There are always something going on at the Ambrose Archery centre.
When people come into Ambrose Archery the way that we show them how to shoot is with 3 fingers below the arrow. This is because it is quickest way to get up and shooting as you can always keep the arrow's point on the yellow when you aim.
At our lessons we also start this way because as you work your way through the lessons there is an opportunity to try out some of the different styles of archery.
After a long break HA had the return of Felipe. From the very early days of Ambrose Archery Felipe has been a feature of the place and now joining in with HA for some competition. Great to see another compound on the line.
The recurvers saw a very close ending Simon taking 1st with 488, Glenn taking 2nd with 487 and Dougal 3rd with you guessed it 486.
With the field open in the absence of Joseph, Mark scored a 466 to take out the Barebow.
This week saw Mark and Joseph go up against each other in the Barebow division. Mark took this one but we should see an excellent battle develop over time.
We also saw Simon come out on top taking out the normally triumphant Dougal.
Things are getting interesting
Unless the hand holding the string, string-hand comes back to the same place on the face each time the arrows wont fly to the same place. So we need a place on the face that we can use as a reference point. The corner of the mouth is an excellent place to begin because it is distinctive enough to feel for and it lies directly below the eye.
To be able to shoot well the archer needs to be able repeat exactly the same shot again and again. Everything mentioned in these posts are about being able to repeat a shot exactly. Any variation in how the shot is performed will affect where the arrow goes.
The first thing to get right is how we stand or stance. We want to be balanced while staying out of the path of the bow's string.