Lake Maloney Golf Course and the Maxwell Gun Club teamed up together to raise money for the Maxwell High School Trap Team and Ducks Unlimited through a two-day Quack and Whack competition on June 4-5.
Originally based on Sutherland’s Crack and Whack competition, 15 two-person teams competed at the inaugural competition and hope to return in following years.
“So far, everybody I talked to has been really excited and already asking when we’re doing this again next year,” said Ducks Unlimited Committee Member Trevor Sewald.
After paying an entry fee of $250 per team, the competitors started their challenge on June 4 at the Maxwell Gun Club where they shot 50 rocks per person. The next day at 8 a.m., the two-person teams met at Lake Maloney Golf Course.
To prevent players from getting piled onto one hole, the teams were paired up and assigned a starting point. Throughout the day, the teams took breaks from the heat at the clubhouse before returning to the greens.
Between specific holes sponsored by local businesses and the competitors’ entry fee, all proceeds will be split between North Platte’s Ducks Unlimited and the Maxwell High School Trap Team.
“We’re trying to give more money back to the community,” said Sewald. “We have a banquet every year in the spring that all the money raised stays in the state, but it doesn’t always stay local, so we’re trying to do more events giving back to the community.”
Nic Luhrs and Shawn Roll of Omaha were the winners,
Brandon Bringewatt and Logan Collins of North Platte finished second.
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