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Monthly Archive for May 2011

CHAMP Spikes Win 2011 BMW PGA Championship

In an exciting one-hole playoff and to capture the World Number One ranking, CHAMP congratulates the winner of the 2011 BMW PGA Championship as he competed in the popular CHAMP spikes.

The #1 Brand on Tour is pleased to take the win this weekend on the European PGA Tour, as well as having 68% of the entire field at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England. Additional statistics include eight of the top ten finishers competed in CHAMP spikes.

“CHAMP proudly congratulates the winner of the BMW PGA Championship. When referring to this champion most make reference to his consistency and he certainly proved that to be true this weekend,” states Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP / MacNeill Engineering. “At CHAMP we work to give golfers of all levels consistency in our products. We understand the need for golfers to have a product they trust. The ScorpionSTINGER™ Spikes have proven their worth over many years and continue to attract players both on tour and at retail sales. The numbers tell us golfers are changing their spikes and their choice is CHAMP. We will continue to add innovation to our product line but we will never change what works such as the ScorpionSTINGER spikes.”

CHAMP Spikes Worn to Win Three More Titles

CHAMP spikes continue to have strong numbers on all professional tours as golfers globally choose the #1 Brand on Tour competing each week. This week follows suit as the winners of the LPGA Tour and Two European Tour events won playing in CHAMP spikes.

At the Madeira Island Open played in Madeira, Portugal, the winner along with 62% of the entire field competed wearing CHAMP spikes. This year, The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® has been the spike company for the winner of 15 European Tour events. All events played in 2011 thus far have showed over 50% of each field wearing and supporting the CHAMP brand.

At the Volvo World Match Play Championship played in Casares, Andalucia, Spain, the winner also chose CHAMP spikes as the brand to bring him the traction and durability needed to win the tournament and take ownership of the title for 2011. Of that field, over 80% of the players finishing in the top ten also wore CHAMP spikes.

As good things come in threes, the winner of the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship played at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone New Jersey, had similar results as the victor also played in CHAMP Spikes. Tour statistics showed that four of the remaining eight in round five were playing in CHAMP as well as 50% of the field.

“With the two European Tour events and the LPGA win this week we are pleased to be the spikes chosen as these tremendous players compete for the titles on their respective tours,” states Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP / MacNeill Engineering.

Zarma FLYtee™ Performs

Following an exciting product launch at the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show, CHAMP announces that the new CHAMP Zarma FLYtee has far exceeded all expectations.

CHAMP, the company long known for its success on tour with their traction technology products, introduced the Zarma FLYtee knowing that its construction would simplify the “tee world” providing the best in technological advances. The Zarma FLYtee offers a more stable cup with a six prong head that makes it easier to place the ball on the tee and keep it stable. It is engineered with environmentally friendly, biodegradable materials and a sturdy body that‟s extremely durable and easy to insert even into firm ground. CHAMP perfected the design of Zarma FLYtee, and it is quickly becoming known as the greatest performance tee on the market.

“There is no question that the CHAMP Zarma FLYtee has made its mark in the golf industry,” states Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP / MacNeill Engineering. “Our decision to go back into tees was based on the need for a performance tee of a better design than other so-called performance tees on the market. The reaction from the golf industry in a very short amount of time confirms this to be a very smart decision.”

Due to the overwhelming success of this new revolutionary product, additional tooling has been put into operation to keep up with the incoming demand from the global markets. Just launched on the professional tours in the US, the FLYtee will soon be launched to all professional tours globally to accommodate the growing demand for such an extremely well crafted performance tee.

The Zarma FLYtee is available in 1 ¾”, 2 ¾” and 3 ¼” reusable, recyclable packs in a variety of colors along with multiple printed logo options.


CHAMP FLYtee High Speed Impact

Super slow motion video of a driver impact with ball and the Champ Fly Tee. Filmed usinng a Photron camera ( at 17,500fps. Notice how much the ball compresses and the tee flexes.