PGPC Summer Shoot 2020, Holland & Holland Shooting Ground

Dear fellow members,

Hope you’re all well and you’re managing to stay safe and away from Covid-19.

For all of you that took part in this year’s PGPC Summer Shoot which was held at Holland & Holland Shooting Ground, I’d like to thank you for your support. Everybody seemed to really enjoy the shoot and the high tower drive target charity stand in aid of the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust. There were some easy targets but also some challenging targets to. I would also like to put out a very special thanks to Nicolas Olliver, Jonathan Ward, Chris Bird, Heloise Keene, Cianca Gayle, Nikki Lawlor and all the Holland and Holland team for putting together such a great event for us all.

This year’s clay shooting calendar has now drawn to an end. However, the committee and I will get our thinking caps on over the winter period and plan some exciting “new normal “clay shooting events for 2021 for you to enjoy.

We do have one more event this year which will be our pheasant and duck shoot at Shadoxhurst in Kent on Saturday 21st of November. We currently have two pegs left which are up for grabs, if you’re interested in joining us please click on the following link to reserve your peg. This will be on a first come first served basis.

And now on to the main subject which is the announcement of prize-winners and the scores on the doors for everyone that took part in the summer shoot! We have been extremely fortunate this year by way of several top brand companies that generously donated some fantastic prizes, with a collective value of over £4000.

Without further ado I have the absolute pleasure in announcing the following prize winners, I have also attached score sheets for your perusal to see your him and you own individual results. Well done and congratulations to you all!

“Top Guns” 

Prize: £1,000.00 and 6 bottles of Champagne kindly donated by Shaun Miller of Secure Site UK,

  • 1st Place Team - The Four Musket Ears - 4 bottles of champagne and £600

  • 2nd Place Team – Secure Site Video Guards - £300

  • 3rd Place Team - Cross eyed Poachers - £200

Highest Weekly Team Draw

Prize: a masterclass shooting experience and lunch at Southdown Gun Club, West Sussex, kindly donated by Shaun Miller of Southdown Gun Club  -

  • All teams will be entered into the raffle draw to select which team will be the lucky winner on Saturday 24thOctober

Gamekeepers Welfare Trust Charity Stand - High Gun

Prize: a bottle of 30-year-old Glenfarclas single malt whiskey kindly donated by Mr George S. Grant himself

Three guns scored 7/10

  • Tim McCarthy

  • Greg Nicholson

  • Roger Tuck

The three lucky guns will either have a “shoot off!” to decide who wins the prize or come to some sort of shared arrangement.

Overall Top Competition Individual Winner

Prize: Dinner for two and a complimentary bottle of wine at Tramp, Jermyn Street, St. James's, London, SW1 kindly donated by Sebastian Banovic of Tramp

  • Tim McCarthy with a score of 81/100

Glorious Twelfth

  • Adrian Joy with a score of 64/100

Prize: One-hour rifle shooting and instruction at Holland and Holland’s state of the art indoor Cinema shooting range. Kindly donated by Nicolas Ollivier of Holland & Holland Shooting Ground

Individual Gun Raffle Draw

Prize: Two pairs of luxury designer Italian style shooting glasses kindly donated by Ed Solomons and Ed Lyons of Edwards Eyewear

The PGPC committee and I will be holding a raffle prize draw and prize presentation at the Southdown Gun Club on Saturday 24th October which will commence at 12 pm. We will be sitting down for lunch afterwards. All members are very welcome and can also enjoy an hour or two busting a few clays on the club stands if they wish. If anybody would like to have a table for lunch, we strongly recommend that you reserve beforehand, please call: 01903 877555 Southdown Gun Club has recently revamped their kitchen and restaurant and have appointed Lucy as their head chef with a new and exciting menu.

The prize-giving and the raffle draws will be videoed and posted on the Property Gun & Punt Club, London and the south-east Facebook group page for all to see if you can’t make it

The committee and I wish you all the very best for the reminder of the year. We hope to see you all again during the shooting calendar of 2021. Most importantly, we would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the companies that have kindly generated the prices above which is very much appreciated and has been invaluable in helping us raise much-needed charity money for The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

Participating guns were encouraged at their own discretion to make their own individual charity donations should they wish to do so, I thank you very kindly for those of you that did.

Like many charities during this pandemic, The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust is in dire need of funds to help and support gamekeepers and their love ones in times of need who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own. Tim Harvey the PGPC treasurer informs me that we do have some unrecognised deposits into the PGPC account. We did request that if you did make an individual donation, that you were to use the reference “gamekeeper “when making the transfer. If you are one of these kind and giving individuals who used a different reference, please could you email myself and Tim with your bank name and reference details. Thank you.

Also, should any members that did not attend the shoot and wish to make a difference by making a direct charity contribution, you are most welcome to do so, 100% of all funds donated go directly to The Gamekeepers Welfare trust. I have attached a flyer giving information about The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust and the PGPC bank details. Thank you

Chris Warman

PGPC Chairman, London & South East

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