Identical twins Stephen and Mark Wiggins have scored hole-in-ones within a month of each other and both received limited-edition, commemorative Boss watches as recognition for their achievements.
Mark, 33, from Lancaster, paved the way when he scored his ace on the 185-yard, par-three 14th, at Lansil GC. Then Stephen, from Morecambe, followed his brother when he scored his ace with a five-iron on the 218-yard, par-three fifth at the same club.
Boss Watches pledges to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2014 after giving away £600,000-worth of limited-edition mementos in 2013 and the brothers are among the latest to achieve the feat this year.The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo, the free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers, and anybody playing in official club competitions is eligible. Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website.
Mark said, “We’ve always had this strange bond so it was more surprising to everyone else than it was to us – over the years we’ve always been competitive with one another and it’s been fun. I managed to beat him in the Lancashire schools table tennis championships when I was younger, and then he went on to win it the following year. We were absolutely made up when I got my hole-in-one but then he thought, ‘I’m not having that!’” More at: www.bosswatches.co.uk