Headley Clay Pigeon Shooting Club
“Best clay shooting club in Surrey” 2013 – 2014 – 2015 – 2016
“Best clay shooting club in South East England” 1st 2014, Runner up 2015 & 2016
“One of the top three clay shooting clubs in Great Britain” 2015
“Voted 2nd Place in the South East by Clay Shooting Magazine” 2016 Read More
Source, “Clay Shooting” magazine, Feb 2014, Feb 2015 and Feb 2016 issues “The Nation’s favourite Clay Shooting Ground” Annual Competition.
Celebrating our 24th year, multi award winning Headley Clay Pigeon Shooting Club offers a great day’s shooting for novice & experienced clay shooters.
Headley Clay Pigeon Shooting Club
Set in an 11 acre forest, the grounds include a testing 60 clay, English Sporting range, Down the Line and Compak Sporting layouts as well as two comprehensive tuition and coaching areas. Our beautiful Western Red Cedar club house offers a wide range of shooting accessories & merchandise from cleaning kits to skeet vests. As main stockists for Clever Mirage we also offer an extensive range of ammunition. Headley is a friendly, family run club that prides itself on customer service and an exemplary safety record. Complimentary hot beverages and our legendary Greek BBQ are offered at every shoot…
For further info on clay pigeon shooting at Headley Clay Pigeon, Surrey, or to book for tuition, please call Phil or George on 07831 879 200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember, We only shoot on the dates listed on our “Shoot dates” section!
Why choose us for your clay shooting experience?
- A friendly, family run club
- Set in an beautiful 11 acre forest
- A testing 60 clay, English Sporting range
- Our world and European standard Down the Line layout
- A challenging Compak Sporting area
- Comprehensive coaching areas manned by 4 fully qualified Instructors
- A wide range of shooting accessories & merchandise including our own brand “Headley Range.”
- An exemplary safety record
- Complimentary hot beverages
- The legendary Greek Cypriot BBQ
- A great range of gift vouchers
- Main stockists for the world renowned “Clever Mirage” cartridge company
Clay shooting disciplines available at Headley Clay Pigeon Shooting Club
Down the line
Down the line is one of the oldest forms of clay shooting. It is a great entry level discipline for beginners as it highlights the importance of total concentration along with skill and fast reflexes to compete in this sport. You are up against 4 other competitors, all of you with an eye on that “High Gun” tag at the end of the round .
A round consists of 25 targets each, rising up and away from the shooter, reaching a final height of 10 feet . The trap is on a fixed pivot and in constant left to right motion allowing clay flight to vary greatly, anywhere within an arc of 44 degrees.
The “Trap House” stands 16 yards in front of the 5 competitors who are lined up left to right, a fixed distance apart from each other, with stand 3 directly in line with the centre of the house, which also hides the trap from view resulting in the shooter having to be quick , accurate and calm as soon as the clay takes to the air!
Each shooter will receive 1 clay each before the opponent to the right takes their turn. Once you have shot at 5 clays each from the same peg, you will be asked to empty shells and move, in which case gun 1 moves to peg 2, peg 2 to peg 3 and so on until you have all shot 5 clays each from all 5 stands..
If the clay is broken by your first barrel then you gain 3 points, using your second barrel and getting the shot in means you are awarded 2 points.
A perfect score card would read 75 points, meaning you had shot all 25 clays using only your first barrel. I well up thinking about how long its been since that lovely figure was last on my scorecard!
As the name suggests, Compak shoots sporting type clays from 5 different pegs with a set layout that stays the same throughout the season. At Headley, the Compak sits on the same footprint as a DTL layout although instead of going away birds you are presented with driven, 2 towers, a crow and teal with all shots as singles or on report birds. Very fast and extremely exciting!
An average competition may comprise of around five stands used to shoot around 30 targets. Differing variations allow more targets and stands to be used and in a large competition there may be as many as 12 different stands and 100 targets. There is no set way of selecting stands and shooters can select in a random order if they wish. However squadding is sometimes popular with fixed shooting times, a pre-determined order relates to what order stands should be used, this is used mainly when shooting in large competitions. The shooter has an option to call for the target with the gun in or out of their shoulder.
We have just found out the exciting news that Headley Clay Pigeon Shooting Club has been voted second place in the ‘Nations Favourite Shooting Grounds’ Awards for the South East by Clay Shooting Magazine. You can read all about it in the Clay Shooting...read more
Season 2016 is nearly upon us and we have lots of exciting stuff coming up! First shoot of the New Year is the 9th January 2016. We will continue to shoot fortnightly Saturdays throughout the season until the 24th December 2016. You can view all of our Season 2016...read more
Breaking news!! You can now buy gift vouchers for all our fixtures right here on our gorgeous new website. We have several packages you can choose from starting at just £45. The ideal way to say “I love you!” and best of all our legendary Greek BBQ is...read more
Headley Clay Pigeon Shooting Club are proud supporters of…
- The Beacon School
- Meningitus UK
- Meningitus Now
- St Raphaels Hospice
- The Royal Marsden
- Epsom Rotary Club
- The Butterfly Appeal
- Epsom Racing Staff Welfare
- The Mayor of Epsom’s’ Ball
- Walton on the Hill May Pageant
- Kingswood Primary School
- Epsom Food Bank
- The Citizens Advice Bureau
- Cystic Fibrosis Trust
- The Royal Marsden
- Age Concern for Epsom & Ewell
- RBS Pink Ball
- White Lodge Centre …and many, many more!