National flag carrier airline of Turkey, Turkish Airlines is set to host the world’s largest corporate amateur golf tournament, the 2019 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, set to take place in Lagos.
The tournament now in its seventh year and sponsored by National Car Rental and SOCAR, Turkish Airlines with a fleet of 333 aircrafts flying to more than 306 destinations in 124 countries around the world, carrying over 75 million passengers in 2018, a record for the Star Alliance member airline, will be hosting the tournament in Lagos for the fourth time.
In addition to their newly-opened Istanbul Airport hub that is set to serve up to 200 million passengers annually, Turkish Airlines through this tournament demonstrates that business and golf are a natural fit and no-one combines the two as well as they do with such events and their backing of the European Tour tournament, Turkish Airlines Open and the Challenge Tour’s Turkish Airlines Challenge.
The General Manager, Turkish Airlines Lagos, Yunus Ozbek said, “We are thrilled to be back in Lagos with the TAWGC and a new group of golfers as our event has become a highlight on the region’s calendar over the past four years. We are proud that this competition has grown in parallel with the world class Turkish Airlines brand.
“Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines supports some of the world’s most successful sportspeople and organisations bridging cultures and continents. Alongside TAWGC, Turkish Airlines is title sponsor of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Europe’s top club level basketball competition and is committed to supporting the best sporting competitions around the world,” Ozbek added.
The golf tournament which is scheduled for September 5, 2019 having recorded 100 qualifying events from the 2018 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup that took place around the world, including past Open Championship venue – Royal Birkdale and Ryder Cup destinations – Gleneagles and the K Club in Dublin; where winners reached the grand finals in Turkey and the champions in the finals secured places in the Turkish Airlines Open Pro-Am, that graced previous winners such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. The winner will represent Lagos in the Grand Finals in Turkey later this year.