Peter Alliss - Honorary Member
posted on Thursday 19th Jan 2017
BLAIRGOWRIE Golf Club members are awarding honorary membership to Peter Alliss, the co-designer of our Lansdowne championship course.
Peter, who was the cub’s guest at last year’s dinner to mark the 40th anniversary of the golf course he designed along with partner Dave Thomas, will be presented with the accolade during his next visit to Scotland, when he commentates at the Ricoh Women’s British Open being held at Kingsbarns over the summer.
In a message to members, the eight times Ryder Cup player and much-loved BBC “Voice of Golf” says: “I am delighted and honoured to be offered membership of The Blairgowrie Golf Club.
“I have enjoyed close ties to the club ever since Dave and I were invited to design the Lansdowne to complement the older Rosemount course.
“It was a privilege to follow in the footsteps of legendary course designers like Dr Alister MacKenzie and James Braid in creating a golfing legacy in this part of Scotland.
“My only regret is that living in the south of England I haven’t enjoyed as many opportunities to visit Blairgowrie as I would have liked. It genuinely is one of my favourite golfing venues. Best wishes to all.”
Club captain Brian Wesencraft is looking forward to presenting Peter with his honorary membership.
Brian said: “We were delighted Peter and his wife Jackie could join us for the commemorative dinner at the clubhouse following The Open at Royal Troon.
“Because it required an AGM resolution, we weren’t in a position to offer him honorary membership at that stage.
“We did name the 18th hole on the Lansdowne in his honour, calling it ‘Alliss Hame.’ But it was always our intention to offer Peter honorary membership and I’m delighted to say that has been approved unanimously.
“Peter joins an exclusive list of honorary members, including Gary Player, and our own amateur champions Glenn Campbell and Bradley Neil, winners of the Scottish and British amateur championships.
“Peter has always been very supportive of the golf club, memorably saying Blairgowrie ‘oozed charm and class,’ and rating it his favourite inland golf course.”
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