Golden Gun Club Skeet League

    The skeet league shoots on Tuesday evening at approximately 6 p.m.  Two rounds of skeet are shot each week.  The next Skeet League will start in March 2016.   Contact the Clubhouse if you would like to sign up for the next league.

How to Shoot Skeet

The Skeet Field

    Today’s skeet field varies little from its 1920 beginnings. It has eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the stations are arranged in a half moon between the two trap houses, and one station is directly between them. The high house, on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it travels to the center of the field. The low house target, on the right side, leaves the trap house just 3-1/2 feet from the ground. It also rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it reaches the center of the field.

 A Round of Skeet

    A round of skeet consists of 25 targets, with 17 shot as singles and 8 as doubles. The first miss is repeated immediately and is called an option. If no targets are missed during the round, the last or 25th target is shot at the last station, low house 8. The shooting sequence is as follows:

  • Stations 1 and 2: High house single; Low house single; High house/Low house pair
  • Stations 3, 4, and 5: High house single; Low house single
  • Stations 6 and 7: High house single; Low house single; Low house/High house pair
  • Station 8: High house single; Low house single

Skeet is shot in squads of up to five shooters. They move from station to station around the half moon, ending up in the center, at the end of the round.

Any gauge shotgun may be used, of any type, as long as it can fire at least two shots. The preferred shot size is #9, but nothing larger than 7-1/2 should ever be used. Since strength is not a factor, women are able to compete equally with men. Left handed shooters do just as well as right.

Shooting a Practice Round of Skeet at Golden Gun Club

Upon arrival, go directly to the sign-up desk inside the club house to pay for the round and be assigned to one of the skeet fields. You’ll need to take the following equipment to the field with you:

  • Shotgun – any gauge – any type, as long as it fires at least two (2) shells
  • Ammunition – One box of 25 shells, same gauge as your gun
  • A shell holder you wear to carry your ammo as you move around the field
  • Ear Plugs – MANDATORY
  • Eye Protection – MANDATORY





Jack Theis Shoots for Perfection

posted Jul 26, 2012, 9:05 AM by Peter Lucas

Last Tuesday July 24, 2012, Jack shot a perfect round of skeet during the summer skeet league at Golden Gun Club.  Jack shot 25 for 25 the second of the two rounds we shot for league score that evening.  This is the first time that Jack has shot a perfect round, so we performed the traditional ritual for that occasion, his team members lined up and when Jack threw his cap into the air, we all shot it. It is now a wall hanger. Dan, the club manager, awarded Jack a patch embroidered “25 straight”.  He can proudly wear it on his shooting vest, if he ever he gets one. 

Jack came to skeet shooting a little late in life and, like me, did not demonstrate innate shotgun shooting ability.  It is said that “Some have talent and the rest of us have to practice.”  Well, for several years Jack practiced.  He hired a shooting coach, listened to what he was told, and shot hundreds of targets.  This season Jack has been consistently shooting in the low twenties and has several 24s.  Those of us who have been watching Jack knew that the perfect round was going to come and last Tuesday, it did.

Congratulations Jack!

Congratulations to Garry Warren for Shooting his first 25 Straight

posted Jul 26, 2012, 8:21 AM by Peter Lucas

Garry Warren shot is his first 25 straight during the league shoot on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.  Congratulations Garry!  Your first 50 Straight will not be far behind.


Unfortunately for Garry, there was not much left of his hat after the traditional hat shooting.

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