Sporting Clays

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Shoot Coordinator: Tim Sweat
Email: tim.sweat@yahoo.com
Phone: 706-654-7733

The September match is canceled due to inclement weather.


Scores are published here.


The 2022 calendar of course setters and lunch providers can be downloaeded here.

The monthly sporting clays shoot is open to the public and one way the club earns revenue to enhance and maintain the discipline. Members are encouraged to support this by participation and volunteering to set the course for the monthly event or supply lunch for the shoot. Supplying the lunch means you order the lunch, pick it up, and have it ready after the shoot. Sporting Clays reimburses the lunch provider for the expenses. If you are interested in setting the course or supplying the lunch, please contact Joel Volpi at ajoelvolpi@gmail.com or by text to 770.827.7569.


Cherokee Gun Club v Athens Rifle Club
May 7, 2022
Th second competition of the year between the two clubs was at Elbert County Gun Club. The match was attended by 14 club members who squeaked out a win 340- – 335. Top scoring shooters for Cherokee were Shannon Rankin 71, Buster McDaniel 69, Tim Sweat 69, Al Vitali 66, and Trent Conner 65. The low scores were indicative of a very challenging course set by Elberton Gun Club. The next match between CGC v Athens Rifle Club will be August 20, 2022, at Cherokee.

Ruffed Grouse Society
Terry Ward Memorial Shoot
May 14, 2022

The third annual Ruff Grouse Society – Terry Ward Memorial shoot was a big success with 61 shooting participants. Joel Volpi and Tim Sweaty set a challenging course for the event. Stan Howe of the Ruffed Grouse Society supplied lunch for the shooters. The high score for the event was Stan Young with a score of 84, high scores for CGC members were Jeff Brewer 81, Trent Conner 81 and David Hammond 79. This shooting event is well attended for a worthy cause and in remembrance of Terry Ward our long-time sporting clays coordinator.

Monthly Shoot
June 11, 2022

The course setters this month were a combination of Ken and Dale Melton and Bill and Austin Cagle. They moved quite a few machines, which resulted in some interesting new targets.
Many thanks to Monty Seahorn, Jeff Webster, and Bill Sams for loading the machines on Friday for the shoot, and to Bill Honiball who picked up our lunch. Thirty-five shooters participated in the match, 12 club members and 23 non-members. The overall average was 55 and 64 for members. The high overall shooter was Buster McDaniel with a score of 83 followed by Trent Conner with a score of 74.

Monthly Shoot
July 9, 2022

Please join us.


Sporting Clays at Cherokee Gun Club has a shoot open to the public every second Saturday of the month.

Regular monthly matches are as follows:

Sign in between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. Shoot starts at 9:00.

Eye and hearing protection are required.

The price for the shoot is $35, and lunch is provided. 18 and under youths shoot for $12, and the more the merrier. This is not an all day event and if you are a non-member and plan to shoot afterwards, you will need to have a member to sponsor you and pay the guest range fee of $10 and $6 per box of shells shot.

Please arrive with more than 100 shells, because of possible bad targets; we do not sell shells at the club. Shells are limited to 1 1/8 oz, and shot must be 7.5 or smaller.

Come join us and have some fun.