Jackie Aliss Wiki – Jackie Aliss Biography
Jackie Aliss is the wife of Peter Alliss. He was an English professional golfer, television presenter, commentator, author, and golf course designer. Following the death of Henry Longhurst in 1978, he was regarded by many as the “Voice of golf”. In 2012 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category.
Between 1952 and 1969, Alliss won 20 professional tournaments, including three British PGA Championships, in 1957, 1962, and 1965. He had five top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, coming closest in 1954 at Royal Birkdale when he finished four shots behind the champion Peter Thomson.
Alliss played on eight Ryder Cup teams between 1953 and 1969 with a record of 10 wins, 15 losses, and 5 halved matches. He played on Great Britain’s victorious 1957 Ryder Cup Team. Peter and his father Percy were the first father and son to both participate in and both win the Ryder Cup. Alliss also represented England in the World Cup on 10 occasions.
Alliss’s father Percy was one of the leading British professional golfers in the 1920s and 1930s, winning many tournaments in Britain and Continental Europe. Peter Alliss was born in Berlin while his father was employed as a club professional at the Wannsee Golf Club. He weighed 14 lb 11 oz (6.7 kg) at birth, reputed to be a European record at the time. Peter had an older brother, Percy Alexander, known as Alec. Alec was born in 1924 and was also a professional golfer.
Percy returned from Germany in early 1932, when Peter was about a year old. Peter attended a private boarding school in the south of England which he left at the age of 14, the minimum school leaving age.
Jackie Aliss Age
Jackie Aliss’s age is unknown.
Jackie Aliss & Peter Alliss
Alliss was first married in 1953 to Joan McGuinness. They had two children, Gary (born 1954) and Carol (born 1960). In 1972, Alliss married his second wife, Jackie. With Jackie, Alliss had two daughters, Sara and Victoria, and two sons, Simon and Henry.
Victoria was born severely disabled and died at the age of 9. Gary is a professional golfer and teacher and was captain of the Great Britain and Ireland PGA Cup team in 2007 and 2009.
For over 30 years Alliss lived in the village of Hindhead in Surrey, in a large house set in five acres of land. In 2010, at the age of 79, Alliss said that he was still able to shoot a golf score under his age (fewer shots than 79).
Peter Alliss Death
Peter Alliss died on Sunday, 6 December 2020 at the age of 89. In September 2020, but the speed of his demise still came as a shock. 2021 was to be his 60th year in broadcasting and he was expected to retire after the Ryder Cup.
A statement on behalf of the Alliss family read: “It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend, Peter Alliss. Peter’s death was unexpected but peaceful. Peter was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and his family ask for privacy at this difficult time.
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Keith Pelley, Chief Executive Officer of the European Tour, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Alliss, truly one of golf’s greats. Peter made an indelible mark on everything he did in our game, but especially as a player and a broadcaster, and he leaves a remarkable legacy. Our thoughts are with his wife Jackie and the Alliss family.”
Alliss won more than 20 tournaments and played in eight Ryder Cups — there can be no doubting that after he hung up his spikes in the 70s, he found his natural home in the booth, establishing himself alongside other legends such as Bill McLaren, Murray Walker, Richie Benaud, and Dan Maskell.