HUDDERSFIELD’S top golfer Chris Hanson has received a timely boost.
As he plots next season’s assault on the European Challenge Tour, the Woodsome Hall professional has taken up the chance to team up with ‘Your Health Club,’ at the YMCA, Salendine Nook.
With Hanson’s hectic schedule next year taking up 26 weeks of competing around the world – starting at the end of January with the Gujarat Kensville Challenge in Ahmedabad, India – and including competitions in Russia and Kazakhstan, fitness and stamina will play a big part in competing at such a high level due to the hectic travelling and the amount of golf played each week.
“It’s fantastic that ‘Your Health Club’ have allowed me to team up with them and use their facilities,” said Hanson.
“Being able to use the excellent facilities of such a high-quality gym so close to my home can only have a positive effect on my golf.”
The 26-year-old has had a tremendous 2011, finishing top of the Order of Merit on the EuroPro Tour, with victories at Bovey Castle, Galgorm Castle and Mottram Hall.
Your Health Club’s managing director Darren Burley added: “It’s a pleasure and honour to have someone of Chris’s standard at the club.
“His achievements so far are excellent and we will do all we can to help him continue and improve his fitness towards golf.
“Your Health Club has everything you need to improve your fitness and everything Chris needs to improve his golf-specific fitness – with cardiovascular training, weights, classes and personal trainers.”
Although he missed out on a European Tour card this year after coming up short at the Qualifying School at El Valle a couple of weeks back, Hanson’s profile continues to rise, and the year came to a climax when he was signed up by Chubby Chandler’s International Sports Management, the same team who look after Open champion Darren Clarke, and US Masters winner Charl Schwartzel, and until recently Rory McIlroy.
Hanson is coached by Woodsome Hall professional John Eyre and has backing from John Andrews’ company John Letters Golf, along with FMG Support, Stromberge and Glenbrae.
To keep a check on Hanson’s upcoming schedule you can check his website: www.chrishansongolf.com