Golfers at Parley Golf Centre’s driving range now have even fewer excuses if they miss-hit a shot – as it is now stocked with top-of-the-range balls.
The centre has bought 12,000 Callaway full-flight practice balls as well as equipping the range with new mats.
It is all part of the centre’s on-going investment programme which has seen the development of a new course and practice centre.
The new balls replicate regular ones used on the course and give a golfer a far better idea of how he or she is driving.
At the range is a bunker bay, a simulator, plus dedicated high-tech bays for coaching.
Anyone of any standard can turn up to practice and play – then content themselves in the café-bar.
The practice facilities at the centre opposite Bournemouth Airport attract players from many local clubs.
Manager Daryl Dampney said: “Our investment is ongoing and golfers really appreciate having good practice balls on the range.
“They fly true and full distances and have the same dimpling as Callaway’s regular balls.
“With a bit of sunshine people have flocked to the new course and anyone can turn up for a round.
“It’s the first full year the course has been open and the ground staff are delighted with it.
“Having a good quality driving range with excellent balls really does make a difference to those who use the facilities.”
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.
The 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.
For more information contact Ed Baker at Deep South Media on 01202 534487 or 07788392965