April 14, 2007–Brady Exber is to Southern Nevada Golf Association championships and Las Vegas golf what Roger Federer is to tennis. Yeah, we could've used a Tiger Woods analogy here, but now that Mr. Woods has lost the Masters, we're a little disappointed in him. Anyway, through the first couple of tournaments on the season-long SNGA schedule, Exber is leading the points race of the championship division. If his lead holds for the rest of the year, he'll win an unprecedented eighth Player of the Year award. And to top it all off, Exber is also enjoying his first year as president of the association. So far in 2007, Exber has won the Southern Nevada Amateur played at Las Vegas National Golf Club and finished second at the season opener played at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort.
"At the beginning of a season or a tournament, my goals are not to win the player of the year award or even win a tournament," says Exber. "My only goal is to play the best I can in every event. If I shoot the best score I could have, then I passed that test. And that's how I have approached my golf game for the last 20 years."
SNGA events are played at a variety of Las Vegas golf courses from Las Vegas Golf Club to Boulder Creek Golf Club to others.
Exber has also kept busy so far this year by playing in competitive amateur events across the country. He recently played in the Azalea Invitational at the Country Club of Charleston and the Scratch Players Association Mid-Amateur at Bear Creek Golf Club in Temecula, Calif.
He finished 58th at the prestigious Azalea.
And he made it to the semi-finals of the Scratch Players Mid-Amateur.
The Southern Nevada Golf Association is the arm of the United States Golf Association in Southern Nevada, and organizes and operates many amateur events, provides handicaps for many member clubs, and also provides the ratings system for the area's courses.
The SNGA accepts year round member sign ups, so become involved, get a handicap and play competitive golf tournaments in either the Senior, Championship or net divisions.