May arrived with a bang for the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup as Saturday 5th May threw up a triple-header of qualifying events across 3 continents as the world’s widest-reaching Corporate Amateur Golf Series continued to take shape in 2018.
The series travelled to Dammam for the first time as Rolling Hills Golf Club was a fitting venue for a memorable day. Nearly 100 players teed off all vying for a place in the Grand Finals as Dammam’s inaugural TAWGC winner. That honour went to Won Jang with 42 points.
Meanwhile, in Athens and Mauritius respectively, Yannis Criticos and Aneerood Goorwappa took first place to add their names to the field at Titanic Golf Club later this year.
Events in Tehran and Prague rounded off the week where Alborz Soleimani and Sonsam Tran each played their way into the Grand Finals. The following weekend saw another exciting triple-header with two brand new events to the TAWGC series.
Firstly TAWGC went to the foot of the Himalayas and Mount Everest and Gokarna Forest Resort where Madhav Acharya became the first Nepalese player to reach the Grand Finals. Simultaneously, in Vietnam, Le Dinh Thanh achieved a similar feat winning at Tan Son Nhat Golf Club.
The traditional May staples of Baku, Shanghai and Singapore were soon to follow at Dreamland GC, Sheshan Golf Club and the new venue of Sentosa Serapong Course respectively.
The month came to a close with a European stretch of 3 fantastic courses including Royal Malta Golf Club, The International in Amsterdam and Circolo del Golf di Roma.
June is set to bring a host of new memories for the series with a new event in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and stops at European Tour venues along the way such as Gleneagles in Edinburgh, The Mines in Kuala Lumpur and Royal; Golf Club in Copenhagen.