Golf, commonly known as the gentleman’s game, when associated with a high class airline company, ups the class-quotient by great degrees. One of the golf’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, the fourth edition of Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup 2016, took place at Classic Golf & Country Club in the national Capital. The global event, which has gone from strength to strength since the inaugural tournament in 2013, featured 100 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.
Ravi Burman, Director, Urgent Care Hospital won the individual competition with 45 points and progresses to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October and November. Dr Ranjeet Mehta, Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry was runner-up, Siddharth Sangwan, Market Leader - Global Technology Markets, Futurestep was third and Rajiv Thapar, Chairman, FFV Services Pvt. Ltd and Meeta Makhan, Director, IDFC Bank won the nearest-the-pin prizes. N K Lenka, MD, Nutrikraft India won the Best Gross Score. “We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier in Delhi,” said Ozer Guler, General Manager for Turkish Airlines, North and East, India.
The first qualifiers took place in Dar Es Salaam, Mumbai and Doha in February and the 2016 series will take 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 will play in the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am, while all finalists are to enjoy a seven-night stay in an all-inclusive hotel. 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.
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.
After that initial success, there was a rapid expansion to include 70 events worldwide last year.