Open Days05 Apr 2020
We normally try to run one or two open days a year when just about anyone can come and have a go at shooting. Dates will be published when they have been agreed. (Don't worry if you can't make the published dates. Give us a ring anyway and we'll fit you in on a normal club night.)
An invitation to try a great equal opportunity sport at your local club
Visit one of the friendliest and best equipped clubs in the South East, located in the grounds of East Court, East Grinstead. Our experienced shooters and qualified coaches will be on hand to provide information, safety briefing and a chance to try your skill at this popular sport. All free of charge and all equipment supplied by the club.
British target shooters have competed in all but three of the Olympic Games since 1894. Malcolm Cooper MBE won gold medals in the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Games. Michael Gault of England achieved 8 Gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals in the last three Commonwealth Games. East Grinstead has a number of members who regularly shoot in County and National competitions and some have gone on to win medals in international competitions.
So what’s it all about?
Target shooting is sport for all ages from 14 upwards, where male and female compete on equal terms. Paper targets are used at 25, 50 and 100 yards (or metres) on both indoor and outdoor ranges. It requires muscle control, concentration and, as your ability improves the judgement of wind when shooting outdoors. Like golf, it has a handicapping system that allows all levels of shooters to compete for and win prizes on equal terms.
Interested? Then ring for details:
- Graham Rowcroft 01342 311853
- Malcolm Brain 01342 318381
- Elaine and Mike Kettle 01342 314850
We can then make an appointment for you so that you get the one to one attention of a club coach.