Who's who: Percy Alliss

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Who's who: Percy Alliss

  • Name:

    Percy Alliss
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1897-1975]. Born on Jan 8, 1897 in Sandygate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Died on 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

1938
Europe
16 pts
£1,000
Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

16 pts

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Penfold

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].

1937
Europe
3 & 2
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Venue

Sanremo

Score

262

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Open. Won by Percy Alliss (Eng). [GC degli Ulivi Sanremo, Sanremo, Liguria].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

273

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Jack Busson (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Alliss (Eng). [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].

1933
Europe
Purley Downs
5 & 4
£300
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Venue

Purley Downs

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

News of the World

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

278

Prize money

£150

Title sponsor

Penfold

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

285

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

280

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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].

1927
Europe
Alpino di Stresa
145
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Venue

Alpino di Stresa

Score

145

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Open. Won by Percy Alliss (Eng). [Alpino di Stresa GC, Vezzo, nr Stresa, Lake Maggiore].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

288

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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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