The time that you (John) took with me at the Seminole Cup back in the middle of March is why I bought a Caesar Guerini. Actually I was not in the market for a new shotgun. However, you did such a marvelous job in going over all the details of a Caesar Guerini, and answering my questions with regards to those guns.
This past weekend I spent time with Dale Bouchillon (a Sales Representative for John Woolley) in order to purchase a new Blaser F3 Luxus Sporting. Dale spent the entire morning (Saturday) switching barrels for the new Vantage to the standard barrels and the different stocks in order to fit me the best. Later that day we shot part of the course at Forest City Gun Club and Dale provided some much needed advice. He did point out several times the importance of really focusing on a part of the clay. This aspect of shooting I did know but have had immense trouble. Dale communicated in such a way that it did get through my thick head and in an amusing way. I felt that we really communicated on a level that was fun yet very instructive and productive.
Dale certainly went the extra mile to the degree of calling John Woolley and asking him to pick out a very nice piece of wood. Mr. Woolley picked out a stock and forearm and dropped it off early Monday morning on his way North. The wood he chose went far and above my expectations. I know the wood grain and color doesn’t break any targets but it’s nice to show off. LOL
I am extremely pleased through the entire process.
Thank you John and Dale.
I attended one of your shooting clinics recently and wanted to compliment you on your clinic. I found the facilities and teaching to be first rate. I liked your style of communicating with the students, it was easy to follow, you have a knack of getting your point across without making students feel inferior.
I think it was a touch of class to have the lunches and dinner in your home, of course mostly due to Gretchen’s excellent meals. It was a great place to get to know you and the other students.
I felt welcome and I learned a great deal, I will definitely be back.
Thanks very much and a special thanks to Gretchen
PS Good Luck in Little Rock
Lydon Murtha - Miami Dolphins #76
Shooting with the Best in the Business John Woolley! Anyone wanting the best teacher who is a technician and oiled machine, talk to John! I went from hitting nothing to dusting some very hard shots in a half hour of his lesson. Thanks John! And thank you Gretchen for all your help too and taking some awesome shots of my experience.
John, Great clinic! Very beneficial. You and Gretchen make it not only instructive, but a lot of fun too.
John and Gretchen, I just want to let you know again how much I thoroughly enjoyed my 3-day clinic. There was great camaraderie, lively banter, and wonderful food and wine throughout – and thank God the weather co-operated. Despite John frequently imploring me, time and again, to keep my head still, turn my nose, “Eleven o’clock, Bob”, more right arm, and of course LATB, I know I made real progress because finally by the afternoon of day-3 I was breaking Tim’s clays, where he – and the others – had been dusting mine for 2 days straight. Ha! I know by the time we return to Florida in October I’ll probably be ready for a refresher course. John, I wish you great success in your upcoming competitions.
Dear Gretchen & John, It was my pleasure to have been your guest last week. The shooting was, as always, both instructive and enjoyable. I always take something away and (believe it or not) find myself improved in some manner. The Clinic offered a surprise at every station and we all found the lack of predictability most refreshing. The daily lunches at your home were a success both in great food and offering everyone a chance to socialize and get to know each other. The Wednesday night dinner rivaled any restaurant and offered a cordial setting for me and my wine swilling friends to relax. A pleasure to meet your obviously intelligent and well mannered daughters; you should bring them out more frequently. Lastly, After a hard three days of slugging it out with the “Big Boy targets” we marveled at Nick’s easy manner and precision at the last station. I would like to have him join us; He is most pleasant and outgoing. You both have developed a successful home life along with the best in shooting. I hope to see you in Rochester if possible and if not, in Yulee next spring. All the best.
John, Thank you so much for an outstanding shooting experience at your clinic. Many thanks to Gretchen for her wonderful lunches and the dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. Susan enjoyed the hospitality and for the 1st time your wonderful oysters. Best Regards.
John: I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all the help you have given me. I said that to you yesterday, but I wanted you to know that I sincerely mean it. In sporting clays all I ever wanted to be able to say was that I switched from right to left and made it to A class, and I never could have done that without your help and encouragement.
I would like to thank John for the clinic at Sarasota as it made a WORLD of difference in my shooting. I shot our course last weekend and only hit a 49/100. This week, I shot a 76/100 on the same course! It pays to see the bird! My shooting buddies could not believe it and several said I should never sell the new gun. The gun was great, but the reason I was hitting birds was a direct result of John’s training in the fundamentals of sporting clays shooting. We hope to see him again at our club!
My first lesson with John was in 34 degree weather with rain and sleet coming down. Not what you would pick for shooting and yet John was able to get me to focus and to work on the core elements of move, mount, and shoot. By the end of the lesson I was not even aware of the cold and I had a good foundation as to what I need to work on to become a better shooter. Thanks John
John: Just wanted to thank you for a fun time and a great learning experience. To be able to shoot at hundreds of targets with expert guidance certainly helps reinforce proper shooting habits. Your shooting facility is a great place to learn and shoot. Thanks again to you and Gretchen for your hospitality. The group I shot with all had a wonderful time together and I will be back again. Best Wishes.
I have purchased two Zoli shotguns from John and both experiences allowed me to define his work ethic and moral fiber. John insisted on making my purchase experiences good ones by going the extra distance to implement customer satisfaction. Knowing that you can do business with someone when changes or adjustments must be made speaks volumes of the acquired trust that is developed in that partnership.
David T. Dobson – NCSA Level III Instructor
I have known John since 2000, and he has always been the epitomy of a Gentleman and is certainly one of the premier Instructors in the world today. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to take their game to the next level, regardless of whetehr you are a beginner or in Masters Class.
For years I was unable to develop any consistency in my shooting. I was up one weekend and down the next, never being able to hold on to what I had the week before. John helped me develop a game plan that I was able to use to tackle the challenges I faced. With John’s help, I was able to elevate my game and be consistent from one week unto the next. From this consistency I developed the confidence to win.
I was lucky enough to learn the proper technique from John in the beginning which gave me the solid foundation I needed to become a champion.
Gregg Wolf – 2002 Junior World FITASC Champion
I haven’t had a coach up here in Minnesota since 1997 when I won the sub-junior national championship. Since then whenever I get the chance I get with John, he always gets me back on track. The results, 3 national and world championship wins since then.
Taking lessons from John has given me a system to break any target. It can be a crosser, looper, Teal or Rabbit with Look at the Bird and Move,Mount,Shoot you can break any target.