Asbri Golf has been appointed to PGA Official Supplier status after signing a new three-year agreement. As part of the deal, the Caerphilly-based company will continue its sponsorship of the Welsh National PGA Championship, having been the title sponsor for the past two years.
European Tour winner Stephen Dodd (pictured) won the title for a fifth time last year to edge to within one of Sid Mouland’s record of six. Previous winners of the tournament also include Ryder Cup-winning captain Ian Woosnam, and past Ryder Cup players Brian Huggett and Philip Price.
The tournament, the oldest on the PGA’s national schedule, will return to its historic roots next year as it is being staged at South Wales-based Radyr Golf Club, which has a rich association with the tournament. Radyr, which opened in 1902, had the honour of hosting the inaugural championship in 1904, and has staged it on four subsequent occasions the last time being in 1976.
Paul Williams, sales and marketing director of Asbri, said, “We are delighted to have reached a three-year agreement to be PGA Official Suppliers and to continue as proud sponsors of the Welsh National PGA Championship until 2017. PGA Professionals have supported our business for over ten years and it’s fantastic to be in a position to give something back. We have enjoyed a thriving relationship with everyone at the PGA for the past couple of seasons sponsoring the Welsh National and the Official Supplier agreement is now the icing on the cake.”
The 36-hole championship, which carries a prize fund of £10,000, will take place from 8 to 9 July.