Longtime Softspikes® user Y.E. Yang made golf history when he stunned the world and captured the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club. On the heels of his Major victory, Yang and Softspikes® will set their sights on capturing the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, starting on October 20 at Bermuda’s Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton.
Yang, who is in his second season on the PGA TOUR and often wears multiple pairs of golf shoes, has long been a proponent of plastic cleats, and has always worn the Softspikes brand. In fact, his Major victory at the PGA Championship also marked the first Major win for the innovative Softspikes® Black Widow® Tour®, golf’s first adjustable cleat.
“Throughout my career in international golf competition, Softspikes have always been part of my equipment, as I enjoy the combined comfort and traction that comes from these non-metal spikes,” said Yang. “While I utilize multiple models of Softspikes, I was very impressed with the performance features of the new adjustable Black Widow Tour cleats, which helped me win the PGA Championship.”
“We were very proud to be part of Y.E. Yang’s historic win at the PGA Championship and we greatly appreciate his support for our brand, especially knowing that he can choose any cleats to wear, including metal spikes,” said John Hohman, VP of Marketing, PrideSports. “We are excited to watch Y.E. compete in the prestigious PGA Grand Slam of Golf and we expect his success on Tour to continue for many years to come.”
In returning to its Black Widow roots, the Black Widow Tour cleats follow in the Softspikes heritage of providing extreme traction and comfort, combined with ultimate green-friendliness, while taking the Company’s proprietary technologies to the next level in offering golf’s first adjustable cleat.
PrideSports was formed in January 2003 following Pride Manufacturing Company’s purchase of Softspikes, Inc., and its sister company Trisport, Ltd. of England. This acquisition essentially formed the world’s premier golf accessories company, as Pride and Softspikes are the world’s leading golf tee and golf cleat lines, respectively. Today, PrideSports is the world leader in the design and manufacture of cleats, spikes and receptacles for the entire golf footwear industry.