Turkish Airlines golf takes off in fine style

The inaugural Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup in Dubai got to a flying start in the first round of a global amateur championship, taking place this year in 12 countries.

By Moni Mathews

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Published: Mon 22 Apr 2013, 12:20 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:45 AM

Players teed off at the Al Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club for the 18 hole pairs tournament which was played in a better ball stableford format and open to ladies and gentlemen with an official handicap.

Prize winners with an official. — Supplied photo

The winners from each team were presented trophies by Turkish Airlines Dubai general manager Ayse Misirli Mirza. An exceptional number of amateur golfers are participating globally in the inaugural event with 314 teams, playing in pairs, across the 12 qualifying events at leading courses in the world.

The players at the Dubai qualifying round ranged from Turkish Airlines guests, to members of the Turkish Corporate Club and business partners, providing an opportunity to play competitively at one of the finest golf venues in the Gulf. Mirza said: “We are thrilled to have hosted the first round of the inaugural Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup in Dubai, and look forward to seeing the winners compete in the final later this year.”

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