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Around GEORGIA

By Cameron Whitlock

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CAMERON WHITLOCK

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at Georgia's ax-throwing venues

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Top: " Our customers tell us it's a huge
stress relief to be able to come in and
chuck an ax at a wall, " says Jared
Sanders, co-founder of The Axe Armory
in Cornelia. Above: The Beasley family
enjoys a group outing to American Axes
in Marietta. Right: Ken Dunn of Atlanta
poses with his great shot at Lumberjaxe
in Athens.

COURTESY MO

CAMERON WHITLOCK

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x throwing is both a very old activity and a hot new
trend. It's old in the sense that people have been
throwing axes at things for likely as long as axes have
existed. Axes have been tools of agriculture and, later, weapons
of war. But unlike the crusaders of the Middle Ages, today's ax
hurlers seek to engage in friendly competition in a social and
downright jovial environment.
Ax throwing is an up-and-coming league sport and
leisurely pastime, taking up the mantle from bowling, darts and
other social games.
" I think its growth has less to do with the specific activity
and more with how people have always found ways to connect
around social and recreational activities, " says Josh
Brown, co-founder of Admiral Axe in Clayton.
" Whether it was with bowling and putt-putt 20 years
ago or ax throwing and places like Topgolf today,
people simply want a way to hang out with friends and
have fun while doing it. "
While the popularity of ax throwing in Canada has
been growing for nearly a decade, ax-throwing joints
are a relatively recent phenomenon in the United States,
with most of the establishments nationwide opening
since 2015. Nearly 30 ax-throwing venues in Georgia
provide urban areas and small towns alike with a fresh
form of entertainment.
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