Parley’s new appointment

Lynsey Welstead, the new head of marketing at Parley Golf Centre

Parley Golf Centre has appointed Lynsey Welstead as its new head of marketing – after she started lessons at the club.

The former media planner and buyer for Unilever was so impressed with the set-up that she wanted to help promote it.

Last year the club invested £250,000 in a new course and practice facilities that made it the finest centre of its type in the region.

Lynsey, who has 20 years’ experience in marketing, had her first taste of golf in 1998 when she was Hello! magazine’s ‘putting champion’ on a corporate ladies day.

More recently she decided to take up the sport and joined the growing ladies’ section at Parley with lessons given by Marcus Urbye.

She said: “It is a very friendly club with excellent facilities for any standard of golfer – including complete beginners.

“It has a relaxed atmosphere and players can just turn up and have a round.

“After signing up for lessons I so impressed by the professionalism and family feel of the club that I wanted to be part of the team.”

Manager Daryl Dampney said: “Lynsey will be focusing on relationship building with local businesses to make the most of corporate days and society and hospitality events.

“She’ll be helping to promote the short game and practice area facilities as well as the driving range to non-members, beginners and improvers.”

Parley Golf Centre is situated opposite Bournemouth Airport.



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 being 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