Alan Holder has been shooting Barebow for about 8 years now. As most archers, he took up archery by chance, after being asked if he wanted a go whilst watching his son on the beginners’ course. He then caught the bug.
Al spends his time shooting target and clout competitively, in which he has attained GMB in both disciplines. He has achieved a well deserved No.1 in the UK rankings in the past and he is currently no. 2 in the country for the Barebow clasification.
Asked about his dream bow, Alan told us that was always the Bernadini Luxor. Nevertheless, he added: “now, having read the reviews on the Smart Riser, it's time to start saving the pennies!”
There is definitely one thing that Alan loves about Archery, as he told us: “it is how close knit we are and always willing to help and assist each other and also the social side, with good friends made through the sport.” During his years in archery, Big Al has been a member of 3 clubs, with his latest club being Forest of Bere Bowmen. Here, he has a few “team mates” together with whom he participates in competitions, challenging each other and enjoying the team spirit. The same happens when he meets on the shooting line other members of The Archery Shop Team - of which he is a very proud member.