Andy Ackmann from Highland IL is a Software Developer at AT&T. Aged 48 with a daughter Andy has been shooting sporting clays for 8 years. In that time Andy has reached Master Class and is on 2009 Open IL All State Team. While primarily shooting on the southern end of the state he makes his way to where ever there is a tournament to show off his skills.
Andy’s first experience shooting was shooting candy wafers with a BB-Gun with his dad. His introduction to sporting clays was through reading articles about it as it was introduced into the US. A few years later when he was able to find the resources to start shooting Andy gave it a try and has been hooked ever since. Andy recalls one of his greatest shooting memories was
when a good friend shot a 97 on day one at the IL State shoot held at Upland Hunt Club. One of Andy’s greatest personal shooting experience was scoring a 50/50 at the 2009 Fiocci Cup at the Ozarks. Watch out for Andy with his pump gun! He
is the pump gun ’08 IL State Champ and the HOA at the ’08 MO State. Not to let you down anywhere else Andy was the HOA at the ’08 MO state shoot in the 5-stand and the ’07 Prelim Champion at the IL State Tournament.
Keeping it simple is the name of Andy’s game when it comes to sporting clays. Practice is fun and he tries to be relaxed but focused when it’s time to put up the winning score. While not working with a coach Andy developed a simple system of being smooth and committed to his next shot. To
keep his love of the game going Andy uses all methods and styles of shooting to take best advantage of every target presented.
Shotgun: Browning 425
Ammo: RIO Top Load Trap 28 Grams
Chokes: Briley Extended
Glasses: Randolph Rangers
Hearing Protection: Ear Inc Molded Ear Plugs
Andy’s Clubs Clubs:
Fallr's, Jokers Wild & River Hills
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