Shooting Instructors

The following APPROVED instructors are bonded and have been certified by the Club Board of Directors.
For-profit instruction by any other individuals is PROHIBITED!


  • George Lehr
    Visit Lehr Sports  for recommendations, accomplishments and achievements

Sporting Clays:

  • David Knotowicz
    Certified Level II NSCA Sporting Clays Instructor.
    Certified NRA Shotgun Instructor.
    Contact Information:
    Mobile: 585-773-0737 or Home: 585-533-1769

25 years experience coaching Sporting Clays & FITASC.
NSCA Master Class for over 18 years.
Many New York All State Team & FITASC awards.

  • * Introductory
  • * Intermediate
  • * Advanced
  • * Individual
  • * Group
  • * Couples

Considerable experience with Lady and Youth shooters
Consulting on gun purchases, proper gun fit & shooting equipment

Sessions by appointment: Hourly & 1/2 Day
Special packages to meet your needs & budget

Loaner guns available. Specialized loaner guns for Ladies & Youth

Beginners or advanced shooters. Proven track record in advancing shooters through the NSCA classes. Guaranteed satisfaction or NO CHARGE!

Sporting Clays:

  • Dave Hughes
    Certified Level I NSCA Instructor Sporting Clays
    Contact Information:

Sporting Clays:

NSCA 3rd Team All American Sub Gauge
New York All State Team – 5 times
NSCA Zone I Team
NSCA United States Super Veteran Team

Private Lessons and Clinics available. No matter what
your interest is in the shotgun sports. I can help you
streamline your success and get the most enjoyment out
of your shooting experience. All methods taught, with
emphasis on what works for you.

Sporting Clays:

  • Gary Rivers
    Certified Level I NSCA Instructor Sporting Clays
    Contact Information:

New York All State Team – 11 times
New York State Sporting Clays Champion – 2003 & 2004
First time two consecutive years were won 
3rd Master Class 2009 & 2010
Won NSCA Zone 1
Master Class for more than 16 years
Set up for state & Spring Deuce at Rochester Brooks

Private Lessons and group lessons are available. From beginners to Master Class. Whether you are a tournament or recreational shooter I can help you shoot your best.

Sporting Clays:

  • Angelo Toto
    Certified Level I NSCA Instructor Sporting Clays
    Contact Information:

New York All State Team – 14 times

2023 New York State Sporting Clays – Resident  Master 1
2023 New York State Sporting Clays – 20 ga. Master 2
2022 New York State Sporting Clays – State Champion
2022 New York State Sporting Clays – 20 ga. Champion
2021 New York State Sporting Clays – Runner Up
2021 Bruce Galotto Memorial – Champion
2021 & 2016 Bob Rissler Memorial – Champion
2019 New York State Sporting Clays – State Champion
2018 & 2017 Northeast All Region Team
2016, 2007 & 2006 Annual Spring Deuce Champion
2016 Big Seafood Blast – Master 4
2016 Beretta Cup – Master 1
Canadian Open Championships, 2 times – Runner Up
2016 Northeast Regional – Region Champion
2016 New York State Sporting Clays – State Champion

Sporting Clays:

  • Jim Pygon
    Certified Level I NSCA Instructor Sporting Clays
    Contact Information:

30+ Years of Education and Training Experience
2020 Clays for Heroes, HOA
2021 Northeast Region Super Vet Team
2023/2024 NSCA NYS National Delegate
NRA Certified Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun Instructor 30+ years
NSCA Master Class 10 years
2011 Briley Veteran All American Sub-Gauge Team 20ga. and 410 bore
2012 HOA Clays for Heroes, Master Champion Sporting Clays
2016 Pulling Together for Kids, High Veteran Champion, Master 1st
2018 Ohio State Master 1st 28 ga. FITASC

Sporting Clays:

Certified Level 1 NSCA Sporting Clays Instructor
Beginner to Advanced Skill Level Instruction (Recreational and Competitive).
Lesson Instruction Includes: Evaluation of current skill level, lesson goals, shooter short/long term goals, eye dominance and gun fit. Custom lesson packages to fit your individual need and budget. Youth rates available for 18 years and younger.

NSCA Member in good standing – 2009 to Present
NYSSCA Association Vice President – 2020 to Present
Master Class Competitive Shooter – 2011 to Present

NSCA Recognitions
All-American Team – 2022 Veteran 20 Gauge; 2021 Veteran 2ND; 2012 Open 20 Gauge
All-Region Team – 2022 Northeast Veteran; 2020 Northeast Veteran
All -State Team – 2019; 2017; 2015; 2012; 2011; 2010

State Championship Events
2022 Ohio State Championship – HOA 5-Stand Event
2020 NYS Championship – State Champion
US Open and Regional Championship Events
2021 Northeast Regional – Champion 20 Gauge FITASC
2020 Northeast Regional – Veteran 2ND 5-Stand Event
2020 Northeast Regional – HOA 28 Gauge Sporting Clays
2011 US Open – Champion 20 Gauge FITASC
In-State and Out-Of-State Events
2021 25TH Annual Spring Deuce (NY) – HOA Sporting Clays Event
2021 Seafood Blast (NJ) – Veteran 3RD Sporting Clays Main Event
2020 Caribbean Classic (FL)
– Prelim Event – Master 3RD and Veteran Runner Up Sporting Clays
– 5-Stand Event – Veteran Champion and Master Runner Up
2020 Delaware River (NJ) – Master 1ST and Veteran Runner Up Sporting Clays Main Event
2019 Gator Cup (FL) – Friday Prelim Blue – Veteran 1ST Sporting Clays
2019 Short Bird / Long Bird (NY) – Champion Sporting Clays
2019 Empire Cup (NY) – Veteran Runner Up Sporting Clays
2018 Clays For Heroes (NY) – Champion Sporting Clays
2015 Gator Cup (FL) – Friday Prelim Red – Master 2ND Sporting Clays