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Biggest $$$ Payoff at the Grand?

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  1. jimx200

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    In my in 1955 copy of Wing Shooting Trap & Skeet by Jimmy Robinson, I read where some of the Grand American Handicap payoffs to the winner were in excess of $5,000., $6,000. and $7,000. in the late 40's and 1950's! Man, you could buy a house with that amount back then. Anyone know what some of the largest payouts were, the year, and by whom from the 1960's to present? The book also talks about the live bird winners, but no purse amounts listed...I can only imagine what some of those would be as there were many wealthy Europeans entered in these shoots. Ah, truly the golden age of trapshooting.
     
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    I seem to remember getting the payoff sheet in the mail one year back in late 70's or early 80's. One of those years a lone high score made some serious money, but was not the GAH champion. I'm thinking around $18,000 when you added all the purses and options. It may have been the year a young man won the Jeep Cherokee as champion, but didn't play the options.

    I think I know the fellow who won the "cash"....he is still shooting today.

    I also asked the following question in an earlier post but no response....

    Does anyone remember if Winchester ever gave a new gun to the winner of the Grand American Handicap?
     
  3. Jim Brown (the puller)

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    See if you can find the payout records for the Budweiser Handicap for the years 1988 through 1990. I think Brad Dysinger went out on a damp Thursday and broke the only 96 for a combined payout of something like $32K.
     
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    I remember a few years back Steve Hawkins breaking a lone 100 in the Perazzi Handicap for about $26K. The best was also a $7000 payoff for a lone 1st 50 about 5 years ago, never did hear who it was?

    Jeff G
     
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    I saw the check that Grant got it was well over $26K.He bought the camper he has today with it.

    CIM
     
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    When Eric Schroyer won it a few years ago he posted on here that the payout was 35k and change.
     
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    $37,640.03 in the year 2006 has the same "purchase power" as $5000 in the year 1955.

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  8. jimx200

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    jlb, where did you come up with the $37k=$5k in 1955? I tried to find the conversion, but could not come up with a formula. With regards to purchasing a house, the $5,000 amount won in 1955 had a much higher value then did the $37,000 amount today and one could indeed buy a house for that amount.Here in California (and probably the rest of the country), $37,000 would not get you a fixer, single wide mobile...maybe 10% down on a house in a somewhat decent neighborhood.
     
  9. Remo

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    see above website for calculation
     
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    jimx200

    I used the following web site for the calculation. http://measuringworth.com/calculators/ppowerus/result.php
     
  11. Dahaub

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    I tried the formula as well and it's not even close. Back in 1955 the $5000 would get you really close to two top of the line Fords or Chevys and the 37000 today wouldn't come close to that. Lets look at other purchases. A house in middle Illinois in 1955 would be close to 6 or 7000 depending on lot size and sq footage of house. Todays market you might be able to get the lot in some small towns. NOne of them on the west coast. Dan
     
  12. oldgahchamp

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    $32K plus Ring plus 4 place setting Sterling Silver. 1986 GAH. Larry Evans
     
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    In the 02 GAH there were 3 100's. Each got a little over 18000.
     
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