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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 06 Dec 20 12.12pm Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

look's like he has sunk his last put
the man that got people watching golf with his whispering commentating
RIP Peter

 

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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 06 Dec 20 12.12pm Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

or even last putt

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 06 Dec 20 1.01pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

The last of the great commentators from my youth - not bad golfer either!

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 06 Dec 20 2.19pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Such sad news.
I have always enjoyed listening to the "Voice of golf" and he seemed such a charming man.
He really was a legendary commentator.

My thoughts go out to all his family and friends.
RIP.

Edited by Willo (06 Dec 2020 2.20pm)

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 06 Dec 20 2.58pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

I have to admit that once upon a time I used to see him as being comfortably smug - a description that can sometimes apply to the game of golf as a whole.

However in more recent years I came to appreciate just how good he was behind the microphone - relaxed, droll, witty and a master of just saying enough, and never too much.

Probably the last of that band of commentators I grew up with - John Arlott, Peter O'Sullevan, Bill McLaren, Kenneth Wolstenholme, Dan Maskell.....

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 06 Dec 20 8.07pm Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Me too Pete.
He was a proper old fashioned commentator who knew his stuff.
Proper bloke who loved a drink as well.loved
He used the silence better than anyone.
RIP

 

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View sickboy's Profile sickboy Flag Deal or Croydon 07 Dec 20 6.50pm Send a Private Message to sickboy Add sickboy as a friend

A round with Allis was what got me interested in golf.
A slightly different spelling of the title had the same effect with p***.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 10 Dec 20 8.45am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Oh my word, he's gone in the hole

Actually Alliss gave me a complete misunderstanding of golf. Watching him on TV on Pro-Celebrity Golf made me think golf was all about having a nice leisurely walk and a good chat, whilst hitting a ball around (now and again).

What a wake-up call I had 25 years ago, with virtually having to run around the course, with a queue of golfers piling up behind me.

He made a tough sport look so easy.

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (10 Dec 2020 8.51am)

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 10 Dec 20 9.05am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

So, I bear a grudge that Alliss made a ferocious sport appear congenial.
There are only 2 times I felt like golf was in the Alliss 'mode'.
Playing early-doors in Scotland, where you put your green fees in an honesty box. An hour later, and countless lost balls, I still had people coming up behind as i was on the 18th.
And New Zealand where farmers make excess land into ad-hoc golf courses. Throw your Green Fees in the bucket, and off you go,...but try to miss the sheep 5hlt.

And as an earlier poster said, Alliss's silence was as effective as his voice.

 


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