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What's up with Fostoria United Sportsman GC??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by TMX BOB, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. TMX BOB

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    What

    Hi All,

    Here is a little background of what I am trying to find out. The last 3 scheduled shoots had to be canceled due to low/no attendance.The weather may have played an issue in one of the 3, but yesterday it was perfect and no wind. That's rare at this place! If you can provide opinions and some constructive critisism as to what you think the problem is at this particular club. What type of changes would you recommend that would improve attendance. I'm pretty close to the issue and can't be constructive, therefore I am reaching out on my own. I'm not an official at the club, just a concerned member that wants a great facility to do well.

    Thank you all who reply, Bob Collins
     
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  3. Dr.Longshot

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    I would say it is scheduling during the state shoots going on.


    Gary Bryant
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  4. over the hill

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    Your first two sentences answered your question.

    Smaller clubs are hurting, especially for registered shooting.

    Lots of people see their investments dwindle with the economy, not to mention Obamacare in full force next year.

    Buddy shoots are popular as is Sporting Clays.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  5. TMX BOB

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    Is this the Fostoria Ohio Club?

    Gary
     
  7. GROCERY GUY

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    Yes it is. Glenn Allison
     
  8. Jeb2700

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    I believe that there are a few problems here, and until those involved in the running of such an event are willing to listen to the masses nothing will change.They are having a fun shoot today maybe we could talk to the powers that be and get a dialog started.Jeb
     
  9. GROCERY GUY

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    Wish I could be there Joel. I have refrigeration problems at the store.Glenn
     
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    Keep that beer cold at all cost !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. TMX BOB

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    JEB,
    I might be able to make it for a while but I have a physical in the morning and I will have to behave unfortunately. I'm sure some of you guys can help with the excess cold body fluid replenishments. I may see you later if I can get out of work at a reasonable time. I'm sure Steve is about melting right now!

    Thanks Bob
     
  12. Jeb2700

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    In my opinion it is a combination of things.Target costs,Target presentation ,Chronic equipment failures,and the options available.I believe some major repairs to the entire structure should be made .All the things listed will make a shooter drive by on his way to Williams County.. We need to have a sit down with management and figure this out ,or we will end up losing a great place to shoot. These problems are not unrepairable ,they just need to be addressed with an open mind and attitude . What does everyone else think ?? Joel Brown
     
  13. likemybrownings

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    I am also a member, but not an official at the club. This a great club with a nice clubhouse, but the clubhouse don't draw shooters. I agree with what Joel said above about prices, etc, and want to add the lack of class divisions, or any club payouts. Management is comprised by casual/league shooters. Most of which shoot less than 1K targets per year. To my knowledge none shoot any ATA. From a business standpoint, there is too much help on shoot days.
    Now it has been "thrown out there" lets have open minds and rectify these issues and turn Fostoria United Sportsmans into a fine trapshooting venue.
    Dave Butzier
     
  14. TMX BOB

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    Thank you all who have replied. I apologies for not being able to get to the club last night. I agree that many of these issues can be resolved if management truely wants them to be ( I beleive they do). I also just want to throw out that it didn't take 1 or 2 shoots to get us in the shape we're in currently. Therefore, patients on the club's part will be needed to allow ample time to identify, discuss a resolution, and give it a fair chance/time to work. I personally hope this issue can be resolved and that we can utilize a quality club to it's great potential.I am available to discuss with any of you in person if you have the time or energy, so that we can produce something more than just complaints to leadership.

    Bob Collins
     
  15. Jeb2700

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    I will be there with you Bob.Lets fix this problem. Joel Brown
     
  16. likemybrownings

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    Bob and Joel, I will do what I can to help maybe set up a roundtable with management would be a great place to start? see if we can get more ata shooters involved ?
    DaveButzier
     
  17. Jeb2700

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    Come on guys we need your insight.JEB
     
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