Dear Members and Friends of the GGC.
Bjorn Bylin passed away in hospital on the September the 10th after suffering a short illness. Bjorn was a founding member of the Greyton Gun Club who attended nearly every shoot unless away hunting. He was never far from the action, always on hand to assist with a novice, score a detail or fix a faulty machine. His vast knowledge and experience in all matters shooting was made available to all without reserve or favor. He enriched all our lives and we are all the better for making his acquaintance. In short a true gentleman of the right sort.
It is our intention to hold the memorial shoot to remember our friends on the 15th of November 2015. We will have a salute to him on opening the range and they will be a few words by James Sedgwick of the GGC and Smit Myburg from the LGC.
This month’s shoot took place in good weather and we had visitors from Hermanus and Elgin Sporting Clays. On offer were 50 English Sporting, 25 Fitasc and 50 ATA trap. Stands were laid out across the field and bush ranges allowing a good variety of targets. It seems that most favored the bush range with quick close in targets zipping through the trees and the scores reflected this. In fact most competitors more than doubled up in this section, more than likely as a result of the fact that there was less time to think. Think less and score more being quite appropriate.
Several members and family retired to the Oak and Vigne by for a relaxed lunch and a good catch up under the trees. After a few details in the afternoon the range was closed so that members and guests could be in good time for the Rugby. This in hind sight was probably not the best idea considering the now infamous result against Japan. Thankfully yesterdays game against Scotland was much better. There is however a giant American banana skin waiting for the Boks. Lets see if they can side step this one without any extra drama.