Lady captains record holes-in-one in same round
A former lady captain and current lady captain at Portpatrick Dunskey GC scored holes-in-one in the same club competition.
As a result, both received limited-edition BOSS watches as recognition for their perfectly timed achievements.
Kath Donnelly, 69 – a 22-handicapper and former lady captain – scored her ace on the 126-yard, par-three fourth, while 20-handicapper Judith Anderson, 66, the current lady captain, followed up with an ace on the 102-yard, par-three 15th.
Portpatrick Dunskey GC witnessed a rare occurrence recently when aDonnelly said: “I hit a three wood off the tee and lost sight of the ball. I searched the rough behind then the green and then my playing partner told me it was in the hole – I couldn’t believe it.
“Later, in the clubhouse, I heard that the game behind us, in which the lady captain was playing, had also had a hole-in-one. So myself – the immediate past lady captain – and the current lady captain, managed to do it in the same medal round. That’s a cause for celebration!”
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 the duo of captains are 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: “Congratulations to Kath and Judith 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 exclusive BOSS watch is available only to golfers who record a hole-in-one. It will provide a constant reminder of the achievement and also help to ensure they’re never late for a tee-time again.
“We also hope it might add a frisson of extra excitement to club competitions for golfers who may not be in with a chance of winning the event, for they know that every time they stand on the tee on a par-three, they are just one shot away from winning a stunning timepiece.”
In addition to the limited-edition watch, Donnelly and Anderson are also awarded membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.
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.