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Rod & Gun Club golfs strong at benefit

COPAKE — Ready to raise money to keep the club running and aid Taconic Hills graduates with their future endeavors, the Craryville Rod & Gun Club welcomed individuals and teams to Undermountain Golf Course for the club’s annual 2-Person Scramble Tournament on Saturday, June 11.

According to the event flyer, proceeds from the annual tournament “help the club provide hunting and shooting courses to the public and to support and fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.” In addition to the funds that go toward paying the club’s operating expenses to keep it running, a portion of the funds raised at the tournament go toward providing a scholarship through Taconic Hills Central School District in Craryville, N.Y., for a graduating senior looking to attend college in an environmental or trade program.

Priced at $85 per person, the tournament included 18 holes of golf on the Undermountain Golf Course in Copake, a cart lunch, putting contests, prizes, raffles and 50.50 prizes, beverages and dinner. Registration for the tournament and lunch were both held at 12 p.m., followed by the shotgun start at 1 p.m. A chicken BBQ followed the tournament at 5 p.m.

This year’s scramble welcomed a total of 36 participants. Among the winners recognized at the tournament, the Craryville Rod & Gun Club congratulated Kolby Clegg and Trevor New as the tournament’s first place winning team.

Though he was unable to disclose how much money was raised in total, Craryville Rod & Gun Club Vice President William Hunt said of the scramble, “It’s a good time — we really enjoy having it at Undermountain.”

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