A hole in one for Sweere

Short game! Terry Marshall attempts the new short game area at Boston Golf Club, watched by marketing manager Andrew Dawson, greens chairman Dave Hodgson and vice-cCaptain Tony Reay. Photo: Andy Laithwaite.
Short game! Terry Marshall attempts the new short game area at Boston Golf Club, watched by marketing manager Andrew Dawson, greens chairman Dave Hodgson and vice-cCaptain Tony Reay. Photo: Andy Laithwaite.

Kirton Holme golfer Rene Sweere has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after hitting a hole-in-one during a competition at his club.

The 53-year-old scored his ace on the 170-yard, par-three 12th, at his club, and the eight-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The 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.

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.

Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: “Congratulations to Rene 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.”

Meanwhile, there have also been celebrations at Boston Golf Club.

On Saturday morning, the Cowbridge Course officially opened their new short game area.

Captain Terry Marshall was the first to try out the new area.