It gives us great pleasure to announce a third-year renewal of our partnership with European Challenge Tour and Jamega Tour golfer, Chris Hanson. Chris is also joined by fellow golfer, Anna Scott, in signing with the brand as an ambassador in a new partnership to begin this summer.
Over the course of the year, both golfers will be playing across the world wearing Kennett watches at various different tournaments, and Anna will carry the Kennett logo on her playing caps and visors.
After winning the Europro Tour Order of Merit (OOM) in 2011, Chris, 27, played a full season on the Challenge Tour in 2012 travelling throughout the world to places such as Kenya, India and Russia.
This year Chris is splitting his season between the Challenge Tour and the UK based Jamega Tour which after 6 events he tops the OOM with three 3rd place finishes, a 2nd and a recent win at Mill Green in Hertfordshire.
On the renewal, Chris said: "It was an easy decision to continue with KENNETT for a third year after two great years so far. It is fantastic to see that whilst my results have been improving on the course and my stature in the game is growing, so too has the KENNETT brand grown within the watch industry. No doubt 2013 will be another year of success for us both!"
Anna, also 27, from Newcastle in the UK, spent most of the past 6 years in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Anna’s season last year was injury hit, but now she is back to fitness and will be competing on the Symetra LPGA tour. KENNETT join Close House Golf & Hotel, who also sponsor Lee Westwood, as one of Anna’s partners for the year.
Anna said: “It’s fantastic to be working with KENNETT this season in what is a pivotal year for me. I’m very appreciative of their support and I’m proud to carry the logo as it’s a brand I really admire and their watches are great.”
Tom Kennett, founder of the Kennett brand, commented on the two ambassadors: "Golf is a sport I feel is a great fit with the brand, as it is all about precision, accuracy and timing. To have a pair of excellent ambassadors within the sport is a huge bonus for us and I’m very excited for the year ahead. From all at KENNETT, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Chris and Anna the best of luck for the season."
To follow Chris's life on tour check out his blog at chrishansongolf.com and also on twitter @hansonprogolf
To keep up to date with Anna’s season, please visit http://www.annascottgolf.com/ or on twitter @Anna_Scottie