2017 League Information:
Elm Fork will host a 10-week league for both Sporting Clays and Skeet in 2017. A minimum of 30 shooters must signed up for each league in order for the league to proceed.
- $30.00 CASH admin/trophy fee per shooter, due the first week of leagues. If the trophy fee is not received, the trophy will be awarded to the next highest scoring team or person.
- 50 targets per night
- Shooting starts promptly at 6:00pm. All score cards must be in the office by 8:00pm. If your team is late (6:15 or later), you will forfeit that night’s shoot.
- Each shooter is allowed two pre-shoots per league. There will be no post-shoots.
- Wednesday night
- 5 shooters per team
- $16.00 per week/per shooter
Sporting Clay League:
- Thursday night
- 4 shooters per team
- 1 golf carts allowed per team
- $22.00 per week/per team
- $5.00 cart rental (optional)
Please direct all inquiries to the League Coordinator. After signing up, please let the League Coordinator know what team or people you are shooting with. All inquiries should be made via email directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elm Fork League Guidelines:
- On any given league night, shooting starts at 6:00 p.m. and score cards are due back in the office by 8:00 p.m.
- Any team arriving after 6:15 will forfeit for the night.
- Each shooter is allowed two (2) PRE-SHOOTS per league period. (Any more than 2 and the shooter will receive a 0 (zero) for that night’s targets.)
- NO POST-SHOOTS will be allowed unless approved ahead of time. Post-shoots will count as a pre-shoot.
- In 8 week leagues, shooters will shoot a total of 400 targets, while the 6 week league will shoot 300.
- Fifty (50) targets will be shot per night.
- Skeet teams can have up to 5 shooters.
- 5-Stand teams can have 5 shooters.
- Sporting Clay teams will have 1-4 shooters. No exceptions.
- There will be one golf cart per team.
- Skeet and 5-Stand will be a team score, while Sporting Clays will have a HOA, 1st-3rd M-E.
All events will be shot following NSSA/NSCA rules, which can be obtained from the NSSA/NSCA website.
The Skeet Field:
Has eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the stations are arranged in a half moon between the two trap houses, and one station is directly between them. The high house, on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it travels to the center of the field. The low house target, on the right side, leaves the trap house just 3-1/2 feet from the ground. It also rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it reaches the center of the field.
A Round of Skeet:
A round of skeet consists of 25 targets, with 17 shot as singles and 8 as doubles. The first miss is repeated immediately and is called an option. If no targets are missed during the round, the last or 25th target is shot at the last station, low house 8. The shooting sequence is as follows:
- Stations 1 and 2: High house single; Low house single; High house/Low house pair
- Stations 3, 4, and 5: High house single; Low house single
- Stations 6 and 7: High house single; Low house single; Low house/High house pair
- Station 8: High house single; Low house single
Skeet is shot in squads of up to five shooters. They move from station to station around the half moon, ending up in the center at the end of the round.
Any gauge shotgun may be used, of any type, as long as it can fire at least two shots. The preferred shot size is #9, but nothing larger than 7-1/2 should ever be used. Since strength is not a factor, women are able to compete equally with men. Left handed shooters do just as well as right.
How 5-Stand works…
There are five stations or stands and six to eight strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps). Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of clay birds. Each station will have a menu card that lets the shooter know the sequence of clay birds that he or she will be shooting at (i.e. from which trap the clay bird will be coming).
How Sporting Clays work…
Sporting Clays is a clay target game designed to replicate every conceivable shot encountered in field shooting. On a Sporting Clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that simulate the flight path of different game species (teal, dove, quail, pheasant and even a bouncing rabbit), such as flushing, crossing, incoming, and other angling shots.