Former top-Amateur Curtis Luck joins Callaway Golf Staff
Curtis Luck is the newest member of the Callaway Golf Team
(Callaway Golf Photo)
(April 20, 2017) - On the same day that top-ranked amateur Curtis Luck
makes his professional debut at the Valero Texas Open Callaway Golf has announced that the 20-year-old Australian has joined the Callaway Staff.
“I’ve played with Callaway for many years, and I’ve been fortunate to win some of the biggest amateur events in the world with their equipment,” Luck said. “So it’s a natural choice as I start my pro career.”
Beginning this week Luck will be a Full Callaway Staffer; using along with Callaway clubs, golf balls, gloves and an Odyssey Putter.
Luck leaves the amateur ranks as the top-ranked player in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Rankings following as memorable a 2016 season as anybody in golf. During his 2016 campaign, Luck won the U.S. Amateur in August and then the Asia-Pacific Amateur in October. Last year Luck was also a member of the Australian team that dominated on its way to winning the World Amateur Team Championship while also taking low amateur honors at the Australian Open.
Additional signature amateur victories included wins at the 2014 Victorian Junior Masters and Western Australian Amateur.
By turning professional Luck does forgo his exemption into the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills but he still enters the ranks of the paid golfer with a bevy of experience playing against the best in the world.
In his final event as an amateur Luck finished tied for 46th at the Masters and he spent most of the previous four months of the year playing on the European Tour. During that stretch Luck played on the European Tour five-times, making three 36-hole cuts.
His made cuts came at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (T23; -5), Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (T49; -3) and ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth (T47; -4) where he eventually missed the 54-hole cut.
In 15 rounds on the European Tour since January Luck turned in four sub-70 rounds with his best a, 7-under 65, coming in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Last month Luck made his PGA Tour debut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Luck also has a professional win to his credit after he claimed the 2016 Western Australian Open as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia.
Additional Callaway Staffers include Patrick Reed, Adam Hadwin, 2016 Masters Champion Danny Willett, last week’s RBC Heritage winner Wesley Bryan, Ollie Schniederjans, Aaron Wise, Branden Grace, Thomas Pieters, Michelle Wie, Cody Gribble, Danny Lee, Patrick Rodgers, Emiliano Grillo, and Daniel Berger.
-Callaway Golf contributed to this story