The Star Gun Club
The Star Gun Club was formed on the fields of Barts Farm in the mid 1970’s by a small group of keen shooters. The original group were from a mixed background such as an ex-Police Officer, a local publican, a farmer and a gunsmith. The origins like many clubs was what today might be called a “straw bale shoot”. Friendship was the entire structure of the club and a number of the original members are still with the Star.
The Star is different to some clubs being a true members club, owned by its members. With exclusive use of extensive grounds on the very edge of South West London. As a private members club shooting is restricted to members and their personal guests. However we now operate a “day members” scheme so you are welcome to turn up and shoot.
The Star Gun Club is a thriving private members club of over 300 members. They enjoy challenging targets across twelve stands set in beautiful rolling countryside at Malden Rushett in Surrey. The Club leases 30 acres from the Crown Estate and additional land from a private landowner over which it has exclusive access. The club meets every second and fourth Sunday in the month for a competitive Club Shoot.
Many of our members have been with the club since its inception. We have a reputation of being one of the finest private shoots in Surrey. Our aim is to promote the sport of clay pigeon shooting. There are the usual sections for Colts, Ladies and Veterans, although many shoot in class. We welcome membership applications from Colts and Ladies (colts shoot free). There is also a growing number of members who are new to the shotgun disciplines or shooting itself. Our belief is that there is merit in newcomers shooting a normal range of targets. Experienced Shoot managers therefore set level of the shoot. Shoot managers analyse scores after each shoot, to provide a mixed range of targets that challenge all levels.
We employ professional ground staff to manage the grounds and equipment. Experienced professional staff “set up” the shoots. The Shoot Manager with assistance from paid “Trappers” run the shoot.
A Clubhouse and toilets are available to members and the clubhouse has catering facilities also run by club staff. The catering extends to the usual burgers, bacon and sausage baps, with a range of hot and cold drinks, chocolate bars, crisps etc.
Membership application requires a current shotgun certificate. A member of the committee or a safety officer will observe applicants on the first shoot. Observation is entirely aimed at gun handling and safety and that is the sole purpose. Following this you will pass into Probationary membership for the first year, after which you will become a full member.
The Ladies Section is currently larger than average, but we welcome new members. Our Colts section fluctuates from time to time as Colts grow up and move into full membership. We are also particularly keen to recruit more young members.
For membership enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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