MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (May 1, 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 the winner of the European Tour's Ballantine's Championship relied on its renowned Zarma FLYtee and ProStinger® spikes.
Capturing his fourth European Tour title, the champion trusted the FLYtee's unique six-pronged head and shallow cup to help increase distance and accuracy off the tee at Blackstone Golf Club in South Korea.
"Our spikes have long been recognized as the #1 Brand on Tour and now the FLYtee is rapidly gaining worldwide acceptance among the game's top stars," says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "Not just helping players of all skill levels maximize on-course performance, the FLYtee also features a unique construction that is far more durable than traditional wooden offerings."
Joining the FLYtee family in 2012 was the MyHite model, which features a series of colored bands around the stem, allowing golfers to always place the ball at a consistent height. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering's unrivalled 80-plus year heritage, the FLYtee lines have quickly become one of the most-used tees by both professionals and amateurs worldwide.
Beyond the performance advantages, these tees are five times more durable than wood and help facilities dramatically improve course operations, appearance and profitability by reducing tee consumption, decreasing tee litter and lowering purchasing expenses.
The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes have been used by 31 of the last 41 major winners and are available in an assortment of models, including the ScorpionSTINGER™ and Zarma®.
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.