Oh To Know Then What We Know Now!

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on March 31, 2020

As I said in my earlier post when I am shooting well and really in sync with the targets everything looks almost the same and everything seems to be moving in slow motion and the mental pictures just come as a flash back when viewing the look targets. It just happens and it really feels great. I just don’t have the stamina that I used to have so I get tired sooner than I used to and I really have to blink and leave my eyes closed for a second or so before each target or pair. 

 We don’t shoot tournaments any more because our workweek is Wednesday through Sunday and we are really busy on the road and in Houston. So when we go to the nationals each year we have shot maybe 4-6 boxes of shells prior to our arrival so the first 200-300 birds are practice for shooting pairs for us.  Each stand we get better and better and then the rhythm kicks in and the timing comes back and the fun begins and then I shoot respectable scores for a day or so and then I just get tired!

 I still shoot OK but I’m just not tuned up like we were 30 years ago when we were shooting tournaments a lot.  Wow, have things changed since then, the targets, the science of Visio-motor skill development, memory, what the brain does automatically and how to prioritize normal brain function with what it does most efficiently! Oh to know then what we know now! 

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