Any golfer posting a hole-in-one in next month’s Fightmaster Cup – a Ryder Cup-style contest played by one-armed golfers from Europe and North America – will be rewarded with a limited-edition BOSS watch, courtesy of the BOSS Watches H1Club.
This is the fourth Fightmaster Cup with the score currently 2-1 to the holders, Europe, with the competition always held close to the Ryder Cup in both location and time. The 2014 event, organised by the Society of One-Armed Golfers, will be played at Stirling Golf Club, from September 11-13.
The limited-edition BOSS Watch is normally available only to club golfers who record a verified hole-in-one in a club competition administered by HowDidiDo, Europe’s largest golfing community, but Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, felt that an exception could be made for such a notable event.
He explained: “To promote an event like this is an enormous undertaking for the Society of One-Armed Golfers and we were happy to be in a position to offer an added incentive for the participants.
“I hope we find ourselves giving away one or two at the end of the event – it would be a fantastic achievement in what promises to be a fabulous and inspirational tournament. And it’s more than possible too, as European team member Robert Paul scored a hole-in-one at the recent World Championships in Kent.”
The Fightmaster Cup also follows the same format as the Ryder Cup with foursomes and fourballs on the first two days, and 12 singles on the final day. The European team will this year comprise five English golfers, three Swedish, two Irish, a Scot and a German, with handicaps ranging from five to 15, although the event is played off scratch.
Their opponents, with handicaps between five and 17 are, save for one Canadian, all from the USA.
The Society of One-Armed Golfers was founded in 1932, principally for golfers who had lost an arm in WWI, but it now welcomes golfers who have lost the use of an arm through road or industrial accidents, birth defects or neurological issues. The society holds national competitions every year, plus a world championship which is attended by around 70 golfers from around a dozen countries.
More than £600,000-worth of exclusive BOSS Watches were given away during 2013 as prizes for golfers who recorded the elusive hole-in-one in club competitions – and, this year, BOSS Watches has commissioned a specially designed ladies’ watch to go alongside the unisex version offered in 2013.
Each golfer lucky enough – or skilful enough – to record a verified hole-in-one in a club competition receives a limited-edition timepiece and membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club, launched in association with The Telegraph and HowDidiDo, with access to exclusive benefits and H1 Club merchandise.
Around 2,000 UK golf clubs currently use HowDidiDo – a web-based social network for golfers – and anybody playing in official club competitions at one of these clubs will be eligible, ensuring thousands of golfers have plenty of opportunities to cash-in.
No notification is required to participate in the main BOSS Watches H1Club programme 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.
Society of One-Armed Golfers www.onearmgolf.org
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