Lived:[1931-2020]. Born on Feb 28, 1931 in Berlin, Germany. Died on Dec 6, 2020 at home in Hindhead, Surrey (aged 89).
Original/Home Club:Parkstone GC, Dorset.
Occupation:Professional golfer, course designer, golf writer and commentator.
Turned Pro:1947 (aged 16).
Ryder Cup player (1953, '57, '59, '61, '63, '65, '67, '69). Multiple wins in Europe and internationally. Awarded Harry Vardon Trophy as (British) PGA Order of Merit winner (1964, '66). British PGA Captain (1962, '87). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2012).
Peter Allis collaborated with Dave Thomas on several golf course designs, including: The Brabazon course, The Belfry (1977); Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie GC (1975); Cannes-Mougins GC (1978). Subsequently he formed a successful partnership with Clive Clark, and co-designed several more courses, including: Alcaidesa, Spain (1991); Melbourne course, Brocket Hall GC (1992); Anglais course, La Tournette GC, Belgium (1988); Manor House at Castle Combe (1992); Milford (1993); Pyrford (1993); Marquess course, Woburn (2000).
Alliss was born in Berlin, where his father Percy was a golf professional at the time. After a successful professional career, Peter Alliss applied his thorough understanding of the game to golf course design, writing and television commentary. His witty, knowledgable and charismatic style ensured his recognition as the "voice of British golf", especially among his legions of devoted followers.
Played as the Piccadilly Medal (July 16-19; medal match play format). Peter Alliss (Eng) beat George Will (Scot) at the 37th hole, after they had both scored 149 in the 36-hole final. [Prince's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
Played as the Agfa-Gevaert Tournament (May 11-13). Second-placed Peter Butler (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Peter Alliss (Eng). [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
Played as the £6000 Martini International (May 19-21). Second-placed Peter Alliss (Eng) and Bill Large (Eng) finished in a tie for first place. Tony Jacklin (Eng) finished 4 shots further back in third place. [Long Ashton GC, nr Bristol, England].
Played as the (last) Rediffusion Tournament (Sept 29-Oct 2). Second-placed Tony Jacklin (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Peter Alliss (Eng). [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
Alliss (Eng) won his second Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1966 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Alliss's 70.51 was based on 47 rounds played.
Played as the Jeyes £3000 Professional-Amateur Tournament (June 11-14). Second-placed Dave Thomas (Wales) finished 4 shots behind Peter Alliss (Eng). [Bangor GC, Co.Down, N.Ireland].
Played as the Schweppes PGA Close Championship (April 29-May 1; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Peter Alliss (Eng) beat Peter Butler (Eng) with a birdie four at the first playoff hole, to record his third win in this event. [Prince's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
Played as the Esso Golden Tournament (July 23-26; 15-player round-robin match play format). Second-placed Dave Thomas (Wales) and Christy O'Connor Snr (Ire) finished 7 pts behind Alliss (Eng). [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Alliss (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1964 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Alliss's 72.48 was based on 56 rounds played.
Played as the Swallow-Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Alex Caygill (Eng) and Hedley Muscroft (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Alliss (Eng). [Llandudno Maesdu GC, Llandudno, N Wales].
Played as the Daks Tournament. Neil Coles (Eng) and Peter Alliss (Eng) finished in a tie for first place. Denis Hutchinson (S Africa) finished 2 shots further back in third place. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Schweppes PGA Close Championship (April 5-7; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed Christy O'Connor Sr (Ire) and Ralph Moffitt (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Alliss (Eng), who claimed his second PGA Championship title. [Little Aston GC, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks].
Played as the Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Second-placed Mario Gonzalez (Brazil) finished 4 shots behind Alliss (Eng). [Gavea GC, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro].
Played as the Dunlop £2750 Tournament. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) and Dai Rees (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Alliss (Eng). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
Played as the Portuguese Open (not played in 1957). Won by Alliss (Eng). [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].
Played as the Italian Open (25th). Won by Peter Alliss (Eng). [GC Varese, Luvinate, nr Varese].
Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Peter Alliss (Eng). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
Played as the PGA Close Championship (April 3-5; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed and defending champion Charlie Ward (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Alliss (Eng), who recorded the first of three wins in this event. [Llandudno Maesdu GC, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales].
Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Peter Alliss (Eng). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat, nr Barcelona Airport. Club now located in Terrassa, nr Barcelona].
Played as the Dunlop £2635 Tournament (played over 90 holes). Second-placed Eric Brown (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Alliss (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Daks Tournament. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old Alliss (Eng), who recorded his first top-flight victory as a tournament professional. [Little Aston GC, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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