Men and women donned in
brightly-colored vests gather by
a burning fire that dances in the
wailing wind. Consistent yells of
“PULL!” echo in the quarry. The
roaring cracks and sulfur smell
of shotgun shells fill the air.
This is the thriving offseason
scene of clay shooting at Philadelphia Country Club.
It’s a growing sport – one that
dates back to the 1800s in the
region – among Golf Association
of Philadelphia Member Clubs.
During a time when clubhouses
are traditionally subdued, these
sights and sounds substitute
shotguns for golf shots.
BY DAN SCOFIELD
Clay shooting has become a popular offseason activity
at Member Clubs such as Philadelphia Country Club.