The Governor has made it clear that Georgians can go outside and play so long as they social distance, wear a mask, and stay indoors if you are 65 years old or older or have an underlying health condition. I fall into the 65 and older group that seems more susceptible to Covid-19.
Archery tournaments aren’t about to keep people 6 feet apart. 3D archery has a better chance that folks can remain 6 feet apart.
There’s a Georgia ASA State Championship qualifier minutes away from where I live in a week. So, do I take a chance, go to the qualifier, qualify, catch Covid-19 and end up dead? If I end up dead I won’t be able to compete in the Georgia ASA State Championship. Dead people never get to compete in archery.
In the meantime, I have found a sliver lining – my current practice scores suck. Today, at an average distance of 34.3 yards (range 25 yards to 40 yards) I scored 195 on the 20 targets. That’s 9.75 points per arrows. With an average like that I might as well hang out in the back yard and practice. Perhaps, when I can comfortably return to competitive archery I’ll have that average a tad higher.