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Gold Coast Clay Target Club, Queensland, Australia.
|The Gold Coast is just south of Brisbane, capital
of Queensland, and is known to boardriders from all over
the world for its excellent surfing beaches.
Gold Coast Clay Target Club was originally established as the South Coast Clay Pigeon Shooting Club in 1947-48 on the grounds of Southport Racing Club. The club flourished on that site until the early 1960s, when it moved to Nerang Road and developed what was considered the best shooting facility of its day, with a two-storey brick clubhouse and seven shooting fields. The development of the Gold Coast again forced the club to relocate in 1975, but with no available site the club was forced into a two year recess, although members continued to compete at other clubs.
In 1977 a new site was found in Pimpama and the committee worked long and hard to cut the top off a hill and establish a three trap layout. The club became the Gold Coast Gun Club and developed on that site for eleven years until again forced to move.
The committee worked with the Albert Shire Council and was able to find a suitable site at Woongoolba, the club's present site. Land was cleared and levelled, a clubhouse built and four shooting fields established. This was done while competition continued at Pimpama, and as one club closed the other opened in November 1990, named the Gold Coast and Albert Clay Target Club. The club changed its name to the Gold Coast Clay Target Club after Albert Shire was included in the Gold Coast City Council in 1998.