Jens BrachtAuthor: gclegg | Filed under: Article
Jens Bracht is a Junior from Lake Forest Park Washington. As a freshman he played on the 2009 Pac-10 Championship team at Seattle Golf Club. He brings a vibrant personality to the team. Jens is a very explosive golfer. He consistently hits his driver over 330 yards. We asked Jens a few questions and these were his responses.
What is the best shot you have ever hit in a tournament? At the Husky Invitational my freshman year, 2008, I made a hole-in-one on the 240 yard par three 12th hole. I hit a two iron that landed on the green and rolled into the hole like a putt.
What is your favorite thing to practice in golf, and why? The best rounds are the ones where you make a lot of putts, so I like to practice my putting. Right now I am starting to hit my driver really well, so it is also fun to hit a lot of drivers from the back of the range at Washington National.
What was your most nervous moment in golf? I have never been as nervous as I was on the first tee at the Husky Invitational my freshman year. I had a great tournament that week so maybe I need to try and be that nervous more often.
When did you begin golfing and who introduced you to the game? Growing up I always played golf with my dad. I had a club in my hand when I was around three years old, but I did not start playing in tournaments until I was around 10.
Who on the PGA Tour would you say your game resembles the most? I would say because of my length you could compare me to Dustin Johnson. He might have a better short game, but I am working on mine to get close to his level.
What would you be doing if you were not playing golf? I really like to work out using the Crossfit strength and conditioning program. I am thinking about joining one of their gyms to work on my mental and physical toughness.
Jens is a great guy and is an amazing physical specimen. He is currently in training to run a 50 kilometer race. Hopefully he has a great experience in the race and enjoys the benefits of the hard work he has put into the preparations for the event. Jens is a difference maker on our team and a lot of fun to have around. In 2009 he played a key role in our post-season success, and we will need him to contribute to our future success.