Peter Alliss – the ‘Voice of Golf’ – launched the Irish branch of his Masters charity at GolfNow’s Belfast HQ on 29 August. The Peter Alliss Masters invites golf clubs to hold competitions to raise money for high-powered wheelchairs for disabled youngsters across the UK.
Michael Moss, President of the Irish Golf Club Managers Association, will head up the charity in Ireland. The first chairs bought with funds raised by Irish clubs will be presented to families at The Open at Royal Portrush in 2019.
Peter said: “I am utterly delighted to be here at the GolfNow offices in Belfast to bring the Peter Alliss Masters to Ireland. Michael Moss will be leading the charge in Ireland for us and already has fantastic clubs like Royal Portrush and Portstewart on board. We should have six wheelchairs to present to disabled youngsters and their families at The Open at Royal Portrush in 2019. It is an incredible moment when you hand these chairs over to these families – you are changing their lives and the joy on their faces is a wonderful moment.”
The commentating legend was a complete gent and even took a picture with the entire staff after he had wrapped up his media commitments.
Michael Moss added: “I would like to thank Brian Smith and GolfNow for hosting our charity launch at their fantastic, award-winning offices here in Belfast. I look forward to working closely with clubs across Ireland to help further this fantastic charity and we already have commitments from a good number of clubs. I think many of us forget how lucky we are to be able to get out on the golf course, or simply out for a walk, whenever we want. The sad truth is that for many it’s not so easy. If our efforts can help those affected by mobility issues and their families to lead richer lives then I will be very pleased indeed.”