‘Voice of golf’ makes his mark in Leeds

FEATURE: One of the stone markers at Moor Allerton.
FEATURE: One of the stone markers at Moor Allerton.
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Two eye-catching stone features dedicated to the ‘voice of golf’ Peter Allis are making their mark with golfers at Moor Allerton Golf Club in Leeds.

Situated either side of The Alliss Bridge, named in honour of former Ryder Cup player, Moor Allerton club professional and legendary BBC commentator Peter Alliss, the two stone markers were hewn from a seam of Bramley Fall rock at Mone Brothers’ nearby Blackhill Quarry in Bramhope.

Adam Matthews, Moor Allerton’s head greenkeeper said: “The Alliss Bridge is a recently refurbished pathway that makes an attractive feature on the first hole. It’s marked on either side with plaques that read ‘Peter Alliss, a great friend of the club. “We are hoping the great man himself, who served as club professional here from 1970 to 1973, will officially open the bridge himself in 2018. He once lived in a house next to the course and has been a regular visitor to the club since his days as the professional here.

“It’s entirely apt that the bridge is dedicated to a golf personality who has done much to build bridges between golf clubs and the top professionals.”

Kevin Mone, a director at Mone Brothers, said:”We were delighted to discover that the two hand carved Bramley Fall stone markers were dedicated to one of golf’s real larger than life characters and a great ambassador for the game.

Peter Alliss once described the present course, built in 1970 , as a ‘golfing experience larger than life’. The club has played host in the past to PGA European Tour events and many of golf’s greatest names.

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