Some of you may have followed my recent threads leading up to the purchase of a new, low-priced o/u 12 ga gun for shooting clays. You may remember me mentioning my interest in the sport being stoked by a well-to-do friend who has treated me a couple of times to visits to his club. Once he provided the clays and shells. This last time I brought my own ammo, but the cashless billing system at the club makes it impossible for me to pay directly for my own targets. He refuses to accept any payment for the targets, and of course helping him with the monthly membership fee is out of the question. I have treated him to lunch, but that is way short of his outlay for my shooting. What to do? There are other places for us to shoot in town which don’t require a membership and take payment on the spot, but he is loyal to his club and prefers taking me there. I can hardly argue with that. But I feel like a mooch. And right now he is the only “partner” I have for clay shooting I really don’t think I can afford a membership of my own and I don't feel I would get full value out of it. But then again... I’m tempted to just send him payment electronically to his email address through the bank quick pay system but suspect he might reject it. His wife is more sensible about this kind of stuff and I may be able to get her to convince him to relent. The last thing I want is to feel I have to stop shooting with him in order to maintain my self-respect. To some extent the issue is moot as there is a four visit limit per year per guest. So beyond that I will be on my own anyway. But still, I would like to pay my way. Shall we discuss?