Hole-in-one lands Brocher a watch

A Fraserburgh golfer has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his golf club.

Ian McKenzie, 61, scored his ace on the 198-yard, par-three 17th at Corbin Hill Course, and the nine-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

McKenzie said: “I was playing with three other members and we all thought it was a hole-in-one, but the green is raised, with a bit of a false back, so we were not convinced until we approached the green. One of my partners was the father of the young boy whose memorial trophy we were playing in; he had never seen a hole-in-one before and was really pleased for me.”

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 Ian 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, McKenzie is also awarded membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.