Yesterday I participated in the Mid-Winter Shoot at the DCWC. This was an unofficial warmup shoot before the regular season kicks in.
A standard round of skeet is 25 targets, and a standard competition is 4 rounds for 100 total. Recently I have been averaging about 21/25 or 88/100. My goal for the shoot was to get a 90 or better. My previous best in competition is a 91.
The temperature was in the 40s at 10:30 when I started, but there was no wind and the visibility was good. Overall, very good conditions.
My first round was a 21, which is average for me. I was hoping to do better, and tried to sharpen my focus for the subsequent rounds. It worked.
My second round was a perfect 25.
My third round was a perfect 25. This was the first time I had run 50.
I was perfect on the fourth round until I missed the very last target for a 24, and 74 in a row.
My final score was 95, and or course I was ecstatic. I have been struggling to maintain focus and improve my scores, and yesterday was a proof point that it is possible for me.