Shooting Sports USA - March 2018 - 23
PHOTO BY JULIE GOLOB
One of Golob's proudest
winning a gold medal at
the IPSC Handgun World
How She Inspired a Generation
of Competitive Shooters
BY JOHN PARKER
heyenne Dalton still remembers the
first time she met Julie Golob.
The junior shooter was 13 years old
then, in the presence of her idol, and well on
her way to becoming a rimfire champion.
"I first met Julie at the NRA Annual
Meeting in Nashville and she couldn't have
been nicer," Dalton said. "She has won so
many titles and still remains friendly and
down to earth. Julie took time to talk to me
and my family and offered genuine advice
that I really needed."
It's no secret that Golob is one of the
brightest stars in the shooting sports, and
also one of the nicest people. Captain of Team
Smith & Wesson, Golob is a championship
action shooter, an experienced shooting
instructor, outdoorswoman, U.S. Army
veteran, published author, wife and mother.
As an up-and-comer herself, Dalton
relished the opportunity to meet Golob.
"As a young girl just getting started in
competitive shooting, I saw Julie as a huge
personality," said Dalton. "The thing I like about
her the most is that her life is about more than
shooting. She's a great mom, and seems to
have lots of other interests besides shooting."
Golob's own journey to becoming a pro
shooter began when she was young. She
took up shooting as a way of spending more
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