Meet the Lady’s Wood Team

Meet the Lady’s Wood team, including our experienced shooting instructors, who are ready to welcome you to the stunning grounds of Lady’s Wood Shooting School. Whether you’re an experienced shooter or a novice picking up a gun for the first time, our shooting instructors are on hand for shooting services tailored to your needs. Our 55 acres of grounds offer a shooting experience like no other!

Owner And Shooting Instructor Ernie

Ernie Hemmings
Owner & 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.
To learn more about Ernie please click HERE.

Lady's Wood Shooting Instructor Chris

Chris Hanks
Manager & 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 twenty 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 a very experienced game shooting coach and enjoys helping clients to improve their style and technique, at Lady’s Wood or out in the field.  He is also becoming a regular contributor into Shooting Gazette magazine.  To learn more about Chris click HERE

Helen From Lady's Wood Shooting School

Helen Cutter
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.

To learn more about Helen, click HERE.

Richard From 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 From 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.
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