Peter Vickerman has laid claim to a new record for Britain’s longest ever hole-in-one after holing his tee shot on a whopping 408-yard, par-four at the eleventh hole of his home course, Littlestone Golf Club. Vickerman produced his moment of magic during a club competition, to not only enter his name in the record books but to also receive a limited-edition Boss watch to commemorate the achievement.
Vickerman, 48, a fishmonger from St Mary’s Bay, Kent is a 12-handicapper and if confirmed his ace will replace the existing record set in 1972 by assistant professional Peter Parkinson at West Lancashire, on the 393-yard seventh hole. Vickerman has been playing golf for 15 years and plays at least two to three times a week. He has scored two aces previously in the past 30 months and recorded all of them at Littlestone: he scored his first on its 278-yard, par-four 13th; his second on its 182-yard, par-three 17th; and then went on to complete his hat-trick with his 408-yard British record contender.
Commenting Vickerman said, “It was an extremely windy day and I knew I’d caught this particular drive, ‘out of the screws’; with a gradual draw, it flew towards the green. After despairingly looking around the green area for my ball, my opponent went towards the flag and said that there was a ball at the bottom of the cup. He asked me what I was playing with and I told him it was a Titleist Pro V1X with my initial’s ‘PV’ just above the logo. Of course, I didn’t really care what happened after that, but still went on to win the Coronation Cup.” Further details of Boss Watches at www.bosswatches.co.uk