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Thread: Hello, and a question on measuring progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by brman View Post
    Thanks, that gives me something to play with.
    Out of interest I have used the crystal palace website to calculate my handicap for the last 4 evenings and it gives me this table:
    date distance target ends arrow score handicap
    27/06/19 40yds 122cm 11 2016 407 62
    02/07/19 45yds 122cm 8 2016 333 55
    04/07/19 20m 80cm 10 2016 482 56
    09/07/19 40yds 122cm 16 2016 718 54
    I find that useful for a few reasons:
    1) On the 4th I shot at 20m and was pleased with myself because groups were tight enough that I was constantly hitting arrows. But looking at the handicap I was no better than the rounds before and after which were at longer distances.
    2) Apart from the first round, the handicaps are pretty much the same although my grouping has definitely improved. Which I guess shows the limitation of using score to gauge progress.
    3) There is a significant improvement after the first round. I would like to say this is my shooting but actually the first round is with a club bow and the rest with my own so it is really nothing to do with me I suppose it does at least help justify spending lots of money on my own kit though

    I guess bottom line is that this is interesting to track and I will probably keep scoring to do so but when I am actually shooting I think I need to concentrate on grouping and form.

    Thanks everyone for your comments, it has been very useful!
    It can be a long road, but hopefully an enjoyable one! A handicap improvement of 8 over a season has (if I recall correctly) been enough to win our clubs most improved archer award some years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonUK76 View Post
    It can be a long road, but hopefully an enjoyable one! A handicap improvement of 8 over a season has (if I recall correctly) been enough to win our clubs most improved archer award some years.
    I might be proved wrong but I am not sure our club is organised enough to have a most improved archer award
    But thanks, it is nice to know that I should not be dissapointed by small improvements!

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    I use archeryscorepad.com on my laptop (it's free) which is really useful if you want to compare rounds. It gives you a table of comparable scores for any 4 rounds. comparing everything to a Portsmouth score tells me exactly how well/badly I did and also what I could reasonably expect to get in an unfamiliar round.
    It also shows how much easier a big target, not very far away, indoors is!

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    Thanks, I will have a look......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonUK76 View Post
    If you go to http://www.crystalpalacebowmen.org.uk/handicap.shtml and on the dropdown select "non standard round" you can input whatever
    blimey... I don't know how long I've been using this site and never noticed the very last drop down line. My practice is nearly always at a single distance principally because I can't be bother to move targets these days. Thanks for that
    An archers only opponent is his mind.

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