Golf priority renewal

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-16-2021, 07:51 AM
Viperguy Viperguy is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Sanibel
Posts: 314
Thanks: 2
Thanked 236 Times in 80 Posts
Default Golf priority renewal

So we get a letter (snail mail) showing our expiration of golf priority in a couple weeks and the process of the payment. Aside for the amount being ridiculous they want you to A. Show up at the office, B. mail a check, C. call with a credit card. I opt for C. The lady I talked to could barely understand me (volume at her end) and after changing her hookup I read her the number four digits at a time. Yea. It worked. She said I will mail you a receipt (again, snail mail). Now, we can conduct just about every transaction anywhere quickly and efficiently on line with credit, debit, or check draft. Even the darn county tax office can collect your money that way. Why for Pete's sake (no offense to Pete) can't the golf renewal process catch up with the times? GEEZE
  #2  
Old 08-16-2021, 08:04 AM
dewilson58 dewilson58 is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South of 466a, if you don't like me.......I live in Orlando.
Posts: 9,553
Thanks: 678
Thanked 7,307 Times in 2,653 Posts
Default

Life is Good.
  #3  
Old 08-16-2021, 08:16 AM
golfing eagles's Avatar
golfing eagles golfing eagles is online now
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: The Villages
Posts: 9,340
Thanks: 334
Thanked 8,064 Times in 2,538 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Viperguy View Post
So we get a letter (snail mail) showing our expiration of golf priority in a couple weeks and the process of the payment. Aside for the amount being ridiculous they want you to A. Show up at the office, B. mail a check, C. call with a credit card. I opt for C. The lady I talked to could barely understand me (volume at her end) and after changing her hookup I read her the number four digits at a time. Yea. It worked. She said I will mail you a receipt (again, snail mail). Now, we can conduct just about every transaction anywhere quickly and efficiently on line with credit, debit, or check draft. Even the darn county tax office can collect your money that way. Why for Pete's sake (no offense to Pete) can't the golf renewal process catch up with the times? GEEZE
The amount is "ridiculous"????? Playing 2x/week covers your entire cost

If someone is so put out by the three payment options given, don't become a priority member, pay the full resident green fees, don't participate in men's/ladies day, and sit at the bottom of the heap for tee time reservations. Your choice. Yet another first world problem here in TV
  #4  
Old 08-16-2021, 11:44 AM
TommyT TommyT is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Villages
Posts: 428
Thanks: 424
Thanked 142 Times in 45 Posts
Default Processing Fee !!

There is a "Processing Fee" any time you use plastic. The Villages will NOT pay the fees.
__________________
Thanks,
Tommy T
The Villages
  #5  
Old 08-16-2021, 12:04 PM
golfing eagles's Avatar
golfing eagles golfing eagles is online now
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: The Villages
Posts: 9,340
Thanks: 334
Thanked 8,064 Times in 2,538 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TommyT View Post
There is a "Processing Fee" any time you use plastic. The Villages will NOT pay the fees.
Wrong, you can pay with a CC
  #6  
Old 08-16-2021, 12:46 PM
Golfer222 Golfer222 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 28 Posts
Default

question- thinking about getting priority membership for wife and I-how do you calculate playing 2x per week paying for itself?
  #7  
Old 08-16-2021, 12:55 PM
golfing eagles's Avatar
golfing eagles golfing eagles is online now
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: The Villages
Posts: 9,340
Thanks: 334
Thanked 8,064 Times in 2,538 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfer222 View Post
question- thinking about getting priority membership for wife and I-how do you calculate playing 2x per week paying for itself?
2 person priority at all 12 courses costs $925. Depending on time of year, you save $8-12 /round, so lets just round it to $10. 2 people, 2 rounds/week ,52 weeks/year=208 rounds = $2080 in savings, so with the new rate structure, looks like only 1 round/week will do it.
  #8  
Old 08-16-2021, 12:58 PM
dewilson58 dewilson58 is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South of 466a, if you don't like me.......I live in Orlando.
Posts: 9,553
Thanks: 678
Thanked 7,307 Times in 2,653 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfer222 View Post
question- thinking about getting priority membership for wife and I-how do you calculate playing 2x per week paying for itself?
Look at the difference in rates between priority resident and resident....say $9/round.

Your Membership: Priority membership is, say $750. 750/9 = 83 rounds to breakeven for the year.

The Double membership is only $925......just over 100 rounds by both of you.
  #9  
Old 08-16-2021, 12:58 PM
Golfer222 Golfer222 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 28 Posts
Default

Thank you
  #10  
Old 08-17-2021, 05:17 AM
Billy1 Billy1 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 143 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Remember your trail fee if you have been paying a trail fee is included. Subtract the trail fee from the cost.
  #11  
Old 08-17-2021, 05:20 AM
TomPerry TomPerry is offline
Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 71
Thanks: 1
Thanked 80 Times in 31 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dewilson58 View Post
Look at the difference in rates between priority resident and resident....say $9/round.

Your Membership: Priority membership is, say $750. 750/9 = 83 rounds to breakeven for the year.

The Double membership is only $925......just over 100 rounds by both of you.
Don’t forget to discount the $141 annual trail fees included, and you get priority tee times and use of CC pools!
  #12  
Old 08-17-2021, 05:24 AM
mike234 mike234 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 107
Thanks: 24
Thanked 140 Times in 56 Posts
Default

and, if you want to save even more, just undertip the hardworking, waiters and waitresses, like many of cheapskates that live here do...... ask any bartender you know about the people who leave practically nothing...
  #13  
Old 08-17-2021, 06:01 AM
Billy1 Billy1 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 143 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Low tipping does not attract better workers. The best workers go where the tips will pay rent and child care.
  #14  
Old 08-17-2021, 06:24 AM
noslices1 noslices1 is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 568
Thanks: 55
Thanked 517 Times in 239 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Viperguy View Post
So we get a letter (snail mail) showing our expiration of golf priority in a couple weeks and the process of the payment. Aside for the amount being ridiculous they want you to A. Show up at the office, B. mail a check, C. call with a credit card. I opt for C. The lady I talked to could barely understand me (volume at her end) and after changing her hookup I read her the number four digits at a time. Yea. It worked. She said I will mail you a receipt (again, snail mail). Now, we can conduct just about every transaction anywhere quickly and efficiently on line with credit, debit, or check draft. Even the darn county tax office can collect your money that way. Why for Pete's sake (no offense to Pete) can't the golf renewal process catch up with the times? GEEZE
It used to be a better deal for priority members. Last year, for 27 weeks, the Priority golfer saved $17.00 per round and for the rest if the year is was $12.00 per round. Priority golf, with tax is about $800.00 for one person, so deducting $140.00 for trail fees, the cost is $660.00. $17.00x27 = $459.00 and $12.00x25 = $300, for a total of $759.00. So, one round per week more than paid for the Priority Golf package. This year the difference is much less, only $9.00 difference this summer, so many more rounds required to justify the cost.
  #15  
Old 08-17-2021, 06:27 AM
tsmall22204 tsmall22204 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 340
Thanks: 0
Thanked 640 Times in 212 Posts
Default

I have always said that golfers are the biggest cry babies in the Villages.
Closed Thread

Tags
mail, golf, renewal, check, office

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 PM.