Golf Cleat brands &
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Golf Shoe Manufacturers use quality Golf Cleats and Golf Spikes in their shoes. Softspikes and Champ Golf Cleats are the Number 1 choice!
Golf manufacturers fit a range of different golf cleat designs to the sole of their Golf Shoes. Each manufacturer uses their chosen insert system and thread pattern, along with a cleat design to compliment the overall Golf Shoe design and style. Golf Cleat threads are available in Fast Twist, Fast Twist 3.0, FT3, Q-Lok, PINS Thread, 6mm Small Metal Thread and 9mm Large Plastic Thread.
Note: Fast Twist 3.0 are cross compatible and have replaced the following thread patterns, Tour Lock, Tri-Lok, Fast Twist and Slim-Lok.
If you are unsure about any part of choosing the correct thread or carrying out the replacement of your existing golf spikes or golf cleats, send us an email using the Contact Us page or call one of our PGA experts to assist you. Below you can read about the different Golf Cleat manufacturers and Golf Shoe manufacturers.
Softspikes®, the first and foremost name in golf cleat technology and innovation, were invented in 1993 when a winter metal spike “ban” campaign was endorsed by several U.S. State Golf Associations. (Not banned in the U.K or most places throughout Europe). Wanting to offer golfers an alternative to tennis shoes, Softspikes® co-founder Faris McMullin experimented with various “plug” designs to replace metal spikes. The eventual design, a plastic, fan-like spiral design, became the industry’s first and only patented non-metal cleat. Little did he know at the time that this design would revolutionize the golf industry and change the game forever.
Softspikes® have gone on to become one of the most popular golf “inventions” of the 20th century. Offering better traction, more comfort and improved playing surfaces, there is no question as to why Softspikes® are the number 1 choice of golfers worldwide.
Softspikes, LLC is a division of PrideSports which was formed in January 2003 following Pride Manufacturing Company’s acquisition of SoftSpikes® and its sister company, TriSport Ltd. of England. This merger formed the world’s premier golf accessory company as Pride and Softspikes® are the world’s leading golf tee and golf cleat lines, respectively.
In 2017, MacNeill Engineering Merged with PrideSports to create the MacNeill Pride Group. Headquartered in Brentwood, TN with offices across America, Europe and Asia, MacNeill Pride Group 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®
Champ is the world’s foremost and largest designer and manufacturer of golf spikes, golf accessories, and cleats, spikes, and traction products and technology for athletic and industrial footwear. No company in the world has designed, engineered, or sold more athletic cleats.
Since 1931 CHAMP and MacNeill Engineering have been trusted to take product concepts and fully develop them and deliver them around the globe in a timely manner. One of our core capabilities is to team up with your development team to review which components and products are suited for your next application. We offer standard components with no tooling costs, modified standard components for minimal costs, or we can quote full custom components and tooling. We are open to your ideas and often codevelop products, with our OEM partners. Engineering is our heritage and we take pride in servicing your needs. Design, quality and performance are an unbeatable combination.
CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide is the world’s foremost and largest designer and manufacturer of innovative traction technology for athletic and industrial footwear. As a privately owned family corporation that manufactures and sells under our CHAMP brand of cleats and spikes as well as selling the majority of the most recognized shoe brands in the world. We provide development, support and service of components for virtually every sport and industrial traction application. Branded or private label, bulk components or packaged for retail CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering is ready to serve you. We are headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts USA with locations in England, Japan, Hong Kong and China.
Since our founding in 1931, CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering has earned the reputation of being The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® through our consistent use of technical engineering ability and passionate commitment to our customers. Our Technical teams have decades of experience and are ready to meet with you to tailor make a traction program for any traction application. Design, research and development (R&D), manufacturing and logistics, are on a global basis accompanied by a team that will work directly with you to accomplish your goals wherever your needs are. Day in and day out, month by month and year by year we are focused on innovative traction technology for you.
Footjoy is the undisputed #1 shoe in golf, an iconic golf brand with more than 100 years of shoemaking excellence and leadership positions in every major market around the world. The brand has been trusted by all of the greatest professional golfers in the world and has been the #1 shoe at every tournament on the PGA Tour since 1945, because of a singular dedication to the game and relentless commitment to performance innovation, style, comfort, quality and service. It’s a commitment that is reflected in every product we make and is appreciated by passionate golfers the world over. Footjoy fit Softspikes cleats into their shoes and can easily be replaced when they have worn out, keeping your Footjoy shoes in good order for years to come. You can view our range of Footjoy replacement golf cleats here on our website. The Footjoy replacement thread and insert guide can be viewed in our cleat tech page at the top of the page.