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Champ To Showcase New C1X Grips, Catalog Of Spikes, Tees and Accessories At PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, Booth 315

CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance grips, golf tees and accessories – will exhibit the new C1X and updated C1 putter grips, along with their entire range of products at Booth #315 during the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, August 15-17 in Las Vegas, NV.

Created from the same soft, lightweight polyurethane as the popular C1 line, the new C1X features a flat-front, parallel shape designed to stabilize the putting stroke and encourage proper grip pressure for increased feel on the green. Its unique embossing pattern helps prevent slippage and increase comfort. The original C1 has the same familiar pistol design as previous iterations, but now includes an updated notch and diamond grip pattern, to help eliminate wrist breakdown. Both models are available in a variety of colors and maintain their performance characteristics in all weather conditions.

“The PGA Fashion and Demo Experience is a great opportunity to present our technologically-advanced products to new and existing customers, golf industry professionals and the media,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “The best players in the world trust our products to help maximize their performance on Tour and we look forward to sharing our newest innovations in Las Vegas.”

In addition to the products listed above, CHAMP will also exhibit its full array of spikes, tee and accessories including the new PiviX, a lightweight, low profile golf spike that incorporates spring-flex traction technology engineered to ergonomically feed the spikes into the turf and provide optimum traction throughout the swing. Coupled with the SLIM-Lok fastening system, PiviX represents a significant shift within the industry wherein shoe manufacturers are able to develop lighter, lower-profile designs, allowing golfers to get closer to the turf for increased stability, feel and balance.

The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes are preferred by more professional golfers than any other brand and have been used by 38 of the past 54 major champions.

Other highlights from the brand include the Tour-proven Zarma FLYtee, which increases distance and accuracy on tee shots for players of all skill levels and the new C2X grip. The latter features a clean, traditional look complemented by a debossed repeating surface pattern that helps to increase hand traction in all weather conditions. Additional information on the C2X and all other grip models in the company’s catalogue are available at champgrips.com.

With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world’s largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes and the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.

For more information: champgolf.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

 

CHAMP PiviX Wins an Editors’ Choice Award from Golf Digest for Best Cleats & Spikes

CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes – announces the new PiviX received an Editors’ Choice Award from Golf Digest in the category of Best Golf Cleat & Spike, as featured in the magazine’s May issue.

The revolutionary new model features spring-flex traction technology for optimum rotational grip. Available now at retailers nationwide, PiviX has been making waves on the PGA Tour for the past year, as it was trusted by the winner of the 2015 U.S. Open, TOUR Championship, FedExCup and John Deere Classic. Coupled with the new SLIM-Lok fastening system, PiviX allows golf shoe manufacturers to develop lighter, lower-profile designs for improved stability, feel and balance.

 “For decades, we’ve made it our mission to produce the No.1 spikes on Tour and with the new PiviX we’ve captured the trust of even more of the world’s most elite players,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO. “Our spikes provide golfers of any skill level with equipment that will benefit their performance in all conditions and the PiviX spike, along with the SLIM-LOK fastening system, are major engineering breakthroughs.”

Founded in 1931, the brand has been operated by the MacNeill family for nearly nine decades. In the 1940s, they introduced the SURE-LOCK golf spike, which quickly became the choice of the world’s best players, including the legendary Byron Nelson. The Hall of Famer suggested the company adopt his nickname, “CHAMP,” for marketing purposes. For 2016, a refreshed logo and updated packaging colors/designs will complement a new social media presence, as the brand will now utilize the handle @champgolf1931 across all channels to reflect its heritage.

Over the past 85 years, the company has been responsible for a number of innovations in golf traction, including in 1988 when they launched the first “soft spike,” ushering in a paradigm shift that was focused on green-friendly designs and player comfort. Beyond golf, the company has a strong presence in a variety of other sports and industrial activities, including football, soccer, baseball, logging and more.

Beyond its wide range of technically-advanced spikes, the company’s signature products include the Zarma FLYtee™ series and innovative C Grips line. Designed with a strong emphasis on technical innovation and game-improving performance, the C Grips collection has gained a loyal following among players who recognize its superior feel, durability and performance characteristics.

For more information: www.champgolf.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

 

CHAMP Celebrates 85th Anniversary with Company Rebrand. The #1 Brand on Tour Has Been an Industry Innovator for Nearly Nine Decades

CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes – is celebrating the family-owned company’s 85th anniversary with a complete rebranding that includes a new logo, packaging and social media handles.

Founded in 1931 by Harold MacNeill, the brand has been operated by the MacNeill family for nearly nine decades. In the 1940s, they introduced the SURE-LOCK golf spike, which quickly became the choice of the world’s best players, including the legendary Byron Nelson. The Hall of Famer suggested the company adopt his nickname, “CHAMP,” for marketing purposes. For 2016, a refreshed logo and updated packaging colors/designs will complement a new social media presence, as the brand will now utilize the handle @champgolf1931 across all channels to reflect its heritage.

Over the past 85 years, the company has been responsible for a number of innovations in golf traction, including in 1988 when they launched the first “soft spike,” ushering in a paradigm shift that was focused on green-friendly designs and player comfort. Beyond golf, the company has a strong presence in a variety of other sports and industrial activities, including football, soccer, baseball, logging and more.

 “My father and grandfather started the company from our basement when America was in the midst of the great depression and worked tirelessly to engineer a variety of parts and products,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO. “Once we got into golf, the trajectory of the company skyrocketed and from those humble beginnings we’re now designing equipment that the best players in the world rely on each week.”

Under the guidance of Harris MacNeill, the third generation of the family to helm the company, CHAMP has continued to dominate the spikes category, while also successfully expanding into tees, grips and a variety of other accessories. He has been pivotal in not only diversifying the company’s offerings, but leading a global expansion that has seen the CHAMP brand reach all corners of the world.

CHAMP’s other signature products include the Zarma FLYtee™ series and innovative C Grips line. CHAMP’s FLYtee line was developed to increase distance, accuracy and durability and as a result has become one of the top selling performance tees on the market. Designed with a strong emphasis on technical innovation and game-improving performance, the C Grips collection has gained a loyal following among players who recognize its superior feel, durability and performance characteristics.

For more information: www.champgolf.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.