Golden Gun Club Trap League

    The Trap League shoots each Thursday evening at approximately 6 p.m.  Two rounds, or fifty birds, of trap are shot each week. Contact the Clubhouse if you would like to sign up for the next league.

How to Shoot Trap

    Trapshooting is a specific form of clay target shooting. Trapshooting is a game of movement, action and split-second timing. It requires the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire and break the 4 1/4 inch disc which are hurled through the air at a speed of 42mph, simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter.

    Trapshooting's continual growth and expanding popularity is due to the fact that people of all ages, incomes and abilities can compete. Nine year old boys shoot alongside 90 year old men. Many 70-year olds have been in the sport 55 years and some began just two years ago. Trapshooting's participants include millionaires and hourly wage earners, inventors and businessmen, former sports figures in other fields, professional men, farmers, truck drivers, musicians, actors, students and housewives.

    The shooter is required to shoot at a target after he calls "pull." It does not matter in scoring if the shooter hits only a small piece of the target or whether he shatters the target. The target is considered a "dead" or "lost" bird. If the target is hit it is "dead." It is the shooters responsibility to check his own score.

    Shooters (up to five) stand behind the traphouse and take turns firing at their own targets which are thrown up and away from them.   The game can be played three different ways:

  •  SINGLE targets are thrown and fired at by the shooters who stand 16 yards behind the traphouse.  A "round" of Trap is 25 targets.
  • HANDICAP targets are thrown in the same manner but are fired at by shooters standing farther back behind the traphouse (as far as 27 yards).
  •  TRAP DOUBLES  is shot from the 16 yard line, however, TWO clay targets are thrown at the same time.  Shooters must fire once at each target.  A "round" of Trap doubles is 50 targets.