MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (Feb. 18, 2013) -- CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide - The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories - confirms its renowned ScorpionSTINGER™ spikes were used by the winners of the Northern Trust Open, according to Darrell Survey, and the European Tour's African Open.
Capturing his first PGA Tour victory in a dramatic playoff, the Northern Trust champion was among eight top-10 finishers using CHAMP spikes at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. On the European Tour, the winner trusted the ScorpionSTINGER's spring-flex traction technology to ensure optimum gripping and comfort at East London Golf Club in South Africa.
"The quality and performance benefits of our products are validated each week by the large and growing number of Tour players that depend on CHAMP spikes," says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "Providing maximum traction, stability and comfort, our lines are designed to help players perform their best in all conditions."
The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes have been used by 30 of the last 40 major winners and are available in a variety of options, including the popular ScorpionSTINGER™, and Zarma®.
Beyond the cleat category, the company offers a wide range of products, including the Zarma FLYtee™. 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. Made with extremely durable 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 spikes. The company produces more than 140 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.