The PGA Tour had the weekend off however, that did not stop the #1 Brand on Tour from celebrating multiple victories. This weekend CHAMP spikes enjoyed a win on the European Tour and LPGA Futures Tour. It also marks the end of a separate money event on the LPGA Futures Tour sponsored by CHAMP called “The Last CHAMP Standing”.
The players of the European Tour played their final round at the Hilversumsche Golf Club in Hilversum, Netherlands for the KML Dutch Open. Once again, the results were positive for the brand many know as the best in traction technology, as the winner and 77% of the field played in CHAMP spikes.
This event marks the 30th European Tour event won in CHAMP spikes this season which is not surprising when one sees the high volume of CHAMP wearers in the field at the beginning of each tournament. Also making consistent debuts at the top of weekly leaderboards, the CHAMP Zarma® cleats continue to enjoy an increase in player use week after week. Eight of the top ten spots at the KML Dutch Open chose the World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® to bring them to the top.
At the LPGA Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club, the women finished in a one-hole playoff with the final champion winning this event for the second time. The field had 56% in CHAMP as well as 8 of the top 15 finishers.
Tropical storm Lee could not stop the LPGA Futures Tour from playing the 2011 Price Chopper Tour Championship. The ten inches of rain did however present some challenges for the players. Each year, CHAMP holds a match play contest called “The Last CHAMP Standing” which is conducted over several weeks. At this event the finals were unable to be played because of flooding and a revised schedule of play. The 2011 Last CHAMP Standing ended in a draw splitting the prize money between Tzu-Chi Lin of Chinese Taipei and Sophia Sheridan of Guadalajara, Mexico.
“I think CHAMP goes the extra mile for us,” added Sheridan. “More than just giving us spikes, they give us something to play for. It’s great they offer this match-play contest because it’s fun and it’s a format we never get to play.”
“This has been a great weekend for CHAMP spikes. We are proud to have such strong numbers at these events and thank the players for their consistent support of CHAMP spikes,” states Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP / MacNeill Engineering. “This also marks the end of the ‘Last CHAMP Standing’ as well as the end of the 2011 J Golf race for the Card on the Futures Tour. We congratulate the top 10 players on gaining their tour cards and wish them the best in the 2012 season.”