Complete domination by long yardage shooters is the norm for all major shoots if you add up all the days shot at each particular shoot. Nothing has changed! A short yardage shooter may end up winning the big pot, but the odds are highly against it.
Shannon. I could not agree more. And I tell ALL of you this... I may not get to the Valhalla of 27, nor win a major event, (or minor one for that matter) but practicing handicap and watching your scores go up on the weekend is heady stuff. Practice your handicap and not just bust clays at the 16 yard line and watch for intermittent and steady improvement.
Holding at the 26, Jack
I look up guys on ATA "Look-up" all the time. One of my heroes over the years has slipped to 26 and busting scores like I do. I truly hope he is having fun like I am. And Too, How many of you go to weekend shoots and then take the time to thank the management for holding a ATA shoot? Huh? I do every time I go.
Why should it suprise anyone? They are the best, they didn't get to the 27 by shooting poorly, or even average. Oldtimer your stats don't hold up through the 5th round of caps, Jack Herrick 98 from the 19.5 yesterday tied with the top 5. He wound up Sub Jr. Winner. Bet he will be on the 27 in no time flat.