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Number One Brand Starts Off the New Year On Right Foot

Hot on the heels of a hugely successful Demo Day and PGA Show in Orlando, CHAMP Spikes earned two tour wins this past weekend. Celebrating victories half a world away CHAMP spikes stood in the winners circle at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters and at the Buick Invitational in San Diego.

At Torrey Pines, the number one golfer in the world started this year where he left off in 2006, in the winner’s circle. At the Buick, he sported CHAMP Cermec® spikes for the championship, his fifth overall Buick title and seventh straight PGA victory. He is now just four wins shy of tying the all-time consecutive wins record held by Byron Nelson. The victor began his charge to the front on the ninth hole with a 25 foot eagle putt and finished the pack off with a two foot birdie on the 17th hole. The CHAMP Cermec® is the ultimate in metal spike technology with a high abrasion and impact resistant ceramic ball fused to a hardened tool steel spike.

Across the globe, the world’s eighth ranked player, was also wearing CHAMP Spikes but he chose the Stinger™ for his unbelievable comeback in Qatar. The winner was two shots down with two holes remaining before pulling off a remarkable birdie, eagle finish for the title. At Qatar, CHAMP once again dominated the statistics, finishing with a majority of the field wearing their spikes as 43% of the golfers chose CHAMP. The next closest manufacturer had just 27% of the field.

“What a fantastic week,” said Harris MacNeill, President of CHAMP. “There was so much enthusiasm for our products at Demo Day and the PGA show. We were able to renew relationships and begin new ones with distributors and manufacturers and the two victories certainly capped off a wonderful show. Other companies claim to have the number one cleat but we have the number one brand because we provide golfers with more than one option.”

“You have the world’s number one ranked golfer wearing our traditional metal spikes, then one of the world’s top ten golfers, half a world away, wearing our Stinger, which is becoming one of the most recognized spikes in the world,” continued MacNeill. “That is what is so unique about our company. We don’t just make one or two styles of spikes. We are providing all types of spikes to all different types of golfers who have different needs and requirements.”