Earlier in the year I was asked to organise a corporate event for some of our most valued clients. We'd been clay pigeon shooting as part of a team building event at the start of the year, and the company wanted to treat some of our clients to a similar clay pigeon shooting experience. After confirming numbers and finalising a date I booked the event for 35 people.
The group was a mix of men and women, and the majority of those taking part had never been clay pigeon shooting before. Myself and four other members of the team were taking part on the day too, and because we'd been on a clay pigeon shooting experience earlier in the year we were happy answering any questions the clients had.
On the day of the event we arrived at the site early and waited for our clients to arrive. The package we'd booked included complimentary tea and coffee on arrival, which kept everybody happy and gave us time to sign everybody in without any waiting around. Once we'd got everybody signed a couple of instructors ran through all the necessary safety requirements, and handed out shooting glasses and ear defenders.
With the briefing over we were split up into smaller groups of between 6-7 people, which meant we could work our way round the shooting stands without having to hang about for too long. The majority of the group I was with had never been shooting before and the instructor made sure she gave everyone some one-to-one tuition before they faced their first clays. The way they were smashing through clays though you'd never believe it was their first clay pigeon shooting experience.
After working our way round five different traps we all met back at the clubhouse to compare scores. The clients had all enjoyed the morning, and some had racked up some seriously impressive scores! It's easy to see why clay pigeon shooting is so popular because no matter how many clays you miss, you just can't beat the feeling of absolutely nailing one.
The feedback from the day was nothing but positive, and for a professional, well organised and entertaining corporate event a clay pigeon shooting experience was the perfect choice.