Turkish Airlines World Cup of Golf 2016 Lands at Pravets, Bulgaria

The latest stage of the 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, the sport’s biggest and most exciting amateur tournaments, takes place at Pravets Golf Club in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 May 2016.

The next of 101 qualifiers for the global event, which is enjoying a growing reputation after three hugely successful previous years, will feature more than 60 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.

One winner will progress to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October, while there will also be memorable prizes for, the runner-up, third place, best gross and nearest-the-pin prizes for men and women.

“We are proud to be hosting the latest 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier in Sofia,” Bilal Arpaci, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Sofia, said. “We are excited to be welcoming everyone to the world class facilities at Pravets Golf Club. We are sure the players will have a day to remember and wish them all the very best of luck.

”Winners of the Grand Final progress to play in the 2016 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.

The event is backed by Global Sponsor the Financial Times, with Conte of Florence the 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.

TK Brief Story

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 300 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 284 destinations worldwide with 235 international and 49 domestic. According to 2015 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as "Europe's Best Airline" for the fifth and "BestAirline in Southern Europe" for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world's "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was awarded the world's "Best Business Class Lounge Dining" and "Best Business AirlineLounge" prizes in 2015 Skytrax survey. Turkish Airlines flies to more countries and international destinations in the world than any other airline (113 countries over five continents). 


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, comfortable seats, gourmet cuisine and its qualified human resources. TurkishAirlines is always on the forefront of the latest technological advances and innovations in the 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 North and South America. 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: 300 (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: 284 (235 international, 49 domestic)
  • Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America.

Notes for Editors:

Pravets Golf & Spa has fast gained a reputation within the Bulgarian golfing fraternity for the quality and condition of the golf course. The club is the centre-piece of an excellent 4-star resort that offers a 240-key hotel, spa, conference, leisure and a host of other activities. Situated only 40 minutes from the Capital City Sofia, the resort is a popular weekend retreat and it is now gaining attention from international visitors.

Braemar Golf is a leading golf management, construction and advisory firm with its headquarters at the home of golf in St Andrews. They currently have projects in Russia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Portugal and the UK.

For Further Information Contact:
Keith Haslam, Braemar Golf, +44 (0)1334 478578, keithhaslam@braemargolf.co.uk
Kameliya Staykova, Pravets Golf Club, +359 882 550 813, info@pravets-golfclub.com