Hospice Hosts Charity Tourney

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The Rim Country Hospice Foundation is hosting its first-ever charity golf tournament at The Rim Club course Monday, April 16. All proceeds will be used to build a hospice facility for patients in need of 24-hour skilled care.

"We are attempting to make this one of the best (tournaments) in the state," said Kathleen Hughes, foundation treasurer.

Highlights include a hole-in-one contest for an EZ-GO golf cart, closest-to-the-pin competitions, a raffle for a set of custom-fit Ping golf clubs and custom-framed "Drive and Putt" prints, a continental breakfast, and a dinner served immediately following the tournament.

The fee for the day's activities, including the shotgun modified scramble tournament, is $1,000 per foursome, with hole sponsorships available for another $500. Raffle tickets are $10 or six for $50.

Each of the top four teams will win prizes in the event, which is limited to 27 foursomes. The first-place foursome will win Ping TiSI Titanium Drivers, the second-place team will receive Ping Hoofer II golf bags with stands, the third-place team will take home Ping Pal 2F putters with copper inserts and the fourth-place foursome will be awarded Ping Mantis golf bags with stand.

Registration and the continental breakfast will begin at 9 a.m., with the practice range open at 10 a.m., and the tournament commencing at 11 a.m. There will be no drop-in slots available, so all players must be pre-registered.

The Rim Club course is a challenging 18-hole, par-71 private course with 400-foot playing corridors that are more than 100 feet wider than the industry standard. For more information on the tournament, call Hughes at 472-8220.

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