Archers stretch skills

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

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.

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