Golf: R.I.P. Peter Alliss 1931 - 2020

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PostRe: Ryder cup
by Denster » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:51 pm

Yeah. The crowd were shushing him beforehand. He just responded then applauded them.

He’s been a whiny little bitch today though. Moaning that he only played three matches and that he wasn’t partnered with Spieth.

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PostRe: Ryder cup
by Drumstick » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:26 pm

He was complaining because he believes Speith refused to partner with him.

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PostRe: Ryder cup
by Rex Kramer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:11 am

twitter.com/RyderCupEurope/status/1047200265126866944



Ollie talking about Seve :cry: Getting really dusty in here today...

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by 7256930752 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:19 am

That must have stirred up some emotion.

In other news, read last night that DJ and Koepka had to be separated at the Ryder Cup after party.

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PostRe: Ryder cup
by Rax » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:20 am

The disharmony in the US team is always strange to me, it should be the other way around, they should all be on the same page, with the European team struggling to come together under one banner. I know the US is a pretty divided country but in other sports you dont see this kind of thing, not that Im aware of anyway, its only the golf team that seems to struggle with it. This year especially their individuals were far better than the Europeans but looking in from the outside it seems they couldnt put ego to one side and play as a team.

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PostRe: Ryder cup
by Drumstick » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:25 am

One too many sanctimonious tossers.

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PostRe: Ryder cup
by Denster » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:43 pm

The lady who got hit in the eye by Koepka looks to have lost her sight in that eye. Jesus.

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PostRe: Ryder cup
by Denster » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:48 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:

twitter.com/RyderCupEurope/status/1047200265126866944



Ollie talking about Seve :cry: Getting really dusty in here today...

I’m holding back the tears here.

Seve. :wub: :cry:

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PostRe: Ryder cup
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Bump.

Perhaps this should be retitled The Golf Thread?

Anyway, Tiger is or was in a tie for the lead. McIlroy on -1. Speith and Rose way back.

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PostRe: Golf: The Masters
by KK » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:46 am

The BBC has unfortunately lost the rights to air The Masters Live in 2020. Just highlights. Sky Sports now has every day, exclusively.

Sad how many sports are just dying with anyone under the age of 50.

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PostRe: Golf: The Masters
by Denster » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:00 am

That's abysmal.

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PostRe: Golf: The Masters
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:35 am

FFS. What a complete joke.

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PostRe: Golf: The Masters
by Denster » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:27 pm

Genuinely upset by this. I was gutted to miss the open in the summer. Very poor form from the BBC.

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PostRe: Golf: The Masters
by KK » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:00 pm

The BBC has aired it since 1963. In terms of Live coverage, this is the first time going all the way back to the mid '50s that there will be nothing whatsoever.

Since failing to get the rights for the Champions League again, and dumping supplemental sports like WWE and tennis, I'm guessing Sky had more money to play with this time and are committed to shoring up their major sports that link up to the 5 main Sky channels (Premier League, Football, F1, Cricket and Golf), with the absolute sporting dregs making up Action, Arena and Mix, which will be so devoid of content in 2020 that surely 1 will be dumped.

There are a lot of good deals with Sky Sports through NowTV though, so you should be able to watch The Masters Live for around £10 (1 week pass). I do prefer the BBC commentary/presentation, much like the F1 on C4.

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PostRe: Golf: The Masters Postponed.
by Denster » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:56 pm

Edited opening post to update that this year's Masters has now been postponed.

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PostRe: Golf: The Masters Postponed.
by KK » Sun May 24, 2020 8:06 pm

The Capital One The Match Championship for Charity golf tournament is currently simulcasting Live on CNN from TNT in the PISSING RAIN for those that want a bit of sport.

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PostRe: Golf: The Masters Postponed.
by KK » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:06 pm

Peter Alliss, the legendary BBC golf commentator, has died at the age of 89.

Alliss, known as 'the voice of golf' to fans around the world, has been synonymous with the BBC's golf coverage for more than half a century.

Having first appeared on the BBC in 1961, he was made lead golf commentator in 1978 after retiring as a player.

"It is with great sadness we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend Peter Alliss," said Alliss' family.

In a statement, they described his death as "unexpected but peaceful".

They added: "Peter was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and his family ask for privacy at this difficult time."

Alliss provided the soundtrack to many of golf's most memorable moments, with November's Masters the last tournament he covered.

"Peter was the voice of golf. He was an absolute master of his craft with a unique ability to capture a moment with a magical turn of phrase that no one else could match," said Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport.

As a player, Alliss won 31 tournaments and he and his father Percy were the first father-son duo to compete in the Ryder Cup, when it was a contest between Great Britain and the United States.

In 2012, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/55204070

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PostRe: Golf: R.I.P. Peter Alliss 1931 - 2020
by Drumstick » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:24 pm

strawberry float. :(

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PostRe: Golf: R.I.P. Peter Alliss 1931 - 2020
by KingK » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:47 pm

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PostRe: Golf: R.I.P. Peter Alliss 1931 - 2020
by Lotus » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:51 pm

I heard him commentating on The Masters a few weeks ago and he sounded nothing like his usual self. His voice sounded so different. I don't know if he was ill or what, but I have to admit I wondered then how long he'd keep going for. It's a shame, and watching golf won't be the same without him, but 89's not a bad age I guess.


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