Interview: Challenge Tour star and model Chris Hanson

Equipment

We talk to the Yorkshireman about his dual role as a Challenge Tour player and the star of Stromberg’s catalogue

What do you think of Stromberg’s clothes and the brand’s history and heritage?

They are absolutely fantastic.
Stromberg been very supportive with me and it’s great to use a product that does exactly what it says on the tin.
The brand is comfortable, it’s fashionable and it has gone from strength to strength over the last eight years.
They introduced their funky range back in 2006/07, proving they move with the times and are one of the market leaders.
I’m from Huddersfield so it’s nice to be supported by someone local as well.
People always comment on how good the garments are and now Stromberg have gone into shirts and jumpers, it’s great to be kitted out in full attire from one company.

What is it like to be the showcase player for the Stromberg catalogue?

I’ve taken a little bit of stick over the years for it, but only friendly banter!
It’s great to be able to do it and it’s certainly an added bonus to be able to get myself out there and increase my reputation and my website.
It’s good fun and Stromberg have provided great support.

You play all over the world, so do the clothes stand up equally as well when it’s freezing cold in Scotland and in the sweltering Dubai heat?

Yeah they’re great. The new shirts are fantastic, and you don’t have to iron them, which is a huge bonus when you are travelling! The new shirts are really good in the heat, much better than the old style cotton shirts.
Stromberg have such a massive variety of trousers, and are probably the only company who have a collection that suits all people’s tastes and sizes, as well as all weathers.
The new shirts are fantastic, and you don’t have to iron them, which is a huge bonus when you are travelling! The new shirts are really good in the heat, much better than the old style cotton shirts.

How important is fashion to you as a professional player?

The old fashioned phrase is that if you look good and feel good then you’ll play good, and that’s probably the case.
You have to be comfortable with what you wear.
I’m not the sort of person who is going to go out wearing loudmouth trousers or anything bright, but with Stromberg I get to wear whichever items I want so I feel comfortable when I’m playing.
It gives you confidence in yourself and I think Stromberg is a great image to have.

Which is harder – doing some modelling or holing a key putt in a tournament?

Modelling is definitely more tiring!
When you’re not the supplest of people then standing still and holding a pose is quite painful after about five minutes!

To see Chris modelling more of Stromberg’s latest range, log on to www.stromberggolf.com

Stromberg’s heritage

Drawing on a wealth of experience in the textile industry, Stromberg is a company which prides itself on producing the highest quality goods. Based in the heart of Yorkshire, the company produces all their goods in Europe using locally sourced fabrics. Stromberg began as a clothing manufacturer in 1977 and supplied textile goods to many leading brands. In the late 1990s they started to produce their own golf range, applying knowledge and experience to produce a trouser range which offered style, comfort and performance to players.
One of the unique aspects of Stromberg’s products is that they offer a true fit, meaning that the products accurately represent the size that the label states. With many high street shops offering sizes that do not reflect the measurements that a tape measure would give, Stromberg’s true fit sizing means you have complete fitting clarity when making a purchase.

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