Brent Long wears Part Time Golf hats on The Big Break Mexico
Current Residence: Dallas, Texas
Hometown: Carthage, Tenn.
Home Course: Dallas Athletic Club
College: Western Kentucky University
– Sun Belt Conference champion, 2006
– Turned pro in 2008
– Competed in 11 events on the Web.com Tour in 2011
– 3rd Place Finish at South Georgia Classic on Web.com Tour in 2011
-Two career top-10 finishes on the NGA Tour
Brent Long has been “biding his time,” as he likes to put it, to compete on Big Break.
As the first-alternate for the cast of Big Break Greenbrier in 2012, Brent first applied alongside Taryn Durham (Big Break Sandals Resorts competitor) back in 2009 as a team for Big Break X: Michigan. After not making it to the final cast for the Greenbrier series, he thought his time was up.
“I pretty much convinced myself that this was just not meant to be,” joked Brent. “It felt like just another chapter in my life, full of false starts and hopes. But deep down, I never gave up hope.”
Brent was introduced to the game at 5 by his father and grandfather. His grandfather, who Brent affectionately calls his “golf buddy,” saw that he had a natural talent at a young age, and encouraged him to pursue golf as his sport of choice growing up.
“My grandfather would drive me to almost every one of my tournaments growing up,” recalled Brent. “And the ones he didn’t we would talk every night about my round to see where I could improve going into the next one. He really inspired me to chase after my dream to become a professional golfer.”
December 2012 brought the good news he was waiting for. He got the call that he was officially cast as a competitor on Big Break Mexico.