MARC’S 300-YARD ALBATROSS IS LONGEST HOLE-IN-ONE

Manx golfers blasts 305-yard ace

More than 900 golfers have so far received a limited-edition BOSS watch for scoring a hole-in-one during a club competition, but the Isle of Man’s Marc Morley has claimed the longest ace so far – holing on a 300-yard par-four.

Morley, 35, from Port Erin, achieved the incredible feat on the 305-yard, par-four 15th at his club, Rowany, and the 13-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

But it was the fact that Morley’s albatross – or double-eagle as it’s referred to on the US tours – was scored on such a long hole that raises his achievement above those of the other BOSS Watches H1 Club members.

Morley, a member at Rowany for three years, said: “I drove off with a three-wood and I saw the ball bounce once before losing sight of it. I thought the ball may have gone over the back of the green, but as I reached the hole I did a double-take as I spotted my ball nestled safely at the bottom of the hole!

“From driving off, my playing partners and I had suspected the ball would end up close, but it took a sizeable chunk of luck for the ball to end up in the hole.

“I was elated to have scored my first ever hole-in-one and I celebrated with a few well-earned pints in the evening. It was a bonus to win a BOSS watch, I’d heard of the promotion as one of my friends scored an ace earlier this year but his was only on a par-three!”