Arkansas State Championship Potato Shoot Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas Saturday October 12, 2013
Do you hear a “boom”? I do and I’m not alone.
The 2013 Arkansas State Championship Potato Shoot will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course Driving Range in Horseshoe Bend, AR. Competition begins at 10 a.m. Entry fee: $10 in advance at the Chamber of Commerce office or $15 at the event. For more information please email:
or stop by the Chamber at:
Situated at the scenic Turkey Mountain Golf Course, there is particularly nice shooting from one of the hills which allows for shots that reach amazing distances. In the picture at the top of this page, looking down from the launch site, you can see a small dry stream bed going from left to right. It really is quite a thrill to see your potato go over 200 yards and beyond the stream. If you look VERY closely, you can just see two little white golf carts just in front of the trees. They are waiting for the next potato to come out their way so they can mark the distance for us. Cool, huh? That’s about 300 yards.
Other shooters, whether they’ve been shooting for many years or for the first time, bring their own style and design to the competition. We have a lot of fun at the Potato Shoot and people get wildly enthusiastic as they cheer for their favorite team. The crowds were even more energetic in 2012 when the River 98.3 home town radio station was on site with their roving reporter broadcasting live interviews with spectators, participants and winners.