6th staging of the Turkish Airlines Open 2018 kicks off

2nd Nov, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Nov 02: The sixth staging of the Turkish Airlines Open kicks off on Thursday 1 November at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, Antalya.England’s Justin Rose, who reached the top of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in September, is defending his title in Antalya this week.


On the occasion of this year’ tournament start, a press conference was held in Antalya with the participations of Republic of Turkey Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the British golfer Justin Rose, Turkish Airlines SVP Corporate Communication, Seda Kalyoncu, and Turkish Golf Federation (TGF) President Ahmet Ağaoğlu. Turkey Golf Federation President Mr. Ahmet Ağaoğlu said; “The series that we've been looking forward to during the year now finally begins, so our excitement is inexpressible of course. I wish all our golfers good luck, and all our guests a very pleasant 4 days.”


The Turkish Airlines Open is once again set for huge exposure around the world and last year it reached more than 400 million households with a total broadcast duration of almost 3,000 hours.  The tournament is a key element of Turkish Airlines’ strong commitment to sport, which stretches from soccer at all levels, European Professional Club Rugby and the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Basketball.


The airline’s backing for golf and desire to grow the game around the world includes the Turkish Airlines Challenge, and the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series, which takes place across 100 cities around the world and also held its final in Belek this week.