Our latest shoot enjoyed a record entry with 5 superb layouts and a well organised day at
Barrow Farm. The entry was split into two start times am & pm, this ran perfectly with 59
entrants enjoying a superb but challenging day. Results show that only 8 guns improved their
FFC which proved that the course was certainly a challenge for all. Barrow Farm has adapted
to the new world challenge by making full use of the ground available. Squads can easily
drive to the layouts around the shooting ground and with a referee at each point. With a BBQ
lunch served after shooting for each group CPSA & goverment guidlines for social distancing
– were adhered to admirably.
Shoot headlines went to a welcomed new entrant to our shoot who shone at Barrow Farm –
Josh Brown comfortably won the day with an exceptional score of 94 which was 8 targets
clear of his nearest challenger. Josh excelled with a straight 60 on the last three layouts.
Another superb performance from Nick Bullen (86), secured an excellent win in ‘A’ class by
2 targets clear of his rivals. Paddy Croft was another of the few who managed to improved
his FFC average and also win B’ class on 80. Meanwhile Steve Vickery who also improved
his FFC comfortably – won ‘C’ class by 3 targets. Fran Mattison did exactly what she did the
last time she shot our FITASC and won ‘D’ class by 5 clear targets. Most improved shot of
the day was Paul Nesbit-Bell who improve his FFC by +11.
High gun – Josh Brown 94
Class A – Nick Bullen, Martin Hill, John Pool & Will Thatcher 84.
Class B – Paddy Croft 80, Chris Boult & Andy Vickery 78.
Class C – Steve Vickery 66, Geoff Huggins & Nicholas Wood 63.
Class D – Fran Mattison 58, Rolland Smith 53, Paul Nesbit-bell 51.
Most improved – Paul Nesbit-Bell +11, who wins a greenfields £50 shop voucher.
Greenfields draw winner Geoff Huggins who wins 250 cartridges.
All prices to be redeemed at the shop with proof of identity please.
Next month we travel to Ham Cross Shooting Ground at Teffont, on Thursday 17th
September and by kind permission of Will Thatcher and Fran Mattison. Please note that this
shoot will be strictly limited to 48 entrants – 24 AM & 24 PM. Therefore entrants will be
accepted on a first come first serve basis and to save confusion by email only please.
A huge thank you to the Nicholls family together with Roger Wheeler & Alan Gulliver who
set and maintaned the course and not forgeting Simon the chef at Barrow farm for an
excellent BBQ. Finally thankyou as always to Greenfields Guns at Salisbury for their
generous sponsorship and also to Rob Allen for his detailed work for the leader board.
With clay grounds now opening and coming to terms with government and CPSA guidelines, our second shoot of the year was certainly enjoyed by a full card of 40 competitors. It was great to see so many again after the long break and with 6 new faces enjoying a wonderful day at Barbury. The day was splendidly capped with a surprise hog roast, which was greatly received by the referees and shooters alike.
Barbury Shooting School is a renowned Shooting ground holding prestigious events around the year in normal times. They have been quick to adapt to the new world that will probably be the norm for the foreseeable and made us all very much welcome.
With the new club house well underway and an array of shooting areas to enjoy, it is certainly well placed for all disciplines of shooting in the future.
The day was headlined by an outstanding performance from Mark Hanson who shot an unbelievable 96 and improved his ffc by + 13. To only drop 4 targets throughout the entire course will be an unforgettable achievement for Mark who beat some very strong company to win the shoot by 4 targets. Simon Lucas & Robin Heal will also be pleased on 92 to be joint winners of “A” class. Another superb performance on the day was achieved by Dave Pike who scored 84 to win “B” class and again improved his ffc by +13. Mike Tizzard and Frank Hodges battled for honours in “C” class with Mike winning by one target to achieve 72. Meanwhile an impressive battle took place in “D” class with Ian Robberts improving his ffc by +14. However newcomer to our shoot George Robbins won the day on 56. Another excellent effort in the class came from James Donnelley who at his second Farmers FITASC improved his ffc by 15 to win most improved shot of the day.
High gun – Mark Hanson 96
Class A – Simon Lucas & Robin Heal 92. John Pool & Robert Taylor 90.
Class B – Dave Pike 84, Paddy Croft 82, Steve Hewlett 81.
Class C – Mike Tizzard 72, Frank Hodges 71, Geoff Huggins 67.
Class D – George Robbins 56, Ian Roberts 53, Rolland Smith 52.
Most improved – James Donnelley 45 +15.
James wins a £50 Greenfields voucher. Draw prize winner drawn from all who entered is Jason Charlton. All prizes to be redeemed at the shop with proof of identity please.
With the enforced conditions over the last few months we have decided to extend our shoots through the winter until and including December. The venues will be noted once agreed with the proprietors. Next month we will be shooting Thursday 20th August with the Nicholls family at Barrow Farm, Witham Friary. BA11 5HD. Details will follow www.greenfieldguns.com
Finally thank you to Huw Stevens and all the staff at Barbury who laid on a superb day for us all. Thank you also for the tremendous support given by Greenfieldguns at Salisbury and also to Rob Allen who collates the scores and information to produce the leaderboard.
We would like to announce a change to our normal opening hours.
We have decided that through the summer months the shop will be closed on Mondays as of the 6th of July 2020.
Closing on a Monday will only happen through the summer months 1st March – 1st September.
We will continue to open six days a week through the shooting season September – February.
As always we can be contacted 24/7 via our email address and we will do our best to answer your questions as soon as possible.
We have been busy working to get the shop ready for re-opening on Monday morning at 7am!
All social distancing measures are now in place to keep both you and our staff safe at all times.
Due to the current government guidelines we are only able to have a maximum of two customers in the shop at a time.
Please keep this in mind when visiting and we appreciate your patience as there are likely to be queues outside the shop for some time.
If you are coming to view a gun it will rapidly speed up the process if you have the serial number to hand.
We are offering a collection point from the set of double doors from the original shop (currently under renovation) Please go and place your order through the new shop door beforehand.
If you are looking to purchase an item that does not require any licensing then orders and payments can be made over the phone or via email to help speed things up.
We look forward to seeing you all again and we thank you for your custom and support through these difficult times
The Greenfields Team
Covid 19 Update
To all our customers and friends, we hope you have been keeping safe and well through these very difficult times.
After the news from our PM Boris on Monday evening we are to re-open the shop on Monday 15th of June at 7am.
We will be offering extended opening hours from 7am-5pm to ease the flow of customers coming into the shop.
The builders are working as we speak making the essential adjustments required to the shop to keep both you the customer and our staff safe at all times.
Strict safety guidelines from the government will be followed at all times.
We will keep you updated as we get more information.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
The Greenfields Team
We will be opening our phone lines as of Monday 11th May!
Lines will be open from 10am-1pm Monday-Friday.
So that we are able to handle all enquiries in our usual efficient manner please only call through the times listed above.
You can always email us 24/7
With the government conformation that lock down measures will be in place for at least another three weeks we are working on a process to help you get your ammunition & goods more efficiently once lock down measures are eased.
Simply email your order to the following email address:
Once we have your order we will email you back to confirm that the item(s) are in stock together with an invoice which can be paid by bank transfer.
Your order will then be held & placed to one side for you & as soon as we are able to open we will contact you to arrange a convenient collection slot respecting social distancing measures that will be in place.
We will also be happy to hold any gun you are interested in for a deposit of 10% until we can open.
PLEASE NOTE THE SHOP IS NOT OPEN AND WILL STAY CLOSED UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED.
PLEASE EMAIL ALL ENQUIRIES AS THE SHOP PHONES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.