On October 7th, members of the Southeast Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, the Capital Area Landscape and Nurseryman’s Association, and the Saginaw Valley Nursery & Landscape Association met at the Island Lake Shooting Range in Brighton to compete in the 5th Annual Green Industry Chapter Shoot Out Competition. The event featured a friendly competition as the teams shot at 50 sporting clays on a 7-station course.
After the event we all went over to Unilock® Michigan, Inc. where we enjoyed a delicious dinner and networking. Our appreciation goes to Tom Niebauer, Unilock General Manager and the entire Unilock Team for their continued support of our great, Green Industry and for hosting this event.
It was a fun afternoon and the competition was close but three individuals and three teams rose to the top to win the Shoot Out. In 1st Place our sharp shooter was Brent Gaudreau on the Bay Landscaping, Inc. Team hitting 47 out of 50 clays. In 2nd Place it was Jason Zendt on the Rocks ‘N’ Roots team hitting 45 clays, and in 3rd Place we had Jack Zendt on the Rocks ‘N’ Roots team hitting 44 out of 50 clays. The 2nd Place team this year was Team Bay Landscaping, Inc. — Jerry Somalski, Brent Gaudreau, and Jay Kelly. And this year’s winning team is… drum roll please… it was a tie this year for 1st Place! Our two winning teams are:
• For the 5th year in a row, from the Southeast Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, Team Rocks ‘N’ Roots—Jack Zendt, Jason Zendt, Aaron Phillips, and Caitlin Zendt!
• And with a tie for 1st Place and for the first year, from the Capital Area Landscape & Nurseryman’s Association, Team Discount Tree Sales & Transplanting — Kim Dudley, Lawrence Kaylor, and Mike Matthews.
Each of our winning teams will have the traveling trophy for half of the year so make sure to stop by Discount Tree Sales & Transplanting, beginning in January 2022 and at Rocks ‘N’ Roots beginning in June 2022 to see it proudly displayed!