A Nelson golfer will have no excuse for missing his next tee-time after winning a limited-edition BOSS watch for achieving a hole-in-one.
Ian Matthews, 73, scored his ace on the 162-yard, par-three second at Nelson Golf Club, and the 15-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 £1m-worth of limited-edition timepieces since its launch in 2013 - and Matthews is 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 Ian for accomplishing one of golf’s most elusive feats.
“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.
“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 the event, but can still feel excitement every time they play a par-three, knowing they are just one shot away from winning.”
In addition to the limited-edition watch, Matthews joins more than 7,000 members in the BOSS Watches H1Club which offers access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.
• The ladies of Nelson Golf Club participated in a three ladies’ team reverse waltz.
This was a Stableford Competition and was won on a card playoff by the team of Linda Smith, Christine Irlam and Pam Pickles with 70 Stableford Points.
The Nine Hole Competition was won by Pat Oldroyd.
• On Sunday, 87 Ghyll GC members competed in captain Tony Lodge’s competition of a full handicap stableford.
Competitors had to compete with a stiff breeze in the morning but overall the weather was glorious and the course was in excellent condition, with the captain choosing some testing positions to place some of the pins.
The winner on the day was Matthew Heald with 41 points from Shaun Hills with 39 points.
On Saturday, the Junior section had far worse conditions for the captain’s junior prize. This was won by Freddy Paxton with Spencer Datkiewicz in second and Robert Nesbitt third.