European Golf champion shows his support for the RNRMC

Talented European Tour Golfer, Chris Hanson, has become the latest supporter of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

A pro-golfer of over ten years, Chris Hanson is a four-time Europro Tour champion and has had 3 top 10 finishes on the European Tour.

Chris became aware of the unique sacrifices that those in the Naval Service make when he met his caddy and friend, former Royal Marine, Steve Tooby.

He said:  “Steve is one of my closet friends, we have a unique relationship in the golfing world, and having heard so many stories of a Royal Marines life, I felt it was only right to try help raise awareness of the charity and to support it in any way I could. I have so much admiration for the job the RNRMC does.”

Having started playing golf at only the age of three, he turned professional in 2006 and is now aiming to break into the World’s Top 50 and to play in all the Majors and World Golf Championships. Alongside his corporate sponsors, Chris will now have the RNRMC logo proudly emblazoned on his golf club covers while he plays.

Stressing the importance of Steve’s support, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at the RNRMC, Alasdair Akass said:

“To have the professional European Golfer, Chris Hanson, support the RNRMC is hugely welcomed. Chris is one of Britain’s most exciting up and coming professional Golfers and to have him display our branding around the world is extremely exciting.

“Thank you to both Chris and his caddy, former Royal Marine, Steve Tooby, for their generous support of the RNRMC.”

Speaking about his new relationship with the RNRMC, Chris said:

“After hearing first-hand the sacrifice that the Royal Navy and Royal Marines make for others, and the work that the RNRMC do, which can often go unnoticed, Steve and I felt that it was only right that we wanted to try and do anything we could to help.

“I also know that many Marines love their golf, so I’m always at the other end of an email for anyone wanting a few tips and help with their game!”

Chris and Steve will be fundraising at the Irish Open and Scottish Open Rolex events. For every round Chris makes a Birdie, £5 will be donated, while for each Eagle achieved, £10 will be given to the RNRMC.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines has been supporting the naval community for over ten years. In that time, the charity has distributed over £60 million across the fleet, helping ensure that sailors, marines, veterans and their families continues to receive the support that they deserve.

To learn more about the RNRMC, visit or to follow Chris Hanson’s progress, visit

About The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to help sailors, marines and their families who need support after injury, bereavement or illness.

As a world-class grant-maker for over ten years, the RNRMC has distributed in excess of £60 million across the naval fleet, helping ensure that over 750,000 serving personnel, families and veterans have received the support they needed.

Each year it distributes funds to more than 30 service charities, ensuring that funds are sent to where they are needed the most across the fleet. The RNRMC’s group of charities includes the Royal Marines Charity, the Royal Navy Officers’ Charity and the Naval Service Sports Charity.

For more information on the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, call 023 9387 15020 or visit

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