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Golf clubs in Wales already feeling Ryder Cup effect

Golf clubs in Wales already feeling Ryder Cup effect

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Golf clubs across Wales are already enjoying the benefits of the 2010 Ryder Cup, a snapshot of clubs suggests.

 

Clubs in the Vale of Glamorgan, Nefyn, Royal St David's and Aberdovey have reported increased visitor numbers since the tournament was held at the Celtic Manor, Newport, last month.

Holiday operator Golf on Gower says bookings are up 20% on last year, despite the recession.

 

Ryder Cup Wales said the full effect will not be known until next year.

The Vale Resort in Hensol, near Pontyclun, has recorded a 50% leap in group bookings in year-on-year sales.

 

A large portion of those are said to be repeat bookings from golfers who played for the first time in 2010.

 

The resort's director of sales and marketing, Paul Beddoe, told BBC Wales that group bookings placed in 2009 for 2010 were valued at just over £30,000, while in 2010 for the first 10 days of October alone, the same bookings have already exceeded more than £50,000.

 

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