5th Dec, 2016

Golfer Alan Newell hits memorable hole-in-one on par four at Windmill Village

Steve Carpenter 2nd Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY golfer Alan Newell hit the shot of a life-time after scoring an elusive hole-in-one during a recent competition at the Windmill Village Golf Club.

The 47-year-old achieved his monster ace on the 236-yard, par four 14th at the Windmill Village course in Allesley.

And the 16-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club has rewarded more than 7,000 golfers with a limited-edition timepiece for scoring a hole-in-one during a club competition.

But it was the fact that Newell’s albatross – or double-eagle as it’s referred to on the US tours – was scored on such a long hole that raises the achievement above those of the vast majority of BOSS Watches H1Club members.

“Congratulations to Alan on achieving golf’s Holy Grail of a hole-in-one,” said Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches. “And, what’s more, achieving it on a par-four – an amazing feat!”

“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 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 2015, after giving away more than £1.5m-worth of limited-edition mementos since the campaign’s inception 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.

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.