Peter Alliss has died, aged 89, and the stars of women's golf have rushed forward to pay tribute.
We are very sad to report that Peter Alliss, the ultimate 'Voice Of Golf', has sadly passed away.
First finding fame as a Tour pro and Ryder Cup star, he was perhaps best known to us as the BBC's lead golf commentator.
Making his broadcasting debut in 1961, to many Peter was the ultimate 'Voice Of Golf' for over half a century.
Only last month we listened to him commentate on the 2020 Masters Tournament from his home in Surrey and he was expected to retire after next year's Ryder Cup.
Unexpected but peaceful
Peter's family shared the sad news is a statement over the weekend that said his death was "unexpected but peaceful".
"It is with great sadness we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend Peter Alliss," it read.
"Peter was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and his family ask for privacy at this difficult time."
Tributes from women's golf
Amongst the hundreds of tributes to Peter flooding social media from Tour pros, industry figures and golf fans from across the world, some very special ones from the stars of women's golf stood out.
Major-winner Georgia Hall, who is 65 years younger than the broadcasting legend, said: "So sad to hear the passing of Peter Alliss. Many great memories of listening to his voice when watching the golf as a little girl. He will be missed."
Meanwhile, former Solheim Cup Captain Mickey Walker, commented: "What sad news about Peter Alliss. Peter was so supportive of women's golf and involved when we formed the WPGA - the forerunner of the LET, in the late 1970's. Peter was one of those rare people, who after you'd been in his company, however briefly, always left you feeling better."
Finally, fellow golf commentator and renowned former Tour player, Judy Rankin, said: "So broken-hearted to lose one of my great friends in the world. Peter Alliss. His dear Jackie was with him, just as he would have written it. I learned, laughed, and loved him. Please send a hug to Jackie."
He was an icon who transcended generations, and he will be very, very much missed.
Rest in peace Peter Alliss.