Another big tournament is coming to the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort and this time some top, albeit, under-the-radar, junior golfers will be the stars of the show. The Underrated Golf Tour presented by KPMG and founded by Golden State Warriors legend Steph Curry is scheduled to be played July 18-20 at the resort that features three signature Pete Dye golf courses.
Junior golfers can apply to qualify for Tour events and there will also be a local qualifier held prior to the Paiute event and the other events. Check the official Underrated Golf Tour website for all information.
Volunteers are also being sought after and can register at this link for a variety of positions
“I don’t take anything for granted,” the Golden State Warriors star recently told Golfweek. “Every transition I made to that next level was really difficult and required all of my attention and perseverance and belief in yourself and all of that. Even with all the accomplishments that I’ve had personally, and we’ve had as a team, I still carry that mindset with me, and I feel like that’s a huge part of my DNA when it comes to trying to maintain this as well as I can.”
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Underrated Golf will feature fields of 60 juniors at four tournaments across the country, culminating at the season-ending Curry Cup, reserved for the best 24 boys and girls from the tour. This year’s Underrated tour includes events at The Park West Palm (June 25-27, West Palm Beach, Florida), Firestone Country Club (July 6-8, Akron, Ohio), Paiute Golf Resort (July 18-20, Las Vegas) and Chambers Bay (Aug. 7-9, Seattle). The Paiute event will be played on the Wolf Course.
Juniors will have a chance to meet college golf coaches and golf executives at each stop, with a KPMG Leadership Day at the season-ending event
“Just being in a room where you say ‘Hey, this is something I can see myself being inspired by,’ ” said Curry. “That little bit of interaction or that little bit of awareness can change a dynamic for a kid and how they see themselves and the confidence they have in themselves.
The top 12 boys and girls and any player who wins a regional competition will qualify for the season-ending Curry Cup at Lake Merced in San Francisco Aug. 20-23.
About the Underrated Tour
Our passion is rooted in statistics. Today, there are only two black men in the top 100 worldwide rankings and only one black woman in the top 300. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods, who is recognized as the most important golfer of all time, is of thai, white, black and Native American descent. Although his reign on the sport is celebrated, the number of professional black golfers coming up in his shoes continues to be less and less.
As a predominantly white male sport, the system and institution of golf was designed to benefit certain groups over others. Underrated golf believes the game of golf is for everyone, but we know that there is significant work to be done to make it a just, fair and inspiring sport for all. We are building that foundation from the bottom up, offering young overlooked golfers special programming experiences including an ongoing speaker series and networking events with brands and corporations, allowing them to understand what it means to make connections and build a successful career. Our platform also serves as a powerful recruitment tool for corporate entities to hire future leaders who will further our mission locally, nationally and globally, while also helping these establishments diversify their staff.
About the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Pete Dye, is the design force behind the three distinctive layouts found at this unique destination just 25 minutes northwest of the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Renowned for his course architecture, as well as comedic commentary about the game and the courses he has designed, Pete Dye proved how “One-of-a-Kind can now come in Threes” in his concept to realization of Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and WOLF. Never missing a chance to infuse his legendary challenge of the field with his signature elements such as railroad tie bunkers and sweeping slope changes, he ensured each course within this Vegas Trio presents the golfer a different experience from its siblings.
About the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe
The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, located in both the downtown corridor and in northwest Las Vegas, became recognized as a Sovereign Nation through the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Constitution, approved on July 22, 1970. The Tudinu (or Desert People), ancestors of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, occupied the territory encompassing part of the Colorado River, most of southeastern Nevada and parts of both Southern California and Utah. The tribe operates and owns the 54-championship-hole Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, which was also the first master-planned, multi-course facility of its kind built on Native American land. The tribe also owns and operates the Las Vegas Paiute Smoke Shop, Snow Mountain Smoke Shop, Las Vegas Paiute Police Department, and Las Vegas Paiute Health and Human Services