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Turkish Airlines Golf Blog - Singapore

February 2017

Singapore

Next month, Singapore will host the HSBC Women’s Champions, one of the most prestigious tournaments and the fourth event on the LPGA tour. And since 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the tournament, the planned celebrations promise to be a spectacle to audiences watching from all over the globe.   Last year’s champion Ha Na […]

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Turkish Airlines Golf - Tokyo

February 2017

Tokyo

After last year’s boycott by the world’s best golf players citing the Zika virus as their excuse not to attend the Games in Rio, the latest controversy to rock Olympic golf is the men-only rule at the private Tokyo club where the tournament is to be hosted in 2020. Despite the game of golf being […]

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December 2016

Australia

As we come to the end of another year of golf, we take a look back at 2016’s winners and congratulate the player that sits at the very top of the global leaderboard.   It is now week 52 and for an astonishing 44 weeks of this year, Australia’s Jason Day has ranked number one […]

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September 2016

Ryder Cup

  It’s only been a matter of hours since Team USA’s captain Davis Love III named his final wildcard pick as Ryan Moore, the very man who lost the playoff to Rory McIlroy at last week’s Tour Championship. Love III, who skippered the US team in 2012, named Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes as his […]

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September 2016

Sweden

In July this year, Henrik Stenson made history. The 40-year-old player birdied four of his final five holes to win his first major with an Open Championship record score of 20 under par at Royal Troon in Scotland. By doing so, Henrik Stenson became the first male Swedish major champion. His career to date has […]

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August 2016

Switzerland

2016 is impressively the 70th year that the OMEGA European Masters will have been hosted at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre in Crans Montana, Switzerland, making it the longest running golf tournament at the same venue in Europe and second in the world after the Masters at Augusta National. And as the world’s sporting fans turn their […]

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Moscow_Country_Club

August 2016

Russia

It was only recently that the game of golf was recognised in Russia as a professional sport; about a decade ago it was deemed more a novelty activity, a leisurely pastime of foreign businessmen and diplomats. So despite it being the world’s biggest country, as a golfing nation, Russia is relatively small. This is also […]

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Rio Olympic Golf Course

July 2016

Rio de Janeiro

Whilst it is the Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland that is in full swing, it is another major golfing event that is currently hitting the headlines: the Olympic Games. It’s been over a century since golf has been played at the Olympics and yet next month, Rio de Janeiro will welcome golfers to […]

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Vipingo Ridge, Kenya

July 2016

Kenya

Kenya is renowned for its diverse portfolio of tourist attractions. From the immense spectacle of two million wildebeest migrating towards the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara to the allure of white sandy beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the equatorial country has plenty to boast about.   The majority of […]

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June 2016

Pittsburgh, USA

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA, is best known across the world for two things. Steel and sports. Whilst it’s usually the Steelers (Pittsburgh’s NFL team) or the Penguins (NHL ice hockey) in the limelight, this week it’s a completely different sport taking centre stage in the “Steel City”… golf.   The U.S. Open, dubbed the toughest […]

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urban-golf

June 2016

Amsterdam

Whilst millions of fans watch the pro golfers on the European Tour, there is a more rebellious sport currently taking the world of golf by storm. Urban Golf is a streetwise version of the popular game, believed to have started in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1741.   The urban golfer shares the same passion for […]

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May 2016

London

Last year, the BMW PGA Championship was all about shooting star Byeong-Hun An and the world is currently watching to see what stories emerge from Wentworth’s iconic West Course as it hosts the flagship tournament this week. The highest ranked player in the field Danny Willett, who is off to a sparkling start has already […]

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May 2016

China

China is not only a country; it is an entire world within itself. From its colourful urban metropolises to its naturally diverse landscapes reaching across the northern hemisphere, it is home both to the biggest population and some of the most spectacular sights on Earth. From the depths of a rich and ornate history, Chinese […]

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6th Old Course - Royal Troon

April 2016

Scotland

Scotland is commonly known as the spiritual home of golf, with the amateur game being established there and some of the most infamous moments in the professional game taking place on Scottish soil. The country boasts pristine greens nestled amongst wild highlands and along dramatic coastlines, with famed links courses such as Turnberry, St. Andrews […]

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January 2016

Italy

With an impressive 300 courses across the country and a wide range of high-end hotels and resorts, it’s no surprise that the golfing community are paying very close attention to Italy as a choice holiday destination. Whether it is the northern areas around the prestigious Como and Milan and the verdant Emilia Romagna and Tuscany […]

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January 2016

Vietnam

With the Ho Tram Open taking place on from 3rd – 6th December it will put Vietnam on the golfing map and take centre stage on the Asian Tour. The tournament will be Vietnam’s first major golf championship and bills itself as ‘Asia’s Grandest Stage’. With high-profile ambassadors such as Segio Garcia, Ryder Cup captain […]

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October 2015

Les Bordes

France has been responsible for creating some of the most stunning golf courses in the world and is a culture guided by beauty and elegance. However, there is a private estate in the heart of the Loire Valley, name Les Bordes, which puts them all to shame and makes even the most elegant of settings seem less so by comparison.

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October 2015

Miami

The brilliant beaches, incredible food, the thrill of the Heat, the prestige of the Dolphins – there is so much to do and see in Miami. But it would be foolish to forget another major part of the city’s undeniable appeal – the world class golf.

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October 2015

South Korea

It is perhaps now a cliché to claim that South Korea is a coming force in golf, as the country is now certainly an established presence in the professional game. KJ Choi was the trailblazer on the international scene, followed by YE Yang – the first male Asian player to win a major, and now Ben An – who is set to star at the Turkish Airlines Open at the end of this month.

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October 2015

Belek

Turkey can boast many things – beautiful beaches, fascinating culture and history, Turkish Delight – but it doesn’t, or rather didn’t, have a great golfing heritage.

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