Meet the Lady’s Wood Team

Ernie Hemmings, Owner of Lady's Wood Shooting School

Ernie Hemmings
Owner & Advanced Shooting Coach

Michael Pinker was a lifelong friend of mine, we learnt to shoot together and it therefore seemed natural for me to take on what Michael had established, and to maintain its reputation as one of the countries premiere shooting grounds. I would love to welcome you to come and enjoy the grounds, and try some of the upgraded and improved facilities we have to offer.

Ernie has recently attended the APSI training courses and is available to instruct from time to time.  He enjoys teaching all ages and abilities and passing on his sixty years of shooting experience.

Chris Hanks, Instructor at Lady's Wood Shooting School

Chris Hanks APSI
Manager & Advanced Shooting Coach

Chris comes from a Gamekeeping background and grew up on an estate in Herefordshire where his father is Head Keeper. He has been working with game shooting clients for over fifteen years, instructing and coaching on estates throughout the UK.

Chris joined Lady’s Wood full time in May 2013 and has quickly developed his own style of coaching. Chris is particularly skilled at helping game and clay shooting clients to improve their style and technique, at Lady’s Wood or out in the field.  To learn more about Chris click HERE

Duncan Kay, Instructor at Lady's Wood Shooting School

Duncan Kay APSI
Advanced Shooting Coach

Duncan’s love of shooting, and in particular game shooting, stems back thirty  years. He joined Lady’s Wood as an Instructor, having spent most of his working career running sales and operations teams in the commercial sector.

Duncan is a keen and passionate shot. His sons now regularly join him in the field participating in all aspects of shooting and conservation and can often be found showing the “old man” a thing or two, both of whom have been taught by him.

Helen Helps, Front of House at Lady's Wood Shooting School

Helen Helps
Front of House

Helen spent twenty years in Personal/Commercial Banking before joining the team at Lady’s Wood in May 2013.

When she isn’t ensuring the smooth day to day running in the lodge, she spends time enjoying a variety of country pursuits.

A novice shot looking to improve but more likely to be found in the beating line of a local game shoot.

Richard Jee, Ground Manager at Lady's Wood Shooting School

Richard Jee
Ground’s Manager

Richard has worked at Lady’s Wood for over twenty five years, the majority of which was under the late Michael Pinker’s Management.

Richard’s main roles include maintaining grounds and traps, as well as assisting instructors by trapping.

Richard is a very keen clay and game shot himself, and is also APSI qualified.

Suzanne Creed Catering Manager at Lady's Wood Shooting School

Suzanne Creed
Catering Manager

Suzanne is a qualified chef and confectioner.  She has worked not only in industrial kitchens, catering for large numbers but also has great experience offering fine dining for the directors board room!
Suzanne volunteers at her local cricket club where she prepares and serves the cricket teas and caters for their social events. Her interests are spending time with family, cake decorating, days out at the races and cricket.