Las Vegas Golf Hall of Famer Brady Exber Joins ‘The Club’

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Image August 23, 2008–Brady Exber has won just about everything an amateur golfer in the Las Vegas area can win. He's won multiple (8 at last count) Southern Nevada Golf Association Player of the Year awards, several major Southern Nevada amateur golf tournaments, a couple Nevada State Amateur titles, and he is already a member of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. And now, at the amazing age of 52, Exber is getting some national respect. Exber was recently featured in a Golfweek article and on Golfweek TV. The coverage came after Exber made the cut at the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst and then made it to the final 32 in match play. “When you play in the national tournaments, you have to feel you belong in this club,” Exber told Golfweek columnist Ron Balicki. “Being 52 years old and being from the West, it’s sometimes difficult to feel you're part of it.” Balicki summed up his article by writing: "To Brady Exber, I say, welcome to 'the club.' It’s where you belong."

Exber, who was the oldest player to make it to the match play portion at Pinehurst, is also the current president of the Southern Nevada Golf Association, and is leading the Player of the Year standings …. again. He leads talented Matt Edwards by about 30 points. Exber's longtime playing partner and good friend Frank Acker is running away with the Senior Division Player of the Year race. Exber is 9th in the standings on the senior side.

Exber is a member of Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin, and told Balicki that he is as confident in his game now as he has ever been.

“I think I showed I can compete at this level,” said Exber, who last year tied for 41st at the U.S. Senior Open and earlier this summer played in the British Senior Open where he missed the cut. “I now feel I’m in the club.”

Exber nearly aced the 9th hole at Pinehurst #2, his final hole of the stroke play format. He made birdie and qualified for the match play portion.

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