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Martin money gone?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 320090T, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Rumor from Dean Townsend there will be no Martin money next year.
     
  2. Scott Johnson

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    Well they sure did a GREAT thing the last two years, heck of a gift to the ATA and ATA shooters. Ain't been anyone as generous as the Martins. Our hats off to them, and a big THANKS. And this doesn't include all the investment in Tucson, truly impressive. I challenge anyone that can afford it do match what the group of generous people in Vernal Utah have done for our sport. Scott
     
  3. lilboss1970

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    I was curious why I haven't seen them here this year.
     
  4. Hitapair

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    The rumor going around last week at Sparta was that there was no more money and they were not coming to Sparta this year due to the heat. Time will tell whether it was just that---a rumor.
     
  5. handlepuller

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    It would be a shame but they can't do it forever.

    Hopefully somebody, or some business, can step up.
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

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    The Martins did a fantastic thing of doing this on their own.

    I feel personally the Martins did not have enough say to how it was done.

    I may be wrong on this, but that is my Opinion and I am entitled to it.

    I would like to hear from the Martin's if this was done to their liking.

    It WAS THEIR MONEY.

    I would like to see a shoot held by the Martin's at a club of their choice and with their OWN OPTIONS.

    Gary Bryant
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  7. likes-to-shoot

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    They should be able to spend their own money how they see fit with out any outside opinions. If its on the trap field fine and if not thats fine also.
     
  8. BIGDON

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    Sure is hot here. Mid to low 80's yesterday and the same for today.

    I love it when the un-informed try to educate the rest.

    Don
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    I was told and or given the impression that the Martins were going to try to reignite the fires of the Grand and it didn't work like they thought it would ... They are very generous and nice people that have gone far beyond the normal call ... They did it because "they can" in Bill's own words but to keep beating a dead horse ain't going to get it to run ... Only the Martins know for sure ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  10. skeet_man

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    If you average the hi-temps over the course of the grand, this will probably have been the coolest Sparta Grand yet.
     
  11. Scott Johnson

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    Dr. Longshot,

    You want to see what Martins do with their money at a club of their chosing??? Show up to Vernal in June and you will get a good look. They put on one hell of a great trap shoot and before that they have one heck of a fun shoot. They roll out the red carpet, one heck of a trap shoot. Scott
     
  12. Dr.Longshot

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    Scottjohnson Thank You I knew somebody knew something, great information, I want the best for the Martin's they deserve it and I commend them for their effort.

    THANKS AGAIN TO THE MARTIN'S FOR THEIR EFFORTS.

    Gary Bryant
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  13. mallard2

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    Yes, true. It was a good thing. But let's not forget that Bill and Ruthie Hunter, and countless others have given hundreds of thousands to gun clubs and trapshooting in general over the years, only on the condition of being annonymous, or at least without the huge publicity and "Thank You" campaigns.
     
  14. Scott Johnson

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    Seriously though Doc, you should show up 1st week of June. We did last year, it will be a yearly deal for us. Lots of ALl Americans and a lot of good people. Hell of a shin dig. You shoot during the day, afterwards they have drinks and a meal and a band, you get to dance and all on their tab. Great time. Scott
     
  15. 6t6stang

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    Come down to Vernal in September for the Western Grand and see what it's all about.

    Mike.
     
  16. BigBadBob

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    The Martins probably aren't coming because they saw the weeds encroaching on the sidewalks.

    On a serious note,

    Thank you Martins for all you have done for trapshooting. The idea of an event in their honor is wonderful!!
     
  17. PaShooter

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    Did a little history check and saw that there are 305 less shooters in the Martin Lewis 2012 vs 2011. Great that they donated the money but does not seem they are getting the desired results?

    Paul H
    Imperial, Pa
     
  18. Scott Johnson

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    Lyle,
    they state in the program no refunds after a certain date, so you can see where Stacey is coming from. Sorry to hear about the emergency surgery, just the way life goes sometimes. And I can only speak for myself and am not kissing ass, I just know a well run shoot when I attend one, and that in my mind deserves a compliment. Scott
     
  19. BigM-Perazzi

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    Lyle,Scott, I had a similar issue at the 2004 Grand. They found the reason reasonable enough to refund my money even though it was stated in the program.
     
  20. grunt

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    Thanks to the martins and the Hunters for their generosity over the years..
     
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