By Adrian Flores
Bilyonaryo Ramon S. Ang-led San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has thrown its support behind amateur golfers Laurea and Lia Duque.
The Duque sisters are now the main draw of Team SMC in golf and are the only golfers that the conglomerate supports.
The support covers everything from local and overseas tournaments, equipment, apparel, uniform and gear as well as all necessary coaching from swing to putting and short game to strength and conditioning.
SMC also sends national pool member Laurea,18, to Thailand at least 2 weeks every month and a half, a regional sporting power in golf, to train with Coach Kris Assawaniporn who is credited with producing current world number three Atthaya “Jeeno” Thitikul. Her recent trip to Bangkok last month added a special treat as she was able to train for a couple of days with the top Thai golfer.
The 14-year-old Lia, an upcoming talent, will go to Thailand next year.
SMC hopes that the sisters will benefit from the world class training that will translate to a vast improvement in their games and further result in good performances and even wins in big international competition.
SMC has vowed to fully back the sisters in their golf journey whether it takes them to a college golf path or an early professional career. And with RSA’s Mida’s touch in sports, it is not far-fetched to expect big things from the Duque sisters.