Newton, NC – Carolina Caring is gearing up for its 17th annual Friends Fore Hospice golf tournament, which will take place on Monday, May 13, at Catawba Country Club in Newton.

A yearly favorite, this community event brings together the casual and competitive golfer in support of overall hospice services. As part of its mission, Carolina Caring pledges to provide end-of-life care to all patients who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. Proceeds from Friends Fore Hospice support this pledge enabling patients who are under-insured or have no insurance to receive hospice care.

This is a great opportunity to put together your foursome and enjoy a day of fun, food, and challenge on a course designed by acclaimed architect, Donald Ross. Individual player costs are $125, and foursome costs are $500. This covers 18 holes, cart and green fees, practice range, light breakfast and buffet lunch and complimentary beverages. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third flights. And for those with great skill or great luck, a hole-in-one cash prize of $10,000 is available on Hole 3.

Openings for teams are still available. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun starts are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Players should plan to register by May 1st. For information on sponsorship opportunities or to register online, visit or contact Sue Mulay, Event Specialist, at 828.466.0466 ext. 2357. If you are unable to attend the Friends Fore Hospice golf tournament but are interested in donating, please visit

Carolina Caring, founded in 1979 as Catawba Regional Hospice, is an independent, community-based health care provider. They specialize in programs which offer relief from chronic conditions, serious illnesses, and the challenges they bring, including palliative medicine, PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), hospice care and grief counseling. Currently, Carolina Caring serves 12-counties across western North Carolina and the Piedmont. For more information about Carolina Caring, please call 828.466.0466 or visit

Photo: Golfer Brian Tate.