Softspikes, the leading spike manufacturer on the PGA Tour, have unveiled the results of a recent independent study that show the all-new Tour Flex Pro increases driver distance by five yards while reducing shot dispersion by up to 60%.
“Several years ago, the USGA capped the COR limits for driver faces. Manufacturers have done all they can to deliver greater distance more often. We took it on as a challenge to provide avid golfers with a new way to consistently gain yardage and accuracy,” said Joe Henderson, President, PrideSports. “The result is great news for golfers. For less than £20 they can swap their spikes and squeeze another five yards of distance out of their driver, plus find the centre of the club face more consistently off the tee.”
Softspikes has been able to harness the performance characteristics of a metal spike with the comfort of a plastic spike through the company’s proprietary Dynamic Traction Technology. Boasting three degrees of traction and ten points of contact, Tour Flex Pro has been engineered to deliver unmatched stability. An ever-growing percentage of players have already made the switch to Tour Flex Pro, which has been evident on the PGA Tour with 3 wins coming in the past 5 events: The Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Genesis Invitational and The Players Championship this past Sunday.
In 2022, more than 82% of players on the PGA Tour chose Softspikes, resulting in 41 victories, including all four Majors and the Tour Championship. For that reason, it was vital for Softspikes to test Tour Flex Pro on the PGA Tour during development. The spikes combine features from the brand’s two most popular tour models – Pro Stinger and Cyclone – resulting in tour-level traction with a centre post that emulates performance benefits consistent with metal spike usage.
Tour players change grips and traction regularly based on course conditions, but amateur golfers rarely think about impacts on consistency and distance. To achieve optimal performance benefits, Softspikes believes that golfers should be swapping out their spikes every 15 – 20 rounds.
Tour Flex Pro is available to purchase online here or at major golf and sporting goods retailers all across Ireland.