In 2016 Emily and Dan Martin moved to Nottinghamshire with a plan to take an already established shooting ground and make it even better. Since then they’ve worked tirelessly toward their goal of making Orston Shooting Ground one of the most welcoming, and technologically innovative, clay grounds in the country.
“Over the past five years we’ve fully updated everything on offer at Orston,” says Emily. “We have been paying particular attention to all of the equipment on-site and over the years have replaced every trap and linked our entire 25-stand Sporting course to a Promatic Claymate system. This makes it easier than ever for experienced shooters to simply turn up and shoot the course at their own pace.”
Similar attention has been paid to the rest of the grounds where the Martins, and their team of experienced staff, have improved upon and expanded every discipline on offer. “We also offer DTL, Skeet, Sportrap, ABT and Driven Game Arena.
“Three years ago, we even constructed a new simulated game area. This has proved to be a real hit with our game shooters and with clay Shots looking to try something a bit different. We now have so much on offer that we had to invest in a number of golf carts, just to help our clients make the most of everything on offer during their visits.”
While the sheer amount of shooting opportunities presented across the grounds may seem a little daunting at first, there is help on hand, in the form of Andrew Watson and Matt Hewson, Orston’s fully APSI (Association of Professional Shooting Instructors) qualified coaching duo.
“Matt and Andrew both have a fantastic reputation in the industry and shoot competitively throughout the UK. They both have a wide range of shooting experience, so can help anyone increase their scores on any of the disciplines we have on offer,” says Emily. “They’re also both keen game shooters and will happily join clients out in the wilds for in-field coaching sessions.”
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