Bobby Swan (Jim's son), Eddie Noga (Linda and Gary's son), Bill Schrader, and 2 of my training buddies John Haverstock (he can throw for ditance, he can throw for accuracy, he can throw for both), and Doug Grimes. I never saw Junior Berth throw but he was legendary as was at least one of his daughters who as a teenager threw a boat bird for me as well as any man could have.
Many of the pros started out as bird throwers and flier shooters, never saw one who didn't have a good arm, Dave Rorem can throw one into the next county, and Rick Roberts had an effortless left hand delivery on both fliers and dead birds.
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I miss Richard and I miss Greg, two really great dog guys. A funny little Richard story, my wife and I were new to the sport and Cheryl was marshaling the Derby or Qual, she had the callbacks and everyone but one dog was called back, so she said it just like that. Richard took her gently aside and told her it would be better to call out all the numbers rather than single the one loser out. He was very kind and generous to newbies.
Charles Dygos of North Bay Ontatio who winter trains in Center Hill, FL has a great arm & knows when to help!
Frankie can throw 60 yards. It's flat out amazing. He barely winds up and the bird just springs out. Every throw is a perfect high arch. His sister has got a really good arm too- They both worked the NWRC Trial and most others around here. Kills me when they work a HT and the judges make them reload a winger. Such a waste of talent.
Last edited by Paul "Happy" Gilmore; 04-17-2013 at 12:25 PM.
Guess my claim to fame was invited to throw at natonal amateur in mich. 75 I think.All the pros were there to help.Threw the go bird 1st series and went out on the second series with an ankle sprain planting the blind....haaa. Jim
The "right decision"to a retriever is generally that decision which feels good or is the most convenient.So its the trainers job to teach the dog that what feels good is that which pleases the trainer.