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‘Peter was the voice of golf. He was an absolute master of his craft with a unique ability to capture a moment with a magical turn of phrase that no one else could match,” Said Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport

Peter Alliss

‘After six decades behind the microphone, he was just a month ago at the incredible age of 89 doing what he loved – commentating for the BBC on the Masters Golf,” said Slater.

‘He transcended his sport as one of the greatest broadcasters of his generation.’

Alliss retired from playing golf in the 1970s and began his commentary on the sport. During his career, he had won 31 tournaments and played 8 Ryder Cups. He was most at home with the microphone in his hand. 

Photo: Peter Alliss behind the microphone giving a commentary of gold. He was indeed the Voice of Golf. 

Peter Allis wrote 20 books on golf such as: The Duke, Golf, The Who’s Who of Golf, The Lazy Golfer’s Companion, Bedside Golf, Alliss’ 19th Hole, Lasting Course, Supreme Champions of Golf and Through the Looking Glass among others. 

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