Perfect timing at lucky 13th

Jim Harris
Jim Harris

The time was right for an Anstruther golfer when he scored a hole-in-one during a recent club competition.

Jim Harris was rewarded with a limited-edition BOSS watch as recognition for the achievement.

Jim (63) scored his ace on the 157-yard, par-three 13th on the Craighead links at Crail, and the 12-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 last year – and Jim 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 1800 clubs use the website.

Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, said: “Congratulations to Jim 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.

“We want to ensure they have much better memories than merely a dent in their bank balance after buying drinks in the clubhouse.”

In addition to the watch, Jim is 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 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.