Michael shows who's Boss with a hole-in-one
4:01pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
A BARRY golfer has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his club.
Michael Whilding, 57, scored his ace on the 176-yard par 3 15th at his club, RAF St Athan, and the 18-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.
The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition between April 15 and October 31 this year. And, with nearly 4,000 holes-in-one recorded annually, BOSS Watches could feasibly be giving away £1m-worth 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 will be eligible. Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website.
Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licensed UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: "Congratulations to Michael on what, to most of us, is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.
"To the majority of amateur golfers, recording a hole-in-one will be the most memorable thing they achieve in golf - yet all many have to show for it is a dent in their bank balance after buying a round of drinks.
"We aim to make it a lot more memorable by presenting them with an exclusive BOSS watch."