8 January 1897|
31 March 1975 (aged 78)|
|Best results in major championships|
|U.S. Open||T46: 1931|
|The Open Championship||T3: 1931|
Percy Alliss (8 January 1897 – 31 March 1975) 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.
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 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, where he stayed until his retirement in 1967.
Alliss finished in the top six at The Open Championship in 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932 and 1936. 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.
this list may be incomplete
- 1920 Perrier Water Assistant Professionals' Tournament, Welsh Professional Championship
- 1921 Welsh Open Championship
- 1923 Essex Professional Championship
- 1925 Essex Professional Championship
- 1926 German Open
- 1927 German Open, Italian Open, German PGA Championship
- 1928 German Open, German PGA Championship
- 1929 German Open
- 1931 Båstad Open Invitation Tournament
- 1932 Penfold-Porthcawl Tournament
- 1933 German Open, News of the World Match Play
- 1935 Italian Open, Scottish Open Championship
- 1936 Morecambe-Penfold Northern Open Championship
- 1937 Northern Professional Championship, News of the World Match Play
- 1938 Penfold Professional Golf League
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T39||10||T33||T6||T10||T4||T4|
|The Open Championship||T17||T3||T4||T9||T16||T5||T15||T9|
|The Open Championship||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||17||CUT||CUT|
Note: Alliss only played in The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.
NT = No tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain): 1929 (winners), 1933 (winners), 1935, 1937
- France–Great Britain Professional Match (representing Great Britain): 1929 (winners)
- England–Scotland Professional Match (representing England): 1932 (winners), 1933 (winners), 1934 (winners), 1935 (winners), 1936 (winners), 1937 (winners)
- England–Ireland Professional Match (representing England): 1932 (winners)
- Llandudno International Golf Trophy (representing England): 1938 (captain, winners)
- "Mr Percy Alliss". The Times (59358). 1 April 1975. p. 14.
- "Golfer Dies". The Bryan Times. Bryan, Ohio. UPI. 1 April 1975. p. 10.
- "Golf – New appointment for P Alliss". The Times. 1 March 1932. p. 7.
- "Golf – P Alliss's appointment". The Times. 7 December 1938. p. 5.
- Scott, Tom (2 February 1967). "A Tribute to Percy Alliss". Golf Illustrated. Archived from the original on 16 March 2005.
- "Hoylake – 1936 Results". The Open. Retrieved 10 January 2014.