A TIMELINE OF IMPORTANT DATES
Preliminary meeting that founded FGSC.
Joe Puryear, Lloyd Fredrick (Club co-founders)
Doug Cox (Sales Rep-Fairfield Communities Inc.)
Kathy Boyer (Head of Recreation)
Jack Cole (Head of Security).
Club founded date.
32 people present.
Dave Clark motion to form club.
Puryear- Pres, Cox-V Pres, Fredrick – Sec’y/Treas. All 32 join club.
Billy Hopper widens road to club site and trap field.
Members prepare club grounds.
Winchester-Western trap machine purchased.
Trap field laid-out.
Steak fries started.
First trap shoot with Win-Wes machine.
Membership at 53.
52 Charter Members
Pavilion built. Grand opening on Sep 12
Construction of pistol range and 150 yard rifle range at the old leaf dump
Cumberland Mountain Bowhunters Assn (Richard Riden) build 18 target archery range in woods and join club. at the leaf dump
Sam Sherrill and Tony Hall form Cumberland Archery Club and use club range at the leaf dump
Club co-founder Lloyd Fredrick passes away.
Bill Anderson and Pete Brennen start search for new club location.
Membership at 150
Club purchases 70 acres of land on Shorty Barnes road for $42,000.
Rest of 1996 used to lay out club house and shooting amenities
Hopper preps club house site, parking and traps 1,2,3 are started.
30’ X 40’ club house completed.
First informal club trap shoot Tues, Sat, Sun afternoons club house open
Trap league shooting – Tue evening
Pete Brennen forms club’s first registered ATA shoot.
Singles champ – Wade Frazier (White Pine, TN) 100X100, Gerald Brewer (Crossville) 99X100
Handicap Champ – John Price (Crossville) 95X100 from 20 yards
Doubles Champ – Robert Dyer (Tompkinsville, KY) 97X100
First automatic trap machine installed
Pistol range (25 yd) and rifle range (175 yd) built in woods on South property. At the lead dump
First voice release system used on traps.
Second auto trap machine installed.
Skeet field started. Operational in Jan 2001.
Randy Savage – first club member to fire 100X100 in official ATA shoot.
Trap fields 4 and 5 built. Operational in spring 2002
Dave Hohler writes first detailed history of club’s first 15 years – published in Crossville-Chronicle and Glade Sun.
Start of publication of pertinent club news
Paul Cunningham and Dick Gerlach along with Dave Philippe formed first pistol program with PPC league at old club by the leaf dump
Mark Filley and Kim Chamberlin receive unanimous approval from the Cumberland County Board of Education on Nov 4, 2004 to form a scholastic clay target program (SCTP) trap shooting team at Cumberland County High School. Introducing the Youth Program in our club.
Mark Filley establishes club web site www.ffgsc.com ,
Site is greatly expanded by Dave Philippe in 2007 who is now web manager
Club tri-fold/flyer printed. 500-750 passed out each year at over 30 locations in county Dave Philippe did the detail writing of the flyer
CCHS wins both TN SCTP open and high school state championships. 17 members.
Construction of two skeet fields on North end of property.
Skeet field 1 combined with existing trap field 5 and combined skeet field 2 and trap field 6.
Warren Kaczmarek and Dave Philippe organize construction of the pistol ranges –Dave Philippe and Paul Cunningham plan the 100 yd rim-fire rifle range at South edge of property. Pistol and RIfle ranges were built under the direction of Dave Philippe
SMHS joins CCHS to form the Cumberland County SCTP trap team at our club
Club co-founders Puryear and Fredrick receive 1st Annual Sportsman-of-the Year award at the club’s 19th annual wild game dinner.
Club co-founder Joe Puryear passes away.
Chamber of Commerce/Gateway Productions produce 20 min film on FGSC, Hohler and Cunningham interviewed.
Repeated in 2010 with interview of Hohler and Amanda Server.
Again in 2012 with Cunningham.
Doug Server pavilion built, Dave Philippe drew the plans and oversaw the building
300 yard centerfire range built. Operational in early 2012
May 2016- Pistol and potluck was started by Marjorie Philippe
Started using club express , members can now pay on line for years memberships.
Sept 30, 2017 570 members cost of yearly membership $90. plus tax $98.75
The 30th Anniversary Celebration was held honoring our founding fathers . It was held on Sept 30, 2017
Oct.2017 The Constitution was modified Members will vote on the new version in the Nov election. Memberships will run for a year with the date they sign up as their anniversary date from that time on. The club is encouraging Volunteers to sign up for the front desk, also other positions to help keep down the cost of running the front desk. The bird management system will be installed in Oct .
Sept 2017 the rifle range was extended to 500 Yards designed by Dave Philippe Excavating done by Pat Stone.
2019 the addition of a 5 stand was purchased and in place under the direction of Richard Webb and Dave Philippe
Sept 1 2019 Dues are increased to $100. a year for primary members their spouse or significant other and their children under the age of 18
Sept 2019 The rifle range upgrade was completed which included grading installing a tile at the creek and building up of the birm adding gravel all along the 500 yard range. This was done by Pat Stone under the direction of Dave Philippe Dozer was provided by Marshal Pheu for $300. which included delivery charge and fuel. Marshal was given a lifetime membership.
1987-1989 Joe Puryear
1990-1991 Doug Cox
1992 Joe Puryear
1993 Bill Weaver
1994-1997 Carl Anderson
1998-2000 Pete Brennen
2001-2002 Roy Woody
2003-2006 Carl Wedlick
2006-2008 Paul Cunningham
2009-2013 Dave Hohler
2014-2016 Chuck Burgess
2017- 2020 Dave Philippe