General Info

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"Fall Days in Asheville, NC"

Sunday, October 28 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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

AN INVITATION TO ALL ASGA MEMBERS

Asheville is located in the mountainous region of western North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains.  It's the state's 12th largest city and is different in many ways than the rest of the state. We'll stay downtown at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel, a Marriott property, within walking distance to a number of restaurants and attractions. 

THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL'S ADDRESS & PHONE

31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC 28801   PHONE 828-252-8211

To visit the Asheville Renaissance hotel's website, click here


Video on some cool things to do while in Asheville      



IMPORTANT:  We have reserved a block of 30 rooms our peak nights (Sunday-Wednesday).  You can register at any time, however, when we fill-up those rooms, we will seek to add more rooms but there's no guarantee 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.  This resort has always been on our bucket list and rooms will be in high demand.  So if you know you'll have a roommate, please both of you register the same day if possible.


Package Pricing - See Below.  Our ASGA rate at the hotel and golf courses includes pretty much everything, i.e. gratuities, taxes and fees. 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!


Open to Current Members Only

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.


THE PACKAGES

Included in all packages is the following:

  • Three (3) nights' stay at the Renaissance Hotel, a Marriott property, in downtown Asheville
  • Two (2) rounds of golf. First round at the Grove Park Inn's course or Laurel Ridge County Club (TBD), the second at Maggie Valley. (Note: Grove Park does not have a driving range.)  Golf carts included.
  • Welcome party (cash bar) - Hotel to furnish chef's choice of hors d'oeuvres.
  • Two (2) dinners (casual dinner on second night, awards dinner on final night)
  • All service fees and taxes
  • Free self-parking 
  • Welcome gift, Program and Pairings Guide, Nametags, ASGA Prize Certificates for winners of competitions

 

ASGA GROUP PRICING

STANDARD PACKAGE - You have a Roommate, $599.00  

ROOM-BY-YOURSELF PACKAGE - $919.00 

EXTRA NIGHTS:  If you want to arrive early, over the weekend, rates jump to the serious level of $452/night after tax is added if you room alone and $226 with a roommate. If you want to stay a couple of days after our event ends, i.e. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, these are weekdays and your rate is $208.00 after tax or $104 if you have a roommate.

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 October 5, 2018.

Under our group contract with the Renaissance Hotel, we all stay in what are called ROH rooms, i.e. Run-of-House, which is in any hotel room they specify. Getting a ROH rate give us the best possible rate and lowers the price of the overall trip. If you are inclined to upgrade your room, please contact ASGA indicating which kind of room or suite you'd like to be upgraded to. 

Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package.  See the "Getting There" link on left for airport information and resort address.

 

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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

Under our group contract with the Renaissance Hotel, we all stay in what are called ROH rooms, i.e. Run-of-House, which is in any hotel room they specify. Getting a ROH rate give us the best possible rate and lowers the price of the overall trip. If you are inclined to upgrade your room, please contact ASGA indicating which kind of room or suite you'd like to be upgraded to. 

EXTRA NIGHTS:  If you want to arrive early, over the weekend, rates jump to the serious level of $452/night after tax is added if you room alone and $226 with a roommate. If you want to stay a couple of days after our event ends, i.e. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, these are weekdays and your rate is $208.00 after tax or $104 if you have a roommate.

 

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Golf

 

Courses.  We will play the Grove Park Inn course or Laurel Ridge Country Club (TBD) and Maggie Valley GC. If our numbers are sufficient, we'll shotgun each day.  We are scheduled to play Maggie Valley GC at 1pm on the 29th and the Grove Park course (or Laurel Ridge) at 9am on the 30th.  Maggie Valley is about a 35-minute drive from the hotel, give or take.

Golf Play Format.  We will play our own ball each day using the USGA Rules of Golf.  Men will play the tees that are around 5600-5800 yards, women will play the forward tees.  

Transportation to Courses.  We will provide a Need-a-Ride / Give-a-Ride form whereby you can hop a ride with a fellow member simply by signing-up on this sheet at registration. We've never left anyone behind!


Optional Rounds of Golf.  Information to follow and will be announced when we see how many are registered.

 


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 the par 3s.  Winners will be announced at our final nights' award's dinner. ASGA $25 Prize Certificates will be awarded to the winners.

Golf Club Storage.  Since we're not staying at a resort, you will either store your clubs in your car or leave them with the bell stand upon arrival at the hotel. 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, be sure to remember to pack your clubs!

 

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Food

In all packages, the following will be included:
  • Welcome Reception Sunday night (chef's choice of food) - cash bar
  • Two (2) dinners - one casual dinner directly after our round at Maggie Valley on Monday and a final awards dinner on Tuesday night at Pack's Tavern.

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 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 resort 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 (baconl/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 area.

 

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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 09/21/2018:

Tom Alsop Charlotte
Donna Ewen Delray Beach
Patricia Sullivan Hartford
Linda Zabor Hartford
Faye Gay Jacksonville
Kitsy Williams Jacksonville
Phyllis Adair LA-Orange Co.
Laura Bastianelli LA-Orange Co.
Edel Kraft LA-Orange Co.
Ellen MacDonald LA-Orange Co.
Bill Meader Martinez, GA
Melanie Griffith Sacramento
Pat Samuels Sarasota
Robert  Cichetti  The Villages
Jeanne Simmons The Villages
Steve Heckelman Washington
Deb Swedberg Washington
 

 

 
     

Getting To Asheville

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

THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL'S ADDRESS & PHONE

31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC 28801   PHONE 828-252-8211

To visit the Asheville Renaissance hotel's website, click here

 

If you're flying, you should fly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) just a short 20 minute drive to the Renaissance Hotel. 

Check rental car rates at the airport or rent a van from your location and load-up 4-6 members of your chapter and share the 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 Asheville, North Carolina, expect brisk, Fall weather.  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 9/28/18.  Absolutely NO refunds after 9/28/18. 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

Here's a cool video on 12 Amazing Things to do in Asheville - - click here.

OPTIONAL VISIT TO THE BILTMORE HOUSE - America's Largest Private Home.  Details to follow.

 

 

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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.  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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