Turkish Airlines concludes its 5th World Golf Cup

10/12/2017 Latest News, Member News

Winner progresses to Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline for six consecutive years according to the recent Skytrax Passenger Survey, presents the 5th edition of Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, the famous amateur golf tournament around the world. The global amateur golf competition, where thousands of participants will compete at qualifying events in 100 destinations worldwide, is one of the several international sports organizations backed by Turkish Airlines. The Indonesia leg of this tournament was held at Jagorawi Golf and Country Club in Depok on September 15 and featured 129 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.

Mr. Andreas Lesmana won the individual competition with a total point of 43 (HDC 24) and progresses to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October and November. Mrs. Iris Rothenberg was the runner-up and Mr. J. H. Han was third, while Mr. Sinarta. W. and Mrs. Dani Yohana won the nearest-the-pin prizes.

“We would like to offer our congratulations to everyone who made the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier in Jakarta such a special day,” said Mr. Fatih Guldas, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Indonesia. “It was a fantastic tournament day and well done to our winner, Mr. Andreas. They still have so much to play for in Antalya but everyone else will be looking forward to coming back again next year”.

All finalists are to enjoy a seven-night stay at the five-star luxury Titanic Deluxe Belek hotel in Antalya, Turkey and will be flown there in Business Class from their qualifying destination by Turkish Airlines. The overall winners of the two-round Grand Final at the Titanic Golf Club will progress to play in the 2017 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am.

The Financial Times, Enterprise Rent A Car, Allianz and Conte of Florence offered their substantial support to the highly-anticipated tournament. Turkish Airlines, voted Europe’s best airline for the sixth straight year by Skytrax in 2016, launched the World Golf Cup in 2013, featuring 12 qualifying events. After that initial success, there was a rapid expansion to include 100 events worldwide last year. The next of 100 qualifiers for the global event, which in the first year started with 12 events and 700 players, has grown every year since the tournaments inception. Now in the fifth year of staging, the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup last year boasted 8,000 players competing globally.