Although we had ordered clear skies and no wind months prior, the delivery to Fairfax Rod and Gun Club (Manassas, VA) on the morning of February 16 was just the opposite, with cloudy, overcast skies and wind for the Valentine Open. But bright sun and blue skies appeared by the last flight. The less-than-ideal conditions did not deter 36 brave souls from venturing out for, at least, the hot coffee and fresh donuts and dusting off their 12 gauges for some post-Valentine’s Day fun.
We had brand new shooters joining us for their first registered skeet – John Feroldi (who just had his first 25 in league shooting six days before) and Ron Barkin. Winners included Jonathan Honey – champion, Jason Armstrong – runner-up, Mike Spencer – third, Bob Myers – A1, Steve Kling – B1, MK Tribbie – C1, Mark Manns – D1, and Scott Freeman – E1.
Special thanks to Jamie Martin for the firewood, keeping all the machines running smoothly and preparing the fields; Dutch Hillenburg for donating coupons for use in the pro shop, and Connie and Van Keys for hot chocolate and preparing delicious food.
– Contributed by Jeff Bond