Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia Brad has been heavily involved in the game since early 1996. Golf was always in his future with his father Mike being a fine amateur golfer growing up. With the birth of Brad’s eldest brother Ben in 1981, his father Mike hung up his clubs until Ben showed interest in the game 14 years later. Although he hadn’t taken up the game seriously in April of 1996, Brad credits Greg Norman and his professionalism he displayed in losing The Masters to Nick Faldo as one of his inspirations to pursue professional golf.
Brad progressed in the game quickly becoming a competitive player at the state junior level in South Australia from 15-18 years of age. Brad places his true progression in the game to the time spent with swing coach Troy Lane in 2002 until he embarked on his journey to the United States in mid 2004. Brad went from a top state level golfer to a competitive national level player fairly rapidly, including a tie for 2nd in the Australian Amateur Strokeplay Championship in April 2004.
Brad left Australia in August 2004 on a golf scholarship to Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. His two years at Indian Hills were very successful, resulting in 5 medalist titles, and two years as an All-American including a playoff win at the National Championship in Ruidoso, New Mexico his sophomore year. Enroute to his victory Brad broke the schools 36, 54 and 72 hole scoring records. His second round of 62 still stands as the lowest score by an Indian Hills golfer in its history. Brad was the first golfer to be inducted into the Indian Hills Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Brad completed his final two years of school at the University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) from ‘06 -’08. Brad managed one medalist title over his final two years and was named to both Athletic and Academic All-Conference USA teams his senior year. As a team during his senior year UAB won the Conference USA Championship and qualified for the NCAA Championship at Purdue University in Indiana.
Brad turned professional after graduating from UAB in June 2008. He spent the first 18 months competing on various mini tours throughout the United States before home to Australia at the end of 2009. Brad qualified for the Australian PGA Tour in December of 2009, winning the first qualifying stage by six shots, shooting 5 under for 72 holes. In January of 2010 Brad headed to Thailand, securing his Asian Tour card after finishing 2nd at the first qualifying stage and 23rd at final stage.
Brad played for the next two years in Australia and Asia along with a number of European Tour events. His top results for 2010 came in Adelaide at the South Australian PGA Championship where he finished 2nd, the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters in Kuala Lumpur finishing tied 4th, the Ballantine’s Championship in Taiwan tying for 10th, and a tie for 18th at the Asian Tour’s season ending Black Mountain Masters. Brad’s low results in 2011 came at the Philippines Open in Manilla finishing tied 8th and the Macau Open where he finished tied 15th.
Brad played very little golf in 2012 with the onset of a back injury but managed to secure his playing card for PGA Tour Latin America in 2013. With a deteriorating back Brad stepped away from competitive golf all together at the end of the Latin American season to work as an assistant professional in Atlanta, Georgia. Brad married his now wife Whitney in February 2014. At the end of 2014 he accepted a position as Director of Instruction at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Georgia where he remained until the end of 2015. After a significant layoff from competitive golf, a medical procedure, and ongoing rehab Brad’s game returned to a high level, including a 2nd place in the Yamaha Atlanta Open and a tied 9th finish at the Tilted Kilt Georgia Open in 2015. Brad returned to full time competitive golf after the birth of his son Bronson in January 2016, focusing on Monday qualifying for the PGA and the Web.com Tours. After a year of steady golf but no success during 2016 Brad managed to qualify twice for the Web.com Tour in 2017, firstly in Chicago at the Rust-Oleum Championship where he made the weekend and secondly in Nebraska at the Pinnacle Bank Championship thanks to a course record (-9) 63 in Monday qualifying. With FLYT Golf in its infancy and a second child on the way, Brad chose to step away from the game at the end of 2017, turning his attention to FLYT and his family. Brad lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife Whitney, their son Bronson and daughter Kennedy.