Twisted Timbers


Tucker throws an axe to stick the bullseye. A partial owner demonstrated his skills at axe throwing at Twisted Timbers. Josh Tucker said, “we built this place with blood, sweat and tears.”

Twisted Timbers is a new hangout in Albany, Georgia. Thanks to Branon Pate, Erin Pate, Courtney McCoy and Josh Tucker, the owners, there is a new place to go, throw axes and hang out. It is an original company and not part of a franchise.

It was started when “ we were watching the World Axe Throwing League (WATL) at the house and then started throwing an axe at the house. Then we thought it would be a cool idea to open an axe throwing place local in Albany.” said McCoy.

The creative part is that all the lumber is from fallen trees from the storm. That includes the tables, bar and everything else. Everyone can learn to throw axes, they have Axe Masters who will help teach how to throw the axes.

One of the Axe Masters, Colby Vanmatere, said, “It is satisfying seeing people come in and learn to throw and positive happy faces are walking out.”

There are two different weighted axes throwers can use and two different lines to base the throw off. The distances, competitions and weights are all on They have free throwing so people can practice and learn but they also have different competitions and games to play against friends or others in the lane. They also have a mini-game with fake axes for little children.There must be an adult per three kids 12-14 or 1 adult per cage for 15-17. A Waiver must be signed to throw.

There are some rules and requirements you must follow for your safety:

  1. The axe master is the boss. If you fail to follow any directions given by the Axe Master, you will not be permitted to throw, and may be asked to leave. The Axe Master’s word is final.
  2. Closed toed shoes must be worn at all times by throwers. 
  3. You are not allowed to play with your own axe, except during league play.
  4. Do not enter the lane or touch any axes until instructed to do so by your Axe Master.
  5. Axes may never leave the lanes FOR ANY REASON!!!
  6. The only people allowed in the lane during play are the two throwers and the Axe Master.
  7. There are only two throwing styles permitted: the standard two-handed throw and the standard one-handed throw. No other styles are permitted.
  8. If your throw is too hard, wild or unsafe, you will be asked to stop. If you fail to comply you will be asked to leave the facility.
  9. No food or drinks allowed in lanes.
  10. If anyone appears to be visibly intoxicated, they will no longer be permitted to throw.
  11. No horseplay of ANY KIND will be permitted. Please act in a safe and responsible manner at all times. Please show good sportsmanship at all times.

If you fail to comply with any of these rules above, you will not be permitted to throw and may be asked to leave. No refunds will be given. You have been warned.

You can bring food if wanted but they don’t serve any.  They have a bar and serve alcohol and chips or peanuts but no real food. The hours are Thursday 5PM-10PM, Friday 5PM-11PM, and saturdays 11AM-11PM

This place had so much love and hard work put in to make an incredible place to hang out.

Tucker, a co-owner, said, “It took blood, sweat and tears milling and plaining the wood, a lot of heart went into making this place.”

Twisted Timbers’ Facebook advertises their weekly competitions. The new business pushed to advertise on social media. Josh Tucker said, “you can go to to find the rules and regulations.”