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Try playing golf whilst wearing flat shoes in damp conditions, and you'll find yourself sliding down hills and ending up on your backside in no time - don't get me wrong, it's great fun, just not particularly conducive to low scoring. And that why us golfers wear spiked shoes, keeping us in the upright position and skid-free whilst swinging.
Normally golf spikes come in two varieties - there's the metal single-pronged type, then there's what known as 'soft' spikes which have a array of mini plastic grippers. Champ Pro Stinger Spikes throw the rule book out the window with their hybrid design - but are they any good?
Price, Design, & Performance
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Costing £7.96 from Amazon (the pack also includes a 'key' for inserting them into your shoe), the spikes comprise a traditional metal prong in their centre combined with three individual plastic grips.
In my experience of using the spikes i've found that they provide an unrivaled grip whilst out on the course, and i've had no qualms whatsoever regarding their performance. They're great for both winter and summer conditions and last a long time before they need replacing. Because their thread is plastic rather than metal, there's no chance of them rusting into your shoe. The most noticeable downside to these particular golf spike is the fact that they're not compatible with all brands of golf shoe - to see which shoes the spikes will or will not fit into, you'll need to visit the Champ website.
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Billed on the packaging as "the world's best spike", Champ Pro Stinger's are certainly high performing and well worth the investment. Compared to other brands of spike on the market, the Stingers are actually quite reasonably priced - just make sure they'll fit into your shoe before you buy some.
Is it time for you to change your Golf spikes? have they worn down?, are they not gripping well enough?, do you need something better?. Well look no further than these Champ Pro-stinger spikes.
In my humble opinion they are the best replacement spikes out there at the moment. They have been specifically developed for the professional tour market and are awesome - how I hate that word! The spike is a combination of a tri lobular "Soft spike" allied to a traditional Steel spike, that way you get the both of both worlds. The Pro-stinger is equally playable in either wet or dry conditions. No need to carry two pairs of shoes with different spikes. They give fantastic grip levels at all times, I have never slipped when playing or practicing when wearing shoes equipped with these spikes, what ever the weather. Yes, they are also brilliant when playing off mats at the Driving range.
They are available with a choice of three popular fixings ( Q-lok, tri-lok, and small screw), so should fit virtually all shoes on the market at the moment. If you are unsure of which fitting your shoes are equipped with, ask your pro and he will advise you.
Each pack comes with its own fitting wrench, so should you buy a pack "on line" or for "take away" you can easily do the work yourself. If, on the other hand you buy from your local pro he will almost certainly swap them for you at the same time, saving you the trouble.
Make no mistake, you can buy much cheaper spikes than these, but I don't think you can buy better. The thing to remember is that the only contact you have with the ground, when you swing a club, is those few little spikes on the soles of your shoes, don't you want that contact to be as solid as possible?? If so, spend a few extra pennies and buy yourself a set of them. I wouldn't use any spike other than these now.