Monday 28th July 2021 saw the much-awaited return of the NGO’s Golden Grouse competition, held in the quarry above Redmire village, Bolton Castle, Yorkshire.
The setting could not have been better with views over the castle and surrounding dales making the perfect backdrop for this prestigious competition. Competitors came from across the north of England with some competitors travelling even further.
The layout was 100 sporting clays spread across 12 stands and provided some very challenging but fun targets.
A big thank you to Lord Bolton and the Bolton Castle team, specifically Dan Place for his hard work in making sure that the day was a huge success. Thanks also go to all of the volunteers that gave up two days to of their time to help set up the shoot, events like this need a backbone of people to make the day a success. The same people who gave their time to help set up the day also returned to help score and to make sure that the day went off without a hitch.
Gamekeeping students from Reaseheath College helped with scoring. They were smart, professional and polite; a real credit to the college.
The winner of the Golden Grouse trophy was Oliver Drewery with a score of 85, and at the ripe old age of 20 meant that Oliver also won the Junior trophy.
The other winners were:
Supporter Richard King 86
Ladies Holly Duggan 72
Side by Side James Watson 62
Veteran John Charlton 67
The full results can be found here.
Events like this would struggle to go ahead if it were not for the generosity of the sponsors and we would like to thank: L & A Dent Game Dealers; Connolly’s RED MILLS; Plugzz; Empire Cartridges; Simpson Brothers Gun shop; Deerhunter; CCI Eco-Clays; Merit Nature Check; and Feedercone.