GOLF: Stoke Rochford’s Billson bags an ace timepiece

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The time was right for a Grantham golfer when he scored a hole-in-one during a recent club competition and was rewarded with a limited-edition BOSS watch as recognition for the achievement.

Martin Billson, 53, scored his ace on the 170-yard, par-three third at Stoke Rochford, and the 20-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club 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 2014 after giving away £600,000-worth of limited-edition mementos in 2013 – and Martin was among the latest to achieve the feat this year.

Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: “Congratulations to Martin on achieving golf’s Holy Grail of a hole-in-one.

“To the majority of amateur golfers, recording a hole-in-one will be the most memorable thing they achieve in golf – a once-in-a-lifetime experience probably – and we want to ensure they have much better memories than merely a dent in their bank balance after buying drinks in the clubhouse.”

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.

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 are noted and automatically ratified by the golfer’s club.

In addition to the limited-edition watch, Martin was also awarded membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.