In a 50 tournament qualifying series that has taken place across 35 different countries including the United Arab Emirates and spanned five continents worldwide, over 3,100 golfers have battled it out for their place at the Grand Finals of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup.
One hundred qualifiers will now head to Antalya, Turkey to compete in a two day tournament over the Faldo designed King and Queen Courses at Cornelia Golf Club, Belek.
Ten winners from the Grand Final, which is being contested on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th November, will then qualify to play on the following day in the Pro-Am of the Turkish Airlines Open – the $7,000,000 European Tour event played on the Montgomerie Course at the luxury Maxx Royal Golf Resort, Belek.
Over the eight month qualifying campaign, local golfers, invited by Turkish Airlines have had the opportunity to experience the award winning Turkish Airlines business class hospitality at some of the premier golfing destinations of the world, including; The Emirates Golf Club, home course of the European Tour sanctioned Omega Dubai Desert Classic; Gleneagles, host venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup; 20 time PGA Tour venue, Cog Hill in Chicago; and Sheshan Golf Club, former host of the World Golf Championship HSBC Champions event.
“We are delighted to be welcoming our Grand Finalists to Antalya,” said Zeki Cukur, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communication for Turkish Airlines Inc. “We look forward to hosting everyone on the Turkish Riviera – an area that is quickly becoming regarded as one of the top golfing destinations in Europe. We are certain the participants will enjoy their week and wish them all the very best of luck.”
In addition to the two round Grand Final, all qualifiers will be treated to return business class flights to Antalya, seven nights all inclusive accommodation in the luxury Voyage Hotel, a pre-tournament party and a post tournament Gala Dinner. They will also receive a VIP hospitality season ticket for the Turkish Airlines Open and an invite to the Turkish Airlines Open Championship party in the Maxx Royal Hotel.
Turkish Airlines has experienced rapid growth over the last ten years and now flies to 261 destinations worldwide with 218 international and 43 domestic in 108 countries. According to Skytrax survey –also known as the “Passengers Choice Awards”- of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the fourth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service" and in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's "Best Business Catering Service" and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey.