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Get to know Denmark's JB Hansen a little better...
15 Things You Didn't Know About Joachim B Hansen
1. He was born in Hillerod, around 30km north of Copenhagen, Denmark
2. He started playing golf at the age of 12
3. He won the individual leaderboard at the 2010 Eisenhower Trophy, where Team Denmark finished 2nd to France out of 69 nations
4. He won the 2010 Golf Experten Open on the Nordic Golf League whilst still an amateur
5. He turned professional in 2010
6. He led the 2013 Scottish Open but fell back after a quadruple-bogey 9 on his second hole in the final round before finishing T3rd. He birdied seven of the next eight holes after his nine.
7. He had to wait eight years for his first tour victory as a professional, coming at the 2018 Mediter Real Estate Masters on the Nordic Golf League
8. He would then go on to win twice on the Challenge Tour in 2018 at the Turkish Airlines Challenge and Made in Denmark Challenge
9. He went on to win the Challenge Tour Order of Merit in 2018 to earn his 2019 European Tour card
10. He won his maiden European Tour title at the 2020 Joburg Open
11. He qualified for Denmark to play in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
12. He cites his interests as golf and football
13. He supports 11-time Danish football champions Brondby IF
14. He is attached to The Scandinavian Golf Club
15. He is a Titleist brand ambassador
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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