Darts legend times ace to perfection

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Former world darts champion Bob Anderson (pictured) 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."

BOSS Watches has once again pledged 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 Anderson is among the latest to achieve the feat this year.

The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo - a 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.