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Elswood Bowmen The friendly St Albans archery club

The script uses two sight marks and calculates an initial sight mark for all distances.

The calculated mark will not be accurate, but should provide a good starting point.

1st Sight mark: Distance: Metres Yards

2nd Sight mark: Distance: Metres Yards

The following calculator is for extrapolating sight marks for all distances from only two.  It’s not going to be accurate, but may be useful as a starting point.  It assumes that sight position is fixed, so if you use short distances the predicted marks may go off the bottom or negative if you use marks for a long distance.  Let me know if you find it useful and don’t blame me if you lose your arrows!

Winter Coaching for All

Starting Monday 8th October 2018 – Squad and Open Coaching

Monday 22nd October

Monday 5th November

Monday 19th November

Monday 3rd December

Monday 17th December



Monday 7th Jan 2019

Monday 21st January

Monday 4th Feb

Monday 18th Feb

Monday 4th March

Monday 18th March 2019


The official address is:

Loreto College

Hatfield Road

St Albans


However, this is misleading as there is no access from Hatfield Rd.  The main entrance is in Upper Lattimore Road and the Gym can be clearly seen as you drive in.

To join squad contact as there are only 15 spaces – cost is £60 for 12 sessions.

To come to open coaching contact: and pay £6 per session, approx 8 spaces each session so your put name down

Posted on 6th August 2018 7:11 pm in: Coaching, HGAC

Archer Development

On completion of a beginner course new archers (and the rest of us) will want to continue to learn and improve.  Elswood sets aside one evening during the winter and summer season for archer development.

This will be Wednesdays outdoors during the summer and Mondays indoors in the winter.  Covering individual performance coaching, video coaching, bow tuning and maintenance

We will also run some sessions on string and arrow making.

Mondays indoors will be shared with members shooting rounds, so you’ll need to ask if you want coaching.  However on Wednesdays outdoors it will be assumed that you would like some.