Area Golfer Aces 5 Holes in One Year

Glen and PatrickOne of the hardest feats in sports is shooting a hole-in-one.  It is said to require copious amounts of both skill and luck.  Odds for an amateur golfer are listed as 12,500:1 according to Golf Digest.  Such was a golfer’s dream- come-true for Glen “Vato” Wertz of Briarcliff, Texas.   Amazingly, he achieved this not once, but five separate times from July 2013 to April 2014 at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Cut ‘N Putt Golf Course in Briarcliff.  This number doesn’t even include Wertz’s original hole in one made back in February of 2010 giving him a lifetime total of six aces.  According to statistics provided by the National Hole-in-One Registry, of the estimated 450 million rounds of golf played each year, only 1% of players make a hole-in-one, and of that select group, only 9% make three or more aces in a year.  If you do the math, lucky golfer Wertz had a greater chance of being struck by lightning than getting five aces in a span of ten months.  Maybe Glen and other local avid golfers have something in their favor as Texas is listed as one of the two most prevalent states for acing a hole, tying only with California.  It also helps that the laid back Willie Nelson vibe of the Pedernales Cut ‘N Putt calls Wertz and his local friends to play nearly every day, a fact experts say increases a golfers chance of sinking that elusive hole-in-one.  But five in one year- let’s face it folks- even at this course the achievement is legendary.  It’s just, as Willie would say, “Crazy!”  As for sinking another, Wertz says, “Just wait and see. I’ve got some more coming.”