Newton, NC – Catawba Regional Hospice is gearing up for its 14th annual Friends Fore Hospice Golf Tournament, which will take place on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Catawba Country Club in Newton, NC.

The community event brings together seasoned and novice golfers in support of overall hospice services. As part of its mission, Catawba Regional Hospice pledges to provide end-of-life care to all patients who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. The proceeds from Friends Fore Hospice help guarantee that uninsured and underinsured patients have access to this high-quality hospice care.

CatRegOpenings for teams are still available. Registration begins at 7:30am, and shotgun starts are scheduled for 8:30am and 1:30pm. A buffet lunch will be served between the morning and afternoon rounds.

Individual player costs are $100, and foursome costs are $400. These fees cover 18 holes, cart and green fees, practice range, a light breakfast, a buffet lunch, and complimentary beverages. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, third, and women’s flights. As added incentive, a hole-in-one cash prize of $10,000 is available on Hole 3, should a golfer’s skills prove exceptional.

Players should plan to register by Wednesday, April 27, 2015.

Sponsorships are still available for businesses or individuals. The tournament’s Premier Sponsor is CommScope. Foundation Sponsors are the Hickory Daily Record and WHKY. The Golf Cart Sponsor is Cargo Transporters, and the Hole-in-One Sponsor is Electrical Associates of Hickory, Inc. Food and Beverage Sponsors include Fresh Air Galaxy, Newton Family Physicians, PA, ITP Business Communications, Inc., and McCreary Modern. The Scoreboard Sponsor is Catawba Valley Medical Center, and the Putting Green Sponsor is Epsilon, Inc.

To register online, visit