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Homegrown talent Tom proves he's still got the magic touch

By James Dobbin

Former USA college student-athlete Tom Robson proved he’s still got the magic touch when he achieved a hole-in-one at Rowlands Castle GC.

The talented 26-year-old, from Portsmouth – who studied finance at Jacksonville State University, in Alabama, USA, on a golf scholarship – achieved the third ace of his career on the 178-yard, par-three second during a midweek Stableford at his home club.  

The plus two-handicapper began his golfing career at Lee-on-the-Solent GC, before joining Rowlands Castle, where he picked up a succession of titles, with victories in the Junior County Championship, the Men’s County Championship and the Courage Trophy.

He then went on to earn a golf scholarship at the university – which competes in the highest division of intercollegiate athletics – that took care of 75 per cent of his education costs.

Other home-grown talents such as Colin Montgomerie, who attended Houston Baptist College, and Paul Casey, who attended Arizona State University, have made their names after coming through the US college golf ranks. 

And Robson – who now works as an assistant secretary at Rowlands Castle GC – will have no excuse for missing his next tee-time after winning a limited-edition BOSS watch for achieving a hole-in-one, as well as membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club.

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