Golf With ASGA
Someone once said that the only people who think that golf is an easy game are those who have never played. Our goal is to provide a venue in which everyone can enjoy the game. Some of our members come to The Villages with extensive golf experience. Others arrive here with the intent of taking up the game for the first time. It is not recommended for a beginner golfer to sign up for Championship golf without knowing the Rules of Golf and etiquette of the game, which is sometimes more important than knowing how to play. It is highly recommended that new golfers take a series of lessons from The Villages Golf Academy professionals ((352) 259-8121) (https://www.golfthevillages.com/golf-academy/) or teaching professionals outside of The Villages before stepping onto a course. After receiving some instruction, it might be appropriate for the member to begin playing in one of our Executive golf groups.
ASGA Executive Golf
ASGA Executive Golf groups play on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (from October to May). These events are normally followed by lunch at a venue selected by the event coordinator. The courses vary from week to week and are assigned by The Villages Tee Time System after the coordinator has requested tee times. The coordinator determines the type of game to be played. Sometimes it is a scramble or shamble; sometimes the lowest number of putts; and sometimes another creative, but fun, format. Normally $2 per person is collected, and prizes are awarded at the end.
ASGA Championship Golf
Our Chapter strongly suggests that members who want to play Championship golf with The Villages ASGA have a priority membership. This is to ensure we can obtain tee times throughout the year. Priority memberships are not required for Golf Events outside The Villages.
ASGA Championship golf is played on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at The Villages Championship courses, with the exception of the 18 holes Saturday group, which plays outside the Villages from November 1st to May 1st. The Championship Priority groups normally play a Quota point system. Each player contributes $3.00 for around. Prizes are awarded to players who score the highest number of points over their Quota, and also for players hitting closest to the pin on par 3’s USGA rules are the basis for all of the Chapter’s golf.
From May to October we also have a Nine and Dine at Cane Garden Country Club. This is a fun and friendly social golf event.
Championship Golf Quota Points
The golf game played is "Quota," which is based on points awarded for scoring performance: 1 point for a Bogey, 2 points for a Par, 4 points for birdie, 8 points for an eagle. It takes 3 rounds of golf to establish a Quota point average. We use the last 5 rounds for an average. Once a member has established a quota average (3 rounds), he/she can start playing for prizes. Prize money paid out depends on the number of players.
Don't be a NO SHOW!
NO-SHOW DEFINITION: Anyone who has registered to play at any of the club outings and does not participate in that event will be considered a no-show if they have failed to notify the event coordinator at least 36 hours prior to their scheduled tee time. Notification must be done by email or by phone.
CLUB ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN If a club member has two (2) no-shows over a period of two (2) months they will be suspended from playing in any golf activity associated with the club for a period of one (1) month.