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CHAMP: The Official Spike of the Long Drive Championship

CHAMP, the company known for being the World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology, is proud to announce their participation in the 2010 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. Players compete for the title with the fiercest and longest hitters in the world and CHAMP spikes provides these competitors with the traction means to hit longer and stronger.

CHAMP spikes partnered with the Long Drivers of America beginning in 2009 as the official spike sponsor. The LDA provides a platform for golf’s longest hitters to achieve massive distances with their powerful swings and is the perfect platform for CHAMP to support claims of superior traction, balance and stability.

Live coverage of the 2010 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will air on beginning at 6:30pm on November 5th. Following that, full coverage of the 2010 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will debut on television on ESPN2 on December 25 (2-3:30pm ET) and re-air on ESPN on December 26 (2:30-4pm ET).

“CHAMP is proud to be the official spike sponsor of the LDA. As an industry leader in traction technology, CHAMP is a natural fit for this week’s event. Our partnership has proven to be a win-win relationship and from our perspective we see no better venue to test our innovative traction technology then with the world’s longest and strongest hitters” states Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/ MacNeill Engineering. “Our participation in these events demonstrates our commitment to defining the needs of golfers who want to hit harder and aim longer. The CHAMP logo will be prominent on this year’s grid at the 320 yard mark and we challenge the hitters hoping to see each of their shots hit there or beyond.”


Darrell Survey Statistics Show CHAMP Spikes on PGA Tour Winner

The PGA Tour has had many great stories at the end of each tournament in the 2010 season. This week at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open there was a playoff finish that will be remembered as one of the most unbelievable finishes of the year.

In a three-man playoff, the tournament was decided when the winner, wearing CHAMP ProStinger™ Spikes, hit a hole-in-one on the fourth playoff hole. CHAMP was also proud to have six of the top ten finishers and more than half of the entire field competing in CHAMP spikes. This is the 26th victory for CHAMP during the 2010 PGA Tour season.

Across the pond at the Castello Masters Costa Azahar in Valencia, Spain the up and coming Italian teenager of the European Tour took the victory while wearing CHAMP’s most popular model, the ScorpionSTINGER™ Spike. Accompanying him on the leaderboard was 66% of the entire field and 9 of the top 10 finishers. This is also CHAMP’s 26th win on the European Tour season.

“What an incredible way for a PGA tournament to end. At CHAMP, we are certainly proud to have the majority of the field and we extend our congratulations to the champion who left viewers smiling from a surprising finish that is sure to be remembered” states Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP / MacNeill Engineering. “As we are proud of these results, the real winner this week is Shriners Hospital for Children®. We applaud the medical professionals at Shriners who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of children as they continue to provide pediatric specialty care, innovative medical research and teaching programs.”


CHAMP Wins Open and Portugal Masters

Staying consistent with the trend of past Monday tour results as reported by the Darrell Survey, Champ is proud to announce the winners of the PGA Open and the winner of the European Tour Event, The Portugal Masters, both played their way to victory wearing CHAMP spikes

Both the PGA Tour and European Tour event brought with it a great story at the finish. On the PGA Tour, the champion had four hole-outs from the fairway in each round of this event. Finishing with a one shot lead and ending an eight-year drought from the winner’s circle, this CHAMP supporter also secured his PGA card through 2012.

Over on the European Tour, bouncing back from being behind by seven shots as he entered the last day of competition, the winner of the Portugal Masters won playing in the #1 Brand on Tour and was joined by over 70% of the entire participating field and 7 of the top ten finishers.

“For CHAMP the participation of players wearing CHAMP spikes in these events has been solid since the beginging of the 2010 season. We have stayed true to what we believe to be the core of our company and that is offering quality equipment options for golfers of all levels” states Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP / MacNeill Engineering. “We congratulate these champions on amazing play this week and look forward to seeing the remaining events this season.”


CHAMP Wins PGA and Dominates European Leader board

CHAMP spikes follows up a successful week at the Ryder Cup with more good news regarding professional participation with the CHAMP brand. This week marked another PGA TOUR win, the 24th of the season at the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, Georgia as well as another great finish for CHAMP Zarma, the latest in traction technology from the #1 Brand on Tour. In addition to the PGA Tour win, 7 of the top ten spots at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European PGA Tour wore CHAMP spikes which is no surprise with the tremendous support this tour has shown this year.

“As another week goes by and another tournament is played, it is great to see these players challenge each other to the top of the money list and gain exemption for next season. There is such a passion to play great golf on these challenging courses week after week that it pushes us to manufacture the best products we can. CHAMP is proud of the results on all tours this weekend and we will continue to provide innovative technology to these competitors to give them an edge when it comes to their traction and footwear equipment.” states Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP / MacNeill Engineering.