Saturday, September 8, 2012
Support the work of beyond the walls
while enjoying a late summer morning at one of the finest private shooting clubs in the country. No animals will be harmed as you take aim and shoot at sporting clays while taking in the beauty of the over 3,000 acres that make up Hudson Farm
, 270 Stanhope-Sparta Road, Andover, New Jersey. For more information on sporting clays, see the description below.
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Cannon Start: 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Lunch: 12:00 noon
High gun (best score), high team, high woman, high under-18, and low score we will win a private lesson or a guided hunt.
Individual Clay Shooter: $300 (includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch)
Nature Walk & Lunch: $75
Lunch only: $50 (Family/friends are invited to join shooters for lunch at noon).
Deadline for Shooter/Lunch registration and payment: September 3, 2012.
beyond the walls
P.O. Box 525
Mendham, NJ 07945
Named Nature Walk for Non-shooters – $1000 (1 available)
This sponsorship includes naming of the nature walk (e.g., company or memorial), page in printed event program and listing on beyond the walls web site for one year. In addition, you will have the opportunity to put printed material and/or a small gift in the goody bag that all participants will receive.
Clay Station Sponsor – $500 (10 available)
This sponsorship will put your company’s name and product in the sights of a very well-qualified audience. Your name and logo will appear exclusively at one of the ten stations all shooters will visit as they make their way around the course, in our event program, and on the beyond the walls website. In addition, you will have the opportunity to put printed material and/or a small gift in the goody bag that all participants will receive.
|Sign up for a Sponsorship online or
download the Sponsorship form and mail
with your payment to:
beyond the walls
P.O. Box 525
Mendham, NJ 07945.
Sponsorship reservation and payment: August 22, 2012
Materials for station sign: August 24, 2012
Materials for program and gift bag: August 31, 2012
Golf Attire: Collared shirt required, no blue jeans.
Break-open guns only.
Factory ammo only.
Shotguns provided if needed.
About Sporting Clays:
For those who have never enjoyed the challenging and exhilarating sport of sporting clays, we have reprinted here a description from Wikipedia:
Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting. Sometimes described as “golf with a shotgun,” the sport differs from trap and skeet shooting in that:
- It is more difficult than trap or skeet.
- It involves shooting clay targets while positioned at multiple locations (called stations).
- Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays targets are thrown in a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations and distances.
The original idea behind sporting clays was to create an experience that closely reflected actual hunting conditions. Whereas top-tier trap and skeet professionals may have hit ratings nearing 100%, the best sporting clay shooters hit their targets only about 93% to 95% of the time.
A typical course will consist of 10 to 18 stations [Hudson Farm
offers 20 stations], each station having a pair of clay-throwing machines, called traps. Varying numbers of clay pairs are shot at each station, with the total shots for an outing adding up to 50 or 100 (two or four boxes of shells, respectively). Advanced shooters have the clays thrown as simultaneous pairs, while novice or intermediate shooters can opt for the clays to be thrown on report
(the second clay launched on the report of the shooter’s gun, hence the name report pair
). Targets are thrown at different angles and speeds, across the shooter’s view (crossers), toward the shooter (in-comers), away from the shooter (out-goers), or straight up in the air. The shots are intended to simulate hunting for quail, pheasant, pigeon, and other game.