Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors got a sneak preview of the renovated Jack Clark South Course at Corica Park Golf Club in Alameda earlier this month in between games while helping the Warriors win the NBA Finals for the third time in four years.
During the season, Curry often keeps his swing sharp on the driving range at the club, which is located about 10 minutes from Oracle Arena in Oakland.
“I don’t really see any weaknesses (in Curry’s game),” said George Kelley (pictured with Curry), chief executive officer of Greenway Golf, who once played on the Australian PGA Tour and was part of the foursome at Corica Park.
“He hit the ball great and made a lot of putts. The few errant tee shots he hit didn’t cost him much. He shot 71 on the day.”
Curry endorses Under Armour, and company rep Kris Stone arranged the round of golf, since his brother, Erik, is a teaching pro at Corica Park.
Del Curry, his father who also played in the NBA and is color commentator on Charlotte Hornets telecasts, also was part of the foursome and they rode in cart No. 30, which is Steph Curry’s number with the Warriors.
Stephen Curry, who took pictures of several members of the Corica Park grounds crew, is an avid golfer who belongs to several clubs in the Bay Area, with his primary membership at California Golf Club in South San Francisco.
Curry played in the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour at Stonebrae Golf Club in Hayward, shooting a respectable 74-74—148, but missed the cut by 11 strokes.
Steph Curry’s said he plans include playing golf, “as much as I can,” during the offseason and here are talks about him hosting an event on PGA Tour, possibly the Safeway Classic at Silverado Resort in Napa.
There also have been discussions about a Stephen Curry Junior Golf Academy.
The South Course, which has been renovated by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones, is scheduled to reopen for the public on June 22.