The ‘voice of golf’ Peter Alliss is to open a new £250,000 par-three golf course at Hadden Hill Golf Club, Oxfordshire, on Thursday, 7th May.
Alliss played in eight Ryder Cups and won 21 PGA tournaments worldwide, including three consecutive European Tour Events. He has also designed numerous golf courses all over the world and written six books on golf.
But it is his for his witty and knowledgeable TV commentaries that he is now more famous. At Easter he headed up the BBC commentary team in Augusta, Georgia, for The Masters.
The new facility, which has holes varying in length from 110 yards to 170 yards and has sufficient drainage to allow for year-round play, gives Hadden Hill the complete complex – a floodlit covered range, two practice chipping areas, putting green and full length 6,563-yard 18 hole golf course plus two teaching PGA professionals able to provide lessons for golfers at any level.
The total cost of the project has been around £250,000 including a partial grant from Sport/Golf England. Golf England believes the facility will be a great asset for the club in developing young golfers and starting many into the game.
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