The Club has introduced restricted shooting for members who have requested it. All shooting is in individual time allocated sessions and all members who requested to shoot have received details via email.
The Club remains closed to all other members.
With the current Government restrictions over the COVID19 pandemic we regret we are not able to run our usual programme of Beginners Courses this year. More details will be made available as soon as all lockdown restrictions have been lifted and new guidelines published by Archery GB and the UK Government.
If you have any queries about the Return to Shooting please get in touch via email.
Archery GB, our National Governing Body are advising that all archery in the UK is postponed for the foreseeable future, to reduce all non-essential contact with others. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, participants, volunteers and staff.
At Lintman we are following this guidance and therefore all Club archery activity, including our Sunday and Tuesday Club sessions and all coaching is suspended. Our beginner course in April has been cancelled.
We will continue to support the actions of Archery GB and the UK Government in their efforts to contain the Covid 19 Pandemic and will continue to follow their guidance.
The Management Committee will continue to monitor the evolving situation.
We look forward to welcoming back members as soon as the current advice changes.
We will again be running a 2020 Outdoor Series of Club Competitions. These relaxed competitions are open for all Club members. Also included are the monthly Frostbite matches and the popular William Tell and Lucky Dip target fun shoots.
For the first time in 2020 we are looking at the feasibility of running a Clout shoot on our field on Sunday 21st June – so save the date for this one.
We are always open to new ideas and events – so do let any of the Management Committee know if there are events or competitions you would like to see added to the programme…
We are extermely grateful to Janis and Robin Bayley for their kind donations of two bows and associated archery equipment. The kit will be put to good use as loan progression equipment for our beginners as they come off their intial training and gain more experience.
The Club frostbite season got off to a great start on Sunday 4th November with over 20 archers taking part in the first round of the Surrey Postal League.
For the second year Lintman has entered the competition run by Surrey Archery, where Clubs all over Surrey compete in teams shooting the popular winter ‘frostbite’ round. Held over five months, the Club will be shooting our entry on the first Sunday each month.
This year we have entered 3 Recurve teams (2 senior and one junior) and a compound team. The teams consist of the top archers each month. For November the teams and scores were:
Senior Recurve A
Senior Recurve B
The Junior Recurve team will shoot their entry at the Junior Squad session on Sunday 11th November.
Scarlett, one of our Junior Squad has recently achieved the coveted Junior Master Bowman archery Classification. This is the highest standard available for Junior archers.
To achieve the classification means competing successfully in a series of UK and World Record Status open shoots around the country. In the last three months she has won Gold at the Surrey and Middlesex Junior championships and at Andover Archers ‘Saxon’ open shoot.
Competing at the Archery GB Junior National Open Championships weekend at Lilleshall earlier this month Scarlett came fourth in the Metric V category and fifth in the Bristol V – a great achievement.
Along the way she has also collected a ‘Six Gold End’ award, The Red Junior Rose award, a Black AGB Arrow award and the Purple Cross from the English Archery Federation.
The Lintman Junior Squad enjoyed a successful day’s shooting at our home event the Lintman Junior Open shoot on the 19th May.
Scarlett won the overall Ladies Recurve competition, with a tremendous score of 839 for her round out of a maximum 864. Molly also won Gold in the Ladies Beginner’s recurve.
Six of the Club’s juniors took part in event and all came away with an award! Rhys took Silver in the Short Junior Western and the ‘Black’ Colour prize, Emily the Blue colour prize and Grace the ‘Worst White’ award.
Our team of Scarlett, Molly, Rhys and Emma won Silver in the Team event, our best result for a number of years.
This year’s event had over 70 entries from across the Southern Counties.
On Sunday 15th April Lintman is hosting a session of the Surrey Junior Development Squad on our training range.
Run by coaches from the County of Surrey Archery Association, the development squad runs each winter for junior archers across Surrey to experience regular structured coaching and training in a fun environment.
Due to the heavy snow and the weather outlook for this weekend we have decided to postpone our popular William Tell fun shoot until Sunday 11th March.
For this fun shoot we recreate the legend of William Tell with apples balanced on heads as targets. The only concession is we use mannequins to support the apples rather than people!
The event will start with a briefing at 09:45 followed by the shoot at 10:00. It should last no longer than an hour.
The event is not a scored competition but we will be presenting the coveted Lintman William Tell Trophy to the winning archer. The format will be explained on the day. The shoot is open to Lintman members of all ability levels from novice to Bowman.
We hope to see as many members as possible for this rearranged fun shoot.