Apr 30th, 2022
Bradley Dredge wins the Valero Tenby Open
Five-Time tour winner prevails at inaugural Welsh Tour event
The two-shot victory saw him pip former Tour professional Sion Bebb on the Welsh Tour, a new development tour with a focus on providing competitive opportunities across Wales for both professional and elite amateur golfers with the aim of producing ‘Tour-level’ winners.
“I’m delighted to secure the win,” said Dredge. “It’s always nice to get a ‘W', but to do it in the first Welsh Tour event here in Tenby on home soil is really great.”
“I turned professional in 1996, but before that was playing the likes of Welsh Boys and Welsh Amateur on the courses which the Welsh Tour are using this season. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the next generation to tee it up alongside tour pros like myself and test their game against both the course and the strong fields.”
“I’ve got a busy schedule on the European Tour this year, but I’m really looking forward to playing in more of the Welsh Tour events this year - especially as they are so close to home!”
Founder and Tour Director Gareth Lewis was delighted with how the first event went.
“Congratulations to Bradley, he played some fantastic golf. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the Tour and a huge thanks go to our sponsor of the event Valero. Having them onboard shows the calibre of the tour and we are looking to continually build and provide unique opportunities for golfers not just from Wales but across the UK and beyond.”
Co-Founder, James Williams is also passionate about the vision of the new tour.
"This Tour is so much more than just pros pegging it up and playing. We’re helping to promote some of Wales’ finest golf courses and helping to showcase and market the surrounding areas. Our core aim is to help developing amateur golfers, providing them with transitional opportunities into the professional game. Who knows, we might event help to produce the next Bradley Dredge!"
The Welsh Tour will be played across 10 venues in 2022 taking in some of the very best courses in Wales. The second tour event will be held at Pyle and Kenfig on Monday 30th May.