 major tournament winners. The company's spikes are also worn by the world's top-ranked player, who recently became the first to win the PGA and European Tour money titles in the same season.
"CHAMP is a world-class company that makes the finest cleats and tees for players of all abilities," says Peter Orrell, CEO and President of Junior Sports Corporation. "Aligning our corporation with such a premium brand furthers our mission of allowing our juniors to play at the highest level possible during training and competition."
Owned and operated by Junior Sports Corporation on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Hank Haney IJGA is the only full-time program (grades 5-12) to offer training, academics and competition for serious junior golfers. The IJGT presents more than 60 two-and three-day events throughout the U.S. annually and is the only junior golf tour with tournaments every weekend during the September-to-May school year.