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Brady Stead is a Professional Golfer from Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, currently residing in Victoria, BC. He is 26 years old and graduated from Camosun College in Victoria BC with a Business Degree in Marketing Communications. During his time at Camosun, Brady was the Captain for the Camosun Chargers Golf Team. He played a major role in helping the program add nine medal finishes to its list of achievements including winning both the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championship title and the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) Provincial Championship in his final season.
In his final two years with the Chargers, Brady amassed an impressive list of awards including the CCAA All-Canadian, CCAA National Scholar Athlete, CCAA Athlete of the Week, CCAA National All-Star, PACWEST Player of the Year and PACWEST First Team All-Star. During that period, he was also recognized as a Team Leader and Team MVP. In 2014-15, he earned the prestigious President’s Cup for his outstanding achievements in academics and athletics.
In 2016, Brady went on to win three Amateur Events, including the Mount Brenton Amateur, Storey Creek Amateur, and the Vancouver Open Amateur Championships. On the weekend in Vancouver, he tied the 2017 Valspar Champion (PGA Tour) and Presidents Cup Representative (Team World), Adam Hadwin, shooting 6-under-par at Pagoda Ridge.
In the past two seasons, Brady has competed in Europe on the European Challenge Tour, the PGA Europro Tour, and competed in Final Qualifying for the Open Championship. He has moved back to Canada this season with the goal of breaking through in North America.
"I had the pleasure of coaching Brady for 5 years at Camosun College. His work ethic and drive to be exceptional is greater than anyone I have ever coached. There is no doubt in my mind he will make it as a professional and suggest anyone looking to invest in a bright future should jump on board now."
-John Randle, Camosun Chargers Head Coach, Canadian Tour member from 1991 to 2008 and former South African Tour player. Winner of over 50 professional tournaments including the BC PGA Championship, BC PGA Assistants’ Championship and the Vancouver Island PGA Championship.
-2019 (Professional) Open Championship Regional Qualifying, T8th
-2019 (Professional) PGA of GB&I Army Golf Club Pro-Am, 2nd Place
-2017 (Professional) PGA of BC Championship, 2nd place *loss on second playoff hole*
-2017 (Professional) VGT Pagoda Ridge Classic, 2nd place *loss on third playoff hole*
-2017 (Professional) VGT Golden Ears Invitational, 3rd place
-2017 (Professional) Beach Grove Pro-Am, 3rd place
-2017 (Professional) Vikes Performance Tour Royal Colwood, 3rd place
-2017 (Professional) VGT Vancouver Open, 6th place (held the 18 hole lead, one shot back after 36 holes)
-2016 Vancouver Open Amateur Champion
-2016 Storey Creek Amateur Champion
-2016 Mount Brenton Amateur Champion
-2015 Pacwest Conference Player of the Year, Pacwest All-Star
-2015 CCAA National All-Canadian
-Captain of the 2015 CCAA National Championship Gold Medal Team- Camosun Chargers
-2015 CCAA National All-Star – 4th place individually in the National Championship
-2015 CCAA Athlete of the Week Honor
-2014 Camosun College Presidents Cup Award Winner
-Top 10 2013 BC Amateur Championship, 9th Place
-Top 10 2016 Canadian University/College National Championship, 7th Place individually
-2013 Spallumcheen Mens Club Champion
-Multiple seasons making the Zone Team
-Multiple junior wins, including Royal Colwood Junior Club Championship, and Vernon Golf and Country Club Junior Club Championship, 2X Vernon City Champion
GREEN FOR EVERYONE BLUE
A Message from Brady:
I wear a green ribbon on my hat on tournament day to raise awareness of Mental Health. The ribbon represents a message to those who are struggling that "I believe in YOU. Your fears and worries are not stupid or silly. Your struggles are validated. I care about you, and your existence makes a difference to me. You are not weak, and there is hope for you. You can do it."
Why I wear a green ribbon:
Many people are receiving the help to heal and improve their lives. Awareness has been raised. But there are still many who are struggling. We’re on the right track, but we still have a ways to go.
I learned on the 10th of October, 2018, that a family member who I hadn’t seen in some time had lost his battle... ⠀
I dream of a day where mental health is considered just as important as physical health. I dream of a day where someone suffering can walk into a clinic and speak to a mental health counsellor immediately and not be put on a 6 month waitlist, or have to pay $100 an hour for an appointment.
A broken arm, or mental suffering. To me, there is no difference. This person needs help. Mental health is health.
This is my goal: I want everyone to have access to a counsellor if they choose to, for free and funded. Wearing a green ribbon is my way to raise awareness of this goal, and is also my way of sending a message to those that are suffering that I see you, and I support you.
I support the Mental Health is Health initiative by the Canadian Centre For Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), which is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. More information can be found here.
I wont be able to do it alone. Support this cause by wearing #GreenForEveryoneBlue.