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Players winner wears Champ Zarma cleats



BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 18, 2019 – After struggling to close out wins on Sundays, the world’s number four-ranked golfer finally broke the streak by finishing out golf’s “fifth” major at The Players Championship. Playing against arguably the deepest field of any tournament, he wore the Nike® Air Zoom Victory golf shoe featuring Champ Zarma Tour cleats.


“For those who don’t believe cleats can make a difference, this weekend was a great reminder that they definitely affect performance,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports. “We like to say “winners wear cleats’ and this was once again proven to be true. Not only was the victor in cleats but 27 of the top 35 finishers also chose footwear with replaceable cleat technology over spikeless/athletic shoes.”

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.


The winner of the European Tour’s Kenya Open also chose replaceable cleats, wearing Nike® Roshe G Tour shoes featuring Champ Pivix cleats.

Replacement Champ Zarma Tour and Pivix 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®.

Contact: Mike Alday
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