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February 2017

Singapore

Turkish Airlines Golf Blog - 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 Jang of South Korea has confirmed her participation and will be the first player to defend her title in Singapore. Joining her at the exclusive Sentosa Golf Club will be American player Michelle Wie and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, currently ranked number two in the world. In fact, the field this year is loaded with talent and will be led by the world’s number one Lydia Ko. Following the great success of the festival concept in 2016, music acts from the USA and Korea will join local entertainers to ensure the excitement continues off the course as well.

 

Golf in Singapore is relatively new (the Singapore Golf Association was founded in 1961) and from recent and humble beginnings grew an industry that is now booming among the tropical climate of this Southeast Asian nation. With an impressive portfolio of exquisite clubs that enjoy views over the city’s skyline or the South China Sea, golfers are spoilt for choice.

 

In the past Singapore had been viewed by travellers as a sterile stopover en-route to more exotic and exhilarating destinations but recently the city has reinvented itself as one of the world’s travel hot-spots, and not just for golf enthusiasts. This new Singapore is all about sci-fi architecture in billion-dollar botanical gardens, striking new hotels with fusion menus and contemporary art in converted colonial barracks. The history is still there, housed in the city’s museums and the beautifully smoky temples in the shadow of impressive skyscrapers but the metropolis has embraced a new lease of life attracting visitors from all corners of the globe.

 

Turkish Airlines flies daily to Singapore so you can join the HSBC Women’s Champions anniversary celebrations or simply visit Asia’s little red dot that is making big waves on the travel scene. Book now at www.turkishairlines.com/Book-Now.

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News & Features

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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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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