Business Wire IndiaThe latest stage of the 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, golf’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, took place at Bombay Presidency Golf Club in Mumbai India, on Saturday, February, 27th.
With 100 qualifiers, the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup tournament, which has gone from strength to strength since the inaugural tournament in 2013, featured 100 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.
Mr. Salil Murthy won the individual competition with 45 and progresses to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October and November. Mr. Uday Gandoak was runner-up, Mr. Atul Laul was third and Mr. Ashish Chemburker won the nearest-the-pin prizes.
“We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier in Mumbai,” said Mr. Mehmet AKAY, General Manager for Turkish Airlines, Mumbai, India. “It was a brilliant day and well done to our winner, Mr. Salil Murthy and we look forward to seeing you in Antalya in November.”
The first qualifiers took place in Dar Es Salaam, Mumbai and Doha in February and the 2016 series takes place across the globe, in destinations including Hong Kong, Great Britain, South Korea, Japan, China, Spain, the United States, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, Argentina, Brazil and Turkey.
The overall winners of the Grand Final progress to play in the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am, while all finalists are to enjoy a seven-night stay in an all-inclusive hotel.
The event is backed by Global Sponsors Porsche and the Financial Times, with Conte of Florence Official Clothing and Fashion Partner.
Turkish Airlines, which was recently voted Best Airline in Europe for the fifth consecutive year, as well as World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge and World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining in 2015, launched the World Golf Cup in 2013.
It featured 12 qualifying events and was won by China’s Han Liang. His prize for victory was partnering world number one and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods in the Turkish Airlines Open pro-am. 2015 winner Neill Bam from Johannesburg proved successful in the 2015 series and went on to partner Rory McIlroy, a once in a lifetime opportunity
After that initial success, there was a rapid expansion to include 70 events worldwide last year.
TK Brief Story
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 300 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 284 destinations worldwide with 235 international and 49 domestic. According to 2015 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as "Europe's Best Airline" for the fifth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world's "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was awarded the world's "Best Business Class Lounge Dining" and "Best Business Airline Lounge" prizes in 2015 Skytrax survey.
Turkish Airlines flies to more countries and international destinations in the world than any other airline (113 countries over five continents).
In order to keep alive its brand equity, which provides a serious advantage in terms of competition, Turkish Airlines invests in its quality of service, in-flight entertainment systems, comfortable seats, gourmet cuisine and its qualified human resources. Turkish Airlines is always on the forefront of the latest technological advances and innovations in the aviation industry and boasts one of the youngest fleets. As the airline expands its routes and number of aircrafts, continuing training of its employees is of the utmost importance in insuring the safety of its passengers.
Turkish Airlines regards flight safety and service quality as two of the most indispensable necessities. The carrier currently holds a four-star ranking and consistently strives to secure a five-star ranking.
Understanding the responsibility of being a leading airline within the global aviation community, Turkish Airlines is determined to carry out its mission moving forward with its unparalleled service concept, superior quality, trustworthiness and reliability.
In addition to Europe, Turkish Airlines is also strategically expanding its network into Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America. As one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Turkish Airlines holds a strategic position between the East and West.
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