After just one year, Ronnie Green has become a successful young clay shot, who knows what the future could hold for this rising star
YOUNG SHOT PROFILE.
Name: Ronnie Green
Born: November 1999
Location: Bexleyheath, Kent.
Favourite saying “Holy Shmoke” when he dusts a clay!
Favourite birds: All of them but especially overhead, high driven incomers and Teal.
Bogey bird: Rabbit (but not for long)
Club Membership: JJ’S Clay Shooting Club, Bean, Dartford, Kent
Gun: Beretta s686 Special M/C
Cartridges: Express – 21g / 24g (7½ or 8s)
Heroes: Mark West, Richard Faulds and his Dad
Ambitions: To do his best and be the best
Club competition scores: 72.3% overall / best individual 77.4%.
Practice scores: 76.5% overall / best individual 85.5%
Ronnie started shooting English Sporting at JJ’s CSC on the 22nd January 2011 after he had asked for clay shooting lessons for Christmas. After a month or so of practice and lessons, Ronnie fast became competent in hitting clays with a 20 bore; however the rising cost of 20 bore cartridges meant the time had come to change his gun. After measuring Ronnie’s reach and trying a few different guns at JJ’s, club owner John West and Ronnie’s coach Clive, kindly went to Chris Potter Country Sports and found Ronnie a 12 bore Beretta s686 which is now his prized possession.
Ronnie tries to shoot every Sunday in either 84 or 96 bird competitions and, if funds allow, the occasional Saturday practice – he says he loves trying to beat the grownups. Over the last five months, Ronnie has become a prolific winner of the JJ’s Colts, with his competition average steadily improving over the year from 33% to his current 72%. On the 27th November, he won the colts, had the highest score in C class and came 4th in B class. The dedication of all the JJ’s coaching team is playing a major part in his development and with John and Mark West as mentors, Ronnie always finds an answer to his questions.
Ronnie’s dedication to his sport is astonishing; he saves his birthday and pocket money to pay his entrance fees and with whatever he has left he puts aside and saves for additional practice or lessons. His ambition is to one day shoot for Kent County and his country; with all his hard work, dedication and commitment, we hope he will soon have this opportunity.
Ronnie has now set his sights on achieving a regular 75 – 80% in competitions and bettering his practice scores. It’s an achievable target for him and he knows that a little at a time is the best way to improve. In 2012 he wants to become a great B class shooter and chase for his place in to the JJ’s A class. He’s had a successful year in shooting and met some great friends, and to round it off won the Colts at the annual Christmas shoot with score of 72/96, 25 targets clear of his closest competitor. It was a fantastic day for him and we expect to hear great things about him in 2012.