By Ryan Goodwin, Sport & Health Editor
Three Glasgow golfers have raised the bar at their respective golf clubs by landing limited-edition BOSS watches.
Connor Docherty, 19; David Irvine, 37 and Joseph Fagan, 55 have all achieved a hole-in-one in recent weeks, ultimately being rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.
The German fashion brand has once again pledged to reward club golfers with unique watches for every hole-in-one recorded in club competition in 2015, after giving away around £1.5m-worth of timepieces since beginning the pledge in 2013. Docherty, Irvine and Fagan now find themselves among the latest to achieve such a feat.
The scheme is open to golfers whose club uses HowDidiDo – a free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers – and anybody playing in official club competitions is eligible. At present, there are more than 1,800 golfing clubs using the website.
Connor, an 11-handicapper, scored his ace on the 145-yard, par-three 15th at Crowwood Golf Club, whereas David and Joseph, nine and 12-handicappers, managed theirs at Milngavie Golf Club and Cowglen Golf Club respectively.
Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: “Well done to Connor, David and Joseph for accomplishing one of golf’s most elusive feats.
“For most amateur golfers, a hole-in-one is as memorable as winning The Masters would be to a professional. We want to ensure they have something tangible by which to remember the day, other than an expensive bar bill.
In addition to the limited-edition watch, Fagan, Docherty and Irvine join more than 6,000 members in the BOSS Watches H1Club which allows access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.
No extra registration is required to participate in the BOSS Watches promotion as all all official club competitions are recorded on the HowDidiDo website, so holes-in-one are noted and automatically ratified by the golfer’s club.
“The limited-edition BOSS timepiece is exclusively available to golfers who achieve a hole-in-one; it not only immortalises a once-in-a-lifetime feat, but also serves as a memento of their achievement,” added Brydon.
“We also hope it might lift the spirits of amateur golfers during club competitions who may not be in with a chance of winning the event but can still feel excitement every time they play a par-three, knowing they are just one shot away from winning an exquisite timepiece.”