Benaraby shooter plans assault on national titles
BILL Pavy was as relaxed a shooter as he has ever been yesterday, just having fun at the Gladstone Clay Target Club Christmas shoot.
But come next year, Pavy's attitude will not be one of only fun.
The Benaraby shooter plans to get serious and, with a good 2014 to lift his confidence, is planning an assault on the state and national championships.
"I won A-grade high gun Western Zone at Kingaroy, high gun at Bundaberg and high gun at Gemfields," he said.
"I might have a crack at the nationals, in Wagga Wagga, and the states in Townsville in May."
Pavy believes being a Gladstone shooter is going to be an advantage if he does make it to the two big shoots, with windy conditions always making shooting difficult.
Even after two years of being a member of the local club, he said he is still trying to work out the venue.
"It is harder here with the wind, you shoot off the edge of the cliff," he said.
"It helps other places, it makes you concentrate harder."
A new shotgun is also playing on his mind but he has a plan to rectify any issues with more practice.
But his idea is not just to turn up to Gladstone more, heading on the road when he can.
"If you want to become a better shooter, you need to go away and shoot with better shooters," he said.
"Practice is good but it is laid back, you need competition."