The Greater Houston Journal
December 2020 | Issue 8
Welcome to the eighth issue of The Greater Houston Journal!

In this issue of The Greater Houston Journal you with find:

2020/2021 Winter Night League Information
Dates for December Corporate and Charity Shoots
Steak Night Updates The Week of Christmas
December Wine Tasting Information
Club Updates | December Calendar
December 5th - Buckle Leg #6 Finals
December 7th - IBI Group | December 8th - Camp Aranzazu
December 14th - Texas Wildlife

December 24th - Open 9am to Dusk (No Steak Night)
December 25th - Closed for Christmas Day

No Winter Night League Christmas Week

Casual shooting is available for all members and guests during December events. Contact the Clubhouse Front Desk at 281.437.6025 for more information.
2021 Buckle Race | Dates & Registration Links

All Sporting Clay registration is now through WinScoreOnline. Please see below for dates and registration links for all Sporting and Skeet events for the 2021 Buckle Race!

2021 Buckle Race - Sporting Clays Registration

2021 Buckle Race - Skeet Registration
Thanksgiving Fun Shoot & Feast Winners!
Lewis Class A | 1st - Shyuemin Pang
Lewis Class B | 1st - John Renken
Lewis Class C | 1st - Steve Mitchell

Lewis Class A | 1st - Pablo Montealegre
Lewis Class B | 1st - Ken Wells
Lewis Class C | 1st - Debbie Holmes
Lewis Class A | 1st - Justin Napier
Lewis Class B | 1st - Sam Fuller
Lewis Class C | 1st - Tom Ford

Class A | 1st Place Team
Mike Boire
Henry Velazquez
Steve Fronterhouse
Alan Van Velkinburgh
Retriever Training
This year you might have heard the words “back!” and “over!” echoing in the early morning hours instead of the more familiar “pull!” It’s our club members who utilize the club grounds during non-core hours for dog training, and it’s become one of the club’s more popular outdoor activities. It is getting harder and harder to find property close to Houston to train and work sporting and hunting dogs, and the club’s ponds and fields provide a great alternative!

Always with an eye on safety, the dog trainers have been out in the hours before we open the club to shooters, both during the week and on weekends. If you’d like to take advantage of the opportunity, please contact Kevin by clicking here.

— R.K. Sawyer
Winter Night Wine Tasting
What better way to warm up on a cold winter night than near a hot grill with delicious wine shared amongst the best of friends?

Join us in the clubhouse on Thursday evening, December 17th from 6:00pm-9:00pm for our last wine tasting event of the year!

This year end tasting will feature a number of selections from our current wine menu including the 2015 vintage of a new club favorite, Galerie Plenair Cabernet Sauvignon.

Steak Night | December 23rd & 24th
The club will host a regular Steak Night on the evening of December 23rd.

The club will not host Steak Night on Christmas Eve, December 24th.
Hunting Season | Info & Links
From migratory game birds to mule deer, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Outdoor Annual website carries all the regulations, limits, season dates, and hunting licenses.

Don’t get a ticket, get informed!

To get a license, click here.

For season dates, click here.

For regulations and limits, click here.
2020/2021 Winter Night League!
The first Winter Night League (WNL) was a huge success so we are going to do it again!

The WNL will run from December 2nd to January 28th. League nights will be Wednesday and Thursday evenings with the course opening at 6:00pm and closing at 9:00pm.

Same format as last year. You are welcome to shoot both Wednesday and Thursday with your highest score being used for league scoring. The shooting is all European rotation, meaning you can start anytime you like provided you are finished by 9:00pm.

After week three is complete, classes will be assigned and will remain the same for the duration of the league. Your class is determined by a modified Lewis Class system using your two highest scores from the first three weeks. Scores will be posted on iClays.

Awards will be presented to 1st and 2nd place in each class.
There will also be a Greater Ladies concurrent!

*Note: If during the league GHSC management feels that participation is too great to support European rotation format we will switch to a squaded format.

League prizes will be awarded at the finals on January 28th.

League prizes based on Lewis class and will include your top 6 weekly scores.

Entry fee is $50 per 100 targets.

Members are not required to shoot all weeks.
If you would just like to get out and have some fun one or two times please do!

Guests entry fee $60 per 100 targets.
Guests are not eligible for league prizes and standard guest rules apply.

Winter Night League Schedule

Week 1 - December 2nd & 3rd | Week 2 - December 9th & 10th
Week 3 - December 16th & 17th | Week 4 - December 30th & 31st
Week 5 - January 6th & 7th | Week 6 - January 13th & 14th
Week 7 - January 20th & 21st | Week 8 - January 27th & 28th

After shooting, everyone is welcome to stay at the club and enjoy Steak Night. GHSC staff will be sure that the grill is hot and the sides are ready to go for everyone participating.
Advertising Opportunities | Clay Bird & The Greater Houston Journal
With the upcoming release of the 2021 Clay Bird right around the corner, and The Greater Houston Journal out now on a monthly basis, opportunities abound for advertising within the Greater Houston Sports Club membership community.

In addition to advertising opportunities in the 2021 Clay Bird, be sure to ask about advertising options here in our monthly newsletter, The Greater Houston Journal.

For more information, please contact Kevin Dougherty or Jonathan Myers.
Safety Reminder | Shooting Safety Video
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 be 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