2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup held in Malta

Friday, September 23, 2016, 11:24

Gavin Muscat

The latest stage of the 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, golf’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, took place at Royal Malta Golf Club in Malta on Friday, 2nd September, 2016.

The 78th of 100 qualifiers for the global event, which has gone from strength to strength since the inaugural tournament in 2013, featured 60 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.

Richard Gray won the individual competition with 41 and progresses to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October and November. Richard Waterhouse was runner-up, Nicholas Beck was third and Dave Hansen and Maureen Borg won the nearest-the-pin prizes.

“We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier at Royal Malta Golf Club,” said Mr. Mehmet Gurhan Arslan, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Malta. “It was a brilliant day and well done to our winner, Richard Gray – 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 an eight-night stay in an all-inclusive hotel.

The event is backed by Global Sponsor 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.

Some more information of the event can be found on the Turkish Airlines website.





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