Southdown Gun Club News
Written on June 25, 2015 at 15:41, by Hanna Jarvis
It’s great news that the CPSA Premier League is proving to be such a success, however listening to the feedback from shooters and with our unrivalled knowledge of competition shooting we understand the need to get shooters round the layout as quick as possible.
To this end we have decided to put on additional stands to cope with increased demand, 14 in total and we have also decided to increase the prize fund with guaranteed H/Gun of £250, 1st in Class, Vets & Ladies £100, 1st in Junior & Colts £50. Oh and as usual we will also have a pool shoot with Flash Clay Prizes and 100 Reg. Sportrap, so there’ll be plenty of shooting available for all.
Car parking will be at a premium so we’re asking all 4×4 drivers to use the area to the right of the entrance and we’ll be opening up additional parking space alongside the main car park. We’ll have parking attendants on site, please follow their direction to avoid any delays.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the 3rd in the Premier League Series.
Written on June 8, 2015 at 08:45, by Hanna Jarvis
Written on June 8, 2015 at 08:36, by Hanna Jarvis
Unfortunately there will be no practice on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July due to SE Region Sporting Championship & England Selection Shoot.
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Written on January 16, 2015 at 14:43, by admin
Written on October 20, 2014 at 12:01, by Dale
Written on June 19, 2014 at 09:43, by admin
Written on April 11, 2014 at 15:30, by Dale
Just to say thanks for a great shoot over the weekend. Ronnie loved it as much as I did watching him. Great to watch and see all the big names there and also see a few of them scratching their heads on the sim pairs.
Ronnie shot well again, he dropped a few on stand 2 but then built his score well as he worked up the lane and ended on 81 so 3rd place colts and a good B class score. He smashed the driven stand!
Shot 79 on the STR. That last layout 4 done him. Couldn’t find the long R-L crosser over the bank and changing his timing for it cost him another of the sim pair so dropped 12 in total. I thought he was on for an 86 or 87, but stand 4 was a good “AA” class layout, definitely for the very experienced or lucky!
Best wishes and thanks again,
John (and Ron)
Written on April 4, 2014 at 10:06, by admin
Written on March 3, 2014 at 11:40, by admin
Since Greg and I took over Southdown we’ve continually reinvested in the business, with a view to making the ground one of the best places to shoot in the country.
More recently following Shaun Peckham’s unexpected departure, we’ve been looking to recruit/partner with an experienced target setter, but as I’m sure many of you will agree, it takes time to find good skills.
So here’s two bits of good news……..
Firstly we’ve managed to recruit the services of the internationally renowned Graham Brown who has agreed to set the targets for not only the FITASC GB Selection Shoot (29-30th March) but also the CPSA English Open (23rd-25th May). As many of you will know Graham has been building courses since the early 90’s in both this country and abroad.
We are also delighted to announce that the FSP GB Selection Shoot will consist of a total of 6 independent layouts that will be shot over the two days, using the best that can be offered of the Lane and Valley. Transport will be available to the Valley layouts kindly supplied by our transport sponsor Gatwick Mitsubishi.
For those of you staying over in the area for the weekend why not come along to the party in the evening relax and listen to the band.
The second bit of good news is that we are pleased to be able to announce that Bob Clarke, who is well known and respected in the shooting industry and famous for the Beretta World Sporting Championship targets, will be setting courses for us throughout the year at all our other important championships and events. Bob will start by setting the course for the last of the Southdown Winter Series FITASC (15th-16th March).
We are committed to getting it right and hope to see you again soon.
Written on January 17, 2014 at 13:03, by admin
After many years at Southdown, Shaun Peckham has resigned his position to pursue a new career away from shooting. Southdown Director Shaun Miller said, “It was with surprise that I accepted his resignation especially at the start of our 30th Anniversary year and with some very exciting high profile shoots on the calendar, but I understand and respect his need to change his work life balance”.
Shaun Miller has been working with Shaun Peckham over the past three years and has been actively involved in setting targets at Southdown, so will continue to introduce variety with new stands and further investment. Interestingly there has been a lot of interest from outside course setters who may work with the club as guest course designers on the bigger competitions, Shaun said “I am looking forward to the 2014 anniversary season, setting some interesting targets and working with new course setters who will no doubt bring further interest and challenging targets to Southdown”