Beth Bates, a 52-year-old deaf golfer from Huddersfield defied odds of around 67 million-to-one to record two holes-in-one in the same round of golf and claims two BOSS watches. Congratulations!
Beth Bates beat odds of 67 million to one to record two hole-in-ones in the same round.
The 52 year old deaf golfer from Huddersfield, saw her handicap cut from 16 to 13.4 following her winning nett 60 medal round at Outlane GC - and lay claim to two BOSS watches courtesy of the BOSS Watches H1 Club, which rewards club golfers for every hole-in-one recorded during qualifying club competitions between April and November this year.
Recalling her two aces, Bates, who lip-reads, said: "I honestly couldn't believe my luck. They are the two hardest par threes on the course. Everyone in the clubhouse knew about the first one, because we let the two people behind us play through when it happened, as I needed to calm down. They told everyone else, so when I got back to the club house everyone said congratulations and I said no I've got two!"
She added: "I'm looking forward to receiving the watches - I can have one on each wrist!"
Earlier this year Beth was selected for England's Deaf Golf team in the Four Nations Cup - against Wales, Ireland and Scotland - played at the Vale of Glamorgan last month. However, she pulled out of the team after being told she would not be allowed to take her hearing dog, Biscuit, a two-year-old cocker spaniel, with her on to the course, unlike Outlane which allows Biscuit in the club and on the course.
"I'd waited four years for my hearing dog, and she goes everywhere with me, so I wasn't prepared to just leave her in the hotel room, as was suggested," she added.
BOSS Watches has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition between April 15 and October 31 this year. And, with nearly 4,000 holes-in-one recorded annually, BOSS Watches could feasibly be giving away £1m-worth in 2013.
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 will be eligible. Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website.
No extra registration is required to participate in the BOSS Watches promotion 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.