General Info  

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"Bring-In the New Year 2021!"

at The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes - Orlando, Florida

(Playing Disney's Palm and Lake Buena Vista Courses)

Arrive Sunday, January 3rd - Depart Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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

Additional EARLY nights are available only through the hotel website at retail rates due to high demand.

ASGA has a special rate if you stay the nights of January 6, 7 or 8.

See HOTEL TAB at left for additional information on extra nights.

 

A REUNION EVENT OPEN TO CURRENT AND PAST ASGA MEMBERS (Married or Unmarried)

FORMER MEMBERS MUST PAY A 3% UPCHARGE

ON TOTAL AMOUNT OWED FOR THE EVENT.

We anticipate another great turnout as 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 but NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost. We'll play the Disney course for our two package rounds of golf and there will be two additional (day-of-arrival and day-of-departure) rounds for the die-hard golfers.

 

THE RITZ-CARLTON'S ADDRESS & PHONE

 

ORLANDO, GRANDE LAKES

4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL  32837

PHONE 407-206-2400


To visit the hotel's website, click here

CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00PM     CHECK-OUT TIME IS 11:00AM

IMPORTANT:  We have reserved a block of rooms our peak nights (Sunday-Wednesday).  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 Orlando Area According to TripAdvisor.com . . . 

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!)

NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost.


This is a "Reunion Event," Open to Current and Former Members, Married or Not. Spouses of former members welcome to attend with former member at an additional charge of 3% of the TOTAL AMOUNT due.

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 www.SinglesGolf.com/join   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.


THE PACKAGES

Included in all packages is the following:

  • Three (3) nights' stay at The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL
  • Two (2) rounds of golf  Disney's Palm Course and Disney's Lake Buena Vista Course 
  • First night's welcome reception and dinner (cash bar) at JW Marriott's Citron Restaurant
  • Two (2) additional dinners (Monday's dinner at Shades of Green directly after our golf round plus a final award's dinner on Tuesday night at a location TBA.)
  • Three (3) $15.00 breakfast vouchers to use at Resort Restaurants
  • Welcome gift, Program and Pairings Guide, Nametags, ASGA Prize Certificates for winners of competitions  
  • All taxes.
  • 50% discount for valet parking at the Ritz-Carlton OR free parking at the JW Marriott hotel, which is close to the Ritz-Carlton
  • The resort fee is YOUR OPTION and benefits can be explained to you when you check-in.

 

ASGA GROUP PRICING


STANDARD PACKAGE - You have a Roommate, $889.00  (If you purchased this package on your own sharing the room cost with someone else, you'd pay a retail price of $1,277 per person.)

NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost.

 

ROOM-BY-YOURSELF PACKAGE - $1,289.00  (Retail Price if purchased on your own: $2,134)

*** Retail Price for the room alone for three nights for one person is $1,714.00, inclusive of taxes and resort service fees, according to the hotel's website on 11/13/2020).

We'll play the Palm and Lake Buena Vista courses 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 (Orlando Chapter Members Only) Rate available.  Includes welcome dinner, three 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 the courses. 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 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 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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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel + Extra Post-Event Nights at Discounted Rates!

From The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando's Website . . .
 

It's all about your room and the great Ritz-Carlton service! 

Inspired by the grand palazzos of Italy, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is a true luxury resort which calls America's playground home. Test your skills against the championship-level golf course or rejuvenate with unique herbal treatments at our spa. Extraordinary culinary experiences beckon, including inspired farm-to-table dining. Bask in the Florida sunshine by our lazy river or join one of our Grande Lakes Sports experiences.

  • 582 luxury guest rooms and suites (representative photos below)
  • 11 exceptional dining establishments
  • Recreational activities for kids
  • A 40,000-square-foot spa with a salon
  • 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center
  • 18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course
  • Grande Lakes Sports experiences
  • Easy access to family-friendly attractions
  • Close proximity to Orlando's airport, MCO (10 miles)

  

    

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

CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00PM     CHECK-OUT TIME IS 11:00AM

Due to high demand for Friday and Saturday (weekend dates of January 1 and 2), rooms are not available to our members at discounted rates. However, if you wish to arrive on those dates, you'll have to go online and book direct. No ASGA discount!  

If you wish to stay up to three (3) days after this event is over, the ASGA room rate will be $290 per night, inclusive of taxes for January 6, 7 AND 8, still much lower than the online (retail) prices.  

If you're sharing the room, each party will pay half this rate. Roommate must stay duration of your stay, otherwise full rate applies to you.  Have a roommate?  Each pays $145 / night.

Rates do not include breakfast or any voucher towards breakfast.

NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost.

 

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Golf

 

 

We will be playing Disney's Palm and Lake Buena Vista Courses.

Courses.  On our first day of package golf (Monday, Jan. 4) we will play Disney's Palm Course at a 12:30pm shotgun.  This course is off-property. 

Bring your clubs to the course; hotel will not transport them.

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:  1950 Magnolia Palm, Orlando, FL 32830   Phone (407) 939-4653

On our second day of package golf (Tuesday, Jan. 5), we will play Disney's Lake Buena Vista Course. This course is a beautiful layout and is a joy to play. We will shotgun this course at 8:30am.

Course address:  1960 Broadway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830    Phone (407) 939-4653

Golf Play Format for both rounds:  We will play our own ball each day using the USGA Rules of Golf

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 - Sunday, January 3 - 11:24 tee times - Disney's Magnolia Course. Rate including green fees, cart and range balls: $89    Address/Phone: 1950 Magnolia Palm, Orlando, FL 32830   Phone (407) 939-4653.  Our rate is based on min. 16 players, may go up if not 16.

Day-of-Departure - Wednesday, January 6 - 9am-ish tee times - The Ritz-Carlton Course (on property). Rate including green fees & cart: $169    Address/Phone:  4040 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837  (407) 393-4900.

 


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 are good 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 or local chapter events.

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. When you get to The Ritz-Carlton, leave your clubs with the bell stand or leave in your car. 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 may have to have straight tee times.

 

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Food

In all packages, the following will be included:
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner Sunday from 7-9pm at the Citron Restaurant at the JW Marriott. 
  • Three (3) $15.00 breakfast vouchers to be used towards The Ritz-Carlton buffet or continental breakfast.
  • Two (2) dinners (first dinner at the Shades of Green directly after our round on Monday plus a final award's dinner on Tuesday night at a location TBD. 
  • Cash bar at all dining events

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 via email ASGA 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 ASGA 3-days in advance.  We will not try to find you (and we hope you understand . . . 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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Itinerary

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.

NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost.

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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.

Signed-Up as of 11/30/2020

Tom Alsop Charlotte
John Cash Washington, DC
Nancy Clark Asheville
Linda Davis Sarasota
Marlene Hammond Washington, DC
Randy Koster Acworth, GA
Brian Peterson Denver
Marjorie Phipps Asheville
Mary Rapson Washington, DC
Scott Rapson Washington, DC
Bea Stryker Sarasota
Jeena Tomasheski The Villages
Norma Wallis SE Michigan
Kitsy Williams Jacksonville


 

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Getting To The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes - Orlando

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:

 

ORLANDO, GRANDE LAKES

4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL  32837

 

PHONE 407-206-2400

 

 

If you're flying, you'll want to fly into Orlando International Airport (MSO) which is about 10 miles from The Ritz-Carlton. 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?) - ASGA attendees pay NO SELF-PARKING FEE if you park at the JW Marriott, a short distance to the Ritz-Carlton. Valet parking is available at the Ritz-Carlton, but no self-parking is available at The Ritz-Carlton. 

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

NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost.

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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 Orlando, 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 12/03/20.  Absolutely NO refunds, whole or partial, after 12/03/20. 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.

NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost.

 

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Miscellaneous Links

Click here to go to The Ritz-Carlton 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 irene@singlesgolf.com. 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

NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost.

 

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Register for Event

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.

 

NOTE ASGA will not provide a roommate for you, we will no longer pair you with a same-gendered roommate due to Covid. So, BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to reduce your event cost.

 

Pay by check or credit card . . . Register with Paper (PDF) / Mail-in / Fax-in Form . . . CLICK HERE

Pay by check or credit card . . . 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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