Peter Alliss

Born Feb 28, 1931
Nationality England England
Nickname Voice of Golf

Peter Alliss is an English golfer who is now known as the “voice of golf” being a television presenter and commentator for golf. He has been known for his charismatic, witty and unique style of commentaries.

His father, Percy Alliss was known as one of the best professional golfers during the war who won several tournaments on the European golf circuits. Peter was born on February 28, 1931 in Berlin.

Peter Alliss quit school at the age of 14 and began his career as a professional golfer at the age of 16 in 1947.He spent 27 years of playing golf wherein he has won three British PGA Championships, became a semi-finalist in the British PGA Matchplay Championship, played in 8 Ryder Cup teams and played in ten teams that represented England in the World Cup. He had five top ten finishes in the Open Championship. All in all he won 23 tournaments. His competitive career ended with a last appearance in the European Tour in 1975.

He soon made a name in golf broadcasting as he worked as a commentator for BBC, ABC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He is known in Britain as the best golf broadcaster. He has hosted a total of 140 Pro Celebrity Golf TV programs and is currently hosting in A Golfer’s Travels which is being aired internationally.

Aside from broadcasting, Alliss wrote a total of 20 books on Golf and has involved himself in golf course architecture where he has created over 72 courses.

In 2002 he was awarded by Bournemouth University the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters. By 2005, the University of St Andrews honored him with the degree of Doctor of Laws.

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