Leading apparel brand Galvin Green has extended its sponsorship of rising Tour star Laurie Canter for the forthcoming season after the Englishman finished the European Tour’s 2020 Race to Dubai inside the top 20.
The 31-year-old from Bath moved up 25 places to end last season in 19th spot with his tied fifth place at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, where he was among the leaders going into the final round.
It rounded off an impressive five months for the former Challenge Tour player, who recorded the European Tour’s lowest round of the year – shooting 60 (-12) at the Italian Open in October. Ranked outside the world’s top 500 before August, he achieved four top-five finishes over the latter stages of the Tour schedule to take his world ranking up to 132.
“Laurie has given the Galvin Green brand and our clothing a lot of great exposure over recent months and we’re really pleased for him that he’s been in such great form and gained well-deserved recognition as one of Europe’s rising players,” said CEO Nicholai Stein. “We wish him well for the new season and hope he achieves his ambition of winning a maiden Tour title wearing our clothing that’s designed to inspire all golfers,” he added.
Canter was ranked 20th in the European Tour’s driving distance averages at over 315 yards and leads the ‘Strokes Gained off the Tee to Green’ stats at 0.89 across the 58 tournaments he has played to date.
Speaking about his partnership with Galvin Green, Canter said: “Feeling comfortable out on the course, regardless of the weather conditions or my tournament position, has been a huge part of my recent rise up the Tour rankings and Galvin Green outfits have proved themselves time and again at tournaments around the world. That’s why I’m thrilled to be re-signing with such a progressive and innovative brand that always helps to give me a feelgood factor every time I tee it up.”
Among the garments worn by Canter in recent tournaments have been the MERLIN shirt in VENTIL8 PLUS stretch fabric that combines excellent breathability with UV 20+ protection, while the shape of the shoulder and sleeves are designed to minimise restriction in the swing; NOAH trousers in the same flexible fabric which incorporate a shirt gripper waistband for a perfect fit in 20 size options; the LES windproof bodywarmer with an athletic fit; and the ASHTON 100% waterproof GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY full-zip jacket for optimum comfort during the swing.