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Post by I'm never wrong Sun 06 Dec 2020, 11:54 am

Peter Alliss has passed away at the age of 89. To some. he was the voice of golf, to others annoying - and lately - out of touch.

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Post by BlueCoverman Sun 06 Dec 2020, 12:17 pm

A bit unexpected, he was commentating on the Masters only last month. Was it the dreaded Coronavirus perhaps?

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Post by I'm never wrong Sun 06 Dec 2020, 1:18 pm

Died at home peacefully (but unexpectedly) at his home on Saturday night. Nothing else mentioned, so I would think unlikely. But nothing definite.

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Post by GPB Sun 06 Dec 2020, 1:55 pm

Not always politically correct but I liked him and I laughed with everyone at his Hall of Fame induction speech. RIP Mr Alliss.

Maybe he will meet up with Miss Violet Weymouth.

https://youtu.be/N_HSJ8niuKE?t=754

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Post by TM2K Sun 06 Dec 2020, 10:29 pm

He was the guest speaker at my club’s big centenary bash in 2011...I was away so couldn’t go but apparently he was exceptional and shared some wonderful stories going right back to his playing days. By all accounts he was a bit of hellraiser on tour in his day, although I don’t suppose that took much back then, and rather fond of a drink or two...which I think continued into his commentary days as the rumours are he’d polish off copious amounts of gin throughout each day’s broadcast. If that’s true he’s done well practically making it to 90 in seemingly reasonable health.

He’s not always been my cup of tea as thought he came over a bit pompous at times, but for the most part was entertaining, knowledgeable, knew the times to say nothing and definitely more interesting than so many others in his own unique style...appears to be very well thought of by those he met it which isn’t a bad way to be remembered at all

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Post by McLaren Mon 07 Dec 2020, 12:53 pm

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Post by super_realist Mon 07 Dec 2020, 12:59 pm

Suppose you think that is disgraceful Mac.

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Post by McLaren Mon 07 Dec 2020, 1:01 pm

No, thought it was quite funny.
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Post by super_realist Mon 07 Dec 2020, 1:15 pm

It is, but I can see the BBC would not have allowed such a joke in their recently released woke phrasebook.

There was another one like that when they were talking about how a hole had been redesigned and was much tighter now, accompanied by a woman bending over in the crowd. Him and Alex Hay were a great double act.

RIP and all that stuff.

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Post by Shotrock Mon 07 Dec 2020, 10:07 pm

A classic that a friend of mine noted (for an event he was broadcasting in Scotland when the heavens opened up): "One of the good things about all the rain in Scotland is that most of it end up as Scotch."

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Post by JAS Tue 08 Dec 2020, 8:32 am

Always more amusing watching the golf when he was behind the mic, yes his style was of yesteryear and I don’t think he ever deliberately tried to be up-pc but he was and that was part of his appeal. One things for sure, the BBC won’t be trying to replace like for like...which is a great shame, although I suspect it would be a fruitless search trying to find anybody like him anyway.
RIP old fella

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Post by dynamark Wed 09 Dec 2020, 6:17 pm

Cmon guys Peter was great.im sure I read when he was born he was 13ibs baby or some such.Anyway remember his nip and tuck comment about Crenshaw and Iaoki or someone about to win the US open and the camera pans to the wife and Pete says 'shes planning a new kitchen'.Jacobs and Coles were the face of the ET but Peter was close in behind what we now have.Didnt want to join the womens institute and couldnt work out why they might want to join a golf club,RIP

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