Brett Inserra became interested in golf when his brother started to play because “I always wanted to beat him at everything.” He first picked up a club when he was just seven years old. “I was not good, but I loved to play,” Inserra recalls. Now a student at the IJGA, he ranks in the top 20 on the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). Inserra’s best round so far this season came in the second round of the MAJOR Championship at Dormie Club when he made par or better on the entire front nine. He ended up shooting a 2-under 69 en route to a third place finish. Read on to learn more about Inserra.
Name: Brett Inserra
Hometown: Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Graduation Year: 2017
Favorite TV show: South Park
Favorite pro golfer: Hideki Matsuyama
Favorite non-golf athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
Favorite band or musician: Jay Z
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Q&A WITH INSERRA
What is your favorite golf memory?
My favorite golf memory is shooting 67 with my friend Jake caddying for me.
Who would you say has had the biggest impact on your golf game?
My brother has had the biggest impact on my game because he always motivated me to get better.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to hang out with my friends and listen to music.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice someone has given me was the thing that separates good players from great players is short game.
What motivates you?
My family, friends and people who are better golfers than me.
What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you on the course?
The craziest thing that has ever happened to me was getting up-and-down from a tree swinging left-handed in a tournament.
What aspect of your game have you seen the most improvement in this year?
My ball striking has improved the most this year.
Favorite course to play and why?
My favorite course is Black Diamond Ranch [in Lecanto, Fla.]. I had such great memories playing with my friends and the course was in perfect condition.
What are your goals for your future after IJGA?
My goals are to play college golf, turn professional and then become the best golfer in the world.
If you could give one piece of advice to other junior golfers or people considering IJGA, what would it be?
Putting is the most important part of golf. Make sure you perfect your putting before worrying about your swing.
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