AN Abbots Bromley golfer and his playing partner achieved a rare feat when they each scored a hole-in-one during a monthly medal at Manor Golf Club, near Uttoxeter
And they willl have no excuse for being late for their next tee-time either after each received a limited-edition Boss watch in recognition of their achievement.
First up at the Kingstone venue was 22-handicapper Geoffrey Sale, 71, from Abbots Bromley, who aced the 165-yard, par-three second hole.
And, before he and his playing partner had finished celebrating, eight-handicapper Andrew Darling, 61, from Bramshall, holed out on the 188-yard, par-three fifth, to cap an astonishing first five holes for the friends.
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 of limited-edition mementos in 2013 – and Sale and Darling 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 licensed UK distributor for Boss watches, said: "Congratulations to both guys on achieving golf's holy grail of a hole-in-one – it's amazing they both achieved the feat in the same competition, particularly as they were playing together at the time.
"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!"