PGA Master Professional Gary Alliss, son of legendary TV commentator Peter, was given a surprise by the new Glenmuir 2013 catalogue – in it was a rare photograph of his grandfather Percy!
The Pro at Ladbrook Park GC, Solihull,Garyflicked to page five of the brochure and spotted a picture of Percy he’d never seen before from The Open atSt Andrews, believed to be in 1933.
Glenmuir had found the picture in an archive of old black and white golf photographs from St Andrews University and used it, by chance, as part of a montage to demonstrate the company’s Scottish golfing heritage, which goes back over 120 years.
SaidGary: “I hadn’t expected to see Percy in a catalogue showcasing Glenmuir’s 2013 collection, but it’s fair to say it was a very nice surprise and a lovely coincidence.”
A few years ago,Garycollected a photograph of Percy from the university archive that had never been published and gave it to his father.
Now, having seen the latest picture in the Glenmuir brochure, he requested three copies – one each for himself and Peter and the other for his son Craig, who is following the family’s professional golfing dynasty.
Glenmuir marketing director Brian Mair said: “We were looking for photographs from the last 121 years to illustrate Glenmuir’s heritage and it was purely by accident that we selected one that happened to have Percy in it.
“We are supplyingGarywith copies and we’re delighted to be able to do so and provide such a lovely memento for the three generations of the Alliss family, who have done so much for golf over the years.”
Percy Alliss tied 3rd for The Open in 1931 and finished fourth three times from 1928-1932; his son, Peter, finished eighth in The Open four times between 1954 and 1969 and is one of the world’s best know golf commentators; grandson, Gary, is a PGA Master Professional and two-time PGA Cup Captain; great-grandson Craig is a Professional at Machynys Peninsular GCC.