TIME FOR A MILESTONE

Retired engineer hits his 10th hole-in-one

By James Dobbin 

Actuaries have calculated the chance of an amateur golfer making a hole-in-one at approximately 12,500 to 1 – even tour professionals face unfavourable odds stacked against at 2,500 to 1.

Yet retired engineer Mike Dayus has just notched his 10th hole-in-one and the landmark saw him rewarded with a limited-edition BOSS watch for his most recent effort.

The Coventry golfer, 73, scored his 10th ace on the 179-yard, par-three fifth at his club, Coventry, and the six-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

He said: “I have been playing golf for 59 years and this was my 10th hole-in-one. I was county champion of Leicestershire & Rutland back in 1977 and I am still playing county golf for Warwickshire seniors.

“There’s no real secret to my holes-in-one, but my friends tell me I’m very competitive. I love the game and play each shot to the best of my ability.”