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Gp 7 - Sywell, dont aim at the Kill!

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#61 Piemanlarger

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:26 PM

Does Oak tree have a wood , a quarry . open spaces and bowls of doom . plus a damn good cafe simon ?  no i thought not ??? HOLLY

 

 

Now lets see, what shall we call this place? 

Well, it has trees so I guess they are probably made of Wood? 

Open spaces, yes I have a field or a few if I want them

Bowl of doom, check,

Quarry, no that's across the valley

Café, well we can manage a bacon sarny and tea but I admit I'm not expecting to see Gordon Ramsey come and give us tips!

Wind - in abundance. What we shot in Friday made Sywell look tame!



#62 springboy

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:24 PM

The way I look at it,if people are willing to give up theirs spare time to set out a course and in most cases it's weeks in advance,then I'm grateful. I don't go to courses to scrutinise the lay out,I just want to go and enjoy a good days shooting. Ive noticed over the last few years that there is a lot of course bashing and maybe it's enough to put some clubs off from hosting a GP. Give me a course with a good mix of targets and a decent burger van and I'm happy but then again I'm just a simple chap lol

#63 holly

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:06 PM

So no Quarry . well there you go . off to lea valley then ??? HOLLY



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:31 AM

The way I look at it,if people are willing to give up theirs spare time to set out a course and in most cases it's weeks in advance,then I'm grateful. I don't go to courses to scrutinise the lay out,I just want to go and enjoy a good days shooting. Ive noticed over the last few years that there is a lot of course bashing and maybe it's enough to put some clubs off from hosting a GP. Give me a course with a good mix of targets and a decent burger van and I'm happy but then again I'm just a simple chap lol


Couldn't agree more.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:30 AM

I realize that one is not aimed at me , as i have done my bit . but really rob there is no high ground on this matter of shooting GPs V Opens V club comps .shooters go where they wish to . where they feel comfortable . with the amount of time it takes to shoot GPs . you cannot blame shooters for not doing them . as cliffy would say . they are just too boring . ??? HOLLY

 

Sure, but if you don't shoot them, then you won't know how windy or not they were or how shooters stood up to them or how good or bad it was compared to another ground that no-one has ever shot.

 

The one thing that does separate GP's from opens and club comps is that those who don't shoot them don't tend to slag off club and open shoots, yet the GP's are fair game for some reason because they didn't have (insert one of a 1000 excuses, sorry reasons) and those reasons are used for not attending.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

Quite agree there Rob, where i turn is when hosting club puts on a shoot that anything will do for ease. Weeks! To do a proper job looking at years preparation with each weeks input more than most clubs put togethers workload in 12 months. On the day nothing shows since work done the previous 2 years in preparation.

Club, region and BFTA has an obligation to deliver just in the same way you or i would pay to be entertained at cinema or anything else. How many times would people tolerate watching the same film yet alone travelling and paying to see it again. For all i care as long as best efforts been made in whats available to hosting club ie flat mown grass field, i have no complaint.

 

Lot to learn and will never get any where listening to the chronies repeating whats thought to be right.

I'll give em 20 yrs, long after i have gone for some bright spark to erupt.



#67 holly

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:10 PM

I have shot every ground from portsmouth to Leeds . the only ground i would not go back to is Sywell . it is NOT a FT friendly ground . more a case of hanging on . pop along up to Lea Valley and see for your selves . damn good ground . ??? HOLLY



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

Ive heard of keyboard warriors. Is there such a thing as "keyboard Ft'ers" ???



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:43 PM

Nope Just FT heroes ??? HOLLY

 

PS there are old Ft'ers and bold Ft'ers . BUT no old bold FT'ers .



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:14 PM

Ive heard of keyboard warriors. Is there such a thing as "keyboard Ft'ers" ???


Yup

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:04 PM

Ain't life a bitch ??? HOLLY



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:44 AM

Ive heard of keyboard warriors. Is there such a thing as "keyboard Ft'ers" ???


More like 'expert' armchair shooters...:grin:

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:13 PM

Yep bout sums up Colin ??? HOLLY :cheers:






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