A young Banbridge golfer has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his club.
Thomas McKibben, 13, scored his ace on the 153-yard, par-three eighth at his club and the 28-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 licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: “Congratulations to Thomas 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.
In addition to the limited-edition watch, Thomas is also awarded membership of the exclusive Boss Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits.