It seems normal and perhaps taken for granted that our monthly shoots are full at every venue. Being that the Nicholls family were certainly one of the instigators of FITASC for local enthusiasts this was sure to be a popular event. Many of you will know that the ground is open every Wednesday evening from 4pm until dusk and for those who thought they may have mastered the layouts were certainly in for a surprise. Again we were spoilt with an exceptional course spread over six layouts and as usual the vast area was used exceptionally well to produce targets and combinations that could have graced any major FITASC championship. The day was made complete for both am and pm entrants with an exceptional spread of food from the bbq following their shooting.
Once again after a long drive from Cornwall Martin Elworthy blew the field away to take ‘High Gun’ with a score of 97, to only miss three targets on what was certainly an extremely testing circuit – was truly astonishing. Robert Taylor kept his impressive form going by achieving another score with a 9 in front, winning ‘A’ class on 90. Chris Boult also kept his strong form going to win ‘B’ class scoring 84. Chris Turvey stormed ‘C’ class by 5 targets with a total of 75. Meanwhile Kari Dobbs 67 shot exceptionally well to not only win ‘D’ class by 4 targets but to takes the most improved award with +8.
High gun – 97 Martin Elworthy.
A class – 90 Robert Taylor, 88 Chris Griffin & Colin Hanson, 86 Stuart Holland.
B class – 84 Chris Boult, 82 Simon Salvidge, 81 Dave Pike.
C class – 75 Chris Turvey, 70 Steve Vickery, 68 Jim Boddey & Dai Jones.
D class – James Donnelly 63, Kari Dobbs 62, 59 Peter Gibbons.
Most improved award Kari Dobbs +8 who wins a £50 Greenfields Voucher. Draw prize wins a £50 Greenfields voucher and Alan Bullock who also wins a £50 Greenfields voucher.
The standard of shooting has in recent years risen tremendously and without doubt development of traps, targets and layouts have contributed immensely. If you look on the CPSA website at results for any shoots, the guys that win drop very few targets. In the early days of Farmers FITASC some 9 years ago a score of 90 would have been exceptional as it was on the national circuit. This month two thirds of the guys that shot at Barrow Farm were either A or B in our own classification status, with just under one third achieving a score of 80 or above. As Will Thatcher once told me, the only way to improve is to put cartridges through the gun and plenty of them!
For those who enjoyed the venue at Barrow Farm, it is open for 100 bird FITASC every Wednesday during the summer from 4pm until dusk with supper – for details John 07734978988 or Mark 07734978986.
Next month we move to Roundwood Shooting Ground SO21 3BA to enjoy the refurbished ground, where again it will be Am & Pm start times. Entries are now open for Thursday 15th July, so if you fancy booking in to this famous ground – please contact me in the usual way.
Finally thank you to the Nicholls family and all of their team involved at the shoot for looking after us and putting on a fantastic day. Thanks again to Greenfields for their tremendous support and not forgetting Rob Allen for his work with the results and leader board.
Great British Shooting Awards 2021
Voting is now open for the Great British Shooting Awards 2021.
There are several categories that you are able to vote for including many products that we sell and give advice on here at the shop.
Obviously one of the most important categories for us is ‘Retailer of the Year’
Please show your support for Greenfields and click on the link below to register and place your vote!
Please scroll to the second page and in the box that states retailer of the year please put ‘Greenfields Of Salisbury’
This is the only category that you, the public can nominate an individual retailer!
The shop renovations are almost complete, we hope to be able to welcome you all back very soon to our brand new shop!
Thank you for your continued support through these strange times.
Our phonelines will be monitored for 9am-1pm Monday-Friday along with all emails which we will respond to as soon as possible.
Our mail order service is still active throughout lockdown and we will do our best to dispatch all orders within 24hours, we have some amazing deals heading to our eBay store over the next few weeks so stay tuned to our social media pages for updates!
Keep safe, stay at home and do your bit for the final push, we look forward to seeing you all on the other side of this, we might even have a sparkly new shop to welcome you back to.
Lockdown Click & Collect Update
We are now pleased to announce that we will be able to offer a click, call and collect service throughout the current lockdown for essential items.
We will be following the government guidelines strictly and the call/click and collect process will work as follows:
- Call, Click & Collect will only be available from 10am-4pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- When ordering we will give you an appointed collection time slot and order number.
- All payment must be taken over the phone/online prior to arrival at the shop at your allotted time slot making all transactions contact free.
- With the current restrictions we are unable to accept any guns for repair/service as this is not our primary business.
- We will not be able to process any returns at present.
- We are working with minimal staff so please ensure that if you make a booking you are on time and come with the correct paperwork required for licenced items such as ammunition.
- Customers are not permitted to enter the shop and all transactions will be completed at the shop door.
We are delighted to now have the facility in place to be able to offer our customers finance on all of our products for purchases over £1000.00.
- Finance available on purchases over £1,000
- All loan APRS are dependent upon your credit rating and lenders criteria
- Competitive rates
- Fast preliminary decision within minutes
- The simple application takes minutes to complete and you will r45eceive a confirmed decision within 24hours
- Applications can be made from the comfort of your own home or instore
To apply please click on the link below
Help spread the cost of your next gun with our new service, please feel free to get in contact and talk to a member of staff about your requirements.
An impressive refurbished Roundwood was enjoyed by six squads for our October shoot. A tremendous amount of work has taken place over the last 6 months to produce once again a stunning shooting ground. A visit to Roundwood is always well worth it with an abundance of well charged traps and of course that tower! The clearance at the rifle range area together with the impressive platform at the far end, now means that there is every form of target to shoot at. Out in the field area I counted over 30 traps again all fully charged and again with every variation imaginable. The combination of of it all made for an excellent shoot with scores in the 80’s proving to be difficult to achieve. Simon Lucas took the ‘high gun’ honours with an impressive 85, equally impressive was ‘B’ class winner Mark Bradshaw scoring 84 and also winning the most improved gun of the day with +12. Joint winners of ‘A’ class were both Nick Bullen & John Pool, meanwhile John Hatchard comfortably won ‘C’ class on 73. A smaller ‘D’ class entry was won by Kari Dobbs on 51.
High gun – Simon Lucas 85.
Class A – Nick Bullen & John Pool 83, Dave Clifford 81
Class B – Mark Bradshaw 84, Ray Hillyer 81,
Class C – John Hatchard 73, David Moss 68.
Class D – Kari Dobbs 51, James Donnelly & Ian Robberts 48.
Most improved – Mark Bradshaw +12. Wins a £50 Greenfields voucher
Draw prize winner Kevin Hall wins 250 cartridges.
Prizes to be redeemed at the shop with proof of identity please.
Next month we visit a new venue for our FITASC calendar – Owls Lodge Shooting School, hosted by Richard & Tanya Faulds and their ground manager Lauren Goodman. Both Richard & Tanya are renowned champions in many disciplines and we are therefore extremely grateful to be able to use their ground for the November shoot. Details will follow in the usual manner, therefore if you are planning to shoot with us please book early to avoid disappointment.
Finally thank you to Chas Davis and the team at Roundwood for a superb day. As always many thanks to Greenfields at Salisbury for there very generous sponsorship and also to Rob Allen for his guidance and help with the scores and leaderboard.
On the eve of the country heading into lockdown 2 we would like to thank all of you who have visited and supported us over the past few days.
We can confirm that phone lines and emails will be monitored throughout the lockdown period Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
We are also offering a call/click and collect service of items on Tuesday and Thursday each week, in order to be able to use this service you must book a time slot/appointment.
You will NOT be able to enter the premises over the lockdown period and each transaction will have to be conducted in a contact free manner. (Licensed items will still need to be entered onto certificates, all precautions will be in place for this)
All payments can be made over the phone or via direct bank transfer.
If you wish to book an appointment please email or call the shop and we will get back to you.
Thank you all once again, stay safe, be sensible and we hope to see you again in December, and just in case you were wondering……………….yes the builders will still be working!
The Greenfields Team