General Info and Cost

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

At any time there could be special notices or updates to this event and those will be posted under the "Emails/Updates" on the left side of this page or in underlined green type font on this website.


This is an ASGA Multi-Chapter Invitational

at PGA National Resort

in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Unlike other ASGA Multi-Chapter Events,

this event is a 4 night / 5-day event

with 3 rounds of golf + $250 gift card*.

Arrive Monday, January 2, 2023 - Depart Friday, January 6, 2023

(Add'l. nights available at a reduced rate up to 3 days after our event is over.)

* SUBJECT TO PAYMENT IN FULL BY 12/14/22

OPEN TO ALL CURRENT ASGA MEMBERS

Yes, you must be a member of ASGA at the time of the event to attend this multi-chapter event. To join ASGA, go to www.SinglesGolf.com/join.

We anticipate another great event because PGA National Resort has given us a great rate as compared to what the public pays through their online rate, plus, to many, PGA National is a bucket list item. So, explore the various tabs on this website and sign-up soon. Save additional when you room with a friend; otherwise. We cannot guarantee ASGA will provide a roommate for you, but we will try!

Click on the GOLF TAB below left to see which courses we will play.


3-Night / 4-Day Option

We offer this trip to PGA National Resort as a 4-night / 5-day event because we believe you'll recognize PGA National Resort as a true bucket list opportunity. It's a first for the American Singles Golf Association and we're proud to offer this event to you. However, if you'd prefer to attend the event for 3 nights and 4 days with just 2 rounds of golf and 3 dinners instead of 4, we can do so. If interested, email us at info@SinglesGolf.com for rates and details. If you choose a 3-night / 4-day option and plan to room with someone, you must provide your own roommate in case ASGA cannot provide one for you.


PGA NATIONAL RESORT

400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

To visit the resort's website (PGAResort.com), click here

Phone 800-863-2819

To view a fly-over video of the resort, click here

 

CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00 PM     CHECK-OUT TIME IS 12:00 NOON

(if arriving earlier, call the Resort and request an earlier check in time)

URGENT REQUESTIf you are planning to go, we need a deposit from you or full payment for ASGA to contract the correct number of rooms, a/k/a room block. In other words, "who's serious about attending?" This is highly important to reserve the block as the public will attempt to fill up the hotel otherwise.

  • if you plan to room alone, you'll need to pay a non-refundable deposit of $200 which will give you a $250 credit towards your final payment. If you decide you cannot go, you will receive 27 additional months of ASGA membership. Final balance due 11/30/22. 
  • if you plan to room with someone, you'll need to pay a non-refundable deposit of $100 which will give you a $150 credit towards your final payment. If you decide you cannot go, you will receive 14 additional months of ASGA membership. Final balance due 11/30/22. 

If you miss the 11/30 deadline, deposits will no longer be required and we will accept payment in full only as the event will occur in 30 days or less.

This will allow us to sign a contract with the Resort and secure a specific block of rooms. When we fill-up the block we will have reserved, we will seek to add more rooms if necessary 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.

GOT A ROOMMATE? And if you know you'll have a roommate, please get both of your registrations submitted at the same time, otherwise, you might be charged the room-by-yourself rate.


Wikipedia article on PGA National Resort and Spa - click here

Wikipedia article on Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - click here


This 4-Night / 5-Day golf event is open to current members only. You must be a member in January to attend.  To join ASGA or renew your dues, go to www.SinglesGolf.com/join   Not sure when your dues expire, go here


THE PACKAGES

Included in both packages (room-by-myself or room with someone) is the following:

  • Four (4) nights' stay over five (5) days at the PGA Resort and Spa
  • Three (3) rounds of golf at these courses: the Palmer Course, the Match Course and the Fazio Course
  • Four (4) dinners
  • A $250.00 gift card to be used on property for breakfast, lunch, bars, gift or pro shops, etc. 
  • Wifi on property
  • 10% discount on retail
  • 10% discount on spa
  • Group transportation to the off-property restaurant one evening
  • Welcome gift, Program and Pairings Guide, Nametags, ASGA Prize Certificates for winners of competitions  
  • All taxes and resort service fees

ASGA GROUP PRICING


THIS IS PEAK SEASON FOR WARM AND SUNNY SOUTH FLORIDA!

RATES ARE HIGHER AND WE EXPECT GOOD WEATHER. AS ALWAYS.

The Resort has given us prices never given to any group in recent years!

 

PRICE COMPARISON BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND ASGA MEMBERS:

For the same courses, food and accommodations, our hotel contact estimates the public will pay:

  • $3,388.00 if rooming alone
  • $2,475 per person with a roommate

As a member of ASGA, your rates are:

  • $2,659 if rooming alone (a saving of $729)
  • $1,949 per person with a roommate (a saving of $526)*

* ASGA may be able to provide a roommate for you, however, we cannot guarantee it. Best if you provide your own roommate.

Credit cards carry a 3% fee. Or, mail check to 1122 Industrial Blvd., Suite 107, Matthews, NC 28105.

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

Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package.  See the "Getting There" link on left for airport information and the Resort address.  To get to the Resort, you may have to take an UBER or LYFT or TAXI to get to the Resort unless you rent a car.

Check back to see the FORUM button set-up on this site where you can communicate with other attendees and set-up a ride-share to the airport via taxi or Uber or other matter.

 

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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.  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 PGA National Resort

All of the guest rooms at the Resort are "run of house," meaning the Resort controls which rooms we will be in. ROH gets us a great group rate. 

To visit the Resort's guest room pages, click here.

If you wish to come in one day earlier on January 1 or stay up to three days late, your rate for those nights is $396 inclusive of tax and resort service fee. 

If you're rooming with someone and you want to stay extra day(s) and they do not, or, if you've requested ASGA to provide you with a roommate and you want to stay extra day(s) by yourself, you are responsible for the room-by-myself rate for those extra night(s).

Breakfast or any meals on any additional days is not included in your rate. 


NOTICE TO ATTENDEES REGARDING HOUSEKEEPING GRATUITY AND PORTERAGE FEE

(Per our contract with the Resort, we are required to post this statement):

The housekeeping gratuity and porterage fee will be left to the individual’s discretion. The Resort recommends a porterage fee of $10.00, per person, per room, and $2.50 per person, per day to cover housekeeping gratuities. It is the group’s responsibility to inform guests of these charges, unless specifically requested in writing to go to the master account. Group shall be solely and fully responsible for informing its attendees of these fees and that they are separate and distinct from the room rate and from taxes. Group may not, in any printed materials regarding the meeting or in any other manner, lump these fees into any category such as tax or room rate.


Resort Address: 

PGA NATIONAL RESORT

400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

To visit the resort's website (PGAResort.com), click here

Phone 800-863-2819

CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00 PM     CHECK-OUT TIME IS 12:00 NOON

Anyone arriving prior to 4pm will be accommodated as soon as possible, but should be advised that there may be a wait. Arrangements can be made for baggage storage with the hotel's front desk staff.

 

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Golf

 

 

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

Scoring will be based on the two best net balls per foursome per hole. 

We will play three (3) rounds of golf:  We will play the Palmer course, the Fazio course and the Match course. Note that the Match course traditionally is created for match play, however, PGA National will set the course up for regular USGA play, i.e. the format ASGA events normally play.

1st day of golf will be Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 1:00pm on the Fazio course, on Wednesday, January 4 at 8:30am on the Palmer course and on Thursday, January 5 at 8:30am on the Match course.

Men will play the tee boxes closest to 5600 yards, women will play the boxes closest to 5000 yards.

 


Competition and Prizes.  For our primary package rounds, prize certificates go to the first and second place team winners. Scoring based on the two (2) best net balls out of each foursome and closest-to-pin competitions on certain par 3s. Scorecards will be dotted. Winners will be announced at our final nights' award's dinner and ASGA $25 Prize Certificates will be awarded. 

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 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 Resort will store your clubs and have them sitting on your cart each day. Upon arrival, you will leave your clubs at the main hotel entrance.

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 ASGA membership fee. 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. For our package rounds at this event, we are scheduled have shotgun starts all days.

 

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Food

If you have a special dietary need, please indicate that on your registration form.*

In the 4-night/5-day packages, the following will be included**:

  • Four (4) dinners
  • a $250.00 gift card given to you upon check-in for any incidentals such as breakfasts, lunches, drinks at the bar, gift and pro shops, etc. 

Lunches are on your own.

* 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 at the time you register. Please DO NOT ask right prior to the food function as there will be no time for the kitchen to take care of your needs. There is a place on the registration form for you to indicate your dietary need. Once we are at a particular venue, it is UP TO YOU to notify the Resort staff or ASGA event leader who you are and that you are a person with the special dietary need.

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

** When this event website was originally created and advertised to our members, we had two packages, a 4-night/5-day event rooming alone and a 4-night/5-day event rooming with someone. The $250 gift card indicated above will be given to those who registered for the 4-night/5-day event. However, mis-wording may have left some to believe that "all pacakages" included the abbreviated 3-night/4-day event. We want to clarify. There is no $250 gift card for the 3-night/4-day events. If you registered for that event, you were sent an email from Irene, ASGA's office manager, prior to signing-up, indicating what was included in your 3-night/4-day event and a $250 gift card was not an element of your package. 

 

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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.

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Who's Coming

This page will list all members who are actually signed-up (and paid in full or has submitted a deposit) 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 December 1, 2022

Tom Alsop Charlotte
Barbara Ashbee Albany
Amy Atherholt SW Florida
Nancy Barnett Washington, DC
Pamela Bean Sarasota
Judy Biernat The Villages
Michael Bowyer Dallas-Ft. Worth
Janet Burnside Cleveland
Dana Burch Orlando
Joe Bushman The Villages
Dennis Carney Boston
John Cash Washington, DC
Mary Chevitski Philadelphia
Wilma Collado Kansas City
Wanda Conrath Grand Strand
Wayne Crupi Washington, DC
Linda Cunningham Grand Strand
Kamal Dagher Chicago
Sharon Davies Washington, DC
Betty Davis Kansas City
Chuck Davis Washington, DC
Linda Davis Sarasota
Setsi Day Orlando
Robert Doyle Albany
Karen Eckert Philadelphia
Sue Eliasberg Washington, DC
Jolly Erickson Pinehurst 
Donna Ewen Delray Beach
Joe Fasi Hartford
Larkin Fields The Villages
David Gambrel Orlando
Paul Gentile Chicago
Marlene Hammond Washington, DC
Kevin Jenkins Orlando
Glenda Johnson Dallas-Ft. Worth
Mark Johnson Denver
Sukie Kang Denver
Mary Kaul Dallas-Ft. Worth
Joanne Kendall Philadelphia
Maureen Kenney The Villages
Karen Kohler Denver
Paula Kolodny Sarasota
Joan Lamberti Grand Strand
Nadine Lange Denver
Rich Levy Palm Beach Co. 
John Lynch Jacksonville
Lynne Lustig Dallas-Ft. Worth
Curtis McCall Kansas City
Kevin McCrum The Villages
Joan McDermitt SW Florida
June McKendrick Grand Strand
Susan Merrick SE Michigan
Mary Misenheimer Grand Strand
Bill Neal Tucson
Donna Orlando North Jersey
Kathleen Patterson Albany
Thomas Piepmeier Kansas City
Robin Pinnix Pinehurst
Rachel Raker SW Florida
Amy Ratner Jacksonville
Jim Reynolds Boston
Barbara Rice The Villages
Nancy Richards Boston
Denise Romanelli Philadelphia
Jeannette Romeo Boston
Tim Ryan Albany
Rick Seaberg Tucson
Gary Slavin Sarasota
Marcia Smith The Villages
Carolyn St. Clair Tucson
Patricia Sullivan Hartford
Rui Sun Albany
Candice Tidwell Chicago
Jeena Tomasheski The Villages
Carol Van Arkel Palm Beach Co. 
Susan Walsh Jacksonville
Kitsy Williams Jacksonville
Karen Whitehead Brookhaven, GA
Linda Young Grand Strand
Linda Zabor Hartford
Cathleen Zehnacker North Jersey
 

 

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Getting To PGA National Resort

If you're driving to this venue, you'll likely have some sort of GPS with you.  So here's their information to put into your system:

PGA NATIONAL RESORT

400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

To visit the resort's website (PGAResort.com), click here

Phone 800-863-2819

CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00 PM     CHECK-OUT TIME IS 12:00 PM

 

If you're flying, you'll want to fly into PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL (PBI Airport). No shuttle service to the hotel is available, however, we suggest Uber, Lyft or a taxi to get you to the hotel.  It's about a $22 charge.

DO YOU RENT A CAR?  That is up to you, however, think about this: you'll likely fly into Palm Beach International Airport (PBI Airport) which is about 77 miles north of Miami. From there, you could take an Uber, Lyft or even a taxi and get to the Resort. (Share that cost if you are with another ASGA member.) We were told it's about a $22 Uber ride from the PBI airport. So we don't suggest renting a car. The Resort will provide transportation to all of your on-property venues. We'll have dinner on property three out of four nights and group transportation is provided for the night we have dinner off property. Transportation to the golf course is supplied by the Resort each day.  

PARKING: If you drive to the Resort, there is free self-parking. 

 

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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 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, we expect beautiful weather year round.  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 12/01/22.  Absolutely NO refunds after 12/01/22. If your plans change, you can sell your position to another member.  Please do not ask ASGA to sell your position.

See our complete cancellation policy here.

If you're rooming with someone and you want to stay extra day(s) and they do not, or, if you've requested ASGA to provide you with a roommate and you want to stay extra days, you are responsible for the room-by-myself rate.

Travel Insurance.  At a recent event in 2022, we had 4 people who had to cancel their event due to family emergencies or injuries. Not only are we getting older, but we have family members who are as well. Please consider travel insurance either purchased at this site (Nationwide Insurance) or on your own.


NOTICE TO ATTENDEES REGARDING HOUSEKEEPING GRATUITY AND PORTERAGE FEE

(Per our contract with the Resort, we are required to post this statement):

The housekeeping gratuity and porterage fee will be left to the individual’s discretion. The Resort recommends a porterage fee of $10.00, per person, per room, and $2.50 per person, per day to cover housekeeping gratuities. It is the group’s responsibility to inform guests of these charges, unless specifically requested in writing to go to the master account. Group shall be solely and fully responsible for informing its attendees of these fees and that they are separate and distinct from the room rate and from taxes. Group may not, in any printed materials regarding the meeting or in any other manner, lump these fees into any category such as tax or room rate.


 

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Miscellaneous Links

Trip Advisor's Things-to-Do in Palm Beach Gardens - - CLICK HERE 

 

 

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Contact ASGA

If you have questions of a general nature, please contact Tom Alsop, the event host by clicking on this link: tom@singlesgolf.com

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

 

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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.

 

Register Online . . . click here

The mailing address for checks is:  1122 Industrial Drive, Suite 107, Matthews, NC  28105

 

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