Friday, November 10, 2017
Jefferson Gun Club, 660 Gun Club Rd, Brooks, KY 40109
(502) 957-4661

Please join us for a fun-filled sporting clay tournament benefiting The Filson Historical Society and honoring the long history of sportsmanship in Kentucky. Organizations and the public are invited to participate, form teams, and engage in friendly competition in the picturesque setting of the Jefferson Gun Club.

The Classic will feature 12 or 20 gauge, over under, side by side, or semi auto hunting shotguns and awards will be given for the best overall individual score, and the best team score. All levels of shooters are welcome. Participants are responsible for bringing their own shotgun to the event. This event requires walking a short distance between 17 stations.  The event will be held rain or shine. Register online at filsonhistorical.org by November 1, 2017.

Participation fees are $250/person or $1,000/team of four. Each participant will receive:

Event items including eye and ear protection
Basic coaching assistance
Complimentary snacks and water
T-shirt and other event items
Four complimentary boxes of shells
Catered lunch and drinks

Event Itinerary

8:00 am – 9:00 am         Check-in
9:00 am – 9:20 am         Safety Orientation
9:30 am – 12:00 pm       Sporting Clay Tournament
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm       Catered Lunch and Awards Ceremony

 The Venue and The Sport

Only 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, Jefferson Gun Club features a scenic 17 station sporting clays course in a walkable wooded setting.  The Jefferson Gun Club promotes shotgunning sports, one of the fastest growing outdoor sports in the country, enjoyed by young and old, men and women, amateurs and experts.

Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting. Described as "golf with a shotgun," the sport involves shooting clay targets while positioned at multiple stations. No prior clay shooting experience is required. Sporting clay targets are thrown in a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations and distances. The shots are intended to simulate hunting for quail, grouse, pheasant, pigeon, or other game. Each station at the Distillers’ Sporting Clay Classic will present its own unique challenges and opportunities for fun competition.

Questions or want to learn about sponsorship opportunities? Contact Laura Kerr Wiley at lkerr@filsonhistorical.org or (502) 634-7108.