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longbow golf club


Mesa, Arizona

November 18th and 19th, 2003


Day 1 Photos


Arizona JOADs and supporters were invited to help rededicate the Longbow Golf Club. 


The “Longbow” name afforded a unique opportunity to showcase archery to an outside of archery group.


The event began with certified coach/instructors George Frangos, Nic Panawa, Paula Simpson and Bob Pian teaching golf foursomes to shoot three arrows for score at the turn between golf holes nine and ten.  The foursomes included several media personalities including a team from TV 3 KTVK.  The winning foursome received a cash prize for their score of 100 out of 120 possible points.


As sundown approached on Day 1, 2003 Duel in the Desert team members Lindsay Pian, John Howland and George Frangos shot 70 meters to show how competitive target archers perform.  The archers commented how wonderful it was to shoot and walk on a quality turf surface, quite a novelty for Arizona.


With a backdrop of the club house’s fireplace, Ric Wyckoff and Loren Braud made several longbows and archery publications available during a show and tell session. Longbow Golf Club was kind enough to feed the whole crew at the banquet buffet.


The following morning on Day 2, Mesa Mayor Kino Hawker and Robert M. McNichols, Managing Member, Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, LLC spoke at the official rededication ceremony.  The ceremony was highlighted by a competition between the Longbow Club pros and a couple of AZJOADs.  Ted Harden II, recurve and Brandon Hunt, compound, shoot three arrows each at a target at 30, 50 and 70 meters while the club pros pitched at a 20 ft. diameter roped off circle next to each archery target.  When all was said and done, the JOADs won nine to eight.


The golfers and hosts expressed delight in the archery program as a whole.  The management would like to involve archery at their facility again in the future.  Discussed were a possibility of offering a Clout Shoot on the grass driving range.


Janice Price along with Waylon and Connie Hunt acted as chauffeurs.


AZJOAD would like to recognize the Longbow Golf Club management for providing club polo shirt, logo hats and a generous contribution to the 2004 US Junior World Team.  After expenses, AZJOAD took in over $400 to support Arizona members of the 2004 Jr. World Team. Thank you.

For more information on the Longbow Golf Club contact:

Kris Strauss

Director of Sales and Marketing

OB Sports Golf Management


Phone: (480) 948-1300 Ext 109



Submitted by

Bob Pian

AZJOAD Coordinator

8681 East Via De Negocio

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

602 228-0465



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