Ace schoolboy becomes the youngest two-time winner of BOSS watch
By James Dobbin
Burgeoning talent Andrew Mead displayed perfect timing when he became the youngest golfer to win a second BOSS watch for scoring a hole-in-one in a qualifying club competition.
While many golfers can go their whole lives without recording the elusive ace, 13-year-old Mead, from Newbury, has recorded two in the space of just 16 months – on different par-threes.
The 10-handicapper – a member of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon county squad – achieved his second ace on the 125-yard sixth hole, at Newbury & Crookham, after holing out in June 2013 on the 151-yard 14th at the Newbury Racecourse GC.
Mead, who has been playing golf since he was four years old, explained: “I hit a seven-iron because it was strongly into the wind, with the pin at the front of the green. I was aiming to hit the ball into the middle of the green and struck it perfectly.
“We heard some shouting from the next tee, but had no idea what had happened because it’s a blind tee shot. Apparently, the ball had pitched into an up-slope, run down and dropped into the hole.”
The exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club has rewarded more than 4,500 golfers with a limited-edition timepiece for scoring a hole-in-one during a club competition, Mead, aged just 13 and 194 days, is the youngest to achieve it twice by some considerable margin.