Peter Alliss has spent his entire life steeped in golf. He was born in 1931, the son of Percy Alliss, one of Britain's leading professionals between 1920 and 1939. Peter himself turned professional in 1947, at the age of sixteen. During his pro career, which lasted until 1974, Peter won three British PGA championships, played in eight Ryder Cup teams, and ten teams representing England in the World Cup. He won 23 major tournaments in all, his most memorable achievement being in 1958 when he won the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Open Championships in three successive weeks.
He has had a colourful personal life, which has not always been easy; he has been married twice and had five children, and also had to learn to cope with the grievous loss of his young daughter, Victoria.
Peter Alliss is now universally known and loved for his golfing commentaries throughout the world, for the BBC in the UK and ABC in the US. For millions of people around the world, Peter Alliss is 'the Voice of Golf,' and his unique style has added insight for the viewer of the televised game. He was recently voted by Golf Digest as 'The Best Golf Commentator ... Ever.'
Peter Alliss was born in 1931, the son of Percy Alliss, a leading golf professional in his day. Peter followed in his father's footsteps, turning professional at the age of sixteen. He has been married twice, and now lives in Surrey.