The 25th Peter Alliss Masters Golf Tournament, held last month at Elie in Scotland, capped an amazing year for the charity it benefits.
Peter Alliss was unfortunately able to attend, but TV Presenter Steve Rider and Paralympic Gold Medallist & World Champion Monique Kalkman played in the Tournament. Then in the evening they entertained everyone with brilliant after dinner speeches at the Tournament Banquet.
Those taking part represented golf clubs, societies and other organisations who have worked hard throughout the year on behalf of the Peter Alliss Masters Golfing Society - a registered charity set up to raise funds to buy powered wheelchairs for needy children - with the charity raising over £7 million since its inception 25 years ago.
The men’s competition and winner of the Green Jacket was Peter Featherstone of London Golf Club and the winner of the Ladies was Kath Wilkinson of Helsby Golf Club.
As if 2012 wasn’t already special enough, it is also the year that the charity’s patron Peter Alliss was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame under its lifetime achievement category. The ceremony took place in May in St Augustine, Florida and his acceptance speech has already gone down in legend as one of the greatest.
A new programme is being introduced in 2013 for more golf clubs and societies to join in the fun, with prizes including “Peter Alliss Masters” branded merchandise, places at Regional Qualifiers and even playing places with accommodation at the highly prestigious national Peter Alliss Masters Golf Tournament in Scotland.
You can find out more at the charity’s website at www.peterallissmasters.org