Current Residence: Waverly, Ala.
Hometown: Waverly, Ala.
Home Golf Course: Auburn University Club, Auburn, Ala.
College: Auburn University
Profession: Professional Golfer
- Has competed in multiple Web.com Tour events, had conditional Web.com Tour status in 2012
- Finished seventh on the Hopkins Tour money list in 2013
- Accumulated six victories and 16 top-10 finishes on the 2012, 2013 Hopkins Tour seasons.
- Father is Jimmy’s full-time caddie
Jimmy Brandt was a late bloomer to the game of golf. Unlike his fellow competitors on Big Break Myrtle Beach who took up the game at young ages, Brandt didn’t get introduced to the game until age 15.
Baseball was his sport of choice, and it wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school that he decided to give golf a try. Golf came fairly easy to Brandt, and he experienced success his first two years competing in high school. Unfortunately, due to poor grades his senior year, he was not eligible to play for his high school team, thus eliminating any scholarship options for college.
Brandt followed his girlfriend – now wife – to Auburn University. He walked on the golf team at Auburn, but was never able to make the traveling team and did not play any collegiate events. Instead, he played in amateur tournaments throughout Alabama and the southeast while attending Auburn, winning numerous events.
All through college, Brandt’s intentions were to turn professional following graduation. After working at a local golf course and hosting a fund-raising tournament his senior year, he turned professional immediately after graduation and hit the mini-tour circuit, recording numerous wins on the Peach State (now Hopkins) Tour and the Emerald Cast Tour. The fall of 2011, he earned conditional status for the 2012 Web.com Tour season via PGA TOUR Q-School, competing in four events and making two cuts.
The past three years, Brandt has been traveling the country competing on the mini tour circuit hoping to get to golf’s biggest stage. His father, who introduced him to the game in high school, is his full-time caddie, an experience Brandt relishes. He has not been able to get “over the hump” as he calls it, on making it to PGA TOUR.
Big Break Myrtle Beach just might be that hump that Brandt finally climbs over.