Neil’s hole-in-one shows who is the BOSS

Neil Garrett at the scene of his hole-in-one triumph, the 15th at Aylesbury Vale Golf Club
Neil Garrett at the scene of his hole-in-one triumph, the 15th at Aylesbury Vale Golf Club

An Aylesbury golfer has received a limited-edition watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his club.

Neil Garrett, 43, scored his ace on the 166-yard, par-three 15th at Aylesbury Vale Golf Club, and the 11-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The German brand rewarded golfers with a watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2013 and Garrett was one of the last to achieve the feat.

BOSS Watches gave away nearly £600,000-worth of limited-edition mementos.

The scheme was 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 was 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 Neil 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 in the clubhouse.

“We aim to make it a lot more memorable for them by presenting them with an exclusive BOSS watch, only available to golfers who record a hole-in-one, so they are truly exclusive and will provide a constant reminder of the sight of their ball popping into the hole and the emotions attached to that very moment.

“It also adds 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, Garrett is also awarded membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.

No extra registration was required to participate in the BOSS Watches promotion as all official club competitions are recorded on the HowDidiDo system, so holes-in-one were noted and automatically ratified by the golfer’s club.