Davao City Rep. Pulong Duterte launches junior golf program

Published October 17, 2022, 4:02 PM

by Ivy Tejano

DAVAO CITY – The office of Davao City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte, in partnership with Soliel Cafe & Driving Range, recently launched its first junior golf program.

Ten children are participating in the program from Sept. 2 to Oct. 2.

“We have gathered at least 10 participants during the launching of the golf program. These participants are children of the country club employees,” coach Francis Lucero said.

They were identified as Rory Bisera, 7; JC Feil, 12; Julliene Mabale, 12; Rose Wacan, 12; Aj Wacan, 13; Adrian Bisera, 14; Kenly Wacan, 15; Margaux Mabale, 16; Niño Villacensio, 16; and Aldrein Gialon, 16.

Lucero said they will undergo training and will have a chance to compete in a local golf tournament as part of their training.

They will be trained on overall flexibility, leg strength and balance, wedge shots, improving their distance off the tee, accuracy at hitting fairways, and their attitude towards the sport.

Lucero said the coach under the program conducts the assessment and selects who among them will compete in the US Kids and Junior World Competitions.

“Why golf? Golf is a sport that allows players of all abilities to play competitively because of its handicap system, and we have the chance to compete internationally,” Lucero said.