Congratulations and Commiserations


Dave finds the most expensive way to score a seven.

In the traditional tale of Robin Hood, Robin wins the archery competition by splitting his opponents arrow. In recognition of this, when we archers rear end an arrow we call it a “Robin Hood”. This is usually a death knell for the struck arrow.

If you are lucky, the arrow will be someone else’s. There will be death glares and huffy noises from the owner of the ex-arrow but its part of archery, such things happen.

However, if you are unlucky … your consistency comes back to bite you on the butt and you smash up one of your own arrows!


My, what big arrows you have Grandmama!

And so it was Saturday when Mr Cawdron, bare bow specialist and jaunty hat wearer, boldly stepped up to the line and mullered the backside off one of his previously shot expensive Easton RX7 ali’s.

Obviously sympathy and well wishes flowed to Dave but as he is an associate archer from EK … there was a fair amount of mocking as rightly demanded by the club constitution.

Well played Mr Cawdron … and as a consolation, you now have a new decoration (cost £15) to hang on your wall.

Glasgow Archers

We are an amateur archery club based in the centre of Glasgow.

4 Responses

  1. David says:

    What can I say – impressive reporting. I win 3 golds at the west of Scotland and no mention but rear end my own arrow and instant fame !!!!!

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