Hole-in-one duo’s timely success

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Golfers from Lynn and Dersingham will have no excuse for missing their next tee-time after winning limited-edition BOSS watches for achieving a hole-in-one.

Lynn golfer Martin Doy, 47, scored his ace on the 155-yard, par three seventh at Hunstanton GC, and the 17-handicapper – who achieved the feat using his eight-iron – was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The same reward goes to Barry Fox (67), a 13 handicaper from Dersingham, who scored his ace on the 132-yard, par-three 13th at Middleton Hall GC.

The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2015, after giving away more than £1m-worth of limited-edition timepieces since 2013 – and Doy and Fox are among the latest to achieve the feat this year.

The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo – a free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers – and anybody playing in official club competitions is eligible. Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website.

Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: “Well done to Martin and Barry for accomplishing one of golf’s most elusive feats.

“For most amateur golfers, a hole-in-one is as memorable as winning The Masters to a professional. We want to ensure they have something tangible by which to remember the day.

“The limited-edition BOSS timepiece is exclusively available to golfers who achieve a hole-in-one; it not only immortalises a once-in-a-lifetime feat, but also serves as a memento of their achievement.

“We also hope it might lift the spirits of amateur golfers during club competitions who may not be in with a chance of winning, but can still feel excitement every time they play a par-three, knowing they are just one shot away from winning an exquisite timepiece.”

Doy and Fox also join more than 7,000 members in the BOSS Watches H1Club which offers access to exclusive benefits.

No extra registration is required to participate: see www.bosswatches.co.uk