The latest stage of Turkish Airlines world golf cup takes place in Riga

The latest stage of the 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, golf’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, took place at Ozo Golf Club in Riga, Latvia, on August 07 2016.

The next of 101 qualifiers for the global event, which has gone from strength to strength since the inaugural tournament in 2013, featured 89 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.

Gints Zeltiņš won the individual competition with 44 points and progresses to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October and November. Aivars Veiss was runner-up, Svens Dinsdorfs was third and Ginta Ozoliņa and Ģirts Sprancis won the nearest-the-pin prizes. 

"We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier at Ozo Golf Club," said Hüseyin Kara, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Riga. "It was a brilliant day and well done to our winner, Gints - 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 Financial Times and Conte of Florence as official clothing and fashion partner.

Turkish Airlines, which was recently voted Best Airline in Europe for the sixth 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.

About Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 332 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 290 destinations worldwide with 241 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as "Europe's Best Airline" for the sixth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 and also in 2014 the world's "Best Business Catering Service", and "Best Business Class Lounge Dining", "Best Business Airline Lounge" awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world's "Best Business Class Dining Lounge" and "Best Business Class On-Board Catering" prizes in this year’s survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram. 

TK Quality

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, seat comfort/ luxuriousness, gourmet cuisine and its qualified human resources. Turkish Airlines is always on the forefront of the latest technological advances and innovations in global 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 Americas. As one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Turkish Airlines holds a strategic position between the East and West.

Facts & Figures

Number of aircraft: 332 (passenger and cargo) 
Aircraft types: A340-300, A330, A321, A320, A319, B737-400, B737-800, B777 ER 
Hubs: Istanbul, Ankara 
Frequent flyer program: Miles & Smiles 
Number of destinations: 290 (241 international, 49 domestic)
Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America.

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