Author: Matt Rutherford

ShootClay Visits… Atkins, Grant and Lang

I first visited this shooting ground back in the original days of ShootClay, in fact it was one of the first grounds I learned to shoot at when it was called Broomhills and had a reputation for being a good local ground for practice, but didn’t have much of a competition status. I ventured up on a stormy May day, trying to dodge rain showers so that I could take a good look around and sample some of the changes. Much has changed at the Hertfordshire ground, following its take over a couple of years ago. Atkins Grant and Lang...

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World English Sporting Championship 2014 – Review and Pictures

As shooting venues go, there cannot be many more beautiful sights than West Wycombe House bathed in evening sunshine, but as the six shooters were getting ready for the super final on Sunday evening it seemed that the whole shooting world was focused on the arena in front of us. More on the Super Final later on, but first a quick recap of the seven days leading up to the focal point. Well over a thousand shooters descended on EJ Churchill Shooting Ground for a week of events, opening with a preliminary FITASC Sporting won by Dave Carrie and...

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ShootClay visits… Ladys Wood Shooting School

It is a relatively unusual sight to see peacocks strutting around your car as you drive into a Shooting School, but our feathered friends aren’t the only unusual sight at Ladys Wood. From the impressive shooting lodge, with a beautiful gun room, top notch conference facilities, open fires and welcoming sofas to the incredibly high tower, this is a ground that is a cut above the average. I took a pretty quick trip down the M4 to the school, about 15 or 20 minutes from the motorway near Chipping Sodbury.  As you drive towards the ground, the high tower...

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