I want those of you that dont know,or think that that old guys are a waste of time, to look at the last few years of scores.All the attention is swayed to the younger class,I guess thats where all the big money is,and all the regocnition too.But I am here to tell you that going into the Senior Pro Div is no gimmie for anybody.I would lay odds that for the most part we can hang with the youger Pros,at least for awhile.We were all there before, and the competetiveness doesnt go away.I think that it is even stronger in our Div. actually.The only difference is that we are all best of friends.
The Senior Shootoffs are just as intense, and nerve racking.To show everyone that we still have what it takes is more rewarding now.To be able to put up the kind of shoot offs that are as entertaining as any found out there.
This years shoot off between my friends Tony Harbaugh,and Steve Boylan were a great example of what competetiveness is all about.My fingers were chewed to the bone watching neither man giving an inch till over 25 arrows were shot and the inside out rules took its toll.Rooting for both of them at the same time ,I didnt want a 2nd place for either one.The only match that comes close is Steve Boylans and mine at Lancasters year before last.The only LAS shoot off that went the full distance to determine a winner.
So congrats to both Tony and Steve for an exciting finish this year.I didnt make the podium but for all you people out there,only a 3X spread seperated 1st to my 4th position.No gimmies here, no regrets either,well fought out matches and to all the Seniors out there good shooting guys! Don Ward
Steve Boylan 118Xs
Joe Kapp 117Xs
Don Ward 115Xs