Turkish Airlines, a world leader in civil aviation, continues to spread the positive message of sport with the launch of the sixth edition of its Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup. Following its inception in 2013, the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup has established itself as the most prominent corporate tournament in global golf, while representing a remarkable milestone in existing powerful link between the game of golf and the Turkish Airlines.
All Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup players are personally invited by Turkish Airlines and more than 8,000 will feature in 100 tournaments around the world with each hoping to qualify for the Grand Finals in Antalya in November. Royal Birkdale, the 2017 British Open Championship venue, and Ryder Cup courses Gleneagles, Edinburgh, the K Club, Dublin and Paris’s Le Golf National, which hosts September’s match between Europe and the United States, are among the illustrious venues on the schedule.
Those that reach the Grand Finals receive Business Class flights to Turkey and accommodation at the five-star Titanic Golf Deluxe Belek Hotel and the winners in Belek have the chance to play in the Pro-Am at the European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open alongside some of the finest golfers in the world. The tournament sums up lots of things about Turkish Airlines, which flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, always aims to achieve bringing people together with warm and exceptional hospitality with its dedication to sport, culture and arts.
Turkey’s national flag carrier’s, Turkish Airlines’ World Golf Final, the first worldwide amateur golf tournament series, launched in Antalya in 2013. In its first year, the final of this tournament and the Turkish Airlines Open were both held in Antalya simultaneously. Finalists were given the chance to play in a Pro-Am with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, and other worldwide golf stars. The tournament also backs the Challenge Tour’s Turkish Airlines Challenge and Women’s golf.
Its devotion to golf at every level even stretches to passengers being able to bring golf clubs for free. Turkish Airlines’ commitment to sport extends to similarly long-term and special partnerships with elite soccer, European Professional Club Rugby and Turkish Airlines EuroLeague basketball. This is a reflection of the excellence that Turkish Airlines achieves with its premium travelling experience, offering the very best service and award-winning cuisine with world-renowned Turkish hospitality.
Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 328 aircraft and no airlines flies further than the 301 destinations in 121 countries that are serviced by Turkish Airlines. Seda Kalyoncu, Turkish Airlines SVP Corporate Communication said: “The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup constitutes just one part of our consistent commitment to support both sports and culture. We are bringing people together on both a local and international scale and giving amateurs the opportunity to compete with the best golfers in the world. The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup continues to grow and we are extremely proud of its progress and influence.”
This year’s Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup is also supported by The Financial Times, National, Titanic Hotels and Ruck & Maul.