Frequently Asked Questions
1.What's the ratio of men to women?
Nationally the member ratio of Men/Women golfers in ASGA is about 50/50, but the ratio of Men/Women for New Jersey ASGA varies from week to week. Not everyone golfs every event, and we never know who our guests will be, so it's difficult to determine what our overall ratio would be.
2. What do you do at your membership meetings?
We generally socialize for the first hour, then the meeting is called to order. We have dinner with the meeting. At every meeting, announcements of upcoming events are made and sign-up sheets of these events are passed around. Each committee makes a report, including activities, goals, etc. General business is discussed.
3. How much does it cost and what do I get for my dues?
Dues are set by the national organization, and the current yearly dues is $79 per year. Your dues support the national organization, which has expenses like any other business, e.g. personnel, office rental, computer and copier leases. Our chapter gets $10 of each member's annual due, which helps support us on the local lever. We also raise money for the chapter by running a 50/50 raffle at each dinner meeting. For your annual $79 dues, you receive a monthly newsletter of all of your club's activities, a membership kit upon joining with discounts and other benefits, and an opportunity to play in ASGA's multi-chapter golf weekends throughout the year. Expenses at the local level should be kept at a minimum and each event, whether it is a golf outing, social, Christmas party, etc. should be borne by the participants of each event
4. Where do you play?
We play at many coursed within the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, usually not more than 1-1/2 hour drive for most members. We also have at least 2 weekend events a season, and are always looking for more venues. The national organization sponsors many multi-chapter golf trips and week-long trips as well. a "home course," where members receive a regular discount for individual/group play.
5. How often do you play golf?
Each club plays as often as it wishes. Most clubs, when the weather cooperates, have official club outings as often as each weekend! And once members come to know each other, they'll put together impromptu golf outings of smaller foursomes.
6. I'm divorced. Am I allowed to join?
Absolutely. Single, by our definition, is anyone who has never married OR is legally separated OR is divorced OR widowed.
7. Do you have to be a good golfer?
No, just a good person. Our average handicap is 25 nationally. So for every 15 handicapper, there's a 35 out there, and for every 5 handicapper, there's a 45. We encourage beginners to join because learning through friends is not as intimidating. Our only requirement is that you be comfortable playing on a golf course and are familiar with the rules and golf etiquette.
8. What happens if I get married?
It's congratulations and farewell! We're a singles club. Not that we have anything against married people, in fact that's a goal for a lot of our members. But we preserve our uniqueness by keeping it a singles club. Each clubs' bylaws will offer more details about this policy.