Is my experience today unique?

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Re: Is my experience today unique?

#11 Post by Rarms »

falco67 wrote:Due to the clubs policy of not advertising........

No bookings this afternoon, non tomorrow.....

Its all very sad!
Maybe lead them to connect the dots at the next agm ;)
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Re: Is my experience today unique?

#12 Post by poll007 »

you might find that it is in part due to Covid still.

A lot of people are still not going out to shoot or do other activities like they would have 2 years ago either to prevent further spreading of the virus or even as simple as them not having the same level of funds to spend on hobbies due to furlough/redundancy.

My local club hasn't even reopened yet for this very reason (though it is an indoor range).

Though I completely agree with the other replys regarding no advertising-no new members-club eventually closing.
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#13 Post by Daryll »

I didn't go, but our Club was apparently full today...

We have monthly, (well attended), guest days, and in the last few weeks we've even had school trips on the range.
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#14 Post by Blackstuff »

The PSG club I run has never been busier. Its getting to the point where we'll have to come up with some sort of system to limit the number of attendees, which is good and bad in equal measure
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#15 Post by falco67 »

Daryll wrote:I didn't go, but our Club was apparently full today...

We have monthly, (well attended), guest days, and in the last few weeks we've even had school trips on the range.
that sounds like something from another planet!
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Re: Is my experience today unique?

#16 Post by Mattnall »

falco67 wrote:I am a member of a club with its own 25 and 50 yard range and a 100 metre range. All outdoors and owned by the club. We have an online booking system and we have to provide our own Range Officer so we tend to shoot in pairs/ threesomes. Due to the clubs policy of not advertising, I can't tell you where it is or what its called.

Last weekend there were no range bookings, this morning there were 3 of us from 10.00am till noon. No bookings this afternoon, non tomorrow.

Its all very sad!
This is the sad bit.
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#17 Post by Polchraine »

And not even a hint of where you are !

Do some club members have a hidden agenda ... membership dwindles, just two or three left, they decide to close down the club and dispose of the assets to members. Sell land for housing, retire to caribbean.

Maybe, slightly tongue-in-cheek, but anything could happen and does.

Surely, raising te issue at the AGM and pushing for a little more openness - such as allowing you to see we a re a club in "ThisTown" but nothing more and potential members or users are vetted before visiting.


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#18 Post by channel12 »

I believe my club has a waiting list for the waiting list but of course the present situation has limited the probationer training. In normal times the club is very busy on the Sunday morning club mornings although it's though that some just turn up for the fry up. Week days are quiet but Saturday is busier with often open competitions running.

The ranges are only closed Christmas Day and after 2pm Sunday, otherwise turn up and shoot except now there's an online booking in system.
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