Gareth Bale Attends Stephen Curry’s Underrated Golf European Tour

On Friday, May 31, Stephen Curry’s inaugural UNDERRATED Golf European Tour concluded at Walton Heath Golf Course, a prestigious club near Walton-on-the-Hill southwest of London. Earlier this year, Stephen announced the UNDERRATED Golf European Tour, in partnership with United Airlines, expanding UNDERRATED’s presence internationally, becoming the second tour in addition to the U.S. tour this summer.

Junior golfers from all across Europe competed in a 2-day, 36-hole tournament. Brodi Lewis from Wales (Wales Golf Club) and Isobel (Izzie) Kelly from Wales (Wales Golf Club) won the first-ever UNDERRATED Golf European Tour event. Lewis emerged victorious after defeating 2022 Curry Cup Champion, Roman Solomon, on the first playoff hole after both finished the tournament +3 overall. Kelly, the newly crowned women’s UNDERRATED Golf European Tour champion, finished the tournament even par, winning by four strokes.

Later this year, Brodi and Izzie will join 24 of the best boys and girls from the U.S. who will compete for the Curry Cup at the UNDERRATED Tour Championship, September 2-4, at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ.

Two years ago, Curry, four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP launched UNDERRATED Golf. Over the past two seasons, UNDERRATED Golf has hosted 10 tournaments throughout the U.S. In that time, UNDERRATED Golf in partnership with its brand partners who understand the vision, help junior athlete golfers gain access to great courses and create a special and inclusive environment.

With the expansion into Europe, UNDERRATED is continuing to provide access and opportunities to junior golfers and give them the chance to be front and center with top-tier college recruiters. Like the U.S., the current golf system for student athletes throughout Europe is exclusive and exclusionary, and UNDERRATED Golf will provide a viable pathway forward for everyone.

Henni Koyack, Ladies European Tour Professional Golfer and Gareth Bale, five-time European Cup winner both joined UNDERRATED Golf Europe as newly appointed ambassadors for the upcoming 2024 season. As ambassadors, Koyack and Bale share in Stephen and UNDERRATED’s mission to provide access and opportunities to junior golfers from every community by balancing participation in the sport to truly reflect our society. Utilizing their vast relationships in the region, Koyack and Bale helped recruit young athletes and entered them into the local tournaments, and throughout the UNDERRATED Tour they will continue to provide ongoing guidance and support.

UNDERRATED Golf is a purpose-driven business endeavor with the overarching commitment to provide equity, access and opportunity to student athletes from every community by balancing participation in the sport to truly reflect our society. Dedicated to promoting opportunities for young athletes who may not otherwise have the chance to gain access to the sport and adjacent skills, UNDERRATED Golf is working with its corporate partners and sponsors to provide training, equipment, networking events and more. Furthermore, the program is also addressing the gender equity gap within the sport by enabling female players with the same opportunities as their male counterparts.

As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf.  With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf's oldest brand, John Letters Dan brings to GOLF RETAILING an excellent understanding of the sector.