I hope everyone is enjoying a successful start to the new Target Year! This is a great time of the year to take advantage of the mild weather and support our local Indiana gun clubs. Many of our clubs are throwing Big 50’s as well as weekend shoots, which are a great way to pick up a lot of targets before winter arrives and then you don’t have to scramble around trying to get in your minimum targets in the spring.
A special thanks goes out to everyone at Evansville Gun Club for hosting an ATA Central Zone Shoot location in late July. Each year this CZ shoot in Evansville gets better & bigger. It’s certainly one of my favorite shoots each year and I encourage everyone to plan to attend in 2018.
I still can’t believe how great the weather was for the Grand American this year. Kudos goes to Lynn Gipson, everyone on the Executive Committee and all the many workers & volunteers that make the Grand such a fantastic experience for all. Congratulations to F. Darryl Hayes, my fellow Delegate from Michigan who is now the Central Zone President and Executive Committee Vice-President. I know Darryl will do a great job in this position and represent the Central Zone well.
As always it is good to see so many Indiana shooters listed on the leaderboard each event as well as so many familiar IN faces waiting their turn to shoot at shoot-off’s each evening. The very first day of Preliminary Week, Chrissy Byrd put up the lone 100 straight in the Handicap event! Then later that week in Event 11 Clarence Mason tied with the high Handicap score of the day with a 99 and ended up Veteran Champion. Indiana shooters taking home Grand American trophies this year include Chrissy Byrd, Thomas Rhoads, Tom Neal, Devon Harris, Clarence Mason, David Winn, John Harden, Mike Williams, Bobby Hubble, Michael Ross, Ron Dicke, Preston Crandell, Josh Brown, CW Arnett, John Roussel and Michael Bowe. Congrats to each of these shooters!
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything or would like to have anything included in this monthly report for Indiana.