What is the worst trophy that you have ever gotten at a shoot? At a recent shoot I was given a flowered vase for a trophy. I would think that a trophy is something that is supposed to remind you of your win and something that you could be proud of.
Well, I hope the vase was nice, something for the wife I suspect. At least she gets something for once. My worst.... In Oklahoma, at a gun club I will not name. I won the short handicap, about 45 people were in the class, wind blowing like a hurricane and I shot in the low 90's. I received a wally-mart flash light. Even had the sticker still on it. $2.54. I had to buy my own batteries though... bummer. Buying my own batteries kinda took the joy out of it.
I can understand wanting a trophy for your wins early in your shooting years. I no longer take them and have a box full in the attic and several belt buckles in a drawer. If you need them, send me a message.
2 Years ago at my state shoot. I tied for A Class HAA. I shot 30 shells to win a box of 25 shells for the prize. It was my bad because I was still new to shooting and didn't know I needed to look at the trophys before I wasted the 3 hr's waiting to shoot off.
I won a handicap event at a club and the trophy was a little paper back book with about 50 pages titled "how to shoot handicap" with a price tag on it with 3.29 and there were about 60 shooters in the event. The tropy was immediately dumped in the trash can The club was a club in VA.But since then I understand they have improved the trophy list.
Helena, Montana...State shoot, 1992....broke a 96 in the championship doubles...got in the shootoff for out of state class A...other shooter didn't show...they made me wait 45 minutes and then gave me a plastic cased watch worth about $40 that quit within a month!!!
For my 1st 100 straight in doubles I won 2 whole boxes of estates for doubles champ, don't know what the class winners received. At an other shoot I was handicap champ and got nothing but a punch, shoot management decided to give all the trophies to the low scores. that club no longer throws registered targets.
When you go to a shoot look at the award for winning the shoot (HOA). Add up your entry fees and cost of ammo and see if the award is less or greater than your expenses. If it is less I think you should ask yourself, what am I doing here? HMB