The Kidderminster Golf Club

Peter Alliss 1931-2020

Much-loved and respected golf commentator Peter Alliss passed away on December 6th.

Although known worldwide for his unique and often humorous on-air style, he should also be remembered as a very fine player, winning 20 professional events (including the PGA Championship three times) as well as playing in eight Ryder Cup teams and recording five top-ten finishes at the Open Championship. In October 1958, he won the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Opens in successive weeks.

His broadcast work took him all over the world and in 1972 his travels brought him to Kidderminster for an exhibition match. Accompanied by fellow former Ryder Cup players Bernard Hunt and Dai Rees, along with former PGA Championship winner Tony Grubb, the club retains some treasured photographs from that day. Members may also recognise a very youthful Nick Underwood in the front row.

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