Terms of Membership and Indemnification Agreement

Golf can be a dangerous sport. Accidents can occur by you or another party striking a golf ball, by a golf cart turning over, or simply falling down steps. PLEASE TAKE ADEQUATE PRECAUTION when playing in ASGA events. Chapters and individuals running golf tournaments are not professionals but are volunteers, and therefore, you must assume additional responsibility for your own safety. Please abide by the safety rules posted inside your golf cart, at the golf course, as well as the official website of the United States Golf Association (www.USGA.org). If you have a safety concern, please bring it to the attention of the person(s) running an event, your chapter president or golf course management personnel.

NOTE:  ASGA DOES NOT CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON APPLICANTS FOR MEMBERSHIP OR MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION.  

RELEASE FROM LIABILITY AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK

I, the Applicant for membership (hereinafter referred to as "Releasor"), in consideration of being permitted to participate in golf activities organized or sponsored by ASGA, Inc., d/b/a American Singles Golf Association, a Delaware Corporation, or its affiliate chapters in the United States and Canada, (the "Releasees") and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency is hereby acknowledged, hereby on behalf of myself and my heirs, distributees, guardians, and legal representatives agree to fully indemnify, defend, hold harmless, and not to sue Releasees and/or Releasee's directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and on account of any and all past, present, and future claims, debts, causes of action, damages, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, property loss, and property damage (including attorney's fees and costs relative thereto), whether due or not, direct or contingent, liquidated or unliquidated, latent or patent, known or unknown, which in any way concern or relate to any act or omission of Releasees. Except in the event of any gross and willful negligence, I shall bring no claims, demands, actions and causes of action, and/or litigation, against Releasees for any economic and non-economic losses due to bodily injury, death, property damage, sustained by me in relation to the premises and operations of the golf course, including riding on golf carts or playing the game of golf. I am aware that participation in and/or observance of the golf activities and/or other activities sponsored by Releasees is or may be an inherently dangerous activity and may have health-related risks, and agree that I am voluntarily participating in and/or observing such activities with full knowledge of all dangers and risks involved. In addition, I hereby expressly assume all risks of injury, death, property loss, property damage, and other loss and damage which my occur relative to the participation in and/or observance of such activities. I understand and agree that this Release includes any and all claims based on the past, present and future ordinary negligence, action, and/or inaction of Releasees and/or Releasee's directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates. I acknowledge that I have read this Release, have been fully and completely advised of the potential dangers incidental and inherent to the participation in and/or observance of the activities organized and/or sponsored by Releasees, and am fully aware of the legal consequences of signing the Application Form acknowledging this Release. I agree that this Release, waiver and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of my residency, and that if any portion of this Release is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding continue in full force and effect.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Membership in the American Singles Golf Association (ASGA) becomes effective upon receipt of dues and is valid for the period of time requested as indicated on the application form, subject to these TERMS AND CONDITIONS. I am 21 years or older, single (i.e. never married OR divorced OR legally separated OR widowed), and have read and accept, as a condition of joining, the RELEASE FROM LIABILITY AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK shown above. I understand that dues are non-refundable and are subject to change. I agree that all rosters, membership lists, e-mail addresses, or any other information provided to him/her as a result of their membership in ASGA are the property of ASGA and shall not be used for any purpose other than ASGA.  I understand that I am opting-in for e-mails sent to me by my chapter or the national office and that I can opt-out at any time and receive no further e-mails.  I understand that the information provided on the Application for Membership may be reproduced on the chapter's roster and distributed to other ASGA members and published on www.SinglesGolf.com, otherwise, I will note on the Application Form (in the comments section) for certain info not to be published. I understand that I may, at any time, request any information not be reprinted, reproduced or distributed, such as home phone, address, etc. I agree to abide by the "ASGA Policies" as outlined in the Policy section of www.SinglesGolf.com as well as my local chapter's bylaws and policies. For more information, call ASGA at 1-888-GOLFMATE (1-888-465-3628).

PROMOTIONS (THIS SECTION ADDED 12/23/10)

Occasionally, ASGA will offer promotions or "free membership periods" whereas persons who have never been a member of ASGA are invited and may join the ASGA.  Any individual joining under such promotion or premise understands that this membership does not entitle them to have right or ability to sit on local Boards of Directors or hold any voting priviledges within their chapter until such time as the regular and full dues amount which others are currently paying, is paid.  Such promotions or "free memberships" shall be limited to individuals who are not currently members nor have ever been a member.

(THIS SECTION ADDED 05/20/11)

In the event ASGA coordinates an offer with an online promotion company, such as Groupon or Living Social, ASGA assumes no responsibility for misprints or advertising mishaps, including, but not limited to, errors in prices or discounts shown, specifics of offer, where offers are valid, etc.  When brought to ASGA's attention, ASGA will make any corrections necessary.  Under no circumstance shall ASGA be responsible for returning or rebating monies when such misprints or mishaps occur.

(THIS SECTION ADDED 10/05/11)

ASGA DOES NOT CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON APPLICANTS FOR MEMBERSHIP OR MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION.

(THIS SECTION ADDED 10/12/11)

Upon occasion, an ASGA chapter will attempt to be created in a given location (city), however, not all attempts to start chapters are successful.  It is up to the applicant to determine the viability of a chapter prior to joining.  This can be done by visiting the local chapter website, reviewing the online newsletter available to the public, or contacting the ASGA National Office at 1-888-GOLFMATE.  In the instance a person joins a specific chapter and it is later determined that that chapter does not exist or exists at a very minimal level, the individual will be admitted as an "at-large member," for the balance of their membership term once dues have been paid.  Dues are not refundable in situations which fall under this policy.