Tournament Time!

Halloween has come and gone. As November turns and December looms, our minds turn to the coming season…. Tournament Season! You will find our events page updated with all of the known Oklahoma tournaments. We also added those regional and national tournaments that tend to attract Oklahoma archers. Information will be added as it rolls…

Redhawks in Flight

Goodwin Archery is proud to announce the launch of the Oklahoma Redhawk Archery Team.  The team is a member club of USA Archery and supports both a JOAD team (Junior Olympic Archery Development) and an Adult Archery team. The Redhawks held their first team practice on Sunday, February 19.  Six youth archers joined with Team…

Tournament Tourist

When one develops a taste for archery, what frequently follows is a taste for measuring oneself in a tournament setting. Here in Oklahoma, we are blessed with a large array of local competitive events for archers of all levels. There are no pre-shoot qualifications; anyone who pays the entry fee is welcome to take part. You can easily slake…

 Vegas Shoot 5: Lessons Learned

Vegas Shoot 2017 has come and gone. The results have been tallied, winners honored, bows packed and stored, and shuttle buses and car rentals are conveying tired archers to airports, train stations, and really dedicated Uber drivers. The retirees visiting the South Point Resort can rest easy, knowing that the next elevator won’t suddenly disgorge…

Vegas Shoot 4: Waiter, There’s a World Cup in my Vegas Shoot

The Vegas Shoot is, simply put, the largest indoor archery shoot in the world.  Take 3,500 archers, a prize purse of $450,000 in cash and scholarships, top archers from around the globe to vie for those prizes, and all the sensibilities and resources of a Vegas promoter, the Vegas Shoot is truly a contest of…

Vegas Shoot 3: The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Pinky

If you’re over the age of 25, you may remember a charming little Warner Brothers and Steven Spielberg cartoon called “Pinky and the Brain.”  The show chronicled the efforts of super-lab-rat-genius Brain and his dim-witted sidekick Pinky as they hatched plot after nefarious plot designed to take over the world.  As evil masterminds go, Brain wasn’t…

Vegas Shoot 2: Getting There is Half the Fun

So you’ve decided to go to the Vegas Shoot?  Good for you! Now we just need to figure out how to get there. If you’re fortunate enough to be within driving distance, this is merely an exercise in normal tournament logistics (perhaps with a stopover for the more distant but adventurous types).  As with any…

Vegas Shoot 1: The Goodwins Go to Vegas

Vegas, baby! Goodwin Archery has made the trek to the City of Lights, the City of Sin, the City of Cirque du Soleil, otherwise known as Las Vegas, Nevada! We will be one of over 3,000 archers participating in the Vegas Shoot, billed by the NFAA as “the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament…

Photos and Results – Oklahoma State Games – Winter 2017

The 2017 Winter State Games of Oklahoma Archery Tournament was held on February 4-5.  The event featured both target and 3D disciplines, with 177 target archers at Norman Archery, and 150 3D archers at Trosper Archery Club. The archery community thanks the leaders of Trosper Archery Club and Norman Archery for hosting impressive venues.  Special thanks to…

OSAA State Indoor Championship

The OSAA State Indoor Championship will be held at Norman Archery on  February 25-26.  This will be an NFAA 600-round event, consisting of two separate rounds at an NFAA Indoor target (40 cm target, single spot or five-spot face).  Each round will shoot 12 ends of five arrows each, with archers swapping targets top/bottom after 6 ends.  Because…

New Website: USA Archery – Oklahoma

Late last year, the USA Archery Oklahoma state association was formed from USA Archery members and clubs in the state.  Sanctioned by USA Archery, the organization is the recognized entity for carrying out the programs of USA Archery, including the organization of indoor and outdoor state championship events. The state association recently opened its new…

Photos – 2017 Oklahoma – USA Archery/JOAD Indoor Tournament

Here are the event photos taken by Goodwin Archery at the 2017 Oklahoma – USA Archery/JOAD Indoor Tournament, held on January 28-29 at H&H Shooting Sports.  The event was managed by the Oklahoma Storm JOAD team, with awards presented by USA Archery National Judge and legendary Oklahoma archery teacher Jane Johnson.  Tournament results can be…

Results – 2017 State JOAD/USA Archery Tournament

The 2017 USA Archery-Oklahoma State Indoor Championships finished up today at H&H Shooting Sports in Oklahoma City.  93 adult and youth archers competed in several categories in this brand-new annual event.  Special thanks to the Oklahoma Storm JOAD team for sponsoring and staffing the event. The full tournament results can be found here at the…

Tournament Tips – First Time, Every Time

Preparing to shoot in your first organized tournament?  Here are a few handy tips, tricks, tasks, and trade secrets to help you through your first tournament. Pack the night before.  Check to make sure you have everything you need. Bring “extras” just in case. Not everyone can afford to have a second bow set up…

The Secret of his Success

Oklahoma youth archer Parker Franz is having a good week. Parker just took the top prize in the Youth Freestyle category at the Kansas City Shootout Pro-Am tournament.  His winning score was his first national-level indoor title. Not one to rest on his laurels, Parker kept up his run by shooting a perfect Vegas 300 round at…

The Sport of Man Since Time Began

  Over the last few years, we have had the privilege of teaching both Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders about archery. Whether in a Merit Badge class or a training session to ready volunteers to run archery ranges at various events and camps, my favorite aspect of the curriculum has always been about the history of…

Instructor Certification Course

Archery Instructor Course – Level 1 and 2 Presented by Goodwin Archery and H&H Shooting Sports Complex Location:  H&H Shooting Sports 400 Vermont Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK  73108 Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 2 09:30 am – 6:00 pm both days (Level 1 is Saturday only; Level 2 is both Saturday and Sunday) Cost: …

Hurry Up and Wait

As I write this, I am cooling my heels in the airport, where my five-hour journey has stretched into twelve. Fortunately, I packed some assorted snacks, my book reader, some small work projects, and a host of electronic distractions with extra batteries. I did not want this delay, but thank goodness I prepared for it!…

Rainy Days and Mondays

Hangin’ around, nothin’ to do but frown, rainy days and Mondays always get me down.  – The Carpenters A major ice storm is preparing to roll through Oklahoma, and with the panicked run on bread and milk, along come the closings.  Schools, churches, day cares, non-essential services… and the archery ranges, coaching appointments and JOAD team sessions. …