It was a frustrating afternoon to say the least, I remember driving away feeling quite drained.
I enjoyed the shoot, tricky conditions, well laid out course. I didn’t really shoot to my best - but ho hum that’s FT.
But nearly the whole session was consumed by the topic of this chap shooting the course prone. If it wasn’t other people putting their views across, it was the chap talking about being disqualified after he was. (Which I think the chief marshal handled very well.)
Prone shooting did not suit the course at GP4 and probably wouldn’t at many FT courses. Brian and I would regularly suggest a possible alternative position for taking a particular shot and in addition we would say mind your barrel for line of fire on the logs in front of some of shooting gates.
Although Buddy marshalling and technique correction is the correct way, and I will advise anyone if I think they are using the wrong keeling/standing position etc. I wasn’t totally up to speed on the legal prone position in FT ‘open class’.
I have never experienced a whole course being shot by someone using the prone position.
But for Brian and I to have that much of our focus taken up by someone else’s shooting technique isn’t fair on us or any competitor in reality, we paid our entry fee, travelling time and expense for the purpose of our own objectives.
It was good shooting with you Brian, it would appear we have a similar sense of humour.