Archers stretch skills
Lakeview Archery Club held a coaching weekend at the Horahora Rd Club Course 21 in Tirau at the end of last month.
World champions Trevor and Cheryl Irvine ran the course covering theory and practical aspects of archery.
Mr Irvine is the only Grand Master Coach in New Zealand and his vast experience and professional presentation of the course was well received by the group of participants.
Lakeview Archers have a target and field archery course and owners Don and Christine Finnegan would encourage anyone to go along to sample archery.
‘‘We have members of all ages and plenty of equipment for beginners to use,’’ Mr Finnegan said.
‘‘ Archery is a great family activity and the level of participation can be from casual to professional and everything in between, individual or team competition is possible.’’
Lakeview Archers have a target range, practice range and field course.
Field archery which is very popular is laid out in native bush and consists of 20 targets set at different locations similar to a golf course.
It takes about 90 minutes for a round and scores are taken for each target with a possible total score of 400 points. The target range has targets up to 100 metres distance and a practice range is also available.
Archery is quite a low-cost sport and Lakeview Archers can advise on the correct equipment for long bow ( traditional), recurve and compound.
There are many types of bows from basically a stick and a string to the complex and highly technical high-speed compounds with trigger releases and telescopic sights.