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Name: - Percy Alliss
Country: - England
Lived : - [1897-1975]. Born January 8, 1897 in Sandygate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Died March 31, 1975 in Bournemouth, Dorset, aged 78.
Original Home/Club: - Hallamshire GC, Sheffield, S Yorks (firstly as a caddie).
Occupation: - Professional golfer.
Turned Pro: -

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1929, '33, '35, '37). Multiple European professional tournament wins.


Did you know?

Percy Alliss was the father of golf professional, golf writer, course designer and much admired commentator Peter Alliss. Percy spent some years working in Germany, where he won the German Open title on five occasions, and where son Peter was born in 1931. Percy later held the post of Secretary of Ferndown Golf Club in Dorset for 28 years.


Top tournaments won by Percy Alliss

1938Men EuropePenfold LeagueSandy Lodge16 pts£1,000
Played as the Penfold £1,000 League Tournament (12 top British professionals played against each other in a league format; they played two matches per day). Second-placed Reg Whitcombe (Eng) and Bert Gadd (Eng) finished 1 point behind Percy Alliss (Eng), who won seven and halved two of his eleven matches. [Sandy Lodge GC, Northwood, London].
1937Men EuropeBritish Match PlayStoke Park3 & 2£300
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 14-18). Percy Alliss (Eng) beat Jimmy Adams (Scot) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, which was completed a day late after torrential rain halted proceedings on the Friday, the intended final day. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
1935Men EuropeItalian OpenSanremo262x
Played as the Italian Open. Won by Percy Alliss (Eng). [GC degli Ulivi Sanremo, Sanremo, Liguria].
1935Men EuropeScottish OpenGleneagles273x
Played as the first Scottish Open Championship. Second-placed Jack Busson (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Alliss (Eng). [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
1933Men EuropeBritish Match PlayPurley Downs5 & 4£300
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 19-22). Alliss (Eng) beat Mark Seymour (Eng) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Purley Downs GC, South Croydon, Surrey].
1933Men EuropeGerman OpenMGC Bad Ems284x
Played as the German Open. Won by Percy Alliss (Eng). This was the last of Alliss's five German Open wins. [Mittelrheinischer Golfclub, Bad Ems, nr Koblenz].
1932Men EuropePenfold TournamentRoyal Porthcawl278£150
Played as the inaugural Penfold-Porthcawl Tournament. Second-placed Alf Padgham (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Alliss (Eng). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, S Wales].
1929Men EuropeGerman OpenBerlin-Wannsee285
Played as the German Open. Won for the fourth straight year by Percy Alliss (Eng), who was the host club's resident professional at the time. This was the fourth of Alliss's five German Open wins. [Berlin-Wannsee G&LC, nr Potsdam, Berlin].
1928Men EuropeGerman OpenBerlin-Wannsee280x
Played as the German Open. Won for the third straight year by Percy Alliss (Eng), who was the host club's resident professional at the time. This was the third of Alliss's five German Open wins. [Berlin-Wannsee G&LC, nr Potsdam, Berlin].
1927Men EuropeGerman OpenBerlin-Wannsee288
Played as the German Open. Won by defending champion Percy Alliss (Eng), who was the host club's resident professional at the time. This was the second of Alliss's five German Open wins. [Berlin-Wannsee G&LC, nr Potsdam, Berlin].
1927Men EuropeItalian OpenAlpino di Stresa145x
Played as the Italian Open. Won by Percy Alliss (Eng). [Alpino di Stresa GC, Vezzo, nr Stresa, Lake Maggiore].
1926Men EuropeGerman OpenBerlin-Wannsee284
Played as the German Open (for the first time since 1912). Second-placed Aubrey Boomer (Jersey) finished 8 shots behind Alliss (Eng), who was the host club's resident professional at the time. This was the first of Alliss's five German Open wins. [Berlin-Wannsee G&LC, nr Potsdam, Berlin].

 

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