Patrick bought his first bow ( Hoyt Magnatech ) from Magnum Archery in 2000 at the age of 27 to go hunting. For the first 10 years he only hunted with Hoyt's taking over 200 big game animals and having no interest in the target side of the sport. Then in 2010 he shot his first archery tournament. A 3D IBO competition and the bug bit hard and Patrick began progressing into target archery. Where he has had incredible success! He has been a member of the South African National Archery Team since 2012 and joined the Hoyt Pro Staff Family in 2014. He also enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing. Patrick lives in South African with his wife Gerda, also a member of the Hoyt Pro Staff Team, and their 2 children Alisha (16) and Wian (14). Wian is also an archer who will be representing South Africa later in 2017 at the Junior World Championships in Argentina in recurve.
Patrick is the Managing Director of AFGRI Equipment. The largest John Deere dealership in teh southern hemisphere with 40 branches in 6 countries and 2 continents.
- National Record FITA 714
- National Record Indoor 594
- 13 other National Records
- World Archery South African National Outdoor Champion ( THREE TIMES )
- World Archery South African National Indoor Champion ( TWICE )
- IFAA Indoor South African Champion ( THREE TIMES )
- IBO South African Champion
- 2013 World Championships Belek Men's Team Silver
- 2013 World Cup Poland Men's Team Silver
- 2015 World Championships Copenhagen Mixed Team Bronze
Favorite Archery Game: World Archery (FITA) and Hunting
Favorite Event every Year? Hunting Season! I love the World Archery World cups.
What is your most memorable experience in archery? Winning my first South African outdoor title it took me 5 years to achieve this. I also fondly remember winning my first World Archery medal
Best piece of advice for upcoming archers?
Archery has only 3 rules:
Rule 1: Aim in the middle
Rule 2: Release it in the middle
Rule 3: if you succeed in achieving rule one and two DO NOT BECOME COCKY!
Something Unique/Interesting about Patrick: He loves all kinds of shooting sports and excells at Rimfire target shooting at school. He also Shot Pistol and Rifles competitively. In his younger days he boxed and played Rugby. He loves music! And he fancies himself at karaoke lol!
Other Archery Sponsors:
- Axcell, Easton, Gray Archery, Scout Bowstrings, Matchpoint Archery and Magnum Archery