A side project of mine is to keep up rangelistings.com, a website that provides a list and map of shooting ranges in each of the Unites States.
So I see all kinds of variations of names for shooting ranges, and this theme sticks out to me:
- ABC Sportsmans Club
- ABC Sportsman’s Club
- ABC Sportsmans’ Club
- ABC Sportsmens Club
- ABC Sportsmen’s Club
- ABC Sportsmens’ Club
Forgetting for the moment that women enjoy the outdoors, let me propose a best form of those variations.
Because a club of one sportsman isn’t much of a club, I propose it should always be plural: sportsmen.
Because the club is possessed by those sportsmen, it should be the possessive form: sportsmen’s.
So, in case anyone would like to fix the name of such a club, try something like ABC Sportsmen’s Club.
(If I am misunderstanding naming, please let me know.)