The 7th Independence Day Golf Championship will commence at Defence Authority Country and Golf Club here from Thursday (today). In all 300 golfers, including 100 professionals, will participate in this tournament from all over the country. The event is sponsored by United Bank Limited (UBL). With total prize money of Rs.2 million to be shared by professional and senior golfers, the organisers hope to improve the standard of amateur and professional golfers in the country. It is pertinent to mention that UBL actively promotes sports in Pakistan and is one of the few organisations in the country that has its own sports stadium and training facilities. Golf is one sport which is fast gaining following in Pakistan.