Peter Alliss “The Voice of Golf” Dies At The Age of 89

Legendary BBC Golf Commentator

Peter Alliss Dies at the Age of 89.

 

Eight time Ryder Cup Player known to most as:  “The Voice of Golf” passed away on Sunday, Dec 5. 2020 at his home in

Surrey, England.

 

                          Peter Alliss  1931 – 2020

Alliss was a commentator for the Masters Tournament that took place in Augusta, GA just last month.  One of his most memorable moments was when he gave golf lessons to the former ‘James Bond’ Actor Sean Connery to prepare him for a scene he had to do in the movie ‘Goldfinger’, where Bond had to play golf against his enemy.  Those lessons Connery had with Alliss created a lifelong love of playing golf for Sean Connery.

Peter Alliss first appeared on the golf scene as a child.  At the tender age of 15, he joined his father on the course.  In 1947 he turn professional. Then in 1961 began his commentator career.  He spent more than 50 years broadcasting for the BBC.  Peter Allis was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 2012 and won more than 31 tournaments before he retired in 1975.  He continued on to be the witty  commentator he had become famous for today.

The Alliss family made a statement Sunday saying: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend Peter Alliss.”  They described his death as “unexpected but peaceful.”  The family also said “Peter was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  The family asks for privacy at this difficult time.”

He once referred to himself as “The Cheaky Chap, who went where Angels feared to tread”.

Peter has now joined those Angels.

Rest in Peace, Peter.

Golf will not be the same without you.

 

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HOW TO HIT FROM A DOWNHILL LIE

HOW TO HIT FROM A DOWNHILL LIE

Which way do you lean on when you’re hitting from a downhill lie? Scott Tanguay of the Coastal Golf Academy at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, S.C. is here to show you the way, and how to execute the shot successfully, in this video tip!

Whispering Pines located at 900 Harrelson Blvd., in the heart of Myrtle Beach directly across the street from the airport, offers you the ability to walk off your plane, grab your clubs and go directly to the golf course.

Didn’t bring your clubs?  No problem, Whispering Pines offers a Club Rental Program.

The driving range and practice greens at Whispering Pines Golf Course are kept in excellent condition throughout the year.   You will enjoy the full-length driving range or the chipping area and practice putting greens when warming-up before a round of golf.  If you are in need of any golf lessons, they offer that as well.

This Tom Fazio, Bermudagrass course has a course rating of 73 and a slope rating of 127 from the white tee’s.

Designated a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by the Audubon International, Whispering Pines offers golfers nature’s tranquility like no other.  There are no homes on the course, so no backyards or windows to worry about.  It’s just you and mother nature.   Ready to tee-off?

Contact Tom, Billy or Wrenn at:

Myrtle Beach Golf Directors

(843)249-5800

Looking for great Seafood on the North End, Calabash area?

Just played a few rounds of golf on the north end in the Little River / Calabash  Area and you are craving some great Seafood ?   Look no further….

The Oyster Rock, Waterfront Seafood Dining, located at 9931 Nance Street in Calabash, NC

This family owned and operated restaurant offers everything from Steak, Pork Chops, Burgers,  and array of fresh seafood caught daily; along with a selection of ice cold beer and/or a variety of other libations.  Enjoy their indoor air conditioned dining after a hot day on the course or sit back and relax with a cold brew on their outdoor patio overlooking the scenic Calabash River.

 

 

The Oyster Rock Waterfront Restaurant is just minutes from some of our more popular golf courses on the North end, such as:  Legend’s :  Oyster Bay with it’s cavernous bunkers and wickedly undulating greens or  The Pearl Golf Course, also known as “The Gem of the Carolina’s” a must play for everyone.  And lest we not forget the illustrious Thistle Golf Course with 27 holes of upscale golfing.

Let “Myrtle Beach Golf Directors” handle all of your golf needs.

Call Tom or Billy at (843)249-5800

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Conditions During Winter Months

What Can You Expect?

You may be planning a golf trip during the cooler weather and wondering what to expect for course conditions during the winter or spring months ahead.

No matter where you play from now until March, you will find two different looks when it comes to the  greens this time of year.  They have what is called a “contoured” look, or “wall-to-wall” look when it comes to conditions of the greens.

What does this mean and how does this effect your play?  You  can expect to find one of these, if you are planning to golf in the Myrtle Beach area between now and March.

Contouring

Most golf courses along the Grand Strand prefer the contoured look during the off season.  Contouring happens when a golf course overseeds its fairways, tees and/or greens.  It allows the Bermudagrass rough to go dormant for the winter months.  This striking contrast of the tan colored full dormancy vs the overseeded sections of full Emerald-green hue gives it this contoured look while still allowing an optimum playing surface.  You can expect this look at some of the more popular courses in Myrtle Beach such as: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Club, Prestwick Golf Club, Legends Golf & Resort, Rivers Edge Golf Club, and many more.

Wall-to-Wall

Springtime at Augusta-National is completely green.  This is the effect of overseeding known as “wall-to-wall” with Ryegrass rather than Bermudagrass, as mentioned above.  By overseeding the entire course with Ryegrass, you will get a thorough green look all year round, even in the winter months.  Both wall-to-wall overseeding and contouring will offer golfers optimum playing conditions, just a different look.  You can expect to see wall-t0-wall conditions during the winter and spring at courses such as:  Man O’War Golf Club, The Witch Golf Links, The Wizard Golf Links, TPC Myrtle Beach (host of the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship),  Arrowhead Country Club and the Pine Hills and Palmetto courses at Myrtlewood Golf Club.

 

No matter where you play in Myrtle Beach this winter or spring, you can certainly expect the best.

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or call Tom, Billy or Wrenn at (843)249-5800

All I Want For Christmas…

 

  All I want for Christmas is a Hole In One…

 

Yes… that goal that every golfer dreams of..  A Hole In One.

Come to Myrtle Beach this Christmas Season and make that dream come true.

Myrtle Beach Golf Directors can set you up with Hotel Reservations and book your Tee Times, but it is up to you to do the rest.   Give yourself that perfect Christmas gift.  That Hole In One is waiting for you…

Call Tom at Myrtle Beach Golf Directors  (843) 249-5800 to book your Christmas Golf Get-A-Way now.

Eagle Nest Golf Course

As one of the area’s most established courses in Myrtle Beach, Eagle Nest Golf Club provides a classic golf experience situated just north on the North Strand in Little River, South Carolina.

Originally designed in 1971, Eagle Nest has stood the test of time and offers a memorable playing experience full of natural wildlife, and rich with history. This history includes having three of the most difficult finishing holes on the Grand Strand: the par four 16th … the par five 17th … and the par three 18th … a three-hole finish you won’t soon forget.

Set amongst mature, Carolina pines, players enjoy a challenging layout with strategic water hazards home to abundant wildlife, native waterfowl, majestic white egrets, friendly fox squirrels … all a part of the Eagle Nest experience.

Picturesque par threes … dogleg par fours … risk-reward par fives … just par for the course … every day.

From first time players to regular locals, Eagle Nest consistently offers a fantastic golf experience for the avid golfer.

Come see why so many consistently return to Eagle Nest Golf Club: your traditional golf experience located on the beautiful northern end of the Grand Strand.

Myrtle Beach Course Guide: The Wizard Golf Club and Witch Golf Club

golf courseThe holidays are just around the corner and it is the perfect time for a Grand Strand golf vacation. With more than 100 well known golf courses, each one made by respected names in the industry and customized according to every playing level, it might be hard to find the perfect spot where you and your friends want to play first.

Don’t worry, Myrtle Beach Gold Directors is here to make your decision a bit easier with a quick look at some of the premier golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

The Witch Golf Club

The Witch Golf Club is located a few miles away from downtown Myrtle Beach. It was designed back in 1989 by no other than the legendary Dan Maples. The golf course covers more than 500 acres of low country wetlands and blackwater forests. It has a course rating of 71.2 and a 133 slope, golf players of all handicaps will love playing on this par-71 elegant piece of work.

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Myrtle Beach Golf Course Guide: Arrowhead Country Club

golf vacationThe coast air has become crisp and the summer crowds have disappeared, and the time is perfect for a golf vacation in Myrtle Beach.

With more affordable fares, great weather, as well as shorter wait times at the 100 championship golf course in the area, now is the best time for a Grand Strand golf vacation. With several amazing golf courses in the area, each one made by the most respected names in golf and customized towards each playing level, it might be hard to decide where you and your loved ones or friends want to play first. Don’t worry, Myrtle Beach Golf Directors is here to help make your decision a bit easier with a closer look at some of the Grand Strand’s best golf courses.

Golf Vacation: Arrowhead Country Club

Found along the Intracoastal Waterway’s quiet banks, this stunning coastal complex has three amazing nine-hole courses, which include The Waterway, The Cypress, and The Lakes. They were developed by the legendary team of Tom Jackson and Ray Floyd, every one of the three 9-hole tracks in Arrowhead offers distinct layouts of different vegetation and elevation. Every track has been immaculately manicured and features lavish Bermuda grass fairways as well as MiniVerde Bermuda grass greens.

Because of its distinct 27-hole layout, you will always have a unique experience when you play in Arrowhead.

The Cypress track provides the most uniquely low country experience among the three tracks. Jackson and Floyd took great care to preserve the natural surroundings of the area when designing the Cypress track. Several holes need golfers to play through green wetlands as well as shoot over amazing natural water hazards.

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How To Book A Golf Travel Package?

Myrtle Beach Golf PackageGolf vacations could be wonderful trips for couples and modest groups of golf players. But, it is also a fact that expenses could easily skyrocket when you stay and play at renowned resorts or world class golf courses. By doing a bit of research and planning before your golf trip, it’s going to be time well spent and it will result in huge savings in golf packages.

Where To Begin Planning A Golf Vacation

If your intention is to book your golf vacation yourself or obtain quotes from a golf package provider, you should have travel dates as well as a confirmed number of golf players to begin researching the prices. You also have a good destination in mind.

If you already have a preferred destination, the next thing you have to talk about with everyone who’ll be joining the trip is the budget. Determine the financial range that all of you feel comfortable with. When you are planning a group vacation, Myrtle Beach Golf Director recommends that you put one person in charge who could listen to suggestions and give advice while taking the responsibility of making huge decisions.

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