THE latest stage of the 2014 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, one of the sport’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, takes place at Gleneagles Golf Courses in Scotland on Thursday June 19.
The 26th of 50 qualifiers for the global event, which enjoyed great acclaim in its inaugural edition last year, will feature 48 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.
The top two from the individual stroke play competition will progress to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this November; while there will also be separate nearest-the-pin prizes for men and women.
“We are delighted to be hosting the latest 2014 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier in Scotland,” said Mr. Serhat Sari, General Manager, Scotland for Turkish Airlines.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone to Gleneagles golf courses. We are certain the participants will enjoy their day and wish them all the very best of luck.”
Every player taking part in the qualifier will be entered into a free prize draw, with the chosen scorecard winning two business class flights and a seven-night stay at the five-star Maxx Royal Hotel in Antalya.
The first qualifier was held in India in March, with dates scheduled to take place in countries all over the world, including Hong Kong, South Africa, Thailand, Great Britain, South Korea, Japan, China, Spain, the United States, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Canada, India, France, Greece, Argentina, Brazil and Turkey.
The two overall winners of the Grand Final will play in the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am, while all finalists are to enjoy a seven-night stay in an all-inclusive hotel, two rounds of golf and VIP passes to the Turkish Airlines Open, the $7,000,000 European Tour event, from Thursday to Sunday.
Turkish Airlines, which was recently voted Europe’s best airline for the third consecutive year, 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.