Golf expert Peter Alliss heading to Cromer Pier
The 'voice of golf' is clearing his throat for a return to Cromer,
Player-turned-commentator Peter Alliss is teeing off a new talk at the end of the pier on Sunday October 9.
It follows up the success of last year's live tour An Evening with Alliss, and the Further Golfing Adventures will get another set of anecdotes and views on the game out of the bag.
'I'm looking forward to visiting new venues, meeting lots of enthusiastic golfers and many who still enjoy the game but can no longer get out on the fairways so follow the fortunes of the world stars from the comfort of their armchairs,' he said.
Peter followed his father Percy into the game and between 1954 and 1969 won 21 professional tournaments - including three British PGA championships.
His first appearance in the Ryder Cup was in 1953, and with the single exception of 1955, he represented Great Britain and Ireland in the event until his retirement from the professional circuit in 1969.
Peter made his broadcasting debut way back in 1961, as part of the BBC team covering the Open Championship at Birkdale which was won by Arnold Palmer. His retirement from international golf at the – relatively early – age of 38 led to a full-time career "on the other side of the ropes." By 1978 he was the BBC's chief golf commentator following the death of his co-host and great friend Henry Longhurst.
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Peter once claimed he was a golf commentator only because he is "an old player, a lover of the game and a good weaver of stories" - qualities, along with a ready wit, which also make him a much sought-after after-dinner speaker.
He will be supporting his own Peter Alliss Wheelchair Charity and also the Help for Heroes charity, through profits from the sale of his latest book - Golf – The Cure for a Grumpy Old Man.
Tickets for the show which starts at 7.30pm are �20 through the box office on 01263 512495