McCarron the boss thanks to timely albatross

Kyle McCarron in action at North West

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 President's 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 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 Irish Youths champion.

The exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club has rewarded more than 4,000 golfers with a limited-edition timepiece for scoring a hole-in-one during a club competition - but Kyle McCarron is one of the few to have achieved the feat on a par-four.

The luxury German brand has once again pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2014 after giving away £600,000-worth of limited-edition mementos 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.

Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: "Congratulations to Kyle on achieving golf's Holy Grail of a hole-in-one. And, what's more, achieving it on a par-four - an amazing feat.

"To the majority of amateur golfers, recording a hole-in-one will be the most memorable thing they achieve in golf - a once-in-a-lifetime experience probably - and we want to ensure they have much better memories than merely a dent in their bank balance after buying drinks in the clubhouse.

"The exclusive BOSS watch is available only to golfers who record a hole-in-one. It will provide a constant reminder of the achievement and also help to ensure they're never late for a tee-time again."

In addition to the limited-edition watch, McCarron is also awarded membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits and merchandise.

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.