Parley Golf Course Bournemouth Christchurch Dorset

  • Having trouble with your stance?
  • Need help with your putting?
  • Or just starting your love/hate affair with the beautiful game?

Our PGA professionals are on hand for one-to-one tuition. Call 01202 591600 to book a ‘one-off’ or series of lessons.

Chris Brook

Chris is our resident AA PGA International Golf Coach. He coaches tournament professionals and serious amateurs. Chris graduated from the PGA Training Academy in 1995. Since then he has set out to become a great instructor of the golf mechanics. His extensive knowledge of biomechanics and kinematic efficiency has steadily built him a reputation for being an instructor for both tournament professionals and elite amateurs.

His keenness to develop some of the future champions focuses him on using logical and visual techniques to help produce the “complete golfer”. Chris’s coaching methods vary whether you’re a feel or technical golfer. He will coach you whilst on tour or at his coaching facility in the UK.

He uses all the latest analysis equipment including K-Vest, TRACKMAN and Video. If you are a tournament professional or serious amateur looking for a different approach then contact Chris.

Lessons with Chris start from £35

Chris can be contacted by phone on 07968 104268

Peter Thompson

Peter is our resident Fellow of the Professional Golfer’s Association. He has taught many thousands of golfers including:

  • England’s leading amateur of all time.
  • County champions.
  • Professional winners of the Australian, Portuguese and Kenyan Open Championships.
  • Amateur golfers of all standard who have won innumerable competitions or have simply enjoyed improving their own standards.

Peter Thompson’s philosophy is based on over forty years experience of teaching golf. It recognises that every golfer has different ambitions and is different both physically and mentally, and therefore requires individual tuition. A written report will be given after each lesson.

In 2000, Peter began using a computerised system using two cameras from different angles. This system whilst similar to his previous system allows direct comparisons to world class golfers and monitors the progress of the pupil from their first lesson. Your lesson can be recorded to a DVD and/or VCR tape.

Tuition Charges

Book your lesson with Reception on 01202 591600 or with Peter directly on 07801 051687.
45min – £ 50.00
(Book 6 lessons for £250, 13 lessons for £500 – block bookings payable on first lesson)

Lesson Times

  • Tuesday | 08:00 to 14:00
  • Wednesday | 14:00 to 20:00
  • Thursday | 14:00 to 20:00
  • Friday | 08:00 to 14:00
  • Saturday | 08:00 to 12:00
  • Sunday | closed
  • Monday | closed

Marcus Urbye

Marcus Urbye qualified as a PGA Professional in 2004. Formerly an Academy Golf Coach for the Dorset Golf Partnership, and also Dorset County Development Officer. He dedicates his time to teaching the game of golf to all ages and abilities.

Marcus provides individual, group and junior coaching to beginner, intermediate and advanced golfers on the long game, the short game, awkward lies and course management.

Marcus specialises in on course lessons to help you get the most from your lesson.

40 minutes – £30 (includes 60 range balls)

1 hour – £50 (includes 100 range balls)

To book contact Marcus on 07703 500404 or visit his website below to book online.

Marcus also offers adult group lessons, a great way to get into golf with like minded people. Sessions last an hour and cost £54 for a block of 6 lessons.

Andrew Pakes

Andrew`s career has spanned 35 years as a PGA Golf Professional firstly as a tournament player, thereafter spending 28 years “growing the game” in Germany and Denmark. During this time he has had the privilege to coach some of Europe`s top young amateur golfers amongst thousands of beginners and club golfers. He gladly took the responsibility to design and construct a unique learning facility and 9 hole course in Denmark whilst managing the golf operations. He has always focused on professionalism and personal development and can boast the following qualifications.

  • PGA Class AA Golf Professional
  • Certified Putting Zone Coach
  • NLP Sports Practitioner
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • TPI Level 1 Physical Trainer

Andrew decided in 2015 to return to his native Bournemouth, where his professional life began, to continue his career and personal development. Unique to Bournemouth Andrew can link his mental skills with his technical skills producing a fun and effective learning environment for all levels. You will find him daily around the golf centre or in the Proshop. Pop in for a friendly chat.

One 60 min. lesson is £40

One 30 min. lesson is £25

Further information can be found on his website


07950 594670

John Lovell

We are absolutely delighted to announce that from the 3rd August, PGA Professional, and former Tour Player John Lovell will be joining the Professional Coaching Team at Parley Golf Club and Driving range.

Johns studio features the latest technology including Trackman and GASP swing software.

John not only brings a wealth of coaching experience, he has also competed at the highest level of Golf including playing on the Challenge Tour, and in the Open Championship. His Playing achievements include:

· Competitor Open Championship 1998

· German PGA Champion 2010

· Challenge Tour 1999

· 5 Course Records

As John says “I am very excited about joining the team here at Parley. The number one thing that attracted me are the facilities. Not only will I have a fabulous studio in which to teach, using the latest technology including Trackman, I will be able to provide members with playing lessons on the course. The studio work is of course critical, but so is the ‘on course’ work where I can coach my students on how to get the job done, where it matters!

I love teaching golfers of all levels including juniors and beginners. There is nothing better than giving someone the correct fundamentals right from the outset, which will enable them to enjoy our wonderful game for the rest of their lives.

I am also looking forward to working with serious amateurs and elite players who are committed to continuous improvement in their games. I see my relationship with these players as ‘mentor’ not just a coach.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have been personally coached on my own game by some of the greatest coaches in golf including David Leadbetter, and probably the best coach of them all John Jacobs. Equally I have coached many amateurs and professionals, including the late, great Seve Ballesteros.

I simply cannot wait to share my in depth knowledge of the swing, vast playing experience, and enthusiasm for the game, with those who have an appetite for achieving results beyond their wildest dreams”

From a personal point of view having worked abroad in Germany and Switzerland for the previous 19 years, it is really great to be back in the UK, and to live on the South Coast, which is without doubt my favourite part of the world.

For information on John please visit his website at

30 minute lesson for £30

One 45 minute lesson – £50

To book a lesson: · By e-Mail

· By phone please call him on : 07958 912298

Harry Shaw

The Tattooed Golf Coach




Harry offers lessons and support to all types of golfers, whether you are looking to become the next Tiger Woods, learn how to play the game for the first time or wanting to take your friends beer money every Saturday afternoon.

Harry gained his teaching qualification in 2020, he wanted to push the limits with golf and open the door for anyone to play. He is not your typical ‘boring’ golfer, with tattoos and his ‘unique’ dress sense, he is one of a kind.

Harry has set out not to become just a great instructor of golf but to offer ongoing support to help you enjoy the game. Harry now runs the Junior Academy at Parley Golf Centre and is keen to help junior golfers fall in love with the game.

Harry Shaw had a great playing career where he represented the County in all age groups before securing his place in the Men’s first team at the age of just 17.

If you are looking for a simple but effective approach to the golf game, then Mr Shaw is your man!

30 Min Lesson is £20

60 Min Lesson is £30

30 Min Junior Lesson is £10

For more information please use his website

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