Shooting Sports USA - March 2018 - 27
Golob shooting the Bianchi
Cup as a member of the Army
PHOTOS BY JULIE GOLOB
pro at welcoming new shooters into the mix,
so that they can discover the fun and excitement that comes from the shooting sports.
"Shooting is a life skill, and there's a
shooting sport for everyone's style," said
Golob. "The confidence and the ability to
use a firearm safely and on demand in sport
translates to being able to provide for and
Golob delights in continuing her
mentorship of Dalton and other young
shooters, even as she manages her own
busy life as a pro shooter, media personality,
wife and mother.
"It's really great being able to inspire
them this way," Golob said. "It's a huge
responsibility to know young people are
watching and look up to you. I'm very proud
to say I'm friends with Cheyenne and to be
able to help her any way I can."
Here in the U.S., the shooting sports often
seem out of reach for some, especially those
people who have not handled a firearm
previously. However, shooters like Dalton
demonstrate the influence Golob's career has
had on the next generation of competitors.
"Someday I hope to be like her. I could
help people get started who have never
shot, teach people about gun safety-and
just be like her," said Dalton. "She's a great
role model. Her social media skills are
The shadow cast by Golob, though long,
represents a welcome challenge for those she
has inspired across the U.S. and the world.
Dalton-a 17 year old who's competed for
six years and won many junior and women's
rimfire championships-represents the future.
"Though I can't compare myself to Julie,
because we are different people, she'll
A master of using social media, Golob's posts are
entertaining and informative.
always be a parameter and a measure of
success for me," said Dalton.
"My career in the shooting sports is
because of her. There will never be another
Julie Golob." *
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