October 22nd, 2016

Hole-in-one for Southam golfer Darren Welsh

Updated: 6:22 pm, Nov 04, 2015

A SOUTHAM golfer hit the shot of a life-time after scoring an elusive hole-in-one during a recent competition at Hellidon Lakes Golf Club.

Darren Welsh, 41, scored his ace on the 150-yard, par-three 13th and the 11-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

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 £1.5m-worth of limited-edition mementos since the campaign’s inception in 2013.

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

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

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 will be eligible.

No extra registration is required to participate in the BOSS Watches promotion as all official club competitions are recorded on the HowDidiDo system, so holes-in-one will be noted and automatically ratified by the golfer’s club.