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Great lakes Grand?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by gordy h, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. gordy h

    gordy h Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Any thoughts on the Great lakes Grand? May go this year, what's it like? Venders? Place to stay( motel)? Do you need to reserve a place early? Any other help would be nice. thanks Butch H
  2. BrowningGal

    BrowningGal TS Member

    Feb 21, 2008
    Shooting in Michigan is awesome. I live in TX now and really love it here, but I grew up about 60 miles from the MTA grounds. That's a huge benefit for me now. When I go up there, I get to stay with Mom and Dad... and last year they drove their fifth wheel over to the MTA grounds so I can stay in it! :)

    The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained, the shooters friendly (as they are at just about any trap club/event), and the shoots are very well run. It's a large place... about a mile and a half of traps.

    Regarding vendors, if you've ever attended shoots at National in San Antonio, you'll think the vendor offerings at MTA (and just about anywhere) are kinda slim. But they do have vendors there. Last year at the GL Grand, they had about a dozen of them. Pretty good variety. I got me some emgraved grip caps for my XT and BT-99 from Bill Mains (he make them while I shot), a John Storm rain jacket, and the Phil Kiner DVD.

    Motels? Not many real close. Yellowbook.com shows one motel within five miles. Your best best would be to go to Holt, Okemos, or Lansing/East Lansing. Not that far away, and a much better selection. You migh try asking the MTA for recommendations. Website is www.michigantrap.org and the info address is info@michigantrap.org.

    I love it there. Not only is it kinda like going home, but I also got my first 50 straight in any registered event there last year in the doubles championship event. Would have won class RU if I hadn't had to shoot penalty class. Oh well! One of the admin ladies gave me an MTA 50 straight patch... and when I told her that they didn't really do that kind of thing at the clubs in TX, she gave me the 25 straight as well. As I said, wonderful people.
  3. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Check out the "MTA Area Sites" links for food and accomodations.

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