Parley Golf Centre has taken another technological swing forward by creating an overhead tour of its course and showing it on a big screen and through a mobile phone app.
The images have been converted into graphics that give an accurate bird’s eye look at the recently-extended course.
A large screen in the clubhouse displays the 18 holes and the app allows golfers to see what awaits them.
The app will double as a scorecard in future so players can keep a record of their round without the need of a little pencil.
This advance follows on from the introduction of Parley’s two robots that patrol the driving range, its state-of-the-art practice booths and the hi-tech simulator.
Made by Whole-in-1 golf, the free to download 3D flyover technology uses GPS data and also lets local businesses advertise.
Manager Daryl Dampney said: “We are dedicated to improving what we have to offer, not only on the course and in the clubhouse but through technological means.
“Having invested heavily in the new course and the practice area we want golfers to get the most out of them.
“This technology enables people to fly over the course before they play it and get a detailed idea of each hole.
“They can take a virtual tour of the fairway before they drive off and can check the orientation of the greens prior to putting.
“The app will also have tips from one of our professionals about how to play each hole and it will have an interactive scorecard.
“We will also have a couple of our golf buggies fitted out with iPads so the app can be displayed on them.
“The new course has bedded down really well and we’re looking forward to a busy summer.”
To download the app search for ‘My Caddie’, and Parley’s course is listed there.
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 course 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