1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Pinehurst Gun Club - Memories?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by FRedmon, Sep 15, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. FRedmon

    FRedmon Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,687
    Just wondering if anybody ever shot at the Pinehurst Gun Club in NC??

    FRedmon
     
  2. dlhelton

    dlhelton TS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Yes, broke my first 99, first 100 and first 199 at Pinehurst Gun Club...yes i do have fond memories of the Club.
     
  3. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,481
    Location:
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    A gang of us used to got there every spring for the Dogwood Open. It was a great place and I have a lot of fond memories of it. The early April weather in Southern Pines was a pleasant change from Pennsylvania.

    Our son, who was 10 at the time and had just started shooting trap, went along in 1992. He got an excused absence from school because he promised his teacher he would bring back the largest pine cones she had ever seen (an idea I supplied). We filled two large trash bags with them from the trees in a traffic circle near the club.

    I had bought him the samllest ladies vest I could find and then had it made smaller yet to fit him. The 20-gauge 1100 he shot was taller than he was and women were taking his picture and putting dollar bills in his vest pockets for the entire four days. We only took 200 shells along for that's all the targets I thought he would want to shoot but I wound up buying a 20-box case of Remington skeet loads from the pro shop because he wanted to shoot the entire program. He shot the 8s we took along for handicap, the 9s for singles and doubles and wound up winning the junior trophy in Saturday's 200 singles - he was the only kid there as no others had apparently come up with the pine cone idea. Ironically, he just started wearing the silver belt buckle he won there a few months ago.

    I could go on but I really miss the place. Another member of our old group and I were just talking about Pinehurst a week or so ago.

    Is The Barn still there? Talk about your good steaks - it was to Pinehurst what the Buckhorn was to Vandalia...

    Ed
     
  4. phirel

    phirel TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,556
    I miss Pinehurst, I miss it a lot. And Fred knows I also miss Jim Brown. The Pinehurst shooters remember Jim Brown and lots of shooters know FRedmon, but not all know they are connected.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Fast Oil

    Fast Oil TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    918
    Ed, the Barn is still open!
     
  6. Brad Dysinger

    Brad Dysinger Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    578
    I shot the Annie Oakley shoot in 1977, I took my wife to be Ann along with me and this was the first out of state shoot that she ever went with me to.
    Brad Dysinger
     
  7. Joe Si

    Joe Si Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    280
    Yeah, that was the last "Big" shoot on the East Coast back in the 80's. We'd stay at the Pinehurst Hotel. It seemed that 99% of the men (mostly golfers!) at dinner would wear a Blue Blazer, not owning one I would stand out in a croud. We enjoyed going down and seeing fellow New Jersey/Pennsylvania shooters, Henry and Effie Schwartz, Frank and Greta Cesario, Roger Furiness.
     
  8. Hill topper

    Hill topper Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    547
    I shot the my first registered targets at Pinehurst while stationed at Fort Bragg with the 82nd.

    Seems like somebody named Jiggs was running the club, but I may be wrong.
    Been a long time.
    Only shot there once, as a buck sargents pay was pretty meager back then, and I realized I was definately out of my financial league.

    Always wanted to go back some day and was saddened to learn that it was gone, along with my youth.


    Ed.
     
  9. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,263
    My wife and I shot there in 1991 at the Annie Oakley shoot. Was surprised that the manager had lived only 10 miles from us in upstate NY. On Saturday night's calcutta they had a buffet with the food being brought over from the Pinehurst hotel. I think the serving dishes were sterling silver. Larry Evans
     
  10. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,680
    Hill Topper...remember these days??

    Curt


    [​IMG]
     
  11. FRedmon

    FRedmon Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,687
    Jiggs Amstutz

    FRedmon
     
  12. FRedmon

    FRedmon Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,687
    Pat - this picture was taken to the right of the clubhouse. Look at how small the pinetrees were and remember how tall they were in 1993??

    FRedmon
     
  13. Hill topper

    Hill topper Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    547
    Curt,

    I bought a 7TU modified chute from Col. "Bull" Simon when he was head of the HALO School.

    Shot skeet with him and his wife at the rod and gun club on base.
    Every thing is gone except the memories!

    ed.
     
  14. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,038
    In the mid 90's I was stationd at Camp Lejeune and went to a Skeet Shoot in Pinehurst. What I remember was the grass around the fields was so thick that most of the broken targets would disapear.

    Also the grey haze in the shot fall area.

    Great place to shoot and a piece of history lost.

    Ronbo
     
  15. phirel

    phirel TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,556
    Ronbo- The club was in the sand hills area of NC and the soil was sand. The gray haze you saw in the shot fall area was shot. With a screen sieve, you could fill a five gallon bucket with fairly clean shot in 10 minutes but you could not carry the bucket very far.

    Pat Ireland
     
  16. bas

    bas Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    829
    Thanks for the memories, we loved the old Pinehurst Club - so rich in history and the Saturday evening presentation of trophies during the state shoot was wonderful. (Catered by the Pinehurst GC staff) Did they ever build the golf course that was the reason for tearing down this great club/grounds? I mean, it isn't like there was a shortage and of course, they never did rebuild.
     
  17. FRedmon

    FRedmon Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,687
    I believe the course is known as #8.

    FRedmon
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page
history of pinehurst gun club nc
,

pinehurst gun club

,
pinehurst gun club history
,
pinehurst gunclub
,
pinehurst shooting
,
pinehurst trap shooting
,
southern pines skeet and trap field
,
who is the manger of the pinehurst gun club