The Underrated Golf Tour aims to provide many high-level young golfers with access to elite tournaments, covering most of the needs that parents of young hopefuls cannot cover.
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry has announced an extension to his draft Underrated intended to help communities of underrepresented young athletes. After basketball, golf, the Golden State Warriors player’s other passion, will benefit.
a simple observation
In the USA, golf is a game that is difficult to access for the youngest whose parents do not have enough income.
Competing at the highest level with the best by participating in the best tournaments across the country can be very expensive. Entrance fees and travel costs add up, and many parents simply don’t have the time or financial means to support their children in their progress.
As a result, many talented but not very lucky young players give up their dreams of glory along the way.
Steph Curry explains “Wanting to provide equity, access and opportunities to play to student-athletes from all communities to truly reflect our society.”
The goal is to provide opportunities for advancement to aspiring golfers from a variety of backgrounds, thereby expanding the range to all representatives of various communities.
The best players will be identified through regional Underrated Golf Tour events and at the end of the first year, 24 boys and girls will be selected to try to win the Curry Cup during the Underrated Tour Championship end of season.
In a future that he hopes to be close, Curry explains that the objective of this mini circuit is to extend more to be able to “leaving a mark in the search for new talent.”
At the moment the Underrated Golf Tour has 4 stages and a grand finale at the TPC Harding Park where the 2020 PGA Championship was held:
Chicago (Ill.): Cog Hill Golf Club, June 21-23
Phoenix, Arizona: Wickenburg Ranch, June 29-July 1
Houston (Texas): Houston Golf Club, July 17-19
Tampa, Florida: Innnisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course, August 8-10
San Francisco (California): Tour Championship at TPC Harding Park, August 28-30
Patron of the Washington golf team
In 2019, Stephen Curry agreed to provide significant financial support to the Howard University varsity golf team in Washington, DC A representative of his Gregory Odom Jr., has just received an invitation to participate in the Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour in early May in Maryland.
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