The Greater Houston Journal
July 1, 2020 | Issue 3
Welcome to the third issue of The Greater Houston Journal .

In this issue are a number of important updates, a recap of our most recent Buckle Race, and a Staff Spotlight you don't want to miss!

We hope you enjoy The Greater Houston Journal and look forward to seeing you soon at the club!
Safety Reminder | Shooting Safety
COVID-19 | Operation Updates
In compliance with the Fort Bend Facial Protection Order extended through July 31, 2020, facial coverings are required while inside the clubhouse.

Members and guests may bring their own facial covering or use one provided by the club. Once outside the clubhouse, facial coverings are recommended but not required.

For Steak Night, members and guests are required to wear a facial covering while inside the clubhouse unless they are seated and consuming food or drink.

Once again, GHSC leadership and staff wish to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and encouragement.

We are grateful and thankful for your friendship, partnership, and patronage during this time and at all times.

Please click here to see all club related COVID-19 updates as they occur and are posted in real time.
Spotlight | South Central Regional
The South Central Regional is coming soon and will be here before we know it!

If you have not done so already, be sure to visit our website here for South Central Regional event information and to register your attendance.

We are looking forward to this amazing event and hope to see you there!
Shooting Venues | Mixed Bag Course & Text Alerts
Be sure and look for our newest course setting known as the Mixed Bag Course . Each station on this course will have an advanced, intermediate, and beginner level target!

The Mixed Bag Course is perfect for shooters of different skill levels who want to shoot together, shooters training for competition, or for shooters who want to design their own unique challenge of target presentations.

Target presentations are reset every two weeks . Stay in the loop to know what's new and fresh before you come shoot at the club! Text GHSCTARGETS to phone number 94253 to receive text alerts when course difficulty and target presentations are updated!
The Bar | Wine Corner
The clubhouse crew has had a fun time working diligently in an effort to create a stellar portfolio of both table and fine wines for your enjoyment.  

Having come to a healthy holding pattern with our red wine list, our primary focus is now on our white wine collection. 

See the link below for a complete list of all our white wines, new and old alike, including the addition of several 375ml bottle offerings. Come check out our new arrivals! 

We are also happy about the upcoming launch of an exclusive wine club, available only to members of Greater Houston Sports Club!

Wine club name and launch date to be determined. Stay tuned for details!
New Amenities | Catch & Release Pond

Now here's a fish story for you...

Believe it or not, member Marc K. caught his first fish (ever!) in our catch and release pond. Talk about beginner's luck!

Keep it up, Marc! The biggest fish in the pond are still waiting!

Our catch-and-release pond is stocked with bass and ready for you to spend some quality time out by the water reeling them in!

Come enjoy the pond with your kids, guests, or make it a solo outing!

*No Swimming Allowed*
Recap | 2020 GHSC Buckle Race Series, Leg No. 3
The third leg of the Greater Houston Sports Club Buckle Race series started and ended with a bang!

The weather was hot and humid, but that didn't stop participants from giving it their all from start to finish.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the day and participated in one or more of our several Buckle Race events.

Now onto the next Buckle Race coming up on Saturday, July 25th!
The Clubhouse | Small Group Reservations

Be it for birthday parties, corporate meetings, or a day at the club shooting with friends, members are welcome and encouraged to schedule their small group soon as our calendar is filling up quickly.

For groups fewer than forty attendees, please contact Jonathan at 281-437-6025 .
Shooting Venues | Central Course
What's happening to Central Course?

As you may have noticed by now, a lot of dirt work is underway over on the Central Course.

A new pond, a winding creek, and the makings of a small hill are just a few of the new course designs coming down the line from Mike and Kevin.

Stay tuned for the final result!
Ladies Events | Greater Ladies League & Clays for Ladies
Greater Ladies League
June 18, 2020 — August 6, 2020

Contact Ashley or Afton at 281-437-6025 for additional information on shooting the league!
Clays for Ladies
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Register now for this one day, ladies only event! Click here for the full event schedule.

Staff Spotlight | Nettie Giles
Hired as our accountant in 2009 by Hub Hawthorn, Nettie worked proudly as a stay at home mom until both daughters were in school, at which time she joined the Greater Houston family.

Nettie's role has evolved quite a bit over the years to much more than just our accountant. Wearing multiple hats, Nettie is our Membership Director, Finance Director, and yes, she is still the club's accountant.

Nettie is the first person new members work with when joining Greater Houston Sports Club. She schedules all New Member Orientations for incoming members and manages the coveted waiting list for Cart Barns and Gun Care Center lockers.

Originally from Kennewick Washington, Nettie married her husband Gene Giles in 1991, and together they own a residential / light commercial architecture firm. Nettie and Gene lived in Portland Oregon for three years before moving to Houston in 2001 and have two daughters, Allison and Annie.

Nettie's oldest daughter is Allison, (20; far right) who attends Sam Houston State University as a Theatre Major and is an aspiring singer/actress/playwright/theatre technician.

Nettie's youngest daughter, Annie, (18; far left) attends Texas A&M as a Biomedical Science Major and plans on becoming a Pediatric Neurologist.

Nettie is a g raduate of Central Washington University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Greater Houston Sports Club | NSCA Certified Instructors
Greater Houston Sports Club is proud to be home to several NSCA Certified instructors. Please see below for a link to the instructor page on our website for a comprehensive list of members who coach.

That's all for now! Thanks for reading , and don't forget to see below for upcoming events.
Stay safe and well everyone. We'll see you soon at the club!
Established in 1959 and situated on 290 immaculately maintained acres less than 20 minutes south of downtown, the Greater Houston Sports Club is Houston’s premier shotgun sports complex.
Address: 6700 McHard Road, Houston, Texas 77053
Wed-Fri: Noon-Dusk / Sat: 9am-Dusk Sun: 9am-6pm

Phone: (281) 437-6025