A very rewarding job all round!
It's been a beautiful day here in Roberts, Illinois and it got off to a brilliant start for me, as my great friend and colleague Mark Hinkle brought along two Guns he had worked on and altered for friend and Pupil Eric Kruger. The guns in the picture are a Citori 16 g and a 20 g, they both originally had the "Pointed Toe" to the base of the butt plate, so commonly found on "Field Guns" ,which is completely wrong for shooting "Upland" style birds and both had the overweight fo
Just over a week ago I managed to get my Wife, Brenda, up to GA for a mornings Coaching and combined this with a photo shoot for Chris Rudd, who is currently rebuilding the GA Club website. Getting good teaching photos has always been difficult, as they should of course be good for promotion but most importantly make sure it shows the Pupil using proper technique, well Chris has done a top job and got these spot on!!! None of the photos were staged we just got on with the les
DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE......
I'M DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE VERY FIRST ONLINE SHOOTING SCHOOL FOR WING & CLAY SHOTGUN SKILLS!!!! - KEITH COYLE'S "AHEAD OF THE GAME". The short teaser videos are from the Introductions to each of the courses, for details of all the 3 Current Courses: 1. The Bedrock Fundamentals & Techniques for successful and consistent shotgun shooting. 2. A FULL introduction to traditional British Style Driven Wing shooting covering Driven Grouse to High Pheasant, Sporting
Having now reached a point in time when everyone should have self isolated for the recommended period I am now taking bookings for Lessons/Gunfits on a one to one basis only, no pairs or groups. However, please ensure you are healthy, free from even normal colds or coughs. I shall be open for bookings Wednesday through Sunday with first appointments at 10 am and last at 1.pm. The Green Acres Club house is not open to the general public at this time so easy not to come into co
Online one-to-one lessons
Good evening to all, I will start replying to enquiries during the day tomorrow, as it's been a very busy weekend for me at Green Acres, Shoot Captaining the last of our seasons Driven shoots. So latest news is that I am organising payment method for the online one to one Lessons and when sessions will go up for booking. Also I hope to have the online Coaching series "Only Perfect Practice" up for sale by the end of this week, Producer and brain behind the project Scott Saver
Novice Gun to Semi Genius in one mighty leap
This Thursday & Friday I have had the great pleasure of working and being with Zerif Karwadya, who came as a guest on yesterday's Corporate Grand Battue British Style Driven shoot. Now our rules do not permit complete Novice shooters to take part on a live shoot, however Zeriff agreed to have a two hour lesson with me on the Thursday and then I would Coach / MInd him in the field on Friday's shoot. So the job was to go from Novice Gun to Semi Genius in one mighty leap and
Fantastic grounds here at Green Acres
A really super video showing the fantastic grounds here at Green Acres and the chap in the video that shoots the Pheasant, is "Big Eric Kruger" who I am pleased to say is both a Client of the shooting school and Good friend with a proper British style sense of humour!!!!! I am very proud to be here at GA and associated with people of such passion for this land and that work so hard to keep real Hunting traditions alive. #KeithCoyle #GreenAcresSportsmansClub #Aheadofthegamesho
Sporting Clay Course's & Setting Targets
I have recently been asked if I design Sporting Clay Course's and set Targets, the answer is Yes I do! I have been setting targets at Club and National Competition level since 1990 and designing Shooting Grounds around the world since 1995. If anyone wants detailed information on this service then please go to my website HERE I also recruit and train staff in shooting ground operations, this is my brilliant Team from The Al Forsan Shooting Club Abu Dhabi. The Chap on my left
Hard to believe it was 11 years ago today that I had just Captained the last shoot day of the season at the wonderful 4,000 acre "Dunira Estate", in Comrie Perthshire. It was the culmination of some 5 months work, when I had been appointed as acting Estate Manager with the task of commercialising the Estates Shooting prior to its sale. It was one of the most demanding yet most rewarding tasks I have undertaken, with the help of the brilliant keeper, "Big" Doug Stewart, the de
It's time to go spend some money and get some qualified, experienced, instruction from a professional coach, it will save you money in the long run on cartridges and you will make your Dog very, very happy!!!!!!! And don't forget to get along to the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Annual meeting in Nebraska #Aheadofthegameshootingschool #KeithCoyle
Season Opening Three-Day Trifecta British Driven
Last weekend we ran the Season Opening 3 day Trifecta British Driven shooting extravaganza here at Green Acres, we had a super team of Guns and today I received this brilliant email from Mr. Al Gaylor who flew in all the way from Texas. Hi Keith, Al Gaylor here. Just a quick follow up to say how much I enjoyed last weekend at Green Acres. You and your team truly went over and above, and presented three days of shooting that I will always remember. The shooting was fantastic,
Kind words from Mr Joe Walters
Credit goes to Mr. Keith Coyle and his shotgun shooting instruction for my EC Tucker to be able to retrieve 22 doves for my friend Ray and I. I was shooting my Rizinni 28 gauge SXS. Thank you sir. -------------------------------- Thank you Joe, brilliant! Man, Gun and Dog in Perfect Harmony. #AheadOfTheGameShootingSchool
What a great way to start the working week
What a great way to start the working week, I have returning Clients Nicole & Tom Watson here for a full coaching program and in the post I received a cheque for a small Tax Refund and this brilliant note from Client and now friend Bob Bernard, for which I am truly delighted to have received. Thanks Bob looking forward to working together soon! #ExpertShootingTuitionInIllinois #KeithCoyle #Aheadofthegameshootingschool
Do you invest in pre-season Shooting Instruction?
Well the US Wing Shooting Season is about to kick off, so let's take a look a what the average hunter has spent and will be spending: 1. Having my Dog professionally trained circa $3/4,000 2. My favourite hunting Gun circa $1000 to say $3,000 3. Hunt Gear & Apparel circa $1000 all in 4. Cartridges and Fuel to and from hunts circa $1,000 So shall we say for example an average of $8,000, which is a fair amount of hard earned cash. Oh! sorry forgot to add: 5. Having preseason Sh