Oil Capital GC held a shoot on April 24th & 25th. On the 24th there was a tie in the Singles with Jack Murphy, and Pete Wedelin breaking 94's. In the Handicap Pete was high with 85, and in the Doubles Carl Brown was high with 237. On Sun. the 25th Singles there was a tie again with David Bacon II, and Pete breaking 94's. Terry Piguet won the Handicap with 94, and Billy Pierce won the Doubles with 88. Woody Barnes won the HOA with 253. There were 18 shooters who braved the windy conditions.
Hennessey GC also held a Big 50 shoot on the 25th, and the same windy conditions existed. Rose Shaffer, and Kenneth Green tied with 46's, in the Singles, with Rose winning the flip. In the Handicap Charlie Mears, and Carl Recknagel tied with 43's, and Recknagel won the flip for Champion. Tim Mount, and Kenneth tied with 44's, in the Doubles, where Kenneth won the flip.
Shawnee's May 2nd shoot was well attended. Mist, and rain started the shoot, and just as it ended the sun came out. targets were well set, as the high scores showed. In the Singles Ron Bliss, and Shelton Shively broke 99's, and Ron won the flip. Bill Dean was next with 98. In the Handicap 3 tied with 93's, Logan Davis, Zoe Traylor, and Vickie Farmer, with Zoe winning the flip. The Doubles were won by Ron Bliss running the 2nd 50 straight, for 96. It was unfortunate that after the shoot was over, a loud shouting match erupted between some shooters. This kind of thing will not be tolerated. Shooters could be written up, with it going on their shooting record. Tim Mount plans to hold his Dad's "Don Mount Memorial Shoot" Here at the Shawnee Twin Lakes TR, on Sept. 5th this year.
OTSA held their 500 Bird Doubles Marathon on Sat. the 8th but had to cancel the Sun. 9th events due to extreme North winds. Even Sat. was trying due to a 30 MPH South wind, however 18 shooters, 1 from TX, and 1 from KS shot the 500. In the 1st 100, Nathan Lemke's 95 was high, and Ken Isenburg's 92 was next. In the 2nd 100, Ken's 95 was high, and Nathan's 92 was next. In the 3rd 100, Nathan's 94 was high, and Ronald Penners 92 was next. In the 4th 100, Ken's 94 was high, and Jeff Barker's 93 was next, he run the last 50 straight. In the 5th 100, Nathan's 94 was high, and Ken's 92 was next. On the total 500, Nathan's 463 won Champion, and Ken’s 460 won RU. A new shooter came with Ken, Brandon Ogle, who joined the ATA, and shot all 500 Doubles.
May 7th was the day over 800 Oklahoma Fallen Officers were remembered, and 11 more officers, and 1 K-9 were enshrined at the Memorial in Oklahoma City. It was reported the Oklahoma Fallen Officers Memorial is the oldest one in the United States.
Oil Capital GC held a 2 day shoot on May 15th & 16th. On Sat. May 15th Justin Cavett's 97 won the Singles, David Bacon II's 90 won the Handicap, and Benney Holtzclaw won the Doubles with 93. On Sun. the 16th Bill Dean won the Singles with 97, Pete Wedelin won the Handicap with 93, and Justin Cavett won the doubles with 97. He also won the HOA with 280.
Ray Galli is approaching 50,000 in Handicap targets and may reach it during the Oklahoma State Shoot.
Looks like Oklahoma had 15 shooters attending the Missouri State Shoot. Robert Rimer broke 100 in a Singles event. Kya Funkhouser, and Justin Cavett won several awards. Also, Clay Laughlin, Klayton McGee, and Shelby Skaggs won several trophies there. Again, the largest groups of Category shooters were Vet's 47, Sub Vet's 82, and SR Vet's 144.
Red Dirt Shooting Club held a shoot on May 16th, with 18 shooters who shot 100 Singles. Scores were very high. There were 2-99's, 3-98's, 1=97, and 2-96's. This is a sign of well-set targets. Baylee Pence, and Breegan Barnett had the 99's. Hunter Pence, Braden Cook, and Blakey Barnett had the 98's. Joel Johnson had 97. Reece Hightower, and Mason Tucker had the 96's. These young shooters are doing better at every shoot.
The spring 4-H shoot for Sat. May 22nd was canceled due to weather.
Hennessey GC held their Big 50 shoot on May 23rd., and 12 shooters braved the elements to compete. Dark skies, mist, and some rain made it a trying day. Dillon Pospisil won Champion in the Singles with 50 straight. Bennie Livingston’s 46 was 2nd. Dillon also won Champion in the Handicap with 45, Bennie was 2nd with 44, and Johnny Wilson was 3rd with 42. Rose Shaffer won the Doubles with 46.
As the Oklahoma State Shoot approaches next week, we will be electing a new Delegate to succeed me. I succeeded Darrell Scott as the Oklahoma ATA Delegate in 1997. I was the OTA Pres. in 1995 &1996 and worked with Darrell as we attended the Grand each year. We met with David Bopp, and the ATA, EC committee to acquire approval to host the Midwestern Grand at El Reno each year. In 1997 Darrell informed us he was retiring as Delegate, and I was asked to run for the job. Darrell assured me he would be there for advice and help if needed. We shot the Grand together, and worked our State Shoot, the Midwestern Grand, and Southwestern Zone shoots for several years. It has been great working with our SW Zone Delegates, as well as all Delegates, and everyone in the ATA organization. I also want to thank all the Oklahoma shooters for allowing me to serve as your Delegate for all the years. I am sure the new Delegate will do a good job, and I will be here for advice, and help if needed. I would ask all clubs, and shooters to pass on information such as, Singles, Handicap, and Doubles winners, as well as 100 straights, 50 straights, new shooters, club improvements, etc., so it can be included in the new Delegate's monthly news article. Mikie will put the new contact information on our website. PRAY FOR AMERICA!
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