IRISH TEENAGER’S 360-YARD ALBATROSS IS THE LONGEST HOLE-IN-ONE YET

Kyle McCarron's ace is a record-breaking rocket

By James Dobbin

More than 4,000 golfers have so far received an exclusive BOSS watch for holing an ace during a club competition, but Buncrana’s Kyle Mccarron has claimed the longest hole-in-one to date – on a monster 360-yard par-four.

Big-hitter McCarron, 18, from Buncrana, accomplished the astonishing feat with his driver on the second at his club, North West, while playing for the Eamon MacManus Presidents Prize.

And the scratch golfer ought to have perfect timing both on and off the golf course after being rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

But it was the fact that McCarron’s albatross – or double-eagle as it’s referred to on the US tours – was not only scored on such a long hole but also the longest yet that raises the achievement above those of the vast majority of BOSS Watches H1 Club members.

He said: “This is my first hole-in-one and I’m very pleased. I have been playing golf for six years and I practise every day.”

McCarron is currently attending Maynooth University College in Kildare after being honoured with the Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship and his golfing diligence is paying off as he follows the footsteps of Rory McIlroy, recently being crowned the Ulster Youth Golf champion.