Julie Golob contributes “Julie G.” in our lineup. Julie began her shooting career with her father, Pete Goloski, at the young age of 14. What began as a father/daughter weekend hobby turned into an accomplished shooting career. Julie’s talent was realized in 1995 when the US Army recruited her to shoot for the Army Action Shooting Team. It wasn’t long before she became an unbeatable force as the 1999 USPSA Limited (iron sight) and Open (race gun) Ladies Champion and Ladies World Speed Shooting Champion, unprecedented for a lady shooter in the same year.
Recognizing her accomplishments, the Army named her US Army Female Athlete of the Year in 1999, a prestigious honor that had never been bestowed on an action shooter before. After serving nearly eight years with the Army, Julie signed with Glock, Inc, and dominated in stock competition. In 2006, she signed with Smith & Wesson and continued her winning streak as well as serving as the captain of the companies successful shooting team.Julie is more than just a competition shooter. This veteran, wife, mother and multi-world and national champion has a passion for photography, writing, hunting, cooking (especially wild game) and the outdoors. In the fall of 2011, Julie authors her first book, a guide to shooting and competition. She hopes her book not only will prove to be a valuable resource for current shooting-sports enthusiasts, but also will serve as an accessible, relevant and intelligent guide to newcomers.
Follow Julie at Juliegolob.com.