In archery we have our oldest mechanical system, which is also a mobile device, powered by us and our input. The shot process is the algorithm and our mind is the computer which takes what we programmed, runs it through the process and then gives us the feedback almost immediately.
With the exception of Ted Nugent, Tim Abell, Joe Mantegna and the Robinson family there, really, are no celebrities in the outdoors world. The people we know and love are personalities, people well known within their field, but not outside their field.
There are very few people who make the claim that they cross genres and demographics in the archery world, even fewer still that have verifiable results. Patricia Gonsalves is one of those people.
Archery is a sport that offers something for everyone and we all know or should know, just putting a bow in a newbie’s hand is the most rewarding thing you can do. It helps them, grows the sport and helps at every level.
Learnt It Outdoors 3D and Target Archery by Michael Holson is a great starting point for those who want to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow and/or bring their family along for the ride.
What is it about archery that kings would pass laws demanding that all boys have a bow and arrow or pass laws banning other sports to facilitate more time to practice archery?
Tim Case has worked tirelessly to help those in Hollywood embrace archery and spread the word about our sport. Thank you Hollywood and thank you Tim for all you have done. Archery is growing in a large part due to Hollywood.
Patricia Gonsalves is a historical archer that has over 30 years of archery experience. She has spent years researching about historical archery and has circumnavigated the globe for her research.
In dollars and cents, archery has been a huge draw at the movies and on TV but the good goes beyond that for the industry and sport.
Since March 23, 2012 three movies, Hunger Games, The Avengers and Brave have featured archery and boosted interest.