Fynn Valley Golf Club

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Meet The Team

Jenny Holmes – Director/Company Secretary

Tel: 01473 785267

Email: jenny@fynn-valley.co.uk

Club Director Jenny has been with the club since its inception, with main areas of responsibility the Club’s marketing and personnel. Jenny sits on the Club Managers’ Advisory Board for England Golf.

Married to Julian, in her spare time Jenny watches their two children play a lot of sport, walks her beloved Frenchie and enjoys yoga and a good book (not all at the same time).

Sarah Purkis – 

Catering Operations Manager

Tel: 01473 785202

Email: events@fynn-valley.co.uk

Sarah joined Fynn Valley in July 2018 and will be in charge of the smooth transition of the hospitality side of the business into the brand new clubhouse this autumn. Sarah brings with her a wealth of industry experience, having previously worked for the Milsom Hotel group.

Whilst hospitality leaves little time for other pursuits, Sarah finds time ride horses, travel, walk her dog and study wine. 

Gary Oliver –

Head Chef

Tel: 01473 785202

Gary joined the Club in July 2017, having previously run his own restaurant on the West Coast of Australia. Gary is looking forward to making the most of the great local seasonal Suffolk produce and prepares all his meals from scratch.

In his spare time Gary enjoys spending time with his son and competitive jujitsu.

JanJan Harlott –

Assistant Secretary

Tel: 01473 785267

Email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Jan has been part of Fynn Valley for over 25 years and looks after membership & societies. Definitely one of the members of staff who make Fynn Valley “Most Welcoming”, Jan is often the first face you will see.

In her down time, Jan enjoys trips to the cinema, meals out with friends and home improvements.

RyanRyan Parfett –

General Manager

Tel: 01473 785267 option 1

Email: ryan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Ryan joined Fynn Valley as Director of Golf in the Summer of 2014, having previously been director of academies for the Golden Swing Golf Academies Group as well as Head Professional at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Belek, Turkey.

Ryan took over the role of General Manager in September 2017, in preparation for the Club’s move into new premises in 2018. His previous roles in setting up golf facilities all over the world mean he is well placed to drive the club forward into a bright new future.

When not at Fynn Valley, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Ian Lloyd-
Course Manager

Tel: 01473 785267


Ian joined the club in March 2018 from Parkstone Golf Club in Dorset, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the presentation and maintenance of the course. In his spare time Ian spends time cycling, running and taking part in triathlons.

TonyTony Tyrrell –
Managing Director (retired)

Tel: 01473 785267


Tony developed the golf course from the family farm in 1989, with the 18 hole course opening in 1992. He has scaled back his time at the coal face, taking time for home improvements, course consultancy work and taking time to explore our beautiful country and further afield…. as well as fitting in some golf!

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