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Golf a special link between Montague coach Brad Tate and his son, who attends rival school

Brady Tate may not see his father much in the heat of competition, but the bond is as tight as ever.

MUSKEGON — Brad Tate and his son, Brady, spend a lot of their time on the golf course.

Often, it’s the same golf course at the same time, even if they don’t see much of each other.

Brad Tate is boys golf coach at Montague High School. Son Brady is a sophomore golf standout for neighboring rival Whitehall High School.

The Tates’ respective teams compete in many of the same events, as Montague and Whitehall are both in the West Michigan Conference Lakes Division.

Both were present for Wednesday’s Greater Muskegon Athletic Association tournament at Lincoln Golf Club, where Brady shot an 8-over 80 to place third individually.

Brad may not have gotten much of a chance to watch Brady play Wednesday — it’s typically the case, as Brad’s busy coaching up the Wildcats. But that doesn’t make father any less proud of his son.

Watch the video at the top of this story to hear from the Tates. They speak about their relationship, how golf pulls the father-son bond even tighter, and how Brady fared in the GMAA event.

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark


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