Timeless: At 64, Brady Exber beats young guns in Vegas
01 Jul 2020
by Brayden Conover of AmateurGolf.com
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Brady Exber (Golf Saskatchewan photo)
Golf is a game for life.
That statement especially rings true for Las Vegas Golf Hall of Famer Brady Exber. The 64-year-old topped a field for the seventh time over his illustrious career at Southern Nevada Amateur Championship.
“I don’t like to think of myself as being that much older, obviously I certainly am,” Exber told AmateurGolf.com. “I do get a kick out of the young guys when they talk amongst themselves and they say ‘Is that guy really that good?’”
Exber carded a bogey-less 4-under 68 on the first day of the 36-hole event and sat atop the leaderboard as one of just four rounds that were at or under par. Turning around for day two, mother nature was not wanting to corporate for those in the field.
With winds gusting over 40-miles-per-hour, Exber had a narrow one-stoke lead over former Nevada State Amateur champion, Daren Johnson.
“There was one par-3 on the second day that was playing 150-yards, but I hit a 5 iron,” Exber said.
Able to keep damage to a minimum by keeping his ball in play, Exber posted a birdie-less 75, securing the championship by four strokes.
“For some reason, I have received so many text messages that say congratulations. I’m sure it has something to do with my age.” Exber said through a chuckle.
His win this past weekend is not an anomaly. Exber is an expert when it comes to the game of golf as he competes in senior and non-senior amateur events across the country. In 2018 alone, Exber took home three crowns on the national level including an international win at the Canadian Senior Open. Although the accolades are great, Exber is extremely grateful for those he’s built relationships with.
“I’m very appreciative of the guys at Country Club of Charleston with the Azalea,” said Exber. “They understand it is a game for life and they give guys a chance to play.”