Seven Days in Beautiful Florida

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on January 28, 2014

Just returning from spending 7 days in Florida. We got to Orlando, Florida and made our way past Disney World to Lakeland, Florida to meet with the DNR

(Department of Natural Resources in other states) from Florida, Iowa and Georgia.

We spent the first ½ day in the classroom, then to Tenoroc shooting Center to see if they had learned anything. We had 9 folks so split them into 2 groups and we went to shooting. We told them we wanted them to not worry about hitting the target and just make the right move—like we tell everyone. The people that took that to heart and did just that excelled the most in their shooting. We had sent everyone the book The Talent Code and told them to do their flashlight drill and 3 bullet drill and most did, which is always a nice surprise. The fact that the Texas Parks and Wildlife folks told them that we would know and would harass them sufficiently probably helped. In the 2 ½ days of shooting everyone got so much better and they were amazed at how simply the system is to put into play. They all left us feeling much better about their shooting and with a system they could improve with and teach their instructors in their respective states a better way to get people shooting better.

Off to OK Corral in southern Florida, I thought it was supposed to be sunny and warm Florida. For the entire week that we were there we had our coats on –oh well I guess it is winter everywhere. Had 3 full days in Okeechobee, Florida at OK Corral.

Great place that is expanding and has 2 great courses to shoot. We had a great group of folks ranging from hunters to competitive shooters to fairly new shooters.

WOW was the word of the 3 days. Several people were swing through shooters and have found as they get more mature that is a hard way to shoot. They were amazed at how quickly they picked this up and how much easier it is than swing thru because they could actually see the target. Another thing that is interesting to me is how shooters don’t realize that they need to see the front of the target not just the whole target. I had 2 gentlemen on Saturday that at first said they wouldn’t be able to see the front, but guess what, by the end of the day they could see the front edge and were surprised that it made such a difference. The biggest difference in everyone’s game came when they went the same speed at the end of the swing and they knew when they were going to hit and they also knew when they would not. It gave them a big relief when they could fix their misses. We met a lot of new friends and will see them again I am sure.

Off to Las Vegas next week for the Safari International convention and give seminars for 2 days so will let you know what we learn from the interesting people

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