3/27/2018 - No Further Availability of Early Arrival Rooms

4/2/2018 - No additional spots available for pre- or post-event golf!

4/6/2018 - 5pm - Deadline to sign-up! No further registrations after this date.

PLEASE READ ALL MATERIAL PRIOR TO SIGNING-UP FOR THIS EVENT. 

ASGA reserves the right to make minor changes to this event as long as the participant receives item(s) of equal value.

All members of ASGA are invited to say "Howdy" to Springtime!

The Gaylord Opryland Resort

Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15, 2018 + Optional Rounds of Golf

Hotel Address:  2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Hotel Phone:  615-889-1000       Hotel Website:  click here

After many years of hosting the Sunshine Fling (a/k/a the Spring Fling) in Florida, we thought we'd be kind to our northern and mid-western chapters to move this event to the driveable city . . . Nashville, Tennessee.  Golf season is officially open in April and what better way to spend a weekend than time with your friends you've met through ASGA?  You've filed your taxes (or filed an extension) and re-gripped your golf clubs and ball retriever. Put them in action and win $500.00 for our closest-to-pin competition, a mere 141-yards for men and 109-yards for women. Or . . . if your game has gone south of Nashville, try your luck at the 50/50 raffle!
 
Getting there . . .
 
As the crow flies, Nashville is only . . .
  • 240 miles from Asheville
  • 241 miles from from Cincinnati
  • 253 miles from Indianapolis
  • 395 miles from Chicago
  • 470 miles from Southeast Michigan
  • 472 miles from Kansas City
  • 566 miles from Washington, DC
  • 616 miles from Dallas
  • 683 miles from Philadelphia
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, so volunteer yourself and your friends to this event!   
 
The Hotel
 
A 14-minute walk from the Grand Ole Opry, this upscale resort set under a sprawling atrium is 8 miles from Nashville International Airport (BNA).
 
Traditional rooms are reserved for our group and with that comes free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms have atrium views for an upgraded cost. Room service is available. Amenities include multiple eateries, an exercise room and a spa, as well as 9 acres of indoor gardens (boat tours are available). There's also an 18-hole golf course and over 750,000 sq. ft. of event space (including 6 ballrooms (golf balls not allowed)), in addition to an indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools. Bring your bathing suits!
 
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, 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!

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

Just One Skilled Winner!  Will it be you?

Due to the weather at our New Year's event, we've had to transfer this prize to our Sunshine Fling in Nashville. This hole will be Hole Six (6) at Twelve Stones Golf Club.  See details under the GOLF tab at left. 


You must be an ASGA member at the time of the event in order to attend. To see when your dues expire go here.

You will also need your Member ID in order to login to your account and register online. 


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


This Multi-Chapter Golf Weekend includes:

  • 3 nights’ stay at The Gaylord Opryland Hotel near downtown Nashville
  • Welcoming reception (cash bar) on arrival Thursday evening (cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres)
  • 2 rounds of golf (incl. cart, green fees, range balls, prizes for winners).  Click on GOLF TAB at left for details of courses.
  • Picnic-style dinner after golf on Friday
  • Award's dinner on Saturday night at Maggione's
  • Welcome gift, Program & Pairings Guide and nametags for each day.

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, your cost is $559.00 for three nights.  If you room by yourself, cost is $889 also for three nights.  (Do this trip on your own, rooming by yourself, and you'd pay over $1232.00 for golf and everything we include!  With a roommate, you'd still pay over $700.)

All prices shown on this website include sales tax and service charges for golf and dinners. If you want a room with an Atrium View (inside view), add $66 per night if you room alone and $33 per night if you have a roommate staying the same nights.

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 turnout.  

Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package.  If you're flying in, you'll likely fly into Nashville International (BNA), a 15-25 minute drive to the hotel depending on traffic.  If you don't want to rent a car, just take a taxi or Uber to the hotel and back. Use the FORUM BUTTON at left to communicate with others attending this trip so you can possibly share a ride to and from 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 Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel.  Rooms facing the atrium are cleverly called "Atrium Rooms and cost a bit more. All other rooms face the views looking outward from the hotel."

See hotel website here.

If you have any questions about the amenities at the hotel, please contact the hotel directly at 615-889-1000.  

EXTRA NIGHTS:  If you want to arrive early or stay late, your extra nights will be $198 rooming alone and $99 if you have a roommate.

(Note:  The "online public rate" for this hotel on the nights we will be there (according to their website on 2/9/18) is $335.19 per night, after tax, including required resort fees, etc., or $1,005.57 for the nights of April 12, 13, 14.)  ASGA has a major discount on rates!

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 Service Fee:  

This fee (included automatically in your package and per our contract with the hotel) will cover several in-room amenities which at the time of check-in will include (as per our contract with the hotel):

High speed in-room wireless Internet access
Unlimited local and long distance calls
Daily scheduled shuttle service to Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, General Jackson Showboat & The Inn at Opryland
Fitness Center access
Bottled water (2 daily) replenished once daily with housekeeping service
Daily credit of up to $10 per room towards dry cleaning (Credit is not cumulative through stay)
Gaylord Spring Golf Links practice range access, daily bucket of balls and shuttle 
Wildhorse Saloon cover charge for up to 4 guests (some restrictions apply)
Opry Mills Savings Passport worth hundreds of dollars in additional savings

The resort service fee at this hotel is mandatory and not an option, although ASGA has negotiated a lesser rate than normal.

 

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Golf

 

Courses.  We will play our "competition" rounds at Gaylord Springs Golf Links and Twelve Stones Golf Club 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.

We will also have day-of-arrival golf and day-of-departure golf as shown here:

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 (day-of-arrival) - Optional Round at Pine Creek Golf Course. We have reserved spots for 20 players.  Cost is $40 which includes green fees, cart and range balls.  Tee times starting at 11am.
  • Friday, April 13 (Competition Round) - 1:30pm shotgun start at Gaylord Springs Golf Links (followed by a pic-a-nic style dinner in the clubhouse immediately after golf).
  • Saturday, April 14 (Competition Round) 9:30am shotgun start at Twelve Stones Golf Club
  • Sunday, April 15 (day-of-departure) - Optional Round - The President's Reserve at Hermitage Golf Course. Tee times starting at 8:20am.  

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

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

GETTING TO THE COURSES:  If you don't have a car, 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 competition rounds.  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. We'll also have many 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.

The $500.00 Contest.  We will have one competition for $500.00 for closest-to-pin on hole No. 6 at Twelve Stones GC playing 141 yards for men and 109 for women.  Every participant has a chance to win with these distances. This contest will be held at hole six (6) at Twelve Stones Golf Club on Saturday.  Here's how this contest will work:  We'll finish our round around 2:30pm, collect all of the closest-to-pin markers and have the winners head to Hole 6 for the $500.00 shootout where you'll shoot again at the hole. The closest to the pin on that single shot will decide the winner. The $500.00 (paid by ASGA corporate check) will be presented to the winner at our final night's dinner. Decisions of ASGA are final.

Golf Club Storage.  Most likely, the Gaylord 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:
  • Welcome Reception Thursday night, April 12 - a variety of small-plate items will be available - cash bar. Location TBA prior to event.
  • Picnic-Style dinner after our round of golf on Friday at Gaylord Springs.  After the round of golf, which should end around 6:30pm, we'll head straight to the clubhouse for dinner.
  • Awards dinner on Saturday, April 14 at the Opry Backstage Grill at the Inn at Opryland.

Cash bar at every evening event.

Breakfast - We have obtained special pricing at The Gaylord's Cascade American Cafe's buffet, which is normally $27.31, inclusive of sales tax. Our price is $22 inclusive of sales tax, however, you must pre-order three (3) $22.00 vouchers by April 2, 2018. (This is a real deadline!) They will give you your vouchers at the front desk when you check in. You can also order off the menu on your own.  Breakfast hours are 6:30-10:30 daily. (Note: we purposefully did not included three breakfasts in your package as many attendees don't eat a large breakfast and we did not want to up the price of the overall event by including breakfasts. You pay for it either way, but if you purchase vouchers, you get the full buffet and save right at $16.00 total.) Gratuity is on your own regardless of how you purchase your breakfasts.

If you have a special dietary need, please email that information to info@SinglesGolf.com and will will notify the venue. It is up to you, once at the venue, to identify yourself as the person with such dietary need.

 

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

  • Thursday, April 12 - Getting in early?  Want to play an optional round?  We've got 16 slots open for Pine Creek Golf Course, 11:00-ish tee times.  Very nice course for your "warm-up" round. They have a driving range. See more info under the GOLF tab at left.
  • Thursday, April 12 - 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 welcome reception.
  • Thursday, April 12 - 7:00pm - Welcome reception at The Gaylord.  We'll have some food but it may not be your major meal of the day!
  • Friday, April 13 - Golf at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links - 1:30 shotgun. Picnic-style dinner immediately afterwards at the golf course clubhouse.  
  • Saturday, April 14 - Golf at Twelve Stones Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:30am.  Afternoon on your own - go shopping!  (See link under "Miscellaneous" tab for things to do.) 
  • Saturday, April 14 - Award's Dinner at Maggiano's. 7:00pm.
  • Sunday, April 15 - Optional round of golf at The President's Reserve at Hermitage Golf Course.  We set 9am tee times to accommodate your travel plans later this day.  A great way to end this event.  Check out of hotel, head to the course, then travel safely to home or your next destination.  Or, stay an extra night if you wish!
  • Sunday, April 15 - 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 April 4, 2018

Mary Fleming - Boston
Jennifer Thomas - Boston
Tom Alsop - Charlotte
Ric Spear - Charlotte
Kathleen Burns - Chicago
Marie Bush - Chicago
Ed Horak - Chicago
Greg Mieczynski - Chicago
Mary Wollmann - Denver
Andrea Anthony - Fairfield Co.
Lou Fox - Horseshoe Bay, TX
Sammie O'Donohoe - Houston
Chris Dammann - Indianapolis
Charlie Cunnngham - Jacksonville
Terry McFarland - Jacksonvlle
Bobbi Rish - Jacksonville
Shirley Gallagher - Palm Beach Co.
Barbara Gutstadt - Palm Beach Co.
Carol Van Arkel - Pam Beach Co.
Nancy Shepard - Palm Beach Co.
Donna McBride - Philadelphia
Sally Thompson-Bell - Philadelphia
Cindy Salazar - Phoenix
Tammy Sorg - Phoenix
Linda White - Phoenix
Rita Rocchi - Pinehurst
Gary Shannon - Pinehurst
Paul Arquette - Sacramento
Jim Johndrow - Sarasota
Craig Talbert - Sarasota
Virginia White - Sarasota
Tish Gordon - SE Michigan
Chuck Hanshaw - SE Michigan
Susan Kraus - SE Michigan
Lola Arena - SW Florida
Barbara Hughes - SW Florida
Chris Avent - The Villages
Robert Shaw - The Villages
 
 
 
 

Getting to The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN:

If you're driving, you'll want to put the hotel address into your GPS system:  2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Hotel phone is 615-889-1000.  

If you're flying, you'll fly into Nashville International Airport (Airport Code: BNA).  The hotel has indicated to us that an airport shuttle runs round-trip from 5am to 7pm (departs every 30 minutes).  We understand the round-trip cost is $28 and one-way is $18.  Check with the concierge for additional information. 


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 (a/k/a Trip 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.  

IMPORTANT: You are offered TRAVEL INSURANCE via this website. You have five (5) days from the date you register and pay to purchase travel insurance. By registering and not purchasing travel insurance through TravelSafe, ASGA or otherwise, YOU ARE DECLINING TRAVEL INSURANCE PROTECTION which can cover you for some or all of your trip.

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 in Nashville, Tennessee, click here.

 

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Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT: You are offered TRAVEL INSURANCE via this website. You have five (5) days from the date you register and pay to purchase travel insurance. By registering and not purchasing travel insurance through TravelSafe, ASGA or otherwise, YOU ARE DECLINING TRAVEL INSURANCE PROTECTION which can cover you for some or all of your trip. 

 

To review prices, click on the TRIP INSURANCE bar on the left side of this page.


For our other 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 March 12, 2018.  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 Info and Links

TripAdvisor.com is no doubt the best source for finding things to do in any given city.  Click here to go directly to their local site relative to this event. Make sure you don't book side trips, tickets, etc. while our events are going on!

Parking Policy at The Gaylord / Nashville - Self-parking fees are the new rage with hotels. While we are not party to this fee, we do work on behalf of the attendees to get the fee reduced. The Gaylord charges $29 per car per night to park, however, the ASGA attendee will only pay $15. 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 nine eight zero -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.  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 your ASGA membership.


IMPORTANT: You are offered TRAVEL INSURANCE via this website. You have five (5) days from the date you register and pay to purchase travel insurance. By registering and not purchasing travel insurance through TravelSafe, ASGA or otherwise, YOU ARE DECLINING TRAVEL INSURANCE PROTECTION which can cover you for some or all of your trip. 

To review prices, click on the TRIP INSURANCE bar on the left side of this page.


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 (scan and email, or mail-in or fax-in 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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