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Alex Hay (born 1933) is a Scottish professional golfer, golf instructor, writer and a former BBC sports commentator. Hay is best known for his commentating partnership with Peter Alliss where their banter, often displaying humour or wit became regarded by many as the "Voice of Golf". He is a former Ryder Cup referee.
Total Books: 15
Hay was born in Edinburgh. He was educated at Musselburgh Grammar School. He joined Ben Sayers as an apprentice golf club maker before becoming assistant to Bill Shankland at Potters Bar. He was the professional at East Herts and Dunham Forest. For 13 years he was the professional at Ashridge Golf Club. In 1977 he became professional and then the managing director of the Woburn Golf Club in England. He was a professional golfer until 1994 and commentated for the BBC between 1978 and 2004. He co-presented all the major golf tournaments with fellow commentator Peter Alliss during this period and Hay and Alliss were renowned for their great rapport and charisma on television, and enduring friendship outside of the commentary.
Hay has since retired from broadcasting but is still actively involved in the professional golf scene. He is noted for his golfing instruction particularly the techniques of the swing. He has written numerous works on the subject. His son David, also a golfer, is proprietor of the Galloway's Restaurant in Woburn.