Monday, January 26

Shootin' Skeet


First, say this three times fast, or, heck, even one time fast.
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"He shoots skeet.

She shoots skeet."
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OK, so they shoot skeet.
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& he shoot skee...er.. um... traps, he shoots traps. And he claims,

"Trap shooting is almost like playing golf with a shotgun...."

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Playin' golf with a shotgun makes me think of the Clampetts. When they moved to Californey, they went out and "shot golf" a time or two.

The Clampetts actually had a lot of shotgun references and scenes. &... I don't know, for some reason these guys brought back memories of the Clampetts - The Beverly Hillbillies.


Here's a clip of some of the Clampett Confusion.




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Here I'm guessing Tommy is showing Will the correct method to mount the shotgun and perhaps some common errors to avoid.

& maybe he's telling Will how to fling the target diagonally across the field and not into HWY 302, just to their left.

& maybe he's talking about body position and follow-through.

& most likely adressing how to hold the gun properly without injuring any arm and neck muscles.






'cause it's lookin' here like Will's got it.

I see confidence, satisfaction, control... I see mental rehearsal & acute awareness skills .... as described at skeetshootingtips.com.

"Be proud of your accomplishments, but never be fully satisfied with the outcome of your shooting."

Like the frisbee, skeet shooting has spread and become very competitive. It scares me, but y'know, most things do. The whole "skeet" thing sounds silly though. Here's one place that gave me an explanation for the name skeet:
"The word "skeet" is derived from the Scandanavian word for "shoot." Credit for naming the game goes to Gertrude Hurlbutt, a Dayton, Montana housewife, who in 1926 won a contest for naming the new game. Among the thousands of entries in the contest were "Bang" and 'Bye Bye Blackbird.'"

So. I guess a sport named by a Mrs. Hurlbutt has to be kind of fun. It is to you, Mrs. Hurlbutt, we submit our thanks and continue to enjoy this quirky sport.
OK, Will, rip one for Mrs. Hurlbutt.

1 comment:

Connie said...

Maybe hurlbutting will be a new sport . . .