General Info

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

At any time there could be special notices or updates to this event.  That info will be posted under the "Emails/Updates" link on the left side of this page.

This event is a REUNION EVENT - - open to all members, past and present, married or not married. ASGA National holds two reunion events each year (New Year's and Memorial Day Weekend), connecting the past with the present.  Non-ASGA members pay an additional 5% over member cost. Details are presented herein.


Reunion in Pinehurst 2018

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2018

Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28, 2018

(with optional rounds on Friday and Memorial Day Monday)

They call Pinehurst the "Home of Golf."  Steeped in its own history, Pinehurst itself has become "home" to the hearts and minds of members of the American Singles Golf Association.  Over a half dozen times in the last ten years, we have visited Pinehurst for our Memorial Day Weekend golf and social adventure.  

From the Pinehurst website . . . "In the heart of the North Carolina Sandhills, you’ll find Pinehurst, the home of golf in America. Walk beneath the whispering pines and you’ll understand the wonder Donald Ross experienced as he first surveyed the property in 1901…and the exhilaration Payne Stewart felt in his stunning 1999 U.S. Open victory on No. 2." 

Pinehurst is . . .  a three-time U.S. Open Site (1999, 2005 and 2014 for the Men's and Women's event)  . . . a three-time winner of Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Resort in America award . . . and the home of the famed No. 2 golf course, site of the 1951 Ryder Cup.
 
To visit the Pinehurst Resort's website, click here.

To read some great stories about Pinehurst, click here.



IMPORTANT:  We have reserved a block of 60 rooms our peak nights (Friday - Sunday).  You can register at any time, however, when we fill-up those rooms, we may not be able to get additional rooms because the public will be reserving rooms for this Memorial Day weekend as well.  So please don't assume you can wait until the last minute to register.  In 2015, we sold out of everything by May 1. Register right away and if you know you'll have a roommate, please both of you register the same day if possible.



Optional Things to Enjoy:

  • Pinehurst Resort has granted us tee times for 32 players on Pinehurst No. 2, the course used by the U. S. Open players (PGA and LPGA) in past years. This is an optional round of golf, somewhat "costly," but, if interested, you can only play this course on the day-of-arrival, Friday, May 25 for $389.  (Price to public is $450.00.)  
  • You can also play Pinehurst No. 1 as an optional round on the day-of-arrival for a much lesser cost than No. 2.  $119.
  • If you're staying Monday night, we'll gather in the Carolina Hotel lobby at 6:00pm and head-out for an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

Package Pricing - See Below.  Our rate is so low, you could easily pay for five more years of ASGA membership and not pay the price the public would pay for this same event.  Pinehurst has treated us very well in the past.  This is Southern Hospitality at its best.  The staff welcomes us again to their beautiful and historic resort.  (And although gratuities are included, please be sure to take care of your room and wait staff if you feel "moved" to do so!)

We've had as many as 420 members attend this event in the past.  There's no limit on the amount of members we can have at this point, however, we are bound by our contract and if additional rooms are needed, it will be subject to availability.


Open to Former Members, Married or Not

This is a "reunion" event whereby ASGA allows former members to attend the event, whether married or not.  Attendees of this category must pay a 5% premium. Former members who are still single can renew their membership for $79 annually. Go here to do that.

For ASGA members, keep in mind that you must be an ASGA member at the time of the event in order to attend.

Not sure when your dues expire, go here.


The Packages


See below* for what's included in all packages.  First, here are your accommodations included with the packages: 

  • You have a roommate, staying at Holly Inn, Manor Inn or a Pinehurst Condo: $669
  • You have a roommate, staying at the Carolina Hotel: $769
  • Room by Yourself, staying at the Holly Inn, Manor Inn or a Pinehurst Condo: $875
  • Room-by-Yourself, staying at the Carolina Hotel:  $989

Pinehurst Condo Note:  We will likely NOT stay in any condominium on the resort.  All condos are 2 or 3 bedrooms.  If you're staying in a condo, you either share a bedroom or have the bedroom to yourself under the "room-by-yourself" package with the understanding that you have access to the common areas (living room, kitchen, etc.) but you don't have access to other bedrooms.  So, for example, if a condo has two bedrooms, up to four people can stay in that condo. It is ASGA's practice to put all men in one condo and ladies in a condo by themselves, if cost effective.

Villas - In past years, Pinehurst Resort has stated that the villas (next to The Carolina Hotel) are "part of" the Carolina Hotel.  This year, no villas will be used by anyone registering at The Carolina UNLESS you specify you want to stay in a villa.  Villas typically have four bedrooms with a common living room.  The only way you can stay in a villa is that you do so as a group of members who know each other, either from one or more chapters wanting to share a villa together.  It would require four to eight persons, depending if members are sharing a room together or not.  See the "accommodations" section at left which describes the layout of the villas in more detail.

Non-Hotel Package for Pinehurst Chapter Members Only - Call the office at 980-833-6450 (9-2, Eastern time) for your pricing. Non-hotel does not include hotel nor breakfasts at the Resort.  Transferring "in" to the Pinehurst chapter not allowed.

Non-Golf Package: Call the office at 980-833-6450 (9-2, Eastern time) for your pricing.  Non-golf packages will not be sold until April 25, 2018.  We must be "inside 30 days" in order to sell a non-golf package.

Under our group contract with Pinehurst Resort, we have what are called "Resort Wide" rooms which means the Resort can put our attendees in any of their accommodations on property. We do that to get our best rates which gets the largest attendance.  The only room upgrade offered is the upgrade to stay at the Carolina Hotel, the large white building shown at the top of this page.  That option to stay there will be provided on the registration form. 

Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package.  If you're flying in, you'll likely fly into Greensboro or Raleigh, NC.  You'll probably want to either rent a car at the airport or take a shuttle.  If you know someone who's coming in on the same flight, think about sharing the cost of the rental with them.  We suggest you post your request to share a ride under the FORUM green-bar link on this website.

Because Pinehurst is a resort, an 18% service charge is added to your bill at any dining outlets by Pinehurst.  This fee has already been included in dining events under your package your purchase through ASGA.  Gratuities for any other service staff, i.e. transportation, housekeeping, etc. are at your own discretion.

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

* In all packages**, the following items are included:

  • Three (3) nights' stay at Pinehurst Resort
  • Two (2) rounds of golf at Pinehurst Resort (Courses 3 & 6) unless you purchase the non-golf package
  • Welcome cocktail party (cash bar) - Resort to furnish chef's choice of two hors d'oeuvres for one (1) hour per our contract.  (This is not a dinner, but a cocktail party!)
  • Two (2) complimentary drinks at the cocktail party (if you register by April 15th and purchase a package)
  • Three (3) full service (hot) breakfasts with omelet station
  • Two (2) dinners (cookout on second night and awards dinner on last night)
  • Dancing with the DJ our first and last nights only if 100 or more register for this event
  • All resort service fees and taxes
  • Complimentary 20% off one (1) 50-minute or longer spa treatment or complimentary rental for one (1) of a set of Titleist golf clubs 
  • Complimentary Afternoon Tea in the Carolina Hotel lobby every day from 4-5pm (available to all hotel guests)
  • Free Valet and self-parking, use of fitness center, on-site transportation, high-speed internet in your room, use of bicycles, practice putting greens and driving range, staff gratuities for meals in your package.  
  • Welcome gift, Program and Pairings Guide, Nametags, ASGA Prize Certificates for winners of competitions

** all packages except the non-hotel (Pinehurst Chapter members only) package


Non-hotel packages can only be sold to members of the Pinehurst chapter. If you're a member of the Pinehurst chapter, contact the ASGA office to obtain your pricing without hotel and breakfasts.  Our number is 980-833-6450.  Hours are 9-2, M-F.

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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 two email addresses to your address book in your email account:

newsletters@SinglesGolf.com

 mychapter@SinglesGolf.com

Tom@SinglesGolf.com

Info@SinglesGolf.com.com

Irene@SinglesGolf.com

 

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Chat with Others

We used to call this page the FORUM page but it's essentially a place where attendees can post questions, offer to be a roommate, or announce that you're looking for a roommate, etc.  Just click on the link below and post something . . . then keep checking back to see if you have an answer.

Join the discussion


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Hotel

We'll be staying at Pinehurst Resort in the Sandhills (central) region of North Carolina. In addition to the Carolina Hotel, there are other accommodations such as the Pinehurst condos, the Holly Inn and the Manor Inn.  You cannot stay at an off-property hotel and get our package pricing.  Non-hotel packages can only be sold to members of the Pinehurst chapter.  If you're a member of the Pinehurst chapter, contact the ASGA office to obtain your pricing without hotel and breakfasts.  Our number is 980-833-6450.  Hours are 9-2, M-F.

We will not be utilizing the Villas unless you have a group that wants to do so.

To see all accommodations, go here.  If you have any questions about the amenities at the hotel, please contact the hotel directly at 910-295-6811.

EXTRA NIGHTS:  If you want to arrive early or stay late, cost is $228 per night rooming by yourself or $129 per night if you are sharing a room.  Breakfast is included the following morning.

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Golf

 

 

Courses.  Pinehurst offers more golf courses in one resort than any other resort in the nation.  The current number of courses is nine (9).  No. 2 is their most famous course and is an OPTIONAL course if you wish to play it on the day of arrival, May 25 only. 

Golf Play Format.  We will play our own ball each day using the USGA Rules of Golf.  Men will play from the white tees and women will play from the forward tees.  

Weather. Pinehurst's policy is (paraphrasing) "if the course is open, there are no refunds for bad weather, except if there is lightening, the course will either close or the round will be postponed until the lightening goes away."

Here's something from the Tobacco Road Golf Course's website:  

Golf is a game played against the course, the field, and the elements. Originating along the coast of Scotland, early golfers played in radiant sun that darkened to blowing rain and howling winds as quick as a competitor would stymie another in a close match. Weather, in all its unpredictable forms, is knit into the fabric of the game – plan ahead for any inclement weather conditions as play will continue under most conditions, i.e. cold, fog, rain, heat.

Courses.  Under the primary packages for this event, you'll play both Pinehurst No. 3 and Pinehurst No. 6. Here is the golf schedule (times and number of players per course subject to change by Pinehurst Golf Staff):

  • Saturday, May 26 - Pinehurst No. 3 - Shotgun start - 1:30pm for 100 players and Pinehurst No. 6 - Tee Times beginning at 1:04pm for 20 players
  • Sunday, May 27 - Pinehurst No. 6 - Tee times - 8:09am for 20 players and Pinehurst No. 3 - Shotgun start for 100 players beginning at 8:30am.

Pinehurst shuttle service is provided free of charge to all courses as required.  You may also drive to courses in your own vehicle.


Optional Rounds of Golf.  Playing optional rounds on Friday could make you late for the cocktail party which begins at 7:30pm at the Carolina Hotel Conference area.  

You'll have an opportunity to play these additional/optional rounds of golf (which are outside the basic packages we offer):

  • Friday, May 25 - Optional Day-of-Arrival Golf (up to 32 players, tee times beginning at 1:04pm - Pinehurst No. 1  Cost:  $119.00 
  • Friday, May 25 - Optional Day-of-Arrival Golf (1:00-1:20pm) - Pinehurst No. 2  (Maximum of 32 players allowed; three groups teeing-off from No. 1 and 10).  Cost:  $389.00  (Normal rate on this course for hotel guests is $429.00.)
  • Monday, May 28 -  Optional Day-of-Departure Golf (9:00 shotgun start) - Tobacco Road (Designed by Mike Strantz and Ranked 50th in the World). Tobacco Road is about halfway between Pinehurst and the Raleigh/Durham airport.  If you have a few minutes, check out this "fly-over" of Tobacco Road, hole by hole.  Cost:  $119.00  If you want range balls, pay for them on the spot at half-price, $2.00 / bag. 

Prizes.  Depending on the number of players under each format and for each course, we'll have team prizes based on the two (2) best net balls out of the foursome and closest-to-pin competitions.  Winners will be announced at Sunday's awards' dinner. ASGA $25 Prize Certificates will be awarded to the winners.

Golf Club Storage.  Pinehurst has agreed to store your golf clubs between rounds and have them sitting on your cart for your next day of play.  On your final day, remember to take your clubs back to your accommodation.

Caddies.  Enjoy your overall experience by hiring a Pinehurst caddie.  You must reserve your caddie in advance and the number of caddies available varies from season to season. ASGA assumes no responsibility for no-shows of caddies. Click here for more information.

Click here to go to Pinehurst's general golf website.

ASGA or the Pinehurst golf staff reserves the right to modify the tee time schedule based on the number of players as we get closer to the event. 

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Food

In all packages, the following will be included:
  • Welcome Reception Friday night (chef's choice of two hors d'oeuvres for one hour) - cash bar (but you'll receive two (2) complimentary drink tickets as well if you register by April 15, however, we may sell out before April 15!) 
  • Three (3) full breakfasts - more than you can eat, we promise!
  • Two (2) dinners (Cook-out menu at Donald Ross Grill & Veranda + final night awards dinner in the Pinehurst Grand Ballroom).

Food Allergies and/or Special Dietary Needs:  If you have a special dietary need, e.g. gluten free, meat free, fat free, pork-free or a nothing burger, etc., you must notify us ahead of time, prior to the event and at the time you register preferably.  Notate that on your registration form somewhere or email the event leader, Tom Alsop at least 72-hours prior to event so that we may notify the Food and Beverage Director at Pinehurst. Please DO NOT ask right prior to the food function as there will be no time to take care of your needs. Once we are at a particular venue, it is UP TO YOU to notify the Pinehurst staff who you are and that you are the one with the special dietary need and you've pre-notified Tom Alsop 3-days in advance.  We will not try to find you (thank you!).

Please be advised that certain functions, such as breakfast or other times when buffets are present, pork (bacon) may be on display. 

In addition to the meals provided within your package, you may wish to visit the dining pages of Pinehurst Resort's website by going here.

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Tentative Itinerary (Final itinerary will be printed in the Program & Pairings Guide at the registration table)

  • Friday, May 25 - Arrival in Pinehurst.  If you wish to play the optional "day of arrival" golf round at Pinehurst No. 1, with tee times starting at 1:04pm.  Pinehurst No. 2 is also available for play this day. Limited to 24 players, 1pm tee times.  See details on registration form.
  • Friday, May 25 - 6:00-7:30 - Registration in Pinehurst's Conference Center Foyer (Pick-up nametags, program, etc.)
  • Friday, May 25 - 7:30pm - Welcome Reception - Hors d'oeuvres. Announcements at 8:15pm. Dancing with the DJ (DJ provided only if 100 or more attend this event.)Two (2) free drink tickets for all registrants if you register by April 15.  Cash bar otherwise.
  • Saturday, May 26 - 11am tee times and 1:30 shotgun start on courses 6 & 3 respectively.  Picnic-style dinner at the Donald Ross Grill & Veranda. Have fun on the town tonight - you're on your own.
  • Sunday, May 27 - Morning golf playing a different course today than yesterday.  Pre-dinner reception (cash bar) opens at 7:00pm, dinner doors open at 8pm. Dancing with the DJ (DJ provided only if 100 or more attend this event.)
  • Monday, May 28 - 9:00 optional round of golf at Tobacco Road, a 45-minute drive north of Pinehurst. Includes sack lunch.  Departure date for most attendees. Optional dinner at 6:00pm on Monday night at a location TBD.  Meet in the Carolina Hotel lobby at 6:00pm. 

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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 or indicate it on your registration submission.

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

Watch this list fill-up fast!

Signed-Up as of 004/12/2018:

Bob Mattox Albany
Jan Dec Boston
Don Lamb Boston
Linda Masterson Boston
Geetha Neelakantiah Boston
Jane Peterson Boston
Christine Russo Boston
Jay Torrisi Boston
Tom Alsop Charlotte
Gary Getz Charlotte
Ed Horak Chicago
LC Alexander Dallas-Ft. Worth
Nadine Lange Denver
Bradley Davidson Denver
Victoria DiMatteo Fairfield Co.
Joel Jacob Fairfield Co. 
Michael Kellis Fairfield Co. 
Anne Reinert-Leavitt Fairfield Co.
Marcia O'Kane Hartford
Lou Fox Horseshoe Bay, TX
Laura Bastianelli LA-Orange Co.
Jaye McCain Lima, OH
Linda Young Loylesville, PA
John Dobey, III Franklin, WI
Barbara Crenshaw Martinez, GA
Bill Meader Martinez, GA
Linda Davidson North Jersey
Lori Dugan North Jersey
Susan Jacobs North Jersey
Dana Burch Orlando
Setsi Day Orlando
Ron Gartner Palm Beach Co.
Tamara Pope Palm Beach Co.
Karen Post Palm Beach Gardens
Dallas Heinemann Philadelphia
Diane McGarrigle Philadelphia
Marian Strong Philadelphia
Becky Berry Phoenix
Kelley Taylor Phoenix
Susan Kaminski Pinehurst
Jim Johndrow Sarasota
Barbara Laneau Sarasota
Patricia Ohlendorf Sarasota
Janel Schliesmann Sarasota
Gary Slavin Sarasota
Lee Ann Parkinson SW Florida
Susan Peltier SW Florida
Jeanne Volk SW Florida
Gene Burgess The Villages
Kimberly Foreman The Villages
Dorothy Hockey The Villages
Marcia Smith The Villages
Jeena Tomasheski The Villages
Doris Addenbrook Virginia Beach
Pamela Carter Washington, DC
Wayne Crupi Washington, DC
Sue Eliasberg Washington, DC
Brenda Fallace Washington, DC
Deanna McVeigh Washington, DC
Patrick McVeigh Washington, DC
Tony Paduano Washington, DC
Deb Swedberg Washington, DC
Cindy Thornhill Washington, DC

 

 
 
     
   

Getting To Pinehurst Resort

If you're driving, you'll want to put this address into your GPS system:

80 Carolina Vista Dr., Pinehurst, NC  28374

Phone:  910-295-6811

If you're flying, you'll either want to fly into Greensboro, NC (GSO) or Raleigh/Durham (RDU) airport.  Both are an hour to 1.5 hours from Pinehurst.  You might also consider flying into Charlotte (CLT) but from that airport to Pinehurst, you'll be looking at a 2.5 hour drive.

Here's a link to Pinehurst's Travel Page:  click here

Go to that page to reserve your shuttle from either airport to the Resort.

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Travel Protection

Travel Protection is NOT INCLUDED in this event, however, you may purchase travel protection (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.  See policy for details by going here.

 

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Local Weather

In Pinehurst, there's a great chance of good weather during the entire golf season. 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 is a 25% cancellation fee on or prior to 4/25/18.  Absolutely NO refunds after 4/25/18. If your plans change, you can sell your position to another member.  Please do not ask ASGA to sell it.  Transfer fee is $25.

See our complete cancellation policy here.

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Miscellaneous Links

Spa Treatments.  You'll receive a 20% discount off of one (1) spa treatment of 50-minutes or more (see Pinehurst's coupon for terms and conditions).

We recommend you review our itinerary and schedule a spa treatment so as not to coincide with other events before you arrive in Pinehurst.   Please note that at the Pinehurst Spa, a service charge will be added.

Click here to go to the Pinehurst Spa web page.

 

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Contact ASGA

If you have questions of a general nature, please contact Tom Alsop, the event host by clicking here.

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.

Mailing address for registration forms and/or checks:   1122 Industrial Drive, Suite 107, Matthews, NC  28105

 

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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 May.  To see when your dues expire, go here.

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.

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.

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

 

One Last Opportunity Regarding Travel Protection

Travel protection is YOUR option. You can receive a free and instant quote on travel protection and it's something you should consider before registering.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON TRAVEL PROTECTION

Before you submit your registration form online, you will be prompted to reply to one of these two options regarding travel protection:

(  ) By submitting this registration, I am declining travel protection offered through this website or other source.

(  ) I am submitting this registration for myself and I will apply for travel protection either through this website or other source. (Travel protection (trip insurance) must be purchased within five (5) days of registering.

 

Register with Paper (PDF) / Mail-in / Fax-in Form . . . click here

Register Online . . . click here

 

Mailing address for registration forms and/or checks:  1122 Industrial Drive, Suite 107, Matthews, NC  28105

 

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