There are 8 Pat-traps. Not sure of which banks they are. While the hand-sets may be set the same, in the morning, as the Pats, it all boils down to whether the person in the house knows how to place the target on the arm. You never know when you'll get a "Waukesha Razor Blade" and if you do, hope you turn it down.
Traps # 2 thru 9 are Pat Traps and traps 10 to 28 are hand sets. A height stake and radar gun is used to try to set the most consistant and best targets possible from trap to trap. In addition, we have a set crew that does all the target setting so each trap is set in the same manner.
Bank A starts on the West end heading east. (Trap 28)
As mentioned many of the winning scores last year were infact shot over the handsets on the west end. Of special note, for the past 3 years or so, WGC has had an aggressive Trap maintence program in place to keep the traps running at their peak.
I concur with Mr. Maxey and Mr. Otto in that the background for the hand set traps are preferable to that on the east end with the pats. I have shot on most of the banks through the years. Any time that I placed have all been on hand sets.
The WTA & WGC have worked very hard in providing an excellent target presentation during our state shoot. Our state association and the WGC together put on one of the finest shoots in the country. The size and target prsentation is one of the reasons that we draw the likes of Kay Ohye, Leo Harrison, Frank Hoppe, Ricky Marshall and Nora. Thanks
The only thing I will add is about DOUBLES. As a long time state shooter, the doubles at the state shoot can be horrible on the hand sets. The smart shooters will wait for the banks to be posted and then pull a squad assignment. Sorry just my two cents................Since I have been doing this I have less grey hair my blood pressure is lower and I have a few more trophies to boot.
hey Rick,,, just why do we need "Kay Ohye, Leo Harrison, Frank Hoppe, Ricky Marshall and Nora" at our shoot? The only thing they do is take our option money!! Along with Harlan and Ross. I can't think of a reason they should be allowed to do that!
My opinion on poor doubles targets from handsets is that they are usually caused my the shooters themselves calling for the targets so damn fast that the setter is simply protecting his extremities by getting his hands out of the way.
What's the hurry? Last time I checked there wasn't a time clock in our sport.
I guess I have to put my .02 worth in. X2 fan probably has it right concerning doubles. I shot at some of the worst doubles targets in my life last year at the WI state shoot. I followed Kay Ohye last year and would guess it has been a long time since Kay shot a 44.