GROUPS/CORPORATE/TEAM BUILDING?

I take groups on a field archery experience near Guildford, Surrey.

Groups and corporate ½ days can be organised. Groups are £66 per person with a minimum of four (or £264), up to a maximum of thirty participants.

Full days are only available from March to September. Again the minimum number is four or £528.  £132 per person.

No special clothing is needed, although stout shoes or boots and clothing that is not too ‘baggy’ is recommended. All the archery equipment is included.

Sessions last around 3½ to 4 hours,  or 6 to 7 hours for a full day. Scores are taken on individual score cards, and a mini competition is held.

Children over 10 years old may participate but only on a one adult to one child basis.

(I do private tuition for under 10s at my work shop..see above)

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, to ‘calm the nerves’ after that initial go at the practice targets! And don’t panic…I don’t shout at you!…Often!

If doing a full day, please bring a packed lunch.

A group of ‘anti-natal(!)’ Dad’s enjoying a day out in deepest Surrey, with ‘wild boar’ on the menu!

Yes! There really is a target down there!

These guys had never shot a bow before. Yet they look like they’ve been doing it for years. (Shooting that is!)

They are using traditional English Longbows, which are available by special request. I usually use ‘modern’ recurve bows for these events, but I always use traditional wooden arrows fletched with turkey feathers.

I only teach one or at the most two at a time when giving instruction at my range, otherwise too much time is wasted ‘chatting’(!) And not enough learning to shoot a bow!

You will be competent and safe after your hour.

Please; always turn off your mobile phone!

A parent or guardian MUST be present at all times, with children. So, if you are sitting around waiting, why not join in? You know you’ll want to…really…and if your child wants to join a club the likely-hood is that you will need to shoot as well, to be able to accompany them. Clubs are not child minders, so a parent/guardian MUST accompany anyone under the age of 18. Most kids under 10 have very little concentration span, so often ½ an hour is plenty.

TUITION WITH 19 TIMES WINNER OF THE ‘NATIONAL FIELD ARCHERY SOCIETY’ CHAMPIONSHIPS, CAROL PEARCE.

Over the last 30 years I have won many medals shooting the English Longbow, including the NFAS national champs many times.

I also came second in the IFAA World champs, while shooting my 28lb English Longbow against modern glass or carbon backed American Flat Bows.

 I have a lot of knowledge that I am more than willing to pass on to the beginner and also to the more experienced archer, especially when things are going a bit ‘pear-shaped’.

I do individual tuition and also parties/corporate days, so why not give archery a try?

CORPORATE DAYS AT YOUR OWN VENUE.

I can do corporate events at  your own suitable venue, but it would entail a day to look at your venue to make sure it is suitable plus a further day to arrange and put out targets and enough time to break down after shooting.

I would need to look at your venue several weeks before the actual event.

 This would mean B&B and evening meal for all the instructors, unless within 20 miles of my workshop. It will also depend how far we need to travel whether we need more than one night B&B.

Prices are by request for this and the maximum number of  participants would be 30 at a time. There are 5 instructors with 6 participants per instructor.

Suitable venues can be gun clubs or private woodlands etc.

INDIVIDUAL TUITION

I do English Longbow archery lessons for beginners, and ‘top-ups’ for the more experienced, at my workshop range. As a beginner there is no need to purchase any equipment before you come…I supply the bows, arrows, armguards and tabs (finger guards).

I also teach American Longbow (AFB), ‘primitive’ and recurve (HT).

Just wear clothing that is not too ‘baggy’ and you’re set for some fun.

Lessons are £36 per hour for one and £55 for two. (Adults and Kids!)

(Gift vouchers available)


Shooting on my range with a Korean thumb ring.

Something I am learning myself so I can pass on more knowledge in the near future.


Below is a series of photos showing me shooting the traditional technique of ‘Mediterranean  loose’, where the hand is brought to the side of the face.

(Photo’s by David Highfield)

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Age? 81 year old Dolly (my Mum) shooting on my range a few years ago.

Synchronised Archery for these ‘old hands’!

First lesson…and already looking good!