The UMW Group announced that it has pledged a total of RM1 million to Professional Golf Malaysia. The sponsorship started last year with a contribution of RM250,000.
This year, the UMW Group is contributing another RM250,000 towards the PGM-UMW Glenmarie Classic, which will be held from 19 to 22 November 2012 at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club. The balance of t
he cash contribution will be presented next year. After the full disbursement of RM1 million, UMW will consider a further sum to support the tour. The sponsorship comes as part of the UMW Group’s branding programme, as well as to support and promote the development of professional golf in Malaysia.
PGM Tour, incorporated on 5 August 2010, is a non-profit organisation financed by donations and sponsorships from the corporate sector with the aim of promoting the development of professional golf in Malaysia.
Apart from the RM1million pledge, UMW has also agreed to provide a RM20,000 sponsorship to Mohd Hafiy Afiq Suhaili, a student at the PGM Peak Performance Academy. The academy provides training for the best male golfers in Malaysia to enable them to eventually play on the Asian and European Tours. Currently, the programme has 12 students who are undergoing an intensive 6-month programme.
The cheque presentation ceremony was graced by the presence of PNB Chairman, Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid, who is also the Chairman of Professional Golf of Malaysia, UMW Chairman, Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, UMW President and Group CEO, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir and UMW Executive Director, Dr. Wafi Nazrin Abdul Hamid.