Southdown Gun Club News
Written on November 13, 2013 at 14:15, by admin
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Clay Shooting magazine’s search to find the Nation’s favourite Shooting Grounds is on again. In the next edition (December) on sale next week we have asked readers to vote for their favourite clay shooting facilities by filling out the form on page 21 or going to our online survey on www.clay-shooting.com.
Our initial promotion, via the Clay Shooting Facebook page and Twitter, include updates on each ground, and will give details of how readers can vote.
The voting will be by region: South West, South East, East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, North East, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; and there will be a winner from each area announced in our February edition. We will list the top 50 grounds in the UK, as nominated by Clay Shooting magazine readers, and a commemorate certificate will be awarded to each winning ground.
CLOSING DATE IS 31st December SO GET YOUR REGULARS VOTING!!
Forward this e-mail onto your members and regulars and each reader who sends their nomination will be entered into a prize draw with the possibility to win a two hour 100-clay lesson with George Digweed!
The survey last year raised the profile of many grounds, resulting in reports of new visitors to the winning clubs and grounds as a direct result of the publicity surrounding the survey.
There will be editorial and advertising opportunities in Clay Shooting magazine over the course of the survey and promotion – contact me for details on 01926 339808.
Written on October 31, 2013 at 14:29, by admin
Lots of interesting things happening at the Gun Club this Autumn – click here for the Autumn Newsletter
Written on October 28, 2013 at 15:33, by admin
Thank you very much for donating a prize for our Help for Heroes day at Thames Ditton & Esher Golf Club.
Our charity events always prove very successful and last year we raised £2,165.00 and this year we’ve raised an impressive £3,857.00, your donation is very much appreciated.
Written on October 24, 2013 at 12:30, by admin
Southdown Gun Club in Sussex hosted and sponsored a Richard Faulds coaching day on the 19th October in Aid of the brain cancer charity brainstrust. Olympic Gold medallist and current world sporting Champion Richard Faulds, who is a patron of brainstrust was contacted by the 5 Bells Gun Club, West Chiltington, after they lost one of their founder members to a brain tumour last year and another member has been diagnosed this year.
5 Bells chairman Steve Wormull explained “We are delighted that Richard has been able to run this event for our members in aid of brainstrust. The charity provided amazing support last year and continue to do so this year, we really can’t thank them enough, so to be able to raise funds in this way is a great activity to raise awareness. We would like to thank Southdown Gun Club for hosting us and providing the clays for the day, it is a wonderful facility and their professionalism and hospitality has truly made it a day to remember”. Southdown’s manager Helen Drury is pictured with Richard Faulds and members of the 5 Bells gun club. The day raised £1,200.
Contact www.brainstrust.org.uk for further details or support.
Written on October 7, 2013 at 09:53, by admin
100 Reg. FSP
Guaranteed prize £100 1st in class (A,B,C,D)
Pe-book / Pay on day
Series prize fund £200 H/G; £100 1st in class
To be in with chance to win series prize shoot 4 out of 5 comps (March compulsory
Written on October 7, 2013 at 09:52, by admin
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR OPENING
1ST DECEMBER Last Entries 14:30
8TH DECEMBER Entries: 9:30-14:30
100 Reg. ESP, 100 Reg. STR
14th-15TH DECEMBER Entries: Pre-book
100 Reg. FSP, 2nd in Winter Series*, 10 stand sporting practice
22ND DECEMBER Entries: 9:30-14:30
100 Reg. ESP, 100 Reg. STR
23rd & 24th DECEMBER Last Entries 14:30
25th-26th DECEMBER CLOSED
27TH DECEMBER Entries: 9:30-14:30
Christmas Spectacular 100 Reg. ESP £250 H/G, 100 Reg. STR
28th, 29TH 30th & 31st DECEMBER Practice Last Entries 14:30
1st JANUARY Entries: 9:30-14:30
30th Year Anniversary New Years Day Shoot
120 Reg. ESP £250 H/G, 100 Reg. STR
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th JANUARY Last Entries 15:30
*To be in with a chance to win series prize you must shoot 4 out of 5, with last (March) compulsory
Written on September 16, 2013 at 08:29, by admin
This quarters winner: Mark Gander
Thanks for your feedback/comments Mark
TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN DROP YOUR COMMENTS/FEEDBACK INTO THE SUGGESTION BOX AT RECEPTION!!
Written on April 11, 2013 at 12:38, by admin
Thanks to everyone who helped raise £555.50 at our competition on 7th April for this worthy charity which raises funds and awareness in memory of Mathias George Baker (23.1.01-23.12.11)
Written on April 4, 2013 at 16:01, by admin
Shooting on the 1st April is no joke and George Digweed multi World Champion Shot, proved that with a fantastic 100 straight on the registered Sportrap, a first for Sportrap at Southdown, which has been holding Sportrap competitions for over 15 years. It seemed with ease that George completed the fourth layout with no pressure to get his final 25 straight for the win and the amazing 100 with no misses.
Shooting straight at Southdown is not a regular occurrence in actual fact it almost never happens, having only been straightened once before in the clubs 29 year history, last year when Cheryl Hall hit the 100 in a registered sporting competition. So that leaves the FITASC as the only discipline to be straightened at the ground…..
So congratulations to George for being the first to hit the 100 in the Sportrap, let’s hope 2013 brings some more records…
Written on April 4, 2013 at 16:00, by admin
The prestigious Clay Pigeon Shooting Association second annual awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel Swindon saw Southdown Gun Club win the coveted “Shooting Ground of the Year” awarded to the CPSA registered shooting ground that has made the most significant contribution to the shooting experience of CPSA members. The award voted for by the shooters confirmed overwhelmingly that Southdown really was the ground to shoot at.
The famous shooting ground, which has hosted countless sporting championships including, the World Sporting, the Classic and the Open, was sadly in decline after several years, of under investment. That was until club regulars Shaun Miller and Greg Swan worried at the possibility that “clay shooters” could lose probably one of the best shooting grounds in the South if not the UK, formed a new company to secure shooting at Southdown in the heart of Sussex.
Relishing the opportunity and challenge to revive Southdown to its former glory, under new management the club has started to flourish again. Membership has grown to over 300 and is growing by the week; the investment in the ground, facilities and equipment is starting to pay dividends. So much so that in 2012, Southdown was honoured to host the CPSA English Open, which was a fantastic success for the Club, the Association and the shooters, who numbered over 700 , a massive increase from the previous year.
The award sponsored by Promatic was presented to Shaun Miller; club Director by former CPSA Chief Executive John Perry. Pleased to receive the award Shaun said “It was a surprise to win the award, which proves that the changes that we have made at the ground are moving us in the right direction”