THERE was a light breeze wafting in off the ocean, the sun was shining clear and bright, and the cows in the adjoining paddock were grazing contentedly, oblivious of the intermittent bang, bang, bang from the clay target range.
Conditions were perfect last Sunday for a feature event at the Wonthaggi Gun Club, a 100 target, double-barrel memorial shoot with $2000 worth of prizes on offer.
Thirty three competitors were vying for the top awards and they turned in some totals worthy of the top prize.
In fact, after everyone had shot the 100 targets, three shooters had gone through with the perfect 100 score; Todd Malone, Hayden Stafford and Mitch Foon, all of them headed for a sudden death shoot-off at the end of the day.
The next best shot on the day, Bryce McCall, had to sit through their final round of 50 shots to see if anyone could better his rounds of 50+49=99 and three of them did just that.
“We’ve had a terrific day here today,” said club spokesman Mitch Foon.
“Conditions couldn’t have been better. There are no excuses on a day like this.”
The event was generously sponsored by Autobarn with a range of great prizes on offer.
Perfect conditions for memorial shoot