Percy Alliss

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Percy Alliss
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Personal information
Born (1897-01-08)8 January 1897
Sheffield, England
Died 31 March 1975(1975-03-31) (aged 78)
Bournemouth, England
Nationality  England
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 22
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T46: 1931
The Open Championship T3: 1931
PGA Championship DNP

Percy Alliss (8 January 1897 – 31 March 1975[1][2]) was one of the leading English professional golfers in the 1920s and 1930s, winning many tournaments in Britain and Continental Europe. He was the father of commentator and former golfer Peter Alliss.

Biography[edit]

Alliss was born in Sheffield. He became an assistant professional at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in South Wales in 1919, and his first notable professional wins came in September 1920 when he won the Assistant Professionals Tournament and the Welsh Professional Championship in successive weeks.

Alliss was professional at Clyne Golf Club from 1921 to 1923, at Wanstead Golf Club from 1923 to 1925, Wannsee Golf Club, Berlin from 1926 to 1931, Beaconsfield Golf Club from 1932[3] to 1936 and Temple Newsam Golf Club from 1936 to 1938. He then became the professional at Ferndown Golf Club in Dorset in early 1939,[4] where he stayed until his retirement in 1967.[5]

Alliss finished in the top six at The Open Championship in 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932 and 1936.[6] He played in the Ryder Cup in 1929, 1933, 1935 and 1937. He was not eligible in 1931 as he was employed in Germany at that time and the Ryder Cup rules had changed to require British players to be living in Great Britain. His son Peter is also a professional golfer, golf writer and broadcaster, and played in the Ryder Cup eight times. The Allisses were the first father and son pair to play in the Ryder Cup, and so far Antonio and Ignacio Garrido are the only other.

Alliss died in Bournemouth at the age of 78.

Tournament wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Alliss played in only The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.

Tournament 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T39 10 T33 DNP T6 DNP T10 T4 T4
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
U.S. Open DNP T46 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T17 T3 T4 DNP T9 T16 T5 T15 DNP T9
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
U.S. Open DNP DNP NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT 17 DNP CUT CUT

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Percy Alliss". The Times (59358). 1 April 1975. p. 14. 
  2. ^ "Golfer Dies". The Bryan Times. Bryan, Ohio. UPI. 1 April 1975. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "Golf – New appointment for P Alliss". The Times. 1 March 1932. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "Golf – P Alliss's appointment". The Times. 7 December 1938. p. 5. 
  5. ^ Scott, Tom (2 February 1967). "A Tribute to Percy Alliss". Golf Illustrated. Archived from the original on 16 March 2005. 
  6. ^ "Hoylake – 1936 Results". The Open. Retrieved 10 January 2014.