There are always something going on at the Ambrose Archery centre.

22 May 2018

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.

05 - Nocking the arrow

Seems like a trivial thing to write about but being able to nock the arrow properly makes life easier, your archery experience better for it and looks after your arrows.

Connect 3

>Variety is the spice of life. So for this weeks activity during the lessons the archers played connect 3.

04 - keep the hand on the face

We talked before about when aiming you need to bring the tip of the finger to the corner of the face. We don't wont to ruin your good work by pulling your hand away from the face after you release the string.

14 May 2018

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

03 - bow safety

You might be tempted to warm up before a shoot by pull back the string on the bow and releasing without an arrow. This is one of the big no no's in Archery.


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.


This week Heidelberg Archers have been shooting a standard WA/18 round. Basically not one of our strange home grown varieties.


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.

Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas everybody.

The centre will be closed from the 16th of December and open again on the 2nd of January.

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