Timing is spot on for Portrush golfer

Timing is spot on for Portrush golfer
  William Davidson at the scene of his ace.

William Davidson at the scene of his ace.

A Portrush golfer has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one witnessed by the 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke.

William Davidson, 31, scored his ace on the 135-yard, par-three third on Royal Portrush’s Valley Course, while Clarke was nearby looking on, and the 11-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

Davidson said: “It was great scoring a hole-in-one while being watched by Darren Clarke. He was on the practice ground; he knows a couple of the guys I was playing with and he mentioned it to them afterwards. He didn’t see it go in but saw the tee shot and looked across again when he heard the cheering.

“It’s my second hole-in-one in a year so I’m delighted.”

The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition 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.

In addition to the limited-edition watch, Davidson is also awarded membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.

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