ROB TWIGG

PRO STAFF PROFILE

PROFILE

Name: Rob Twigg
Age: 44
Country: UK
Shooting Style: Longbow
GB Classification: Grand Master Bowman
Other Sponsors: Wales Archery

 

EQUIPMENT

Bow Manufacturer & Model – Gary Evans Marquis
Draw Length – 27″
Draw Weight – 52lb
ArrowsRaven Longbow Custom Built

ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Winning the UK Masters
  • Regional and County Champion: Outdoor Target, Indoor Target, and Field
  • Representing my county (Devon and Cornwall Archery Society) with my Longbow and Compound
TOP SCORES

WA1440 – 787
WA70m – 424
WA18m – 500 (UK Record)
Portsmouth – 524

X SIGHT REVIEW

I had been looking for a decent pair of shooting glasses for a while. I looked at various products but they were either way too pricey or didn’t fit properly. I decided to try a pair of these glasses earlier this year and they are brilliant. The range of lenses gives you so many options from shooting in low light (light yellow) to bright sunshine (brown) to Field Shooting (Red). Great quality, good fit and reasonably priced. Very happy and would recommend to anyone.

AN INTERVIEW WITH ROB TWIGG

When did you get into archery?
I started archery quiet late (38) in 2015. I had always wanted to try archery but my life was way too busy with work and social pressures. However, from the first moment I picked up that first bow and shot my first arrow I knew this sport was going to become a massive part of my life.

What do you enjoy most about archery?
I love the social side of archery. I travel all over the country to competitions and have met some wonderful friends from all over the world.

What has been your most memorable experience to date?
The most memorable experience in archery would be meeting and marrying my wife who I met at a local archery competition. Sophie and I now compete every weekend shooting in local, regional and national competitions. Another would be in my first year of competing I obtained the classification of Grand Master Bowman and have been ever since. Also in my first year, I won the UK Masters, the Grand National Archery Meeting and came second at the British Target Championships.

What would be your best advice to upcoming archers?
Start with a beginners course and join a local club. Get involved with club activities and practice, practice, practice. Remember that everyone is different so you have to find your own way. Not every technique works for everyone. Watch videos on YouTube, ask advice from fellow archers (even the top shooters). Everyone is very approachable so don’t be afraid to ask.

What do you get up to when you’re not shooting?
Archery takes up the majority of my free time. I train on average about 30 hours a week and shoot in competitions every weekend from April to October. this leaves little time for other hobbies but I do love gaming and have a full room scale Virtual Reality Setup.

Anything else to add?
I could never promote or recommend any product I didn’t fully believe in. I believe in these glasses and can promote them without guilt.