Erimus Insurance Brokers has announced its sponsorship of local professional golfer, Callum Tarren, on his forthcoming China tour.
Living in Darlington, Callum is attached to Rockliffe Hall, and is eagerly anticipating his third China tour, having come seventh and third in his first and second tours respectively. Winning in China would qualify the golfer for the European tour and would help his progress through the world rankings; he is currently ranked 506 and would like to break into the top 100.
Erimus, a member of the Willis Commercial Network, provides commercial and corporate insurance services to businesses of all sizes, from owner-managed SMEs to companies with turnovers over £200m. The Company is a top 100 UK Independent Insurance Broker and offers a unique proposition; the service levels of a small and caring team, with the buying power of a global broker thanks to its Willis membership.
Paul Davison, commercial director, said: “We’re passionate about supporting our local community, and have a keen personal interest in golf too. We have always been a corporate member at Rockliffe Hall, who also support Callum, so all the pieces fit together perfectly.
“Callum has serious potential; we’re delighted to be able to give him the support he needs to get to China and begin to realise his dreams.”
Callum works with golf fitness coach Stuart Parnaby, of Parnaby Performance. This, combined with a healthy lifestyle and five hours’ playing golf per day, has meant that he is in great shape and playing well, which will be put to the test when he plays in the Challenge Tour in Kenya later this month.
Callum, who turned professional in August 2015, said: “It’s really difficult to organise and manage these tours. Other than Erimus’ sponsorship I am entirely self-funded, and it’s expensive; clothing, equipment, travel and hotels – it all adds up. I can’t express how grateful I am for this sponsorship.
“I’m proud to be showcasing the Erimus brand on an international level, and it’s great to be a part of their team. I want to do everything I can to support them, especially given how much they have helped me.”
The first game of the China tour is underway at Hainan Island, Wanning, drawing to a close on 18 March. Callum’s progress can be followed on our Twitter feed @erimusib,