Very good day at Archery today!
We had the Annual George Gard Clout. George Gard is the Club Chairman, in his 70″s, shoots longbow (the full medieval style bent stick with a string). There are jokes that it’s supposed to be the George Gard Memorial Clout – but he won’t die – so the George Gard Clout it is.
So, most times at Archery it”s straight target shooting at either 40, 50, 60 or 80 yards. This week, being a Clout, we shot at either 100, 140 or 180yards. It’s a lot different and remeniscient of past times – you’ve got to aim about 35deg up and watch your arrow sail way way up in the air, then hope it comes down somewhere within the 10yard circle of the target , the centre of which is marked with a flag. Points are awarded depending on distance from the flag.
With a mighty score of 12 points (!) I won the Ladies Recurve 140 yards!!
I was 3rd scoring lady overall. First was Helen the legend (shooting longbow) with a score of 47, then another lady shooting 100yards then me. Feeling quite good about my score in my first ever Clout!
It was a really fun day and everyone got into the spirit – and to come away with a trophy just iced the cake!
So well done to all the winners of the 2015 George Gard (Memorial) Clout – including me! YYAAAAYYY!!