Shooting Sports USA - March 2018 - 24
FEATURE | JULIE GOLOB
PHOTOS BY NRA
Larry and Brenda
time with her father. As a teenager, Golob
looked to shooters as her professional
athlete heroes and role models.
"I grew up around guns and the shooting
sports. It's a hobby that my dad and I
shared together, and I took my first shots in
competition when I was 14 years old," said
Golob. Four years later, she had become a
member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship
Unit (AMU) and quickly became a top action
shooter. Her prowess in shooting-especially
at the NRA Bianchi Cup-is reflected in her
numerous match victories.
During her time with the AMU, Golob
earned titles at the 1999 USPSA and Open
Nationals, additionally winning the Ladies
World Speed Shooting Championship.
Winning all three titles in the same year
was unprecedented for a female shooter.
As a result, that year Golob was named the
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U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year-a
prestigious honor never before bestowed
on an action shooter. Subsequently, Golob
won her first of three Bianchi Cup Women's
Championships, also joining a handful of
women who have become Distinguished
in the sport of NRA Action Pistol. All of this
success put her squarely in the public eye.
One of Golob's passions is
teaching newbies, so they
can experience the same
thrills that all shooters do.