Glazerite sponsored golf pro, Ryan Evans, has celebrated his first major by finishing 58th overall at the recent Open Championship at Royal Troon.
It’s a fantastic result for the 29-year old Northamptonshire player, who had no previous experience of playing on the famous Ayrshire links venue, and who only turned pro in 2014 after giving up his previous job of working in a call centre selling Avon Cosmetics. Glazerite has been a main sponsor of Ryan, who made his professional debut at the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, for the last couple of years, helping him rise from the amateur ranks to his current world ranking of 538.
Speaking in an interview for BBC Sport ahead of the 145th Open, Ryan said that he had become used to all the “Ding Dong, Avon Ladies” comments, and that he now had the chance “to write my own history”.
John Hewitt, Group Chairman at The Glazerite UK Group Limited, said: “I first got to know Ryan at Wellingborough Golf Club when he was making a name for himself as an amateur, so it’s been fantastic to watch him progress to his first major at Royal Troon – especially as he’s an ambassador for Glazerite.
“We’re extremely proud to sponsor Ryan, he’s hugely passionate and focused, and these are attributes that are a perfect fit to our business ethos. In addition, many of our customers are keen golfers, so we’re able to secure tickets for all the events he takes part in, plus we host a number of golf days throughout the year which have become fantastic social and networking events for our customers.”
“It’s been a fantastic journey for Ryan and for Glazerite so far, and after doing so well at his first major, I’m sure that there’s going to be much more success to come in the future.”
The Glazerite UK Group Limited is VEKA UK Group’s largest UK trade fabricator and a long-standing Network VEKA member. It offers a fully nationwide service based on manufacturing units in Northants, Peterborough and Greater Manchester as well as its South West distribution hub in Bristol serving South Wales and The West of England.