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Love on the Links

12.05am 31st December 2004 - Travel

For 300 ‘single golfers‘ Orlando, Florida is the place to be for New Year’s Eve this year as, from areas all over the US, members of the American Singles Golf Association converge for fun and fellowship on the fairway.
“In these days of internet meetings and virtual dating, getting to know other singles through golf has had a big impact on thousands of people,” says Tom Alsop, founder and president of the American Singles Golf Association. “If you want to find out what makes a person tick, spend five hours with them on the golf course. You see them at their best and worst.”
Has ‘singles golf‘ worked for many people? “Absolutely. It’s unfortunate that we lose members because they meet other singles and drive off into the sunset,” Alsop admits, “but that’s the nature of our organization. Since our inception in 1992, over 12,000 people have joined.”
This year, the group gathers for its Winter golf event in Florida. “Because birds fly south in the winter, we do too,” Alsop says. “Some of our biggest attendance numbers come from our northern chapters, like the Chicago chapter that’s bringing 35 members to the event.” Overall, there are 65 chapters of the American Singles Golf Association

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