The gauntlet has been thrown down to golfers across the country following a highly unusual occurance at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre – to better a hole-in-one on a par-4 of longer than 380 yards.

Student Mike Bristow recently bagged an ace on the 379-yard par-4 4th and it is believed that he is the first player ever to record a hole-in-one on that hole at the John Jacobs-designed layout.

Now the challenge has been laid down to golfers across the country: is there anyone out there who can claim a longer hole-in-one?

The five-handicapper, who was playing a quick nine holes with his father and brother, said: “I was absolutely gobsmacked to score it.

“The hole was downhill and downwind, and I felt there was always a chance of making the green even though I usually find the bunker just short of it!

“I still can’t believe I have bagged a hole-in-one of almost 400 yards. I have to admit it’s quite a distance and, personally, I don’t know of anyone who has scored a longer ace,” said Bristow.