PETER ALLISS – Story of my life

Peter Alliss is a former English professional golfer and is a television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer.

Alliss is known for his charismatic and unique style of commentary and banter, often displaying a witty demeanour. Since 1978, he has been regarded by many as the “Voice of golf”. In 2012 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category,

Between 1952 and 1969, Alliss won 20 important professional tournaments, including three British PGA Championships in 1957, 1962 and 1965. He had five top-10 finishes in the Open Chamionship coming closest in 1954 at Royal Birkdale when he finished just four shots behind the champion.

Alliss played on eight Ryder Cup teams between 1953 and 1969 and had a record of 10 wins, 15 losses and 5 halved matches. Peter and his father were the first father and son to both participate in the Ryder Cup. Alliss also represented England in the world cup on 10 occasions.