LIMESTONE COWBOY HITS BULLSEYE

Former world darts champion joins ranks of BOSS watch winners

LIMESTONE COWBOY HITS BULLSEYE

Former world darts champion Bob Anderson has joined the ranks of amateur golfers who have received a limited-edition BOSS watch in recognition for scoring a hole-in-one during a recent club competition.

Anderson, 66, who was known in his pomp as the Limestone Cowboy, scored his ace on the 129-yard, par-three 14th at the Bristol GC, and the seven-handicapper, who lives in Clevedon, was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The 1988 BDO world champion can add the watch to a bulging trophy cabinet which also boasts three World Masters titles, from 1986-88 – he was the first man to win it in three successive years – the 1987 British Open title, two world matchplay titles and two world pairs championships, in addition to more than 15 other national titles.

Anderson, who, despite having a long and successful career in darts cites Jack Nicklaus as his sporting hero, said: “It was a windy day and I used a 29-degree rescue club – two bounces and straight in the hole.

“I seem to get a hole-in-one every 22 years. On that basis I’ll be 89 when I get the next one,” he smiled.