Golfing legend Peter Alliss revisits Porthcawl

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

By GEM Community Correspondent
in Golf

The voice of golf, legendary commentator Peter Alliss, will delight and entertain in his own inimitable style live at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl on Friday, March 3 at 7.30pm as he answers questions, shares stories, anecdotes and humour and gives his unique insight into the world of golf.

With his father, Percy Alliss, among the finest players of his generation, it was perhaps inevitable that Peter would also make a career in golf. Percy hired Peter as his unpaid assistant at Ferndown Golf Club, allowing him time off during midweek to compete in tournaments.

With some degree of success in his first professional tournaments, Peter Alliss quickly established himself among the top young players of the time.

Between 1954 and 1969, he won 21 professional tournaments – including three British PGA championships – and was twice winner of the Vardon Trophy. In September 1958, he won the national championships of Italy, Spain, and Portugal in three consecutive weeks.

His first appearance in the Ryder Cup was in 1953, and with the single exception of 1955, he represented Great Britain and Ireland in the event until 1969. He is one of only two father-and-son duos to have represented their country at this level.

He spent just six weeks on the American tour, in 1954, and therefore is known primarily as a commentator in the USA. Peter retired from the professional golf circuit in 1969.

“When it comes to painting a picture with words, he’s nothing short of Rembrandt…” “Alliss (is) one of the finest strikers of the golf ball in the land…” Daily Telegraph.

Tickets from £18* (includes booking fee), and group discounts of 10 tickets or more are also available, call the Box Office on 01656 815995 or book online at www.grandpavilion.co.uk.

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