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Women’s PGA winner wears cleated shoes

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ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER MAJOR WIN FOR CLEATED FOOTWEAR

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 24, 2019 – Just a week after the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was won by a player wearing footwear featuring replaceable cleat technology, another major for cleated footwear was claimed by the winner of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Course. She was wearing Nike® Vapor React shoes featuring Champ® Pivix cleats.

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Champ Pivix

The Champ Pivix cleat

“Not only have our cleats been on the feet of major championship winners on consecutive weeks but we are two for two in PGA Championships this year,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports®. “We say it all the time…winners wear cleats. With the British Open on the horizon, we are looking at our own grand slam of victories in the majors this year.”

On the European Tour, the winner of the BMW International Open wore Callaway® Balboa TRX shoes with Champ Pivix cleats. Cleats were on the footwear of the winner of the PGA Tour Champions American Family Insurance Championship who was wearing Footjoy® Tour-S shoes with Softspikes® Cyclone 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 www.golfspikes.com.

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 www.champspikes.com and www.softspikes.com.

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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
Alday Communications, Inc.
615-791-1535 ext. 22