Gymkhana golfer for world amateur tourney

30Oct 2016
Japheth Kazenga
Guardian On Sunday
Gymkhana golfer for world amateur tourney

TANZANIAN golfer Tayana William has left for Antalya, Turkey, to take part in this year’s Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup final, slated to take place from tomorrow to November 6.

Over 60 countries are taking part in the third edition of the amateur golf tournament played in stable ford format, as disclosed by Turkish Airlines’ Marketing Representative, Dar es Salaam Office, Hasim Bhoki.

Close to 8,000 golfers that have qualified for the tournament excelled in qualifying series that took place for eight months, competing for one of the 100 available qualifying spots for the final.

William expressed sincere regards to Turkish Airlines for facilitating her participation in the tournament.She said she will give her all in the event in a bid to win the top honour.

William secured a place in theTurkish Airlines World Golf Cup final after excelling in a qualifying tournament held at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) course in February, beating the rest of the competitors by registering 41 points.

She is expected to train today and begin the quest for the top honour in the tournament tomorrow.

Bhoki said the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series, which is also backed by global sponsors the Financial Times and Conte of Florence, offers key clients and industry experts the opportunity to network with likeminded business executives, as well as enjoying and competing at some of the world's most prestigious courses.

“It forms part of a wider commitment to golf by Turkish Airlines, who, in addition to the Turkish Airlines Open, also sponsor events on the Ladies European Tour and Challenge Tour,” he said.

“Finalists will contest the two-round Grand Final over the adjoining Titanic Golf Club and the leading 10 players will then progress to the Wednesday pro-am of the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open, the 7,000,000 US dollars European Tour event that signals the start of the Tour's race to Dubai 'Final Series'.”

He noted the Titanic golf club, which boats some of the most spectacular views of the glistening Mediterranean of anywhere on the Turkish Riviera, will offer competitors plenty of scoring opportunities.

Golfers that become complacent, he said will come unstuck, with hazards lying in wait on almost every hole to punish wayward shots.

“All Finalists will also receive VIP hospitality at each day of the Turkish Airlines Open before travelling home in the comfort of business class on board one of the Turkish Airlines 33 award winning aircraft,” Bhoki said.

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