From the President's desk
April 21, 2017
Last Friday and Saturday MCGC was host to a J O Practice event. We had 35 young shooters preparing to compete at the Paris TN Junior Olympic Trap competition that will be held tomorrow and Sunday. On April 28, 29 & 30 The Skeet portion of the TN State Junior Olympic competition will be held at MCGC. We feel very honored to host this wonderful event.
April 20, 2017
Summer hours of operation
Starting tomorrow, April 21, Skeet and Trap will be open three days a week. Fridays 3;00 to 6:30 and normal hours on the weekend. Later in the summer if volunteer Range Officers can be found we will increase hours of operation to Five days a week.
April 07, 2017
April 14 & 15 Friday and Saturday MCGC will host a PRACTICE EVENT for the upcoming Junior Olympics. We will be practicing International Skeet and International Wobble Trap. Fridays practice will commence at 10 am and conclude at 4 pm. Fridays event will cost regular club rates, $6.00 for non members and $3.00 for members per round. Saturdays practice event will be a 100 target Junior Olympic Match with trophies, cost will be $40.00 per shooter. Shooters must chose to shoot Skeet or Trap, not both. We expect Saturdays events to be completed by 1:00 pm, allowing normal club shooting for members.
April 04, 2017
Thursday Night Spring League
Just two more days till Spring Trap League starts. Form your five person Trap squads. If you don't have a complete squad see Don Kerce and he will help you find a place on a squad. The club will open at 3:00 pm, shooting will commence on three fields as soon as your squad is ready. The League will shoot for ten weeks followed by a Banquet where a good meal is served and trophies are presented. Every shooter will contribute $10.00 to buy the trophies. Good luck, and have fun.
April 3, 2017
Club Pistol shoot
Saturday April 15 will be a big day for pistol and small caliber rifle shooters. We will have a two (small caliber) gun pistol and rifle shoot at 8:30 am on the pistol range. Bring your 22 caliber pistol and 22 caliber rifle and lots of ammo. If you don't have access to a 22 rifle, bring a rifle that is chambered for pistol center fire ammunition. It will be fun so "come on down".
March 14, 2017
Friends of NRA Banquet
The venue for Saturdays (March 18 @ 5:00 pm) banquet has been changed to Columbia Academy due to construction at the Armory. For those not familiar with Columbia Academy it is located on Trotwood Ave. The banquet will be held in Vest Hall, It has a red roof.
Our own Hayden (Beaudreaux) Stewart has won the Gold Medal at the World Cup Skeet Match in New Delhi, India. Ronnie Lunn told me when Beaudreaux started shooting at MCGC as a child, he was so young his shooting vest hung below his knees. Well Done Beaudreaux!
February 18, 2017
Today's Two Gun Jungle Walk was cancelled due to the rain. It is rescheduled for Saturday February 25 at 8:30 am at the pistol range.
The SCTP Trap shoot will be held February 25 at the shotgun side. Registration starts at 8:00 am, shooting starts at 9:00 am
February 06, 2017
Don't forget about the Membership Monthly Club Meeting tonight, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse.
January 30, 2017
The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Firing Line
Many of you have seen the new website "maurycogunclub.com". The site gives me the ability to communicate with the membership without waiting for publication. This is such a vast improvement to club communications that the Board of Directors has decided to suspend the Firing Line. This will be the last issue. I urge you to regularly check the website for the latest and greatest club news. Yes, I am trying to join the 21st century.
January 29, 2017
It's with extreme pleasure that I can announce, our own Don Kerce has been inducted into the Florida Amateur Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame. This is a pinnacle honor bestowed for a lifetime of dedication and promotion of Trap shooting. Don has annually earned a position on the All American Trap Team for as long as I can remember. His dedication includes coaching the Zion Christian Academy Trap Team to State and National Honors. Don is the kind of a man that you will see, one on one, with a youth shooter whenever there is daylight and a clay target. He has endless energy and a tremendous desire to help.
For the last four years Don has organized, promoted and run a fundraiser called "Shoot for the Cure". Last year his efforts raised over $3,300.00 for the Maury Regional Breast Cancer Women's effort.
Don divides his time between Florida and Tennessee with homes in both states. It's our loss that all of his competition shooting and the majority of his efforts are under the Florida banner. Maybe, if he ever slows down, we can convince him to concentrate on us alone. Regardless of where he exerts his efforts I can say without reservation, Don Kerce is one of the finest men I have ever met. A superlative man in all regards who I am proud to call friend.
January 17, 2017
We are wanting your input on starting a ladies shooting group to meet monthly at the Gun Club. This group will cover all disciplines including Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Personal Safety and Protection and a monthly educational topic. Also included will be lots of fun and laughter – Shootin’ and Hootin’!
If you would be interested being a part of this group, please contact:
Beth Fischer at (931) 215-3564 /firstname.lastname@example.org
January 13, 2017
I finished the 2017 calendar of events for the club. Check it out on the Events page of the website. Sorry about the vertical columns not lining up, they were vertical when I pasted them from Word to the Website. I'll ask the sixth grader next door how to fix it. As you can see from the calendar we are an extremely active club for our 413 families. Monthly meetings are held in the clubhouse at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month. I personally would like to encourage all of you to attend.
Thanks to Don Kerce, Roy Boyd, Ronnie Lunn and many others Trap field Seven is throwing targets. We will pour the concrete for the shooting stations as soon as weather permits. For those of you who didn't hear, the NRA granted us $6,550.00 to help us build Trap field seven. The NRA is very active in its support of youth shooting. With the addition of a Trap on field one and field seven MCGC was able to take on two new high schools. Summertown and Columbia Central High Schools are now home based and practice at MCGC. That makes six high schools and one college who call us home. Congratulations to Martin Methodist College the current Division one Champion of the United States of America.
January 07, 2017
It's Saturday, it's cold (16 degrees) and the snow and ice on the gravel road going up to the pistol and rifle ranges are too iced to safely use. Therefore the pistol and rifle ranges will be closed today, shotgun side will be open. Thank you Dave Parks for braving the elements to check out the club conditions this morning.
At the January club meeting the current officers and Board of Directors were reelected for the year 2017 by acclamation. There was no opposition. Twenty Yea's and zero Nay's was the result of the voice vote.
I am extremely happy to announce that MCGC will be the host club for the International Skeet portion of the 2017 Tennessee Junior Olympics, April 28-30. I'm equally proud to announce that we also will host the 2017 Tennessee State Skeet Shoot, August 18-20.
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