In a few weeks Georgia Southern University is hosting the Georgia State 25 meter Championship. Over the past two years, since moving home to Georgia, I competed in that event in the Masters 60 Age Group using a compound bow. I won it once and took a second place (losing by 1 point).
This year is different. First, I switched to Olympic Recurve, second I am shooting in the Seniors Division, and third archers must wear a mask at all times during the 2020 25-meter event even while shooting.
The first two differences, the recurve and competing as a senior (the younger group) versus the masters (the 60-69 year old division) aren’t issues. The mask on the other hand is a problem.
I practiced while wearing a mask a few days ago. It was awful. I shot 54 points lower than my mask free 25-meter average. I tried again today and landed 43 points lower than I scored while not wear a mask on the same day.
I have no concrete idea what is the problem.