This is a large amateur tournament and with Turkish Airlines winning award after award, it is giving back in a way by expanding this popular golf event.
Per Turkish Airlines, here are some of the details:
(There are) 50 qualifying events across the globe in 2014. Los Angeles is the second U.S. World Golf Cup qualifier, one of six U.S. Turkish Airlines gateways, and part of an expansive global network flying to 257 destinations worldwide, in 107 countries – more than any other airline.
Participants included guests of Turkish Airlines, corporate club members and partners in business.
Turkish Airlines also gives a description of where the Los Angeles event was held:
Nestled at the base of the picturesque Angeles National Forest, Angeles National Golf Club has been ranked by Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine as one of the top 30 best new courses worldwide and one of the top ten best new public/resort courses in the U.S., highlighted with spectacular views, impressive fairways and immaculate greens.
This event is a big deal, not only for the golfers, but also for Turkish Airlines.
“We’re honored and excited to host one of three U.S. qualifiers for the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup,” said Fatma Yuceler, General Manager for Turkish Airlines in Los Angeles. “This is a perfect opportunity for the talented businessmen and women of Los Angeles to showcase their sports talents on one of the city’s most beautiful golf courses.”
Prizes were awarded to the top three players in each category. There also was a “Nearest to the Pin" and “Hole in One” competition.
Winners and runner ups will go to the Grand Final, played at Turkey’s luxurious Maxx Royal Resort in Belek, Antalya starting November 9. The will also fly "Business Class" on Turkish – with transfers to Belek.
It's first class all the way, but the real prize is the winners of the Grand Final will get the chance to play in the Turkish Airlines Open Pro-Am, along with European Tour professionals.
The chance of a lifetime for a golfer.
The next events on the calendar will take place in Oslo, Berlin, Jakarta, Ljubljana and Brussels, and the last U.S. qualifier is in New York on October 1.
What does Turkish Airines offer to the Los Angeles market?
Turkish Airlines’ Los Angeles gateway flies daily flights to Istanbul. Hub city, Istanbul is rapidly becoming a connecting point for international passengers and could soon become Europe's third busiest airport.
34.9 million non-Turkish visitors came to Istanbul in 2013. This was a 9.84 percent increase in travelers compared to the 2012, says the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Find out more about Turkish Airlines at www.turkishairlines.com.