The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup is in full swing as spring approaches. Having kicked off in February, March has brought the opportunity of a lifetime to 7 lucky winners so far who have all booked their place on the plane to Antalya for the Grand Finals in October and November.
The month began in Asia as Riyadh and New Dehli hosted events simultaneously with over 180 golfers taking part at Dirab Golf Club and Classic Golf and Country Club respectively. Eddie O’Reilly finished atop the leader board in Riyadh with a score of 43 while Navnit Singh scored an impressive 45 points in New Dehli to set the tone for month of eye-catching performances.
Later that week, the South-African swing was on as events in Johannesburg followed by Cape Town sought inspiration from two of the game’s greatest legends. The Gary Player-designed Blair Atholl Golf Club hosted the Johannesburg event where Shane Moore scored 40 points in testing conditions to seal his seat on the plane. Two days later, it was the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, Pearl Valley Golf Club at Val de Vie Estate, in Cape Town, where Warren Espey totalled 42 points to take the prize.
The series returned to Asia a week later for events in Manilla, Karachi, Muscat and Dubai to close the month. Manilla saw yet another Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Southwoods Golf and Country Club where Nordelyn Reichenbach became the first lady to win a place in the Grand Finals with a magnificent score of 49.
Zunair Hussain Khan scored 45 in Karachi as the event returned to Defence Authority Golf and Country Club. Vishal Dhawan then racked up 42 points at the Greg Norman-designed Al Mouj Golf Club in Muscat.
The March qualifying events came to an exciting close as the series returned to Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, home of the European Tour-sanctioned Dubai Desert Classic. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, 88 golfers took part in the vent with Hasnain Dar taking the prize with an impressive 44 points.