MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (Nov. 2, 2012) -- MacNeill Engineering Worldwide - The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories - congratulates Ryan Winther and Eric Lastowka on capturing the open and senior division titles, respectively, at the 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship.
Provider of the Official Spikes and Tees of Long Drivers of America, CHAMP ensured all participants maximized distance by using its cleats and the eco-friendly Zarma FLYtees. Outfitted in the company's technologically-advanced ScorpionSTINGER™ spikes, Winther blasted a 343-yard shot on the way to earning his first RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. For his part, Lastowka secured the senior division title with an astounding 355-yard drive.
"The torque generated by these competitors is remarkable and our spikes ensure that no matter how hard they swing, traction won't be a problem," says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "Not to be overlooked in the pursuit of distance is our FLYtee, which greatly reduces friction at impact, resulting in longer, straighter drives."
Contested at the Mesquite Sports and Events Complex in Nevada, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, December 23, 2012 at 2:30pm EST and ESPN2 on December 30, 2012 at 2pm EST.
The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes were used by three of the four major winners in 2012 and have been trusted by the champion at 30 of the past 40 majors.
Beyond the cleat category, the company offers a wide range of products, including the FLYtee™. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering's unrivalled 80-year heritage, the FLYtee line has quickly become one of the most-used tees by leading professionals worldwide. Made with durable, environmentally-friendly materials, its six-pronged head and shallow cup reduces friction, increases distance and improves accuracy.
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.