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"Bring-In the New Year 2020!"

at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples

(Playing Tiburon and Raptor Bay)

Arrive Thursday, January 2nd - Depart Sunday, January 5, 2020

Three Nights / Four Days of Fun - Fellowship - Fairways!

All of our rooms will be balcony rooms.

(Add'l. nights available (1-day before or 3-days after event) at STRONG ASGA DISCOUNTS compared to online rates)



We have a limited number of rooms available to us BEFORE and AFTER this event. These rooms available on a first come, first served basis. Please do not make your airline reservation until you know your nights are available. Thank you.


VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE NO. 2  (posted 6pm, 11/15/19)

We were notified 11/15/19 that we have acquired 6 additional rooms for the night of January 1.

We have sold all of our rooms for January 5 and 6. The hotel is sold out at our rate.

If you wish to stay January 5 and/or 6, The Ritz Carlton Beach Hotel in Naples is available to us at one-half the hotel's current online rate of $879+tax, or $498 per night.



In the past two years, we have averaged about 120 members attending this event. We're moving this event a bit northerly to the Naples, Florida area where last year's temps these three days were in high 70's and low 80's. We anticipate another great turnout because the hotel has given us a great rate since we're visiting when most travelers have returned home from their New Year's celebrations. So explore the various tabs on this website and sign-up soon. Save additional when you room with a friend; otherwise, we guarantee we can pair you with a same-gendered roommate if you register by December 2nd. We'll play Tiburon and Raptor Bay for our two package rounds of golf and two additional (day-of-arrival and day-of-departure) rounds for the die-hard golfers.


2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL, 34109      PHONE - 239-593-2000

To visit the hotel's website, click here


IMPORTANT:  We have reserved a block of rooms our peak nights (Thursday-Sunday).  You can register at any time, however, when we fill-up the block we have reserved, we will seek to add more rooms, but there is no guarantee rooms will be available as the public will be reserving rooms during this time period as well. So please don't assume you can wait until the last minute to register.  And if you know you'll have a roommate, please try to get both of you to register around the same time if possible.

Things To Do in the Naples Area According to . . . 

If you can work these in during your off-time or before/after the event, check these out.

Package Pricing - See Below.  Our rate is so low, you could easily pay for NINE more years of ASGA membership and not pay the price the public would pay for this same event.  (And although gratuities are included in all items in your package price, please be sure to take care of your room and wait staff if you feel "moved" to do so!)

This is a "Reunion Event," Open to Current and Former Members, Married or Not. Spouses of former members welcome to attend with former member.

For ASGA members, keep in mind that you must be an ASGA member at the time of the event in order to attend. To join ASGA or renew your dues, go to   Not sure when your dues expire, go here.  For former members or spouses of former members, you cannot register online but will have to use the printed form to register.


Included in all packages is the following:

  • Three (3) nights' stay at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL
  • Two (2) rounds of golf:  The Gold Course at Tiburon and Raptor Bay in Bonita Springs, FL 
  • First night's welcome reception (cash bar) - heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Three (3) $15.00 breakfast vouchers to use towards The Ritz-Carlton buffet or continental breakfast
  • Two (2) dinners (first dinner at Tiburon Golf Clubhouse directly after our round on Friday plus a final award's dinner on Saturday night. Location TBA.)
  • Welcome gift, Program and Pairings Guide, Nametags, ASGA Prize Certificates for winners of competitions  
  • All resort service fees and taxes.
  • Resort fee (which is included in your package) includes:  1) Shuttle Service to and from The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort; 2) Beach chair and towel service at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort; 3) Basic Guest Room Internet at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 4) Fitness and Yoga Class daily at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 5) Tennis Court rental, 1 per day The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; 6) Driving Range Access at Tiburon Golf Club
  • 10% discount on spa services for all attendees.
  • Extras the hotel is including:  Complimentary self-parking ($18.00 per car, per night value), Bottled water and coffee presentation in guest rooms, refreshed daily, Daily newspaper, shoe shine and 1-800 calls from guest rooms.





STANDARD PACKAGE - You have a Roommate, $959.00  (If you purchased this package on your own you'd pay a retail price of $1,698 per person.)

ROOM-BY-YOURSELF PACKAGE - $1,369.00  (Retail Price if purchased on your own: $3,018

These are the same prices as last year's event at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, however we are upgrading to an excellent course on property, Tiburon Gold GC for one of our rounds.

*** Retail Price for the room alone for three nights for one person is $3,018, inclusive of taxes and resort service fees, according to The Ritz-Carlton website on 10/11/19.)

We'll play the Tiburon Gold course and Raptor Bay as our packaged two rounds.  Click on the GOLF TAB at left for more details on the golf portion of the package including the OPTIONAL rounds of golf on day-of-arrival and day-of-departure.

Local (SW Florida Chapter Only) Rate available.  Includes welcome event (hors d'oeuvres with cash bar), two dinners and two rounds of golf.  Contact ASGA for rate.

Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package.  See the "Getting There" link on left for airport information and resort address.  Once you are there at the hotel, we'll have a "Need-A-Ride / Give-A-Ride" form so you can hop a ride to Raptor Bay GC.  We'll also have the FORUM button set-up on this sit where you can communicate with other attendees and set-up a ride-share to the airport via taxi or Uber.

All taxes and resort service fees have been included in the above package pricing.


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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 or  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:


10/18/19 update:  Shotgun start at Raptor Bay was changed from 8:30am to 9:00am.


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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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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel + Extra Nights at Discounted Rates!

From The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples Hotel Website . . .

It's all about your room and the great Ritz-Carlton service! All of our rooms at the hotel will be balcony rooms. More information on rooms as follows: 

  • Goose-down comforters and pillows, or non-allergenic foam pillows
  • Frette linens
  • 55-inch LCD, flat-screen television
  • Marble baths, lightweight waffle bathrobes, lighted makeup mirror, hair dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Coffee and tea refreshment box
  • Two-line telephones with voice mail
  • In-room safe
  • All non-smoking rooms
  • On-demand video and viewing guide
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Twice-daily housekeeping attention with evening turndown service  


Under our group contract with The Ritz-Carlton, we all stay in what are called "Run of House" rooms, i.e. any room within the hotel. 

To visit the hotel's website, click here


OPTIONAL DAYS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON (see note on this event's homepage regarding non-availability of optional nights)

If you arrive on January 1, ASGA room rate, for a standard room, will be $379 per night, inclusive of taxes and resort service fee.  Retail (online) rates for January 1 is $698.88 inclusive of taxes and resort service fee.  (Only 5 more rooms available on January 1 as of 11/18/19.  Call the office at 980-833-6450 to confirm availability.)

If you wish to stay up to three (3) days after this event is over, the ASGA room rate will be $349 per night, inclusive of taxes and resort service fee.  Retail (online) rates for those nights are $699 (after taxes and fees) for any night up to three (3) nights after our event is over. 

If you're sharing the room, each party will pay half these rates.

Rates do not include breakfast or any voucher towards breakfast.


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Courses.  On our first day of package golf (Friday, Jan. 3), we will play the Gold Course at Tiburon (on property) for a 12:30pm shotgun.  

At this course, men will play the middle tees at 5,711 yards; ladies will play the forward tees at 5,112 yards.  A copy of the scorecard can be reviewed here.

Your clubs should be on your cart on Friday. The course is a 2-minute walk out the doors of the Bella Vista Terrace.

Course address:  2620 Tiburón Drive | Naples, FL 34109   Phone 239-593-2200

On our second day of package golf (Saturday, Jan. 4), we will play Raptor Bay Golf Club.  This course is a beautiful layout and, as the director of golf says, will be a "joy to play." We will shotgun this course at 9:00am (was previously posted as 8:30am).

At Raptor Bay, men will play the white tees at 5,680 yards; women will play the gold tees at 5,267.  A copy of the scorecard can be reviewed here.

Course address:  23001 Coconut Point Resort Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134  Phone 239-390-4600

Golf Play Format.  We will play our own ball each day using the USGA Rules of Golf

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples runs a shuttle to the golf course, however, realize it is a shuttle utilized by others staying at the hotel. ASGA will have a "Need-a-Ride / Give-a-Ride" form at registration whereby you can set-up a ride to the various courses if you wish. 

Optional Rounds of Golf - We will offer two optional rounds of golf, for fun with no competitions:

Day-of-Arrival - January 2 - 11:30 tee times - Arrowhead Golf Club. Rate including green fees & cart: $99    Address/Phone:    2205 Heritage Greens Dr., Naples, FL 34119     239-596-1000    Our rate is based on min. 16 players, may go up if not 16. Range balls are additional.

Day-of-Departure - January 5 - 9:15 tee times - Stoneybrook Golf Club.  Rate including green fees & cart: $119    Address/Phone:  21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd., Estero, FL 33928     (239) 948-3933   We tee off on 1st & 10th holes, 9:15 & 9:22 for up to 16 players.


Competition and Prizes.  First and second place team winners with scoring based on the two (2) best net balls out of each foursome and closest-to-pin competitions on certain par 3s.  Winners will be announced at our final nights' award's dinner. ASGA $25 Prize Certificates will be awarded to the winners.  Prize Certificates are good toward $25 off your annual ASGA dues, $25 off any upcoming ASGA-National-sponsored multi-chapter event for up to one year later, or an ASGA-logoed golf shirt (incl. shipping). Certificates a bit beyond one year after this event is over and are non-transferrable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Prize certificates are not valid for ASGA cruises.

Golf Club Storage.  The hotel will store your golf clubs upon arrival so you don't have to take your clubs to your hotel room. The hotel will transfer your clubs to the Gold Course at Tiburon (on-property) so they'll be ready for you for golf play the next day.  When you get to The Ritz-Carlton, leave your clubs with the bell stand. Make sure your name is on your golf bag.  Also, make sure you have your name on each of your clubs. ASGA provides a set of 14 labels as part of your membership. If you don't have your name and contact phone on each of your clubs, go here to order a set. Allow 7-10 days for processing. When you leave the hotel to return home, be sure to remember to pack your clubs!  

ASGA or the staff at any of our courses reserve the right to modify the time of play schedule based on the number of players as we get closer to the event. Simply put, if we don't have enough for a shotgun, we do straight tee times.


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In all packages, the following will be included:
  • Welcome Reception Thursday from 7-9 pm in the Bella Vista bar: (chef's choice of hors d'oeuvres) - cash bar
  • Three (3) $15.00 breakfast vouchers to be used towards The Ritz-Carlton buffet or continental breakfast
  • Two (2) dinners (first dinner at the Tiburon GC clubhouse directly after our round on Friday plus a final award's dinner on Saturday night. Location TBA.)

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.  Note that on your registration form somewhere or email the event leader, Tom Alsop at least 72-hours prior to the event so that we may notify the Food and Beverage Director at the Resort. 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 restaurant/venue staff who you are and that you are the one with the special dietary need and you've 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/sausage) may be on display. 


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This website gives you the general itinerary.  The final itinerary will be printed in the Program & Pairings Guide and emailed to you as a PDF a few days prior to the event. Also, you'll be given a printed copy of the Program & Pairings Guide at the registration table upon checking in at the ASGA registration table.


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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 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.

Signed-Up as of 11/18/2019

Tom Alsop Charlotte
Chris Avent The Villages
Nancy Barnett Washington, DC
Pamela Bean Sarasota
Judy Biernat The Villages
Caroline Brinsley-Smith Washington, DC
Marie Bush Chicago
John Cash Washington, DC
Sue Chongphunsa SW Florida
Linda Cunningham Myrtle Beach
Joanne Currence Denver
Liz Dahreddine  Washington, DC
Rita Daley Washington, DC
Ruth D'Allesandro Washington, DC
Linda Davidson North Jersey
Linda Davis Sarasota
Setsi Day Orlando
Bob DeTorre White Oak, PA
Bob Driscoll Orlando
Kate Dudley Chicago
Lori Dugan North Jersey
Jolly Erickson Pinehurst
Donna Ewen At Large Member
Paula Fish Boston
Paul Gentile Chicago
Dan Goldbeck Long Beach, NY
Kathleen Griffin Washington, DC
Steve Hall Orlando
Marlene Hammond Washington, DC
Susan Herman Chicago
Gregory Holland LA-Orange Co.
Ed Horak Chicago
Diane Hurley North Jersey
Bill Hurst The Villages
Joyce Jansen Southwest, FL
Jim Johndrow Sarasota
Glenda Johnson Dallas Ft. Worth
Susan Kaminski Pinehurst
Lynn Kobelt Denver
Paula Kolodny Boston
Joan Lamberti Myrtle Beach
Vickie Langkam The Villages
Mike Lawton Boston
Ellen MacDonald LA-Orange Co.
David MacTavish Boston
Linda Marcet Orlando
David Maytnier Pinehurst
Kevin McCrum SW Florida
Diane McGarrigle Philadelphia
Rose McGurk The Villages
Dianna Miller Sarasota
Larry Nelligan Jacksonville
Tony Paduano Washington, DC
Cindy Pausic Chicago
Amy Rattner North Jersey
Nancy Richards Boston
Gary Slavin Sarasota
Sandra Smith Denver
Joann St. Peter Washington, DC
Don Sargis SE Michigan
Dimple Pfuhl The Villages
Pam Reese Orlando
Nancy Richards Boston
Elaine Simmons Franklin, TN
Patricia Sims Washington, DC
Judy Smith Dallas Ft. Worth
Elysa Stahl Washington, DC
Bea Stryker Sarasota
Deb Swedberg Washington, DC
Jeena Tomasheski  The Villages
Deborah Turnbull Sarasota
Susan Vance Oxford, MS
Judy Veldran The Villages
Leesa Weiss Washington, DC
Diane Williams Boston
Linda Young Loysville, PA
Cathie Zehnacker North Jersey

Getting To The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples

There's a high probability that if you're driving to this venue, you'll have some sort of GPS with you.  So here's their information to put into your system:


2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL, 34109      PHONE - 239-593-2000

To visit the hotel's website, click here


If you're flying, you'll want to fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) which is located about 25 miles from the hotel. No shuttle service to the hotel is available, however, we suggest Uber or Lyft or a taxi to get you to the hotel. 

Hotel Parking (Should You Rent a Car?) - The Ritz-Carlton normally charges $18 / night to self-park, ASGA attendees pay NO SELF-PARKING FEE.  Valet parking is available and is not included in any package price.

Consider sharing the cost of a rental car with others in your chapter or friends arriving about the same time at the airport.


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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 Naples, Florida, we expect beautiful warm weather this winter.  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 12/02/19.  Absolutely NO refunds after 12/02/19. 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

Click here to go to The Ritz-Carlton Spa.  Our attendees receive 10% discount at the spa. You can book a time online.  Make sure you book your spa treatment during times not conflicting with your golf rounds.


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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 You can also contact the office at 980-833-6450, 9am to 2pm, M-F, Eastern time.

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

If you're not a member, annual dues are $79.  Go to 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:


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 - this site will give you your actual cost of 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


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


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