Turkish Airlines, a global leader in civil aviation, brought its ever-growing Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup to Gokarna Forest Resort Kathmandu on the May 12, 2018. The airline, first in terms of country and international destinations worldwide, prides itself on its award-winning Business Class service and its commitment to the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, which has more than 8,000 invited guests competing in more than 100 tournaments around the world, together with many other innovative and distinguished services offering its passengers an unparalleled flight experience.

Turkish Airlines is firmly committed to the aspirational vision of sporting competition and trusts in its ability to unite people from different nations. The Kathmandu event was well supported by the local business community, and leading businessmen were among the competitors at Gokarna Forest Resort. Among the competitors was Pratima Sherpa, who recently put golf in Nepal on the map after Tiger Woods invited her to Florida for a private lesson in her quest to become Nepal’s first female professional golfer, before traveling back to Kathmandu to compete in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup.

The winners of the qualifiers progress to the Grand Finals in Antalya in November, when they have the chance to secure a place in the Turkish Airlines Open pro-am. They will fly Business Class in Turkish Airlines and stay at the five-star Titanic Golf Deluxe Hotel. Madhav Acharya will represent Kathmandu there after winning the competition, with 43 points, while Madhav Simkhada was runner-up, and Kishan Agrawal was third.

The Nearest-the-Pin competition on the 10th hole was won by Mahendra Mainali among the men and Sunny Lee among the women. Tashi Tshering won the lowest gross score, with 40 points. Turkish Airlines flies to 301 cities in 121 countries around the world and was awarded ‘World’s Best Business Class Catering Service’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge’, and ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ at the Skytrax World Airlines Awards in 2017.