Alan, 71, is milestone winner
Milford on Sea golfer Alan Clark, 71, became the 100th recipient of the limited-edition watch reward for 'ace' golfers when he holed out earlier this month - just 16 days after the BOSS Watches H1 Club launched!
Clark scored his ace on the 140-yard, par-three 11th, at his club, New Forest – which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year – and the 18-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.
Clark, who retired from his job in the financial sector in 1997 and took up golf in the same year, said: “I had just messed up the previous hole, a par-five, where I took a nine – so with a one on the 11th I’d played the two holes to my handicap.
“Normally you’d do it six and four but the nine and one had the same effect,” he laughed.
“The pin was at the back of the green and I hit a seven iron. We saw it land in front of the green and roll on and my playing partner said ‘that’s quite close’. But then we lost sight of the ball. When we walked on to the green there was no sign of it and I thought it must have run through over the back. However, when we could not find it we looked in the hole and there it was.
“It was my first hole-in-one in a competition – the other time was on holiday in South Carolina. I was quite pleased and my partner said it was like watching a dance round a maypole,” he smiled.