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CHAMP Boosts Performance for 2014 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Jeff Flagg-Market Leader’s Renowned Products Trusted by 90 Percent of Finalists

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 2014 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Open Division winner Jeff Flagg, along with 90 percent of the finalists, relied upon its renowned spikes and Zarma FLYtee™.

As the Official Spike and Tee provider to the Long Drivers of America (LDA), CHAMP outfitted Flagg with its popular Zarma® cleats and performance-boosting FLYtee, which features a six-pronged head and shallow cup to reduce friction at impact for increased distance and accuracy. Flagg blasted a 365-yard shot to earn his first RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, joining a large and growing number of golfers worldwide who prefer the traction, stability and comfort benefits of CHAMP products.

“These explosive LDA athletes, with their tremendously powerful swings, turn to our spikes and tees to help ensure maximum distance,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “We aim to enhance performance for all players by continuing to engineer equipment that will provide the best results.”

In addition to the open division champion using CHAMP equipment for the fourth straight year, winners in the Grand Champions, Ladies, Legends, Masters, Seniors and Super Seniors categories also trusted CHAMP spikes and FLYtees. NBC will air a recap of the 2014 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship on Saturday, December 20 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (EST).

The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes have been used by nearly 75 percent of all major winners over the past 12 years, including the victors at this year’s Masters, Open Championship and PGA Championship.

Beyond its wide range of technically-advanced cleats and the Zarma FLYtee™, the company launched its signature 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/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.

 

2013 Re/Max World Long Drive Championship Finals

 

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.