Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 16, 1961 · Page 94
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 94

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, April 16, 1961
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i I ALL EDITIONS Shades Of Sherwood Forest f -v ^W ' *"'*'' "; iSa,j' '''ffS^-,^' 1 ,\ / / » ' ^^^ I i * ) </" ' ' J 1 ?f •> *H f * < ', "^'/!*v r f, ,,, ^^ ''V'"' '''' "'"H'S ./ '> ' - ^ / J ->':.^.^''^*/ By Allan B, Lang Who wouldn't join Robin Hood if the Merry Men were as lovely as Carol Whitt, /957 Phoenix city champion archer? Carol also is an Encanto Park archery club cJiampion. T HE ARCHERY SET is flexing bows and smoothing fletching on 'arrows in preparation for the sixth annual Phoenix Open Tournament scheduled April 29-30. These latterday William Tells of both sexes will be competing in a sport which has been popular ever since man first discovered that by fitting a reasonably straight shaft of wood to a bow he could hit a mark. Contests were as popular in medieval Europe as are baseball games in the United States today. The French, for one, developed archery into a fine competitive art and the British monarchs up to Queen Victoria's time were schooled in archery. THE ADVANTAGE of archery as a hobby, according to Mrs. George F. Crouch, an archery instructor and one of five in America to hold the Triple A rating, is that it can be enjoyed by both men and women of all ages. Equipment is easily obtainable and is relatively inexpensive. There is more than just buying a bow and a few arrows, however. Like any other hobby or endeavor, there is a right way and a wrong way of dealing with the sport. The neophyte has to master seven basic points: Stance, nocking the arrow, draw, anchor, aim, release, and follow through. There also are other equipment items which archers consider essential. Topping the list are a shooting guard to protect the left arm (for right-handed persons) and a shooting glove to protect fingers of the right hand. A 'belt or ground quiver is optional Continued on Page 9 Carol Lyen gives ASU student and beginner in arcliery, David Barnes, a lesson on removing arrows correctly from the target. ARIZONA DAYS AND WAYS MAGAZINE, APRIL U. 1941

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