A scramble for charity at Parley Golf Centre

Parley Court Golf Club raised nearly £1,500 for Macmillan Caring Locally

Golfers from Parley Court Golf Club hit the spot when they raised almost £1,500 for Macmillan Caring Locally.

The annual charity golf day saw the participants tee off in a game of 18 hole Texas Scramble.

Parley recently invested £250,000 in the centre and the course was playing superbly.

Prizes were donated and a cheque for £1440.88 was presented to the Christchurch-based charity – not to be confused with the national cancer charity.

Macmillan Caring Locally is a specialist palliative care unit for patients in south east Dorset and south west Hampshire.

Dan Murphy, club captain, said: “Our charity day is always well supported by our members.

“And everyone locally is aware of the work the Macmillan Caring Locally does in our community.

“We were only too pleased to raise the money and donate it. And we were very grateful to Kier Group, B&Q for donating wonderful prizes.

“There was also a cream tea on offer plus a bric-a-brac stall.”


Notes to editors:

Parley Golf Centre in Dorset is set within a beautiful 800 acre farming estate next to the River Stour close to Bournemouth Airport.

It is home to the 17th century Parley Manor and to Parley Equestrian Centre. Wildlife includes roe deer, badgers, foxes and a pair of rare Grey Partridges. And you are likely to see a family of alpacas roaming around too!

Parley Golf Centre opened in 1991 as a six-hole course, but quickly expanded to nine holes and a 27-bay, floodlit driving range was added.

It has been transformed into a centre of excellence and has doubled its footprint.

The nine-hole course has been rebuilt with carefully configured tees allowing for a round of 18 with a total distance of 5,111 yards.

There is a huge short-game practice area, bunker practice facility as well as a state-of-the-art indoor coaching centre.

Also available several ‘academy’ holes from 50 – 100 yards. The café-bar remains a popular venue for golfers and non-golfers alike.

Head greenkeeper Ian Noble is assisted by Mark Gregory and John Morey.

Resident professionals include Chris Brook, Marcus Urbye, Andrew Pakes and Peter Thompson.


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