Ferndown Golf Club hosted the launch of the “Peter Alliss Invitational” Charity Am-Am
On Monday 7th September Ferndown Golf Club hosted the launch of the “Peter Alliss Invitational” Charity Am-Am sponsored by JM Scully Ltd.
Previous in 2014 the Salterns Alliss Merlo Pro Celebrity competition which came to a close after 28 years broke through the million pound barrier with the monies donated to providing powered wheelchairs to local disabled children together with the Club Captain’s chosen charities.
On Monday following a bucks fizz breakfast, teams played 18 holes on Ferndown’s Championship ‘Old Course’. Winners of the tournament were the Main Sponsors team JM Scully Ltd which consisted of Martyn Thompson (professional of Parkstone Golf Club), Jacqui Byrne together with Jackie and Derek Mantle who had a team score of 89
Late afternoon, guests joined Peter Alliss at the currently titled ‘Presidents Course’ renaming it ‘The Alliss Course’ in recognition of the Clubs long association with the Alliss family namely Percy Alliss who was the head Professional from 1939 to 1967 and a member of the Ryder Cup team on 4 occasions. Peter Alliss began his golfing career at Ferndown prior to becoming a Tournament Professional and was a member of the Ryder Cup Team on 8 occasions.
Peter Alliss stated at the opening ceremony that “it was a great honour and a lasting legacy to have the Alliss family named associated with the 9 hole course and tribute to the families long association with Ferndown Golf Club “
Golfers and honoured guests were invited to a gourmet dinner with Peter Alliss himself as well as a presentation from guest speaker Steve Rider. The auction was hosted by Mike Osman with great prizes including a week in a luxury villa. The auction and raffle raised an amazing £43,000 for the Peter Alliss Wheelchair Charity and Ferndown Captain’s chosen charities.
The BBC filmed the whole day which can be viewed in early 2016 in the second part of An Evening with Peter Alliss.