NORFOLK, Neb. -- A one-of-a-kind fundraising event is coming this spring to a northeast Nebraska town.

The Pierce Fire Department is hosting an AR-15 golf tournament to raise money for additional firefighting equipment.

Rich Lutz, who claims to be the inventor of this unique way to play golf, said he searched all over to find out if anyone else came up with this idea but couldn’t find anything. Lutz said he’ll be the first person ever to host something like this.

“We’re going to have, as far as we know, the very first AR-15 nine-hole golf tournament that there ever was,” Lutz said.

He added the hardest part of the process was coming up with rules.

“Rules for golf with rifles is a little bit different than rules for regular golf,” Lutz said.

Lutz is also a member of the Pierce Fire Department. When he initially brought up the idea to other members, as you would probably expect, some weren’t on board.

“As you can imagine, the reactions were very mixed,” Lutz said. “Some of them looked at me like I was not quite with it. The others were very well receptive to it. We did prove to all of our officers that this was a safe thing to do.”

Lutz said playing AR-15 golf is no more dangerous than playing a normal round on the links.

Before the tournament, officials will hold a safety meeting with all of the players. During the match, each hole will have a range officer holding the gun before and after the player shoots.

The tournament is set to hold 54 teams of two and costing $450 a team.

Rifles, balls, and blanks will all be provided when signing up.

Lutz said getting good at AR-15 golf is all about how you aim the rifle and hoping for the best.

“It’s about trajectory,” Lutz saif. “So you control the length of your shot by how far you put the muzzle into the air.”

The tournament is on May 6 and starts at 8:00 a.m.

For more information on the event, click here.