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Axel Brandes

Bernardsville , NJ
Age: 10 - 11
Gender: Boys
Region: Northeast
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
    Jun 3, 2021
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    Aug 17, 2021
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Cromwell, CT 06416
    Sep 26, 2021
HOMETOWN:
Bernardsville, New Jersey
PLAYER BIRTHPLACE:
Morristown New Jersey
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Bernardsville Middle School, Bernardsville, NJ
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
6th Grade
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Trump National Bedminster , Bedminster NJ
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
Right
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
Age 2. I started playing competitive golf at five years old in US kids.
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
69 in a US kids event
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
Watching golf on tv with my dad at age 2 and hitting balls in the back yard.
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
My dad
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My dad and my buddies on the US Kids Tour and at our golf course
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
It's my happy place and I enjoy the challenge
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
Short game
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Mental game
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
Putter and 56 degree wedge
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Augusta National Golf Club
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Qualifying for Augusta, DCP and winning several US kids local tours overall championship.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE?
Yes
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Royce Brook Golf Club, I finished first in driving, chipping and putting
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Shackamaxon Country Club, holed two putts and won the driving.
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
TPC River Highlands, making it to Augusta
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFIY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH OF THE YEARS AND PREVIOUS RESULTS:
2018 (subregional 81 pts) , 2019 (regional 88pts ), 2021 (finalist, 136 pts)
DID YOU WATCH LAST YEAR’S DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT NATIONAL FINALS ON TELEVISION? IF SO, WHAT IMPACT DID THAT HAVE ON YOUR PARTICIPATION THIS YEAR?
Yes. I watched my friend (Lance Holingshead ) compete and was inspired
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Putting, Chipping, Driving
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
Jordan Spieth winning in 2015
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
Tiger Woods playing Rocco Mediate in the 2008 US Open at Torry Pines
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Jordan Spieth. Great role model and a gentleman.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Maria Fassi. Great golf swing and personality.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Tiger Woods...because he is Tiger Woods.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS AS IT RELATES TO GOLF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE:
I keep a Masters ball mark in my back left pocket.
DO YOU PLAY ANY GOLF VIEDO GAMES? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S)?:
Golf Clash
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Steak, Broccoli, Mashed Potatos...and Coffee Ice-cream for dessert
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
Math
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
Miss Westfall (second grade), Mrs. Fitzgareld (sixth grade)
FAVORTIE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
Soccer, Skateboarding
FAVORITE MOVIE:
Stroke of a Genius, The Bobby Jones Story
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Stranger Things
FAVORITE APP:
Youtube
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
Art and all/any sports
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
Dealing with my mom's stage IV cancer diagnosis
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
My mom is my hero and my dad is my role model
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Read it, Roll it and Hole it! - Eddie Lowery (Frances Ouimet's caddie)
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Pro-Golfer -PGA Tour Player
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