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PrideSports’ Replaceable Spikes and Performance Tees Used by Winner of Arnold Palmer Invitational

Posted on May 21 2021

PrideSports’ Replaceable Spikes and Performance Tees Used by Winner of Arnold Palmer Invitational

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 9, 2021 – The MacNeill Pride Group confirms the winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard relied on the Champ® Pro-Stringer model in his Puma shoes, as well as trusting Pride’s Professional Tee System™ (PTS) Titanium Strength™ tees to average nearly 324 yards in driving distance throughout the week at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

Capturing his eighth PGA TOUR title, the 27-year-old overpowered the course, finishing first in the statistical categories of Strokes Gained off-the-tee, as well as total driving distance. He trusted the Pro-Stinger’s unique blend of plastic and metal to maintain optimal turf traction during his powerful swing. His preferred golf tees were the 3¼ inch model in the Professional Tee System™ (PTS) Titanium Strength™ line-up, which is a traditional wooden option featuring a thicker shank for improved durability and longer lifespan.

“The champion is among the most exciting young superstars on Tour, and our cleats give him the confidence to be extremely aggressive off the tee without the fear of losing traction during his swing,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports/MacNeill-Pride Group.

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®.