CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance grips, golf tees and accessories – announces the 2015 U.S. Open champion relied on its renowned spikes and new SLIM-Lok fastening system at Chambers Bay.
Tackling the most difficult walk in tournament history, the 21-year-old champion wore the new Zarma Tour® spike, coupled with the revolutionary SLIM-Lok fastening system, in his Drive One Golf Shoe from Under Armour®. The sixth professional victory of his career, this win makes him the youngest player to win both the Masters and U.S. Open. With SLIM-Lok, shoe manufacturers are able to create significantly lighter, stronger and lower-profile designs, allowing golfers to get closer to the turf for improved stability, feel and balance throughout the swing.
“We designed SLIM-Lok to improve foot comfort and traction while reducing shoe weight for the player,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “The comfort and performance gains in this new spike technology are evident at a site like Chambers Bay where participants are walking 10 miles a day with significant elevation change.”
All SLIM-Lok equipped spikes are compatible with the millions of TRI-Lok® and Fast Twist® shoes already in the marketplace. This system also greatly simplifies the spike changing process while virtually eliminating the risk of spike loss during rounds. An exclusive CHAMP technology, SLIM-Lok is trusted by scores of leading OEMs – including ECCO®, New Balance®, Nike®, OGIO®, TRUE Linkswear™ and Under Armour®
The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes have been used by 37 of the past 50 major champions, including this year’s Masters and U.S. Open victor.
For more information: www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.