Echoes : Sporting Clays Article by Dan Schindler : The Paragon School of Sporting
In the February 2004 issue of Sporting Clays, Randy Lawrence wrote a superb article titled Respect For The Game. This insightful, gritty piece poses some soul-searching questions to those of us who partake of the wing and clay sportsinspire their traditionsshape our future. Sometimes a message is so important, and so well stated, it bears repeating. This is one of those times. I hope Randy will look kindly on my comments and pray that my remarks will do justice to the bulls-eye relevance of Randys observations.
Randy said, Respecting yourself means that whether you succeed or fail, youve given yourself the best chance, doing things the right way.
With the 8 AM flight underway were on deck at field 3. Frustration emanating from every pore, the shooter steps up and loads two shells. He swipes at the mini and searches in vain for the second target. Lost, lost, followed by 0XX0. Stepping back, he turns to the scorekeeper and points accusingly at the menu. It says midi, not mini. The busy scorekeeper apologizes profusely for the error, but also points out politely that the...