Brady Exber at the Yeamans Hall Invitational
BIRMINGHAM, ALA (Nov. 5, 2014) -- Las Vegas
businessman Brady Exber has been selected for the
Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur
of the Month Award for October after he completed a
hat trick of three victories in notable amateur events
during the month.
Exber, 58, won the prestigious Azalea Senior
for the fourth straight year, then added another
trophy in the Yeamans Hall Invitational, and finally
scored a playoff victory in the important Stocker Cup in California
against a field with many mid-ams 20 years
younger. The Stocker Cup is a component of all three
amateur ranking systems.
In August, Exber won the British Senior Amateur,
surviving extremely difficult conditions at England's
Ganton Golf Club in the final round. That followed a
win at the George C. Thomas Invitational at Los
Angeles Country Club in June.
"I have been playing well all year,"
said Exber in a phone interview with
AmateurGolf.com. "The stars have really lined
up for me since my win at the George C.
Exber has settled into playing a regular schedule
of senior tournaments, but he still likes to challenge
himself against younger players. Most of those
players immediately grasp his ability, but
occasionally there is an outlier who just doesn't get
it. Such a player was in the field at the Southwestern
Amateur in June, where Exber finished a solid 12th
against a mostly college field. (1-under for 72 holes
after an opening 67) Referring to Exber's age, he
said something along the
lines of "what are you doing playing in this
event?" Before a taken-aback Exber could
answer, another player settled the score for him.
"He's beating you," was the discussion-
It's not the kind of comment that the mild-
mannered Brady Exber would come back with, but it
certainly was appropriate. To learn more about
Brady, including his investment in the Houston Astros
baseball team, read our AmateurGolf.com Brady Exber player
ABOUT THE SGA NATIONAL AMATEUR
OF THE MONTH AWARD
Previous winners of the March-October National
Am of the Month Award this year were
Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers, Georgia
Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans, NCAA
championship medalist Cameron Wilson, Northeast
Am winner Stewart Jolly, Southern Am champ M.J.
Maguire, 16-year-old USGA Women’s
Amateur champ Kristen Gillman and USGA Mid-Am
champ Scott Harvey. The national selection panel
consists of notable golf journalists, officials and
coaches. The coveted award, now completing its
12th year, is one of many ways the SGA promotes
and advances amateur golf, including its venerable
Southern Amateur, the 109th annual slated next July
at Old Waverly Club in Mississippi.
-- The Southern Golf Association contributed to