In my Seaside News column this month, I have raised the benefits of major golf tournaments would bring to our local economy. The investment in our local businesses and hospitality sector is fantastic for Bridgend and Porthcawl. We must continue to explore what opportunities exist to attract major events to our area.
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 was great to visit Pyle and Kenfig Golf club and Coed Y Mwstwr Golf Club. Both clubs are home to terrific golf courses with over 600 members. It is fantastic to see these clubs thriving with members from Bridgend and across Wales.