Welcome to the World of Sporting Clays:Golf with a Shotgun
WHAT IS SPORTING CLAYS?
Sporting Clays is a form of clay target shooting that simulates the unpredictability of bird hunting. Unlike traditional trap or skeet shooting, sporting clays courses are designed with diverse stations, each presenting unique challenges akin to different hunting scenarios. It’s your chance to test your shooting skills in a variety of settings and terrains.
Sporting Clays shares several similarities with golf, giving rise to its nickname, “Golf with a Shotgun.” Here’s how Sporting Clays is akin to golf:
THE COURSE EXPERIENCE
- Realistic Simulation: Sporting Clays provides a realistic simulation of hunting scenarios, making it a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts.
- Varied Challenges: With targets coming from different angles and distances, each station presents a unique challenge, keeping shooters engaged and honing their skills.
- Accessibility: Suitable for all skill levels, Sporting Clays accommodates beginners and seasoned shooters alike. It’s an excellent way to introduce newcomers to the world of clay target shooting.
- Find a Club: Locate your nearest Michigan Shooting Centers location.
- Equipment: A shotgun suitable for clay shooting, ammunition, hearing protection and eye protection are essential. All of these things are available for rent or purchase at any Michigan Shooting Centers range location.
- Safety First: Familiarize yourself with our safety guidelines and protocols. Our expert team will provide a safety briefing before you begin.
- Take a Lesson: If you’re new to the sport, consider taking a lesson from a certified instructor to learn proper techniques and etiquette. We have a staff of instructors available to serve you on an appointment basis, learn more about them here.
- Gather Some Friends & Come Out: Our sporting clays ranges operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Unless it’s 75 degrees in January, we wouldn’t expect there to be a significant wait. We do recommend previewing our event calendar before making the trip to ensure we do not have any pre-scheduled outings or facility closures.