Clout archery is an ancient form of archery that was used as military training in the Middle Ages. The target is the clout, which is a small flag on a vertical stick, stuck in the ground and placed up to 160 metres away.
An archer’s score is determined by how close each arrow lands to the flag, the arrow that lands the closest gets the highest points. There are scoring zones, these are defined by maximum circles from the flag, painted on the floor. If your arrow hits the flag, you score the highest.
Three dozen arrows are shot during a single clout round. It is shot in ends of six arrows.