Our poll to select the nation’s favourite shooting ground is back. Who gets your vote this year?
What’s your favourite shooting ground near you? What about the best one for Trap, or Skeet? And what’s the best one full stop?
Everyone has their personal picks, and we all know that barely anyone agrees on which ground truly is the best. That’s why our Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground poll has been so enduringly popular – it’s voted for by the clay shooting public, which means you can have your say and help your favourite ground win.
Plus, it gives crucial recognition to the ground owners and managers who work hard at all hours of day and night to put on excellent shoots and keep us coming back week after week.
Of course, a good clay ground is about more than targets. It’s about the quality of the facilities, variety of activities on offer, friendliness of the staff, availability of a decent bacon roll after you’ve finished your round… and the Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground takes all those into account.
You can vote using any criteria you choose, and there are categories for regional grounds, discipline-specific grounds and of course the Best Breakfast award.
Everything else is down to you. Every ground in the UK is eligible, the categories go to a public vote, and the one with the most votes in each category wins – simple as that. That makes these awards a true gauge of the opinion of the shooting community, and that’s why we’re so proud to run them every year.
Runners and riders
The Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground award has gone to a different ground nearly every year – a sign of its open and democratic nature. The only ground that ever managed to hold on to the title was Southdown, which won in 2017 and 2018 – but was denied the hattrick last year by South West Shooting School’s victory.
This year, the competition is wide open once again. Will we see a familiar winner or will an up-and-coming ground rise through the ranks and take the crown? Voting closes at the end of January, so we’ll find out in a few short months…
How to vote
As with previous years, you decide the overall winner as well as all the regional and discipline winners and the Best Breakfast award. If you are a subscriber to the magazine, just fill in the voting form found on page 23 and send it to:
Clay Shooting Magazine,
Units 1&2 Sugarbrook Court,
Or head over to www.clay-shooting.com/nfsg to cast your vote online.
Voting opens when this issue of Clay Shooting goes on sale, and closes at 11.59pm on 31 January 2020. We will print another voting form in the next issue then announce the final results in the April 2020 issue.
And don’t forget our usual warnings: Only one vote per person will be counted. Don’t bother trying to get around this rule! We’ll be checking the print entries against the online entries for any duplicates, and our vote counters are extremely adept at spotting fake names.
If you’re a ground, you can collect your customers’ votes and send them to us in bulk, but make sure you send them off in good time – if they arrive after the deadline, they won’t be counted.
Don’t forget that you can also vote online by going to www.clay-shooting.com/nfsg as well as by post.
May the best ground win!