Jim Harris has been active in organized horseshoe pitching for 31 years starting in 1977. He has pitched in more than 500 tournaments averaging about 16 per year. He pitched in 15 World Tournaments located throughout the U.S and Canada and won the Alabama State Elders Championship in 2004 and 2006. He also won the B Class Championship in 1983 and finished 2nd in 1988. 2nd in the Championship Class in 1985, 1986, 1995 and 2000. Jim also won his Class in the World Tournament in 1985 in Lafayette IN, and in 1999 in Greenville OH. He has been the Secretary-Treasurer of the Alabama Association for 24 years.
How to Throw Horseshoes
Jim Harris of the Alabama Horseshoe Pitchers Association provides an introduction for How to Throw Horseshoes.
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Jim Harris: Hi, my name is Jim Harris Secretary-Treasurer of the Alabama Horseshoe Pitchers Association. Today, we are going to talk about how to pitch horseshoes, we are going to cover the basic rules, the basic equipment used, how to handle the horseshoes and see a demonstration on how to pitch horseshoes. I want to mention safety, you will notice that each of the cords has a fence around the cords to keep some people from walking on to the cords and getting hit by a horseshoe and also, we might mention that the people that are actually pitching the horseshoes need to be careful and not wander around. They need to stay on their own court and now I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. In 31 years of pitching horseshoes I have traveled to 16 World Tournaments throughout United States and Canada. I won two Championships during that period of time in 1985 and 1999 and now I would like to tell you about the basic rules of horseshoes.