FDH Bank plc has bolstered the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Malawi Championship after donating K5 million on Thursday in Lilongwe.

The PGA Championship, scheduled for May 26-28.

The championship, among others, will attract golfers from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and the hosts.

During the presentation, FDH marketing and communications manager Levi Nkunika said the gesture was aimed at promoting the sport in the country, especially golf.

“Being a large local bank, we would like to make growth possible in Malawi, so we have partnered with the Malawi Professional Golfers Association to promote professional golf which in turn will promote amateur golf and contribute to health of our customers who play golf in Malawi,” he said.

While wishing the PGA Malawi success in the upcoming tournament, Nkunika said “they are happy to contribute to the development of professional golf in the country.”

In his address, PGA Malawi Chairman General Henry Odillo (Retired) applauded FDH Bank for the donation, saying it will be used as part of the logistics for the organization of the competition.

“We are very grateful to FDH for this support for the timely contribution. The donation will help us meet some of our logistical needs,” he said.

The prize money for the PGA Malawi competition is K1,040,625, K832,500 for second place and K666,000 for third place.

The fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth positions will also receive consolation prizes.