Sep 23 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
AYR Archery Club are holding an archery taster day at Carrick Academy, Maybole, on Sunday, October 2.
It will be open to anyone 12 years old and over.
Archery is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone – the club’s oldest member is 72. There will be two sessions of three hours each – 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. All equipment will be supplied along with tea and coffee. Price for a three hour slot is £6.
Interested entrants can go on and do archery beginners course run by the club which is for six weeks for a cost of £40.
Contact Colin or Nancy Downie (tel: 01655 884060) ore-mail the club firstname.lastname@example.org
As the outdoor season comes to an end, Ayr can look back to a successful shooting campaign.
The club hosted a UK record status tournament at SAC Auchincruive, the West of Scotland Championship and their own George Beattie Memorial Shoot.
Archers competed all over the UK winning tournaments in Kilwinning, Penicuik, Lillishall and were runners-up in many other venues.
The club has the West of Scotland ladies and gents compound champions, the gents outdoor senior champion, the Scottish disabled compound champion, the Scottish under 18 boys’ champion who also holds a number of UK and Scottish distance records and the Scottish under 16 boys’ compound champion.
One member has been invited for classification for the UK Paralympic squad at the end of October.
As the winter season is about to begin, the club will continue shooting at Carrick Academy on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.