Hole-in-one King’s Lynn and Sporle golfers show perfect timing

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Two local golfers have won a limited-edition BOSS watch for achieving a hole-in-one.

Lynn golfer John Durant, 65, scored his ace on the 152-yard, par-three 11th at Tydd St Giles GC, and the 24-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

Also rewarded was Sporle man David Preston, 67. The 18-handicapper scored his ace on the 163-yard, par-three 12th at Swaffham GC.

The luxury German brand has once again 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 its launch in 2013.

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: “For most amateur golfers, a hole-in-one is as memorable as winning The Masters would be to a professional. We want to ensure they have something tangible by which to remember the day, other than an expensive bar bill.

“We also hope it might lift the spirits of amateur golfers, knowing they are just one shot away from winning an exquisite timepiece.”