CUMMING, Ga. — When it comes to competitive sports, axe throwing is not something most people think about, but that could change.

“It's growing so much that we will be the third location in the Atlanta metro area,” Chase Wales, co-owner of Country Folks Superstore, said. “We are joining the World Axe Throwing League. A lot of people know it as WATL. So you can join and come and throw at our location, and it will be broadcast with ESPN’s other stuff as well.”

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According to Wales, axe throwing has become very popular -- and not just for bachelor parties.

“There's a lot of corporate events with team building. You kind of get a pow wow like accounting team versus the purchasing team. We've even got local churches that want their pastor to go against their associate pastor,” Wales said.

But is it safe to throw an axe? After all, this sharp metal object has historically been used one of two ways – as a tool and as a weapon.

“It's not dangerous,” Wales said. “It’s only 12 feet away. Its designed for the axes not to bounce back as far. An axe master will be on staff the whole time in that bay, so they will be able to control both targets without problem.”

Country Folks Superstore will host a soft opening for the newest attraction on January 18th, and the grand opening will take place the following day.

“We have barbecue, a bakery, a gun range and gun store, a bookstore and a feed store, now with axe throwing. There's nobody in the state that has that.” Wales said.

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