Des Moines | Inducted 2017 | Category: Amateur Player
Brad Schuchat’s career of dominance in the state of Iowa began in 1965 with his victory at the Iowa State Junior Championship. Schuchat led his Des Moines Roosevelt golf team to a state championship in 1967 before heading off to the University of Iowa, where he would earn All Big Ten honors in 1970. While in college, Schuchat would capture the 1969 Iowa Amateur.
Following his collegiate days in Iowa City, Schuchat would travel the state, and the country, winning many tournaments.
Schuchat was known as a fierce competitor, yet was described as one who would play with a high level of integrity and respect for the game.
“When Brad was in his prime, I used to watch him practice over at Willow Creek. He was just a tough competitor.,” Iowa Golf Hall of Fame member Mike McCoy stated.
The respect for Schuchat goes well beyond the titles he collected over his career.
“The true measure of a golfer runs deeper than his scores and his trophies,” fellow 2017 Iowa Golf Hall of Fame inductee Rick Brown said. “Brad Schuchat has always played and represented the game as a true gentleman.”
Herman Sani Open Champion – 1970, 1975
IGA Player of the Year – 1970
Iowa Masters Champion – 1970, 1971
T9th at U.S. Amateur, alternate to The Masters – 1971
U.S. Open competitor – 1974, 1976
Iowa Amateur Champion – 1980
Iowa Open Champion – 1980
Schuchat also made the cut at the 1971 Quad Cities Open (now John Deere Classic) as an amteur, a feat that wasn’t replicated for 42 years.