Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hats off Jeff Wright (Vermont Skeet Shooter)


Hat’s off to Vermont shooter Jeff Wright!


 
It’s often surprising to some on what one person can accomplish.  One who is not only dedicated, but also has a strong work ethic, vision, and plays well with others. 
Jeff is one of the few with that same mindset found at clubs we all belong or visit.  One of that small group (a handful) where shoot programs as we know them would die a slow, sometimes painfully slow death without people like Jeff.  Look around your own club, how many Jeff’s do you have helping at your club 24/7?

Jeff (and his wife Linda) took the Underhill Rod & Gun Club NSSA skeet program, a program that was static to say the least, and gave it a shot of adrenaline.  Jeff was not the only one who righted the skeet program, as he had the support of others!

In the last few years.....
A policy to make the use of wireless release an option was implemented.  The use of the mandatory wireless release during NSSA shoots had become a sore point for some and cost the club shooters. 

The number of 4-gun shoots scheduled was increased, with less emphasis on 50/50/50/50 shoots.  One day shoots are welcomed in any format and a great way to attract new shooters, but the lack of 4-gun shoots found a decrease in the number of shooters who traveled to the club from out of state and Canada.  The popular September 4-gun shoot that was dropped in favor of a one day shoot has still not recovered, but looks to be heading in the right direction after being reborn once again as a 4-gun shoot.
A 200 target .410 shoot long held at another club held to honor Jack Corse, but no longer, was reincarnated at the Underhill club and now is an annual event.

After a draught of articles, Skeet Shooting Review now receives in-depth shoot reports that all can enjoy.
Moving into the modern era, the use of email to keep shooters informed is utilized.

Not doing it alone I'm sure, but Thanks for all you do!
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joe, thanks for the kind words.

    The Underhill Rod and Gun Club has always been a great supporter of organized competitive skeet. Every skeet club goes through waves of varying participation and enthusiasm and URGC was not immune. With the help of Terry Dunbar and my very supportive wife Linda we are trying to put the URGC shoots back on people’s calendars.

    It is our goal to throw good targets, make visiting shooters feel welcome at our great facility and to provide shooters of all levels with the NSSA competitive skeet experience. We strive to provide everyone with a fun experience and to host shoots at which great scores are shot.

    The Vermont Skeet Shooting Association (VSSA) is growing with over thirty supporting members. Terry, Linda and I want to offer our time to help other clubs host shoots. We will help market the shoot and take care of the registration process, handle the scoreboard and file all necessary shoot reports. We are also open to other clubs hosting the Vermont State Shoot and encourage others to consider hosting it. We want to be sure we share the fun and spread the enthusiasm around the state.

    Thanks for all you do with Lost Target Joe.

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