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.”