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CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Wins Prestigious Family Business of the Year Award

CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf grips, tees and accessories – was named business of the year by The Family Business Association (FBA) of Massachusetts at their annual awards banquet.

The FBA Awards identify the critical role that family owned and operated companies play in providing significant employment opportunities, revenue generation and economic development within their communities. CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering began eight decades ago to develop metal components for the New England shoe industry. Today, this Massachusetts institution supplies spikes and products to more than 300 companies around the world.

“We are a proud fourth generation business that is committed to producing game-changing equipment for sports and other specialty industries,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “For more than 80 years, our family has worked tirelessly to ensure the CHAMP brand remains synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity.”

CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide has been designing and manufacturing technologically advanced footwear components since 1931. As the leader in the sport cleat industry, CHAMP was the premier choice of those players competing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, as the #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes have been used by nearly 75 percent of all golf major winners over the past 12 years. These cleats are offered in an assortment of models, including the popular ScorpionSTINGER™ and Zarma®.

The company’s other signature golf products include the Zarma FLYtee™ series and recently launched C Grips line. Designed with a strong emphasis on technical innovation and game-improving performance, the C Grips collection consists of five models. It has gained a loyal following among players who recognize its superior feel, durability and performance characteristics.

For more information: www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

 

CHAMP Extends Global Partnership with Buffalo Communications

CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories – has extended its partnership with Buffalo Communications (Buffalo) to continue managing the company’s global golf PR and marketing programs.

Since teaming with Buffalo, CHAMP has received hundreds of editorial placements in leading consumer and trade media across the golf, sports and lifestyle sectors in the U.S., Canada, UK and continental Europe. They include sales-driving equipment reviews and company profiles, as well as honors like the just-announced GOLF Magazine “Techy Award” for the FLYteePRO.

“Buffalo prominently positions our brand so it’s top-of-mind among retailers and consumers,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “We remain committed to developing products with positive and lasting impacts on all players, and rely on Buffalo to spread our message worldwide.”

Awareness is building for the company’s next venture, a technologically-advanced grip collection set to launch in coming months. Excitement is high as feedback from media and PGA Tour players is exceptionally favorable.

“Ingenuity and strong leadership have propelled CHAMP to become the most recognized name in spikes and gain solid footing in other equipment categories,” says Rich Katz, Managing Director of Buffalo. “The Buffalo team is excited to help further grow consumer mindshare, retail acceptance and sales through highly-strategic communications.”

A pioneer in spike technology, CHAMP is The #1 Brand on Tour. Its famed spikes – including the popular ScorpionSTINGER™, ProStinger® and Zarma® models –provided superior traction and stability to 32 of golf’s last 44 major championship winners.

Beyond spikes, CHAMP has successfully expanded its wide range of products to include the award-winning Zarma FLYtee lines, FLIX Divot Repair Instrument and Pro-Lite Ball Retriever.

With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world’s largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes. The company is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.

For more information: www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

 

Champ To Showcase New Grips, Award-Winning Spikes, Tees 
And Accessories At 2013 PGA Fall Expo, Booth #617

CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories – will unveil five innovative grip models, as well as showcase its popular spikes, tees and accessories at the PGA Fall Expo (booth #617), August 19-21 at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Extensive research and development led to the creation of four “full swing” grip options – C2, C4, C6 and C8 – and the C1 putter grip. Each is designed with a strong emphasis on technical innovation and game-improving performance, while incorporating attractive designs and colors. The numerical ascension helps consumers and retailers quickly identify and differentiate models, from the entry level C2 through the premium C8. Highlight features of each model include:

• C8 ($15.99) – Most advanced technology and highest grade materials, including a new optimum feel Japanese Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) compound infused with Kevlar® for unmatched torque control and incredible wear resistance. Unique to C8, a 13-piece performance set is customized for different aspects of the game – power (woods/hybrids), control (low to mid irons) and feel (scoring clubs).

• C6 ($9.99) – Two-tone rubber grip available in non-cord, half-cord and full-cord options, designed with extra support to dampen vibration and provide repeatable performance in all weather conditions.

• C4 ($5.99) – All rubber grip with unique texture and hand position guidelines for repeatable performance. Available in black, white, blue and green.

• C2 ($3.99) – Excellent replacement grip at a value price, featuring diamond design pattern for great comfort and control. Offered in black, white, blue and red.

• C1- Available in small ($12.99), medium ($17.99) and large ($19.99) sizes, to assist in stabilizing the putting stroke and minimized wrist breakdown. Made from supersoft, polyurethane in a popular pistol grip shape, with diamond and line grip pattern for extra control.

“We worked relentlessly to create distinctive grip technology that would help golfers of all skill levels reach their full potential, and we achieved it by combining premium materials with innovative designs,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “Similar to our category leadership position in spikes, we anticipate retailers and golfers will rapidly adopt the performance enhancements found in each of our new grips. We have something for every player and budget.”

PGA Expo attendees will also see the new FLYteePRO, which features a soft, shock absorbing tip constructed with extremely resilient material to dramatically increase durability and last multiple rounds. Facilities will see measurable improvement in course operations, appearance and profitability by reducing tee consumption, decreasing tee litter and lowering purchasing expenses. Like all FLYtee models, it features a six-pronged head and shallow cup, which reduces friction for improved distance and accuracy.

As the official tee of Demo Night, Zarma FLYTee will be used in all club testing areas on Monday, August 19 from 6-9 pm at the Las Vegas Golf Center.

Widely known for its acclaimed spikes that are the #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP offers a variety of choices, including the ScorpionSTINGER™ and Zarma® spikes with patented cushion technology. Both are designed to ensure maximum traction, stability and comfort in all weather conditions. The company’s cleats have been worn by 32 of the last 44 major winners.

With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world’s largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes. The company produces more than 140 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.

For more information: www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

 

Champ To Showcase “My Hite” FlyTee, Flix Divot Tool And Tour-Proven Spikes Line At PGA Fall Expo, Booth 617

CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories – will showcase the new “My Hite” Zarma FLYTee, Flix Divot Tool, Tour-proven spike line and other products at the PGA Fall Expo, booth 617, Aug. 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The official tee of Demo Night – Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Callaway Golf Center – the Zarma FLYTee will be used in all club testing areas. Designed with a six-pronged head and shallow cup, this unique tee reduces friction for improved distance and accuracy. New MyHite models feature colored bands around the stem, so golfers can quickly and easily place the ball at a consistent height, ensuring repeatable performance.

Five-times more durable than traditional wooden options, the Zarma FLYTee is constructed using a market-proven bio-agent additive created by ECM Biofilms, Inc. This enables microorganisms to metabolize the plastic into humus, an organic matter which benefits the environment. The tees help facilities dramatically improve course operations, appearance and profitability by reducing consumption, decreasing tee litter and lowering purchasing expenses.

“Whether its spikes, tees or accessories, our goal is always to help golfers of all skill levels maximize performance,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “The Fall Expo is an exceptional venue from which to showcase our latest innovations to existing and prospective customers.”

CHAMP will also display its FLIX Divot Repair Instrument featuring a fun-to-use and practical “switchblade” design. The company’s most ergonomic offering yet, it’s an essential accessory for any golfer who cares about course conditions. Heavy duty enough to handle stubborn divots, yet collapsible with the push of a button, the new FLIX tool can be comfortably stored without fear of damaging pocket linings.

Catering to a variety of personal preferences, the device is available in orange, lime green, pink, black and white. A tremendous way for facilities and outing planners to uniquely promote their brands and functions, it features a magnetically attached ball-marker that can be customized to include company, club or event logos and names.

The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP is widely known for its acclaimed ScorpionSTINGER™ and recently-launched Zarma® spikes with patented cushion technology. Both are designed to ensure maximum traction, stability and comfort in all weather conditions.

With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world’s largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes. The company produces more than 140 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.

For more information: www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.