New course leads to rise in membership

Parley Golf Centre has seen a 25 per cent increase in membership since it opened its new course in April. There has also been a sharp spike in ‘pay and play’ customers who are also making use of the extensive new practice facilities. The centre spent £250,000 on the course and training area having seen the model used to great … Read More

Parley Golf Centre’s inaugural club championship

The inaugural Parley Golf Centre club championship held on the new course saw dozens take on the 36-hole challenge. Stuart Freeman was the overall ‘scratch’ winner and became the first club champion; he was also runner-up in the handicap event.

First captain’s charity day on new course

The captain’s charity golf day at Parley Golf Centre raised more than £500 for Macmillan Caring Locally. It’s the first time this event has been held on the new course at the centre opposite Bournemouth Airport. Teams of three played a ‘Texas Scamble’ tournament which was won by Stuart Freeman, Steven Marshall and Rosalie Freeman. Club captain Tony Pomeroy presented … Read More

Parley Golf Centre helping drive people into work

Having assisted many rough sleepers last winter with its ‘sleepsafe’ initiative, Faithworks Wessex is now supporting them into the world of work. The organisation’s ‘2nd Half’ project helps clients gain experience and references so it’s easier for them to find employment. Parley Golf Centre was keen to assist and offered practical work for the volunteers who began by painting part … Read More

Fore! It’s a hole new game at Parley

The first ever hole-in-one on Parley Golf Centre’s new course has been sunk – by club secretary Simon Hentrich. It’s his first hole-in-one in more than 40 years playing the game and he ‘jumped up and down and shouted’ as it dropped. The course is part of the centre’s £250,000 investment programme which also includes a major new short game … Read More

Fore! Parley’s new golf course is open

The brand new course at Parley Golf Centre has officially opened with the captains driving off in front of a big crowd. The course is part of a £250,000 redevelopment at the centre opposite Bournemouth Airport that has doubled its size. At 5,169 yards long, the nine-hole course is designed to be challenging but enjoyable – and the first golfers … Read More

Linwood children tee off at Parley Golf Centre

Students from Linwood School in Bournemouth have been getting their swings down to a ‘T’ thanks to Parley Golf Centre. The young people who have additional learning needs have become keen students of the game since it was introduced as a PE option. The weekly sessions with Parley pro Andrew Pakes have already seen great improvement with the novices’ hand-eye … Read More

Golfer wins turkey with birdie

The annual ‘Turkey Trot’ golf tournament at Parley Golf Centre was the most successful ever – with more than 60 shooting it out. Manager Daryl Dampney was drawn in the winning team and gave the rest of the field a stuffing, holing a birdie to land the prize of a turkey. He’ll no doubt be eating out on his victory … Read More

Golf Store tees off at Parley

Parley Golf Centre, which is investing £250,000 to become the finest practice facility in the region, has opened a new golf shop as part of the development. The Golf Store is being run by professional Andrew Pakes and is enticing customers with up to 50 per cent off all clothing, shoes and clubs. PGA Professional Andrew has spent the last … Read More