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This is a "Reunion" Event . . .

All Members of ASGA (current and former) are invited to Welcome in the New Year!

Former members invited and if married may bring spouse.  Slight upcharge for non-members.  See registration form.

The Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island, Florida

January 2 - 5, 2018

Hotel Address:  4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Hotel Phone:  904-277-1100       Hotel Website:  click here

Amelia Island, in Nassau County, Florida, is the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands stretching along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida. It is 13 miles long and approximately 4 miles wide at its widest point. The communities of Fernandina Beach and Amelia City are both located on the island.  The island was named for Princess Amelia, daughter of George II of Great Britain, and changed hands between colonial powers a number of times. It is claimed that eight flags have flown over Amelia Island: French, Spanish, British, Floridian/Patriot, Green Cross, Mexican, Confederate, and United States.
 
Getting There:  Amelia Island a mere 15 miles from Jacksonville International Airport (airport code is JAX). If driving, it is just a short drive off of I-95.    
 
Need a Roommate?
 
We're a singles organization and many members would like to reduce their cost by rooming with a same-gendered fellow member.  So before or after you sign-up, you can use this website to find a roommate by going to our Event Forum page here.
 
 

$500.00 GUARANTEED PAYOUT ON CLOSEST-TO-PIN!

Just One Lucky Winner!  Will it be you?

We will designate one (1) hole to be the "cash hole."

All mulligan money "pre-paid" via your registration form will be paid back to the winner of a pre-designated par 3 closest-to-pin. This hole will be announced in the Program and Pairings Guide you will receive prior to attending the event and/or at the event. So if $500 is pre-paid for mulligans, $500 will be given to the proximity winner of this contest at our final night's dinner.  ASGA National will make-up for any amounts collected less than $500 so the GUARANTEED AMOUNT TO BE WON will be at least $500.00.  Mulligans purchased at event do not count as pre-paid mulligans, only those who pay when registering and notated on your registration form.


This is a "reunion" event.  We generally hold two reunion events each year, allowing former members, married or not, to attend for only a 5% upcharge (New Year's and Memorial Day Weekend).  Otherwise, membership in the American Singles Golf Association is required.  You must be an ASGA member at the time of the event in order to attend.  To see when your dues expire go here.


The Packages - Room by yourself or Save $$ with a Roommate


This Multi-Chapter Golf Weekend includes:

  • 3 nights’ stay at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island - - - a 3-minute walk to the ocean
  • Welcoming cocktail upon arrival provided by the hotel (no drink ticket required).  Cocktail is "bartender's choice."
  • All rooms have coastline view.  Balconies for all attendees.
  • 2 rounds of golf (incl. cart, green fees, range balls, prizes for winners).  Click on GOLF TAB at left for details of courses.
  • Also includes: Welcome gift, welcome party on arrival Tuesday (cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres), dinner at course after our first package round of golf + final awards dinner
  • Reduced rate valet parking from $26+ tax to $15 inclusive of tax per day.  No self-parking at this resort hotel.
  • Resort service fee is OPTIONAL.  You will be asked at the front desk if you wish to pay for it.

We'll have TWO OPTIONAL ROUNDS of golf, day of arrival and day of departure.  See details under the GOLF TAB at left.

RATES

If you room with someone else, cost is $649 for the standard package.  If you room by yourself, cost is $$899 for the room-by-myself package.  All prices shown on this website include sales tax and service charges for dinners.   

Every ASGA member is guaranteed a room with a coastline view and a balcony.  The rooms we are being assigned are an assortment of both King and Double/Double rooms.  Under our group contract with the hotel, we have what are called "ROH" or "Run of House" rooms which means the hotel can put our attendees in any of their rooms in the hotel. We do that to get our best rates which hopefully gets our largest attendance.  

Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package.  If you're flying in, you'll likely fly into Jacksonville International (JAX), a 15-minute drive to the hotel.  If you don't want to rent a car, just take a taxi or Uber to the hotel and back.  (Note that it is easier to get an Uber ride TO the hotel than it is to get one BACK FROM the hotel due to the number of Uber riders in the hotel area, which might require more time to plan.)  Use the FORUM BUTTON at left to communicate with others attending this trip so you can possibly share a ride back to the airport.

More on getting from the airport(s) to the Resort under the "Getting There" link on the left.


 

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Emails / Updates

It is our policy to email updates to attendees during and after the registration period.  If you do not have email or access to email, we rely on you to stay updated on the event by checking-in with this website from time to time.  All emails that update, modify or alter any detail of this event will have links to this page for your later review.  ASGA is not responsible if you do not read or receive emails once you're registered. Continue to check back to this site for updates.

To make sure you get all the emails, use this form to add your email.  Note:  Even though you submit your email to us, they may not always be welcomed by your inbox. This is especially true with emails ending in @att.net or @bellsouth.net.  In order to have the best chance for our emails to get into your email account, please add these FIVE email addresses to your address book in your email account:

newsletters@SinglesGolf.com

mychapter@SinglesGolf.com

Tom@SinglesGolf.com

Irene@SinglesGolf.com

info@SinglesGolf.com

 

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Hotel

We'll be staying at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida.   See hotel website here.

If you have any questions about the amenities at the hotel, please contact the hotel directly at 904-277-1100.  

EXTRA NIGHTS:  It's New Year's Weekend . . . so if you want to arrive early or stay late, your cost per night will vary.  As you can imagine, everyone wants to be in Florida for either bowl games or just the warmer weather.  So here is a chart of what additional nights will run you and as compared to what the public would pay (public rate requires additional payment of $33 for resort service fee):

(Note:  All "public rate" figures are from The Ritz-Carlton website as of 10/12/17)

December 29 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $332 rooming alone or $166 with roommate.  Public rate: $579

December 30 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $332 rooming alone or $166 with roommate.  Public rate: $579

December 31 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $332 rooming alone or $166 with roommate.  Public rate: $579

January 1 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $234 rooming alone or $117with roommate.  Public rate: $471

January 5, 6 & 7 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $234 rooming alone or $117with roommate.  Public rate: $405

Roommate must stay the same number of nights that you stay unless other sharing costs have been worked out ahead of time with ASGA National.

RESORT ACTIVITY FEE:  The hotel normally charges all guests $33.00 per day for the resort service fee.  As an ASGA attendee, you are NOT REQUIRED to pay this, however, you may be asked upon check-in if you wish to purchase it once the benefits have been explained to you.  

This fee (again optional) covers:

  • Use of one beach umbrella daily
  • One beach bodyboard daily, per room
  • Local, toll-free and domestic long distance phone calls
  • Enhanced high-speed wireless in-room internet access for up to five devices
  • One fitness class daily, per room
  • Two bicycles for two hours
  • Use of practice facilities and one bag of range balls at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Proper golf attire is required.
  • Tennis court privileges including racquets and balls for one hour
Amenities and services may vary by season.

 

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Golf

 

Courses.  We will play our "competition" rounds at North Hampton Golf Club and The Golf Club of Amelia Island on per the times and schedule below.  Green fees, cart and range balls are included each day.  Eagles and birdies are not included, you'll have to earn them on your own.

Tee Boxes.   Men will generally play the tee boxes closest to 5,500 yards regardless of the "color" of the tee box.

Golf Play Format.   Play your own ball according to USGA Rules of Golf

  


GETTING TO THE COURSES:  Three of the four courses are within a 10-15 minute drive of the hotel.  The Golf Club of Amelia Island is out the front door of the hotel.  We'll have a "Need A Ride / Give A Ride" form at registration but it up to you to secure or share a ride to the courses if you don't have your own car.  The group leader (Tom) has a 6-passenger Yukon and will comp a ride if you comp a drink!  But he kids a lot!


Prizes and Scoring.  We'll have first and second place team prizes as well as proximity (closest to pin) prizes for both days.  So when submitting your registration, please make sure you provide an accurate handicap index or average golf score. Team prizes are based on the two (2) best net balls out of the foursome and closest-to-pin competitions. Winners will be announced at the final night's awards dinner. ASGA $25 Prize Certificates will be awarded to the winners. Certificates must be used by the date of expiry on the certificate.  We cannot replace lost certificates under any circumstance.

We will have one competition for $500.00 for closest-to-pin on a certain hole announced prior to the round of golf on the second day.  Every participant has a chance to win since the par 3 will be less than 130 yards for men.

Golf Club Storage.  Most likely, The Ritz-Carlton has golf club storage so check with the bell captain upon arrival.  This might prevent you from sleeping with your golf clubs!


 

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Food

In all packages, the following will be included:
  • Three (3) $10 vouchers to be used at The Ritz-Carlton towards a continental or full breakfast buffet
  • Welcoming cocktail at The Ritz-Carlton lobby bar when you arrive on January 2 (only).  This will be a "bartender's choice" drink compliments of the hotel.
  • Welcome Reception Tuesday Night, Jan. 2 (chef's choice of hors d'oeuvres) - cash bar - at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Clubhouse. 
  • Picnic-Style dinner after our round of golf on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  After the round of golf on Wednesday, which should end around 5:30pm, we'll head straight to golf clubhouse for dinner.
  • Awards dinner on Thursday, Jan. 4 at Luca's Restaurant and Bar).   

Cash bar at every evening event.

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Tentative Itinerary (your Program & Pairings Guide will show your final itinerary, dates, times, etc.)

  • Tuesday, January 2 - Getting in early?  Want to play an optional round?  We've got 16 slots open for Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 11:00 tee times.  Very nice course for your "warm-up" round.  See more info under the GOLF tab at left.
  • Tuesday, January 2 - Event registration opens from 5:00-7:00pm at or around the lobby bar area.  Come here to pick-up your nametags, program, etc.  If you miss this event, your registration materials will be held at the welcoming party across the driveway at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Clubhouse.
  • Tuesday, January 2 - 7:00pm - Welcome reception at The Ritz-Carlton clubhouse.  We'll have some food but it may not be your major meal of the day!
  • Wednesday, January 3 - Golf at the Golf Club of North Hampton - 12:00 shotgun. Picnic-style dinner immediately afterwards at the golf course clubhouse.  
  • Thursday, January 4 - Golf at The Ritz-Carlton Course (Golf Club of Amelia Island).  Shotgun start at 9:00am.  Afternoon on your own - go shopping!  (See link under "Miscellaneous" tab for things to do.)  Dinner later this evening at Luca's Restaurant and Bar.
  • Friday, January 5 - Optional round of golf at Amelia River Golf Club.  We set early times starting at 8:20am so you can make travel plans later in the day.  A great way to end your event.  Check out of hotel, head to the course, then to the airport or home!  
  • Friday, January 5 - Optional dinner for those saying over an extra night.  We will announce a location at the event once we get the number signed-up who wish to gather once again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who's Coming

This page will list all members who are actually signed-up (and paid) for this event. By signing-up, you have given us permission to post your name here. If you do not wish your name posted, please email info@SinglesGolf.com indicating such.

Note:  This might not be a complete list.  Some members may have asked that their name not appear on this public list.

Signed-Up as of November 17, 2017

Helene Chapados - Albany
Maureen Ireland - Albany
Noreen Matt - Albany
Hank Parish - Asheville
Linka Rayburn - Bee Cave, TX
Paula Fish - Boston
Nancy Hamson - Boston
Mary Ann Iannelli - Boston
Marie Lordan - Boston
Dave MacTavish - Boston
Linda Masterson - Boston
Jane Peterson - Boston
Jim Reynolds - Boston
Jeannette Romeo - Boston
Larry Sussman - Boston
Alexandra Tkach - Boston
Tom Alsop - Charlotte
Paul Gentile - Chicago
Larry Nelligan - Chicago
Judy Halasek - Cincinnati
Ken Wiley - Cincinnati
Mary Bornstein - Cleveland
Janet Burnside - Cleveland
Myrtle Muntz - Cleveland
Donna Ewen - Delray Beach
Brad Davidson - Denver
Nadine Lange - Denver
Patricia Morris - Fairfield County, CT
Marcia O'Kane - Fairfield County, CT
Charlotte Goldblatt - Hartford
Martha Sienkiewicz - Hartford
Lou Fox - Horseshoe Bay, TX
Dona Jaschke - Houston
Sammie Odonohoe - Houston
Helen Sun - Houston
Brenda Zubieta - LA-Orange Co.
Sarah Pierce - Little River, SC
Linda Young - Loysville, PA
Linda Davidson - North Jersey
Donna Orlando - North Jersey
Cathy Roessler - Palm Beach Co.
Brenda Fallace - Philadelphia
Ed DeWitt - Pinehurst
Susan Kaminski - Pinehurst
Paul Mago - Pinehurst
David Maytnier - Pinehurst
Linda Davis - Sarasota
Lynne Kramer - Sarasota
Pamela Mott - Sarasota
Flo Wiener - Sarasota
Dale Wilcox - Sarasota
Jean Esposito - SE Michigan
Susan Merrick - SE Michigan
Sharon Broehm - Southwest, FL
Grace Maiorca - Southwest, FL
Linda Newborn - Southwest, FL
MaryAnn Perry - Southwest, FL
Doris Schumacher - Southwest, FL
Sherry Lapine - Tampa Bay
Jane Boyle - The Villages
Mike Daugherty - The Villages
Cynthia Doyle - The Villages
Dottie Hockey - The Villages
Carole Mosbaugh - The Villages
Arlene Neumann - The Villages
Marcia Smith - The Villages
Diana Swenhall - The Villages
Jeena Tomasheski - The Villages
Kristine Tygrett - The Villages
Pamela Carter - Washington, DC
Marti Clayton - Washington, DC
Chuck Davis - Washington, DC
Tony Paduano - Washington, DC
Jean Parcher - Washington, DC
Holly Warner - Washington, DC
 
 

Getting to The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida:

If you're driving, you'll want to put the hotel address into your GPS system:  4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Hotel phone is 904-277-1100.  

If you're flying, you'll fly into Jacksonville International (JAX)


Need-a-Ride Once You're There?

Once you're at the event, we'll have a "Need-a-Ride / Give-a-Ride" form where you can offer to give a ride to the courses to someone who doesn't have a car.  We have never left anyone behind as we typically have many members willing to help out, however, ASGA cannot make a guarantee that you will have transportation.  You also have the choice in taking a taxi, sharing a taxi with someone else or using Uber or a taxi, whichever works best for you.

 

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Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is NOT INCLUDED in this event, however, you may purchase trip insurance on your own.  This can cover you for a number of issues, including but not limited to your airfare, your registration fee and other expenses.  Click the photo below for details:

 

 

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Local Weather

We have a 100% chance of weather but a 110% chance of having a good time.  To get the latest 10-day outlook, click here.

 

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Terms and Conditions

For our Terms and Conditions, Indemnification, etc., click here.

To see our complete cancellation policy, click here.

Cancellation.  There can be no cancellation of this event nor any portion thereof after December 2, 2017.  If you find you cannot attend after that date, please notify ASGA at info@SinglesGolf.com so that we will not be looking for you.  If you need to drop-out, you can sell your registration to another member on your own. There is a $25 transfer fee.  Please do not ask ASGA to sell your position.

If you think something might come-up, you may want to purchase trip insurance. See the link on this website.

 

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Miscellaneous Links

Things to Do on Amelia Island

Parking Policy at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island - The hotel does not have self-parking.  All parking is valet and the public rate for valet parking is $26.00 per night + tax.  However, ASGA has negotiated a group rate of $15.00 per night (tax incl).  We were successful in negotiating a great room rate, however, the $15 daily parking rate is the best they can offer.  

 

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Contact ASGA

If you have questions of a general nature, please contact the event host, Tom Alsop by email or for quick questions, text him at seven zero four 577-9481.

If you have questions regarding your room, roommate, payment, etc., please contact Irene Matthews at Irene@SinglesGolf.com. You can also contact the office at 980-833-6450, 9am to 2pm, M-F, Eastern time.

 

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Register for Event

In order to attend, you need to register for this event. You'll need to make sure that you are a member at the time of the event in November.  To see when your dues expire, go here.  To renew your dues, or if you're not a member, annual dues are $79.  Go to www.SinglesGolf.com/join to become a member and enjoy this trip with savings you would not get without an ASGA membership.

As indicated, this is a "reunion" event whereby past members, whether married or not, may attend the event and register their spouse as well.  There is an additional five-percent (5%) fee for non-members.  NON-MEMBERS MUST USE THE PDF REGISTRATION FORM AS THEY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE ONLINE FORM.

PDF Registration Form:  You can sign-up for this event online or use the PDF Registration form if you're mailing a check or faxing-in your registration form.   

Click here for the PDF Registration Form.

ONLINE Registration:  

You'll need your member number and password first. If you don't have it, request it by sending an email to our office manager: Irene@SinglesGolf.com

To register online, just click this link:  ONLINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

 

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