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help Longbow Golf Course

celebrate the AJGA's Heather Farr

American Junior Golf Association Tournament


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April 10, 2004

AZJOAD was invited back to demonstrate and teach archery to some of America's best Junior Golfers. This event is similar to a Junior USAT qualifier and these golfers were also trying to impress college coaches, who were scouting.


Instructors/demonstrators were Ryan Davis, Maggie Huff, April Witt, Jessica Grant, Brandon Hunt, Robyn Repp, Lindsay Pian and Rocky Repp.  Adult volunteers included the Repps, Hunts, Alan Huff, Doug Witt, Janice Price and Bob Pian.


The archery event began at mid-day with set up and then 70 meter round robin matches in 15-18 mph winds.  A red racer snake visited the spectator area and brought a little excitement as it decided to seek shelter in Jessica's engine compartment.

The matches and the golf tournament were suspended at 3:30 PM due to lightning and rainstorm.


By 4:30 PM the storm had waned and it was time to set up the archery event to be ready to teach and demonstrate by 5:00 PM when the first foursome were due back in the clubhouse.


The teaching with Genesis bows and demonstration of 70m target archery lasted until  7:30 PM when darkness took over to the disappointment of many. The archers looked sharp in their matching Longbow shirts and hats courtesy of the Longbow clubhouse and the AJGA.


By all accounts the junior golfers, as well as their coaches and parents, had a great time watching and giving archery a try.  Many were heard to comment "Wow, that was really fun!"  Almost immediately, informal competitions between golfers formed spontaneously, much to the entertainment of the archers.


The JOADs and volunteers then feasted on a southwestern buffet before taking down and departing around 8:30 PM with some traveling back to Tucson or the West Valley.


This is the second Longbow event fundraiser for hopeful Arizona members of the 2004 Jr. World Team.

Other fundraisers included the Fall Star Fita, US Olympic Committee Corporate event support, and Phoenician Corporate event.


$1600 has been raised to date and another fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for, Thursday, May 20th.


Bob Pian

AZJOAD Coordinator

8681 East Via De Negocio

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

602 228-0465