Spike Technology of the U.S. Open Champion



Company’s Renowned Spikes Worn by 37 of Past 50 Major Winner

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 2015 U.S. Open champion relied on its renowned spikes and new SLIM-Lok fastening system at Chambers Bay.

zarma tour slim lok spikeTackling the most difficult walk in tournament history, the 21-year-old champion wore the new Zarma Tour® spike, coupled with the revolutionary SLIM-Lok fastening system, in his Drive One Golf Shoe from Under Armour®. The sixth professional victory of his career, this win makes him the youngest player to win both the Masters and U.S. Open. With SLIM-Lok, shoe manufacturers are able to create significantly lighter, stronger and lower-profile designs, allowing golfers to get closer to the turf for improved stability, feel and balance throughout the swing.

“We designed SLIM-Lok to improve foot comfort and traction while reducing shoe weight for the player,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “The comfort and performance gains in this new spike technology are evident at a site like Chambers Bay where participants are walking 10 miles a day with significant elevation change.”

All SLIM-Lok equipped spikes are compatible with the millions of TRI-Lok® and Fast Twist® shoes already in the marketplace. This system also greatly simplifies the spike changing process while virtually eliminating the risk of spike loss during rounds. An exclusive CHAMP technology, SLIM-Lok is trusted by scores of leading OEMs – including ECCO®, New Balance®, Nike®, OGIO®, TRUE Linkswear™ and Under Armour®

The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes have been used by 37 of the past 50 major champions, including this year’s Masters and U.S. Open victor.

For more information: www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

About CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide

Celebrating more than 80 years of unparalleled engineering innovations, CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide has been a pioneer in spike technology since it introduced the world’s first locking spike, SURE-LOK. The company is the world’s largest manufacturer of replacement spikes specific to various sports, and the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket and rugby.

The company has produced several industry-changing systems under the CHAMP brand and has become the #1 Brand on Tour®. Beyond its wide range of technologically-advanced spikes and the Zarma FLYtee™, the company’s signature C Grips lines have gained a loyal following among players who recognize their superior feel, durability and performance characteristics. With distribution in more than 100 countries, CHAMP/MacNeill is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, with offices in Europe and Asia.

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