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Posted on May 22 2019


BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 20, 2019 – The world’s number one golfer cemented his position at the top of the game with a wire-to-wire victory at the PGA Championship on the demanding Bethpage Black Course. He has now won four of the last eight major championships…all in cleated footwear. This weekend he was wearing Nike® Tour Premiere golf shoes with Champ® Zarma Tour cleats.

“A course like Bethpage – with its hills and tough terrain – requires maximum traction and stability,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports®. “That’s why the vast majority of the field, including 31 of the top 40 finishers, competed in footwear featuring replaceable cleat technology. Everyday amateurs should take note… winners wear cleats.”

The durable Zarma Tour cleats feature six flexible anti-clogging comfort legs. They also have Champ’s patented “C” wear indicator which turns solid when spikes need to be replaced. The soft-pad design minimizes marks on the course without sacrificing traction or comfort. 

In addition to the PGA Championship, cleated footwear also had a victory at the’s Knoxville Open with the winner wearing FootJoy® ICON shoes with Champ Stinger cleats.

Replacement Softspikes® and Champ cleats can be purchased in the golf section of most large retailers, sporting goods stores, golf specialty and golf course pro shops across the country. Cleats can also be purchased online from any of these locations, your favorite online store or directly from

PrideSports is the undisputed leader in the golf cleat segment with its CHAMP and Softspikes brands. The company recommends golfers change their cleats every six to eight months – or even more frequently based on use – to ensure golfers get the maximum performance out of their footwear.

CHAMP’s Helix®, Zarma Tour® and Stinger® cleats, as well as Softspikes’ Pivix®, Pulsar®, Silver Tornado® and Stealth® cleats, dominate the OEM and secondary market in terms of performance and sales. More information can be found at and

About PrideSports
Headquartered in Brentwood, TN with offices across America, Europe and Asia, PrideSports provides traction elements and retention systems to athletic footwear manufacturers around the globe as well providing its CHAMP and Softspikes branded products to retail channels worldwide - maintaining a preeminent position within golf, soccer, baseball, football and other sports. In addition, the company provides a full line of golf accessories and is the largest producer and distributor of golf tees in the world, with brands including Pride Golf Tee®, Pride Professional Tee System® (PTS) and Zarma Fly Tee®.