Riyadh – MENA Herald: The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup will begin in Riyadh for the first time on 5 March as the city gets ready for the sport’s biggest and most exciting amateur tournament to be held at Dirab Golf and Country Club.

The seventh of 100 qualifiers for the global event (which is enjoying a growing reputation after three hugely successful tournaments), will feature 80 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.

One winner will progress to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October, while there will also be memorable prizes for, the runner-up, third place, best gross and nearest-the-pin prizes for men and women.

Erol Senol, General Manager for Turkish Airlines in Saudi Arabia said: “We are proud to be hosting the latest 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier in Riyadh. We are excited to be welcoming everyone to the world class facilities at Dirab Golf and Country Club. We are sure the players will have a day to remember and we wish them all the very best of luck.”

The 2016 series is a truly global affair, with more than 7,500 guests of the airline expected to take part in destinations including Hong Kong, Great Britain, South Korea, Japan, China, Spain, the United States, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, Argentina, Brazil and Turkey.

The overall winner of the Grand Final progresses to play in the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am attended in the past by top golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, while all finalists are to enjoy a seven-night stay in an all-inclusive hotel.

The event is backed by Global Sponsors Porsche and the Financial Times, with Conte of Florence the Official Clothing and Fashion Partner.