I recently met with golf clubs across Bridgend, who stressed to me the need for more funding to support and promote golf across Wales.
BCBC have responded to my calls for more funding to develop golf in Bridgend County by deciding to contribute £50,000 towards the Senior Open Golf Tournament at Royal Porthcawl.
It will be fantastic to see this prestigious tournament return to our constituency, which represents another great opportunity for local businesses and the hospitality sector. I will continue to push for more investment from both the Welsh Government and UK Government for golf in Wales over the coming months.
Levelling up means equal opportunities for all, empowering every part of the United Kingdom to reach its full potential. Hosting this tournament highlights our ability to host major golfing events in Porthcawl. I believe the next step is to host the Open itself-If successful, it would be the first time in its history it has come to Wales.
Wales must be allowed the opportunity to host the Open and demonstrate its role as a major player in the golf industry.