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The 2022 Gator Cup has left Florida for good. Now in March of 2022, the huge tournament heads to Georgia and will be hosted at the beautiful Cherokee Rose located in Griffin. The Gator Cup, owned by Fred and Maria Fanizzi, has always been an extremely well ran shoot. You will always find everything in place that enables all of the attendees to have…
 
Mark actually got into shooting by accident when he was 12 years old. He didn't come from a shooting background at all, so when his dad was invited to go clay shooting by a friend, he asked if Mark could go in his place instead. It was literally the first time Mark had ever seen a gun; He hadn't even held an air rifle before. But by all accounts Ma…
 
Madelynn’s (Maddy) clay target shooting experience began when she was just 12 years old at a local 4-H club, shooting American trap. A few years later, her father introduced her to her local high school team where she shot American trap, skeet, and sporting clays through the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP). Eventually, Maddy branched out into…
 
Kolar is based out of Wisconsin and has been producing a high quality line of American made skeet, sporting and trap shotguns since 1996. We sat down with a very busy Sean Mainland, Director of Operations, Sales and Marketing at Kolar Arms, at the 2021 US Open for a quick episode. Sean covers manufacturing, barrels and finishes, Kolar's warranty, s…
 
Scott has 33 years of experience in Sporting Clays and 40 years of competition experience. Scott started competing in Skeet and Trap at age 8. In those 40 years, Scott has won 14 National Sporting Clay Championships and is a 47 time All American. Scott is the most accomplished Small Gauge Champion of all time with 2 HOA World Championships, 5 event…
 
If you are interested in a custom fitted shotgun, from altering an existing gun or a brand new custom stock, Jim Greenwood is the best in the business and has all of the knowledge and expertise to handle the details. Starting with the fitting or building a pattern stock to the help in choosing a checkering pattern through to the finished job. When …
 
Derrick grew up on a small farm in southeast Kansas and developed a love of the outdoors at an early age tagging along with his dad while quail and deer hunting. Got started in sporting clays at age 8 joining his dad in a small league at a local club. With the help of his dad, he began to develop his skills as a competitive shooter. Has been compet…
 
The 2021 Georgia State Sporting Clays Championship will be held at the oldest and largest continuously operated gun club in the country. There are a lot of things planned that will interest everyone all from the beautiful city of Savannah Georgia.
 
Jon didn't start shooting clay targets competitively until he was 22 years old. 203,000 registered targets later he was able to win the US Open 8 times, was on the All American team 23 times and won 7 team gold medals shooting for Team USA. Jon was also the first inductee to the NSCA Hall of Fame in 1998 and shot on the PSCA for 2 years. After Jon'…
 
The most successful world and European clay target shooter that has ever shot a shotgun is on the podcast this week. George Digweed holds 26 World titles, 19 European championships, 11 British & English championships and 16 World Cups. His accomplishments are truly amazing just to see the numbers, but even more impressive to know that one man has a…
 
I spoke with Frieda Lancaster briefly about Claythorne Lodge in Southeast Kansas and the upcoming 2021 US Open. I try to get all of the information that you would need in order to make your trip successful. Make sure you visit them on their website and Facebook for more information. Claythorne Lodge Claythorne's Facebook Register on Winscore…
 
From Savannah Georgia, Zach Kienbaum and Desirae Edmunds are well know around the world for being some of the best shooters and coaches you will find in the Southeast. I went down to Forest City Gun Club to discuss some of the issues that I am having in my shooting and wanted them to tell me what they thought. In this episode we cover, gun mount, h…
 
Gebben Miles and Karen Shedd are a team of serious clay target shooters from Arizona. They are both on top of their game and have an online instruction website where you can get webinars and instructional videos every week. When not competing, they offer one on one lessons for those who want to learn more about sporting clays and how to improve the…
 
Shotgun Sports is a passion for many; the same is true for Travis Mears. At a young age of 9 years old Travis started his competitive career and has continued to follow his passion. Travis has competed on many different levels within the sport. He started with the youth shooting programs such as 4-H and SCTP and then moved on to Lindenwood Universi…
 
Todd Hitch is an 18 year old shooter that has taken sporting clays by storm. In just 4 short years he has become one of the most dominant forces in the NSCA. The cool, calm, relaxed 6'3 shooter may take this sport as serious, if not more serious, than anyone else. Sporting Clays is his passion, it's what he wants to do, it's what he solely focuses …
 
It all started with Foster picking up a flyer at their school about tryouts for the local shooting team. Both Matt, Foster, and Buddy (dad) had a passion for the outdoors, so they went to check it out. Matt and Foster were both recognized quickly with their shooting skills, and both made the Rapid City SCTP team. With help of their coach, John Brac…
 
A native Floridian, Dania found her love of shotgun shooting through seeing her father shoot. She had another major talent, though, in her abilities as a dancer that earned her admittance to the prestigious Juilliard Dance Intensive, one of world’s best courses for young dancers. But Dania chose shooting instead. Dania, who has been claiming titles…
 
I talked to Dominic Bethel, owner of the Meadows Gun Club which is hosting the Southeast Regional that runs from April 26th - May 2nd. If you want to attend one of the largest tournaments of the year, you need to register now. Listen to what is to be expected from this tournament, what events will be there, vendors, food, gun giveaways, and much mo…
 
Harvey has been shooting clay targets for 15 years. He has been the President for the Georgia Sporting Clays Association for 9 years and continues to help grow the sport across the state. I thought it would be a great idea to get Harvey's perspective from the political standpoint within the GSCA, talk about how he sees the sport growing in the futu…
 
Meagan Harrington has been a competitive shooter since the age of 8. She started shooting with her local 4H and was the Texas 4H State Champion an unbelievable 7 times. Her love for shooting moved her into shooting at the collegiate level with Texas A&M "Gig 'Em" where she is a 2x ACUI Collegiate National Champion. She is a long-time Beretta-sponso…
 
I had Alex Clark and Trey Graham on the podcast talking about the All New Gator Creek Sporting Clays. This club is located directly in between Macon Ga and Savannah Ga off of I-16. Set back in the South Georgia Woods lies a 15 station sporting clays course, skeet field, and a 5 Stand layout. The staff is super friendly and the targets will compare …
 
Brett Flaugher is the President of Winchester Ammunition. I asked Brett to come on the show and talk about what is going on at Winchester. We touched on several topics which include the ATA, NSCA, SCTP, the all new Ladies Cup and the most popular topic in shooting sports at this time, ammunition. Find out everything you want to know from one of the…
 
Jasper Copelan, the chief shooting instructor at Sandy Creek was raised on a dairy farm in nearby Eatonton Georgia. He discovered shooting at age six, spending his childhood in the woods, hunting alongside his father and quickly displaying skill at finding his mark. In 2009, family friend and Level 2 shooting instructor Dr. Sammy McFaddin convinced…
 
John Commerford grew up in Pennsville, NJ. with Anthony Matarerse Jr. and they consider themselves best friends. John hunted and shot at M&M in his earlier days and worked side jobs to be able put extra cash in his pocket so that he could travel to tournaments. John later interned with the NRA and when his internship was over, he was offered a job.…
 
Competitive rugby is a young man’s game, and when Nick reached his mid-30s he needed something that could fill the hole rugby left. That’s when he took up clay shooting, a pastime that appealed to him because it combines his love of hunting with the ability to satisfy his competitive drive. Nick shot a couple of beginner level parcours while still …
 
The company Renair Shotgun Sports was started with one objective in mind and that was to be able to move and adjust traps easily so that you can spend more time practicing. What started as a hand cranked machine is now one of the most innovative and useful tools in clay target sports and can be found at most gun clubs across America. They offer a f…
 
I caught up with Anthony Matarese and Tom Seay at the Gator Cup in Okeechobee Florida and talked about the tournament in general. We discussed the methods used to shoot some of the difficult targets, the differences in both shooters mounts, how they approach targets, what they pay attention to while waiting to shoot and so much more. As you would e…
 
Dan served for many years in the US Army as a shooting instructor for the US Army Marksmanship Unit. Carlisle competed at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, with a bronze medal in trap in 1984, and shooting both trap and skeet at the 1988 Seoul Games. He was a seven-time gold medalist at the Pan American Games, winning the individual trap title in 1975, 1…
 
Braxton Oliver, a 23-year-old shooter, is a multiple-time All American, 5 years on Team USA winning two Team Gold Medals and shot for 2 years on the PSCA tour. Braxton started shooting guns at the early age of 5 with his grandad, Larry Corbet, who helped farm, build and run Rose Hill Sporting Clays in North Carolina. Soon after, Braxton started sho…
 
Score Chaser founder Casey Chase lives and breathes Sporting Clays. She manages tournaments throughout the United States, including the sport’s cornerstone tournaments, from state championships to Nationals. Having worked with the sport’s premier clubs, she gathered a clear sense that shooters and clubs needed better software tools to help their to…
 
The Gator Cup is one of the largest big blasts of the year, every year. If you want to have fun shooting great targets, eating great food, talking to interesting people and walking around a large vendor row, the 2021 Gator Cup is a must for you! The club in Okeechobee Florida sits on a large piece of property with plenty of open areas to throw big …
 
Mike’s life passion has always been sporting clays. At the young age of 14, he started working at Pintail Point on Maryland’s eastern shore. This is where Mike found his love for the sporting clays industry. Mike started competing, making the Junior All American team, in almost every category in his first year of competing. Mike continued to compet…
 
On this episode we had two full time college students that are very determined to be the best they can be at shooting. Reanna Frauens attends the University of Florida and is a member of the shooting team. She started shooting under Mike Luongo at Quail Creek Plantation with their Young Guns program and has progressed through the SCTP and NSCA rank…
 
The tournament began 28 years ago as a promotion for Seminole Gunworks at a small shooting club in Florida. For the first 22 years, the shoot was operated by Randy Mitchell, father-in-law of Sea Island’s Director of Outdoor Pursuits, Jon Kent. So you could say it’s a bit of a family affair. Sea Island is proud and honored to host this championship …
 
Fiocchi was founded in 1876 in Italy and has been producing high quality ammunition ever since. In the 1950s, Fiocchi began importing ammunition into the United States and by the 1980s the demand had grown and a facility was built in Ozark Missouri. Fiocchi Currently employs nearly 200 hardworking Americans to produce some of the highest quality sh…
 
In this episode we talk about the effects of Covid in the UK and how it has affected shooting sports. We also discuss what you can do while you are not shooting and how you can at times come back better than before after a long break. We dive into e-sports and the strong possibility of having clay target competitions remotely.......that would be we…
 
Neil Chadwick, Target Setter and Course Designer is originally from a small village near Cambridge in the UK. He started shooting shotguns in the mid 60’s and was introduced to sporting clays in 1972. Neil shot for the Great Britain team in 1987 and moved to the US in 1991. He has now become one of the best in the world at setting championship leve…
 
I attended Shot Show 2020 and caught up with the Winchester Product Manager, Ben Frank. Ben is very knowledgeable about ammunition as well as the parts and pieces that go into making one of the most legendary shotgun shells in the world, The AA. We also had Winchester team members Zach Kienbaum, Desirae Edmunds and Anthony Matarese Jr sitting in on…
 
Over the past couple of weeks we have had very in depth conversations about the eyes with Dr. Richard Colo. We thought that it would be a great time to bring back his very first episode out of our archives for you to listen to along with the others. This episode is from 2019 with David Radulovich and Will Fennell, recorded at M&M in Pennsville NJ. …
 
This is a continuation of episode 1. Before you listen to this, please make sure that you have listened to our last podcast with Dr. Colo so that it all makes sense. There is a lot of information in both of these episodes that strictly cover how your eyes work. We all know that you have to be able to see what you are shooting at before you can shoo…
 
In the 46 years that Dr. Colo has been in practice in CT, he has created a unique specialty niche related to shooting that has drawn both national and international shooters to his practice. Rich has developed a system of dominance evaluation that has been accepted as the benchmark among some of the nation’s top instructors. His role is not that of…
 
From the episodes "the general and the private" to "cut while being cut", Andy Duffy always has an easy way of explaining things so that it's really easy to understand. Andy is a very competitive sporting and FITASC shooter, an unbelievable instructor and an avid hunter. His entire life is based off of pointing a shotgun. In this episode he talks a…
 
Providence Hill Farm is a 1,250-acre retreat set on beautiful rolling hills in central Mississippi. Built as a family escape, the property has every amenity for the exceptional sporting life. The sporting clay range is the best in the Deep South with 14 stations mimicking many different species of fowl and game, a duck flush set over water and a ne…
 
Cody was a hunting guide and a sporting clays instructor at McGraw Wildlife before moving to Georgia. He is a Level 2 NSCA certified instructor and is now the Sporting Clays Director and target setter at Cherokee Rose in Griffin Ga. His tricky target setting skills came from endless hours with Chuck Frasier and by listening to Anthony Matarese Jr a…
 
American Field Sporting made its debut across the country this year in 2020. Offering a new format – and a good deal of innovation to shooters and courses. The idea was conceived and designed by experienced and passionate shooters and it combines the elements of traditional sporting clays games into something entirely new.…
 
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