The Axe Hole in Beckley, an indoor axe-throwing venue on Neville Street, opened its doors in June of this year and has already seen success.
Axes have been used in various ways throughout history- tools, weapons, etc.- but modern-day axe throwing as a sport didn’t become popular until the early to mid-1900s when Canadian loggers held “Loggersports,” a competition to see which logger was the best in the land.
In the last 20 years, axe throwing has become a popular urban sport in countries all across the world, including Beckley, West Virginia.
Join hosts McKenna and Gailyn as they sit down with Lindsey Pratt, manager of the Axe Hole, as she discusses the many facets of axe throwing, as well as what the new business means to the community, how it has quickly become a favorite pastime for the people of Beckley and what she enjoys most about the sport.
There may even be some axe throwing involved.
Listen to Country Roads, Episode Four: The Axe Hole here.