GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC) – Back Woods Quail Club in Georgetown, SC is the site of the 2013 Sporting Clays U.S. Open Championship May 13-19.
The event is the second biggest Sporting Clays event, only behind the Nationals which is held every year in San Antonio, TX.
Competitors and organizers at the U.S. Open believe the sport is on the rise because almost everyone is physically capable of doing it, kind of like golf or bowling.
“It’s really starting to turn into a family game,” said Robert Crow, Director of the National Sporting Clays Association. “We’ve got over 600 clubs nation-wide currently and we see that number increasing each year.”
“Probably has something to do with the fact that baby boomers are retiring at a rate of about 10,000 a day, and it is right up their ally,” said Rollins Brown, a competitor from Vero Beach, FL. “It’s very similar to golf but its probably a little more exciting.”