MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide - The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories - congratulates the eight competitors advancing to the open division finals at the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships, as well as winners in the event's Grand Champions, Ladies, Legends, Masters, Seniors and Super Seniors categories.
The Official Spike and Tee provider to the Long Drivers of America (LDA), CHAMP outfitted participants throughout the competition with its Tour-proven cleats and renowned Zarma FLYtee™ products. The latter features a six-pronged head and shallow cup to reduce friction at impact for increased distance and accuracy.
LDA open division finalists made it through qualifying earlier this month and will compete for the championship at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 30. Golf Channel will air live coverage of the event.
"The immense torque generated by these players is remarkable and our spikes make certain that no matter how hard they swing, traction won't be a problem," says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "One factor often overlooked when it comes to driving performance is the golf tee. Our FLYtee easily outpaces traditional wooden offerings and other alternatives, to give all golfers the best chance of hitting longer, straighter shots."
Winners in the Grand Champions, Ladies, Legends, Masters, Seniors and Super Seniors divisions were crowned at the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex in Nevada, on September 21. They included Bobby Wilson (Grand Champions), Heather LeMaster (Ladies), Miguel Jaime (Legends), Stephen Kennedy (Senior) and Pat Dempsey (Super Seniors). Notably, former NBA superstar Rick Barry captured the Masters Division title.
The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes have been used by 32 of the last 44 major winners and are available in a variety of options, including the popular ScorpionSTINGER™ and Zarma®.
Beyond the cleat category, the company offers a wide range of products. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering's unrivalled 80-plus year heritage, the FLYtee line has quickly become one of the most-used tees by leading professionals worldwide. The new FLYteePRO model is infused with a specially-engineered polymer that makes it nearly indestructible. The PRO model showcases the same six-pronged head and shallow cup design as its predecessors.
With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world's largest manufacturer of replaceable cleats. The company produces more than 125 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.
For more information: www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.
About MacNeill Engineering Worldwide / CHAMP
Celebrating 80 years of unparalleled engineering innovations, MacNeill Engineering Worldwide has been a pioneer in cleat technology since it introduced the world's first locking spike, SURE-LOK. The world's largest manufacturer of replacement cleats specific to various sports, the company has produced several industry-changing systems under the CHAMP brand and become the #1 choice of Tour golfers. Along with its signature Zarma® and ScorpionSTINGER™ cleats, the high-performance Zarma FLYtee™ was introduced in early 2011. With distribution in more than 100 countries, MacNeill / CHAMP is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, with offices in Europe and Asia.