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You cannot see your swing. For everyone, the swing will be different in “feel” than the way it actually looks. Your “feel” can be misleading and often is.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist November 26, 2022
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I was confused. Surely we missed the trail junction, as I remembered it from the last time we hiked here in 2009.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 24, 2022
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Golf is the only sport where the ball, or object we are trying to hit to a target, is stationary. A baseball is not.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist November 12, 2022
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I left off last time heading east on the Cam-boh Trail toward the Ironwood Forest Trail. This was the only segment where I encountered another trail user, an equestrian at the intersection with the Golden Gate Multi-use Trail.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 10, 2022
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Teaching anything comes with a bit of trial and error, knowing that you’ve got a good education on what you’re trying to teach, decent communication skills and a plan of action that will get the points you’re trying to make across.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 5, 2022
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This is the third of a series to assist you with putting. We will discuss the putting stroke and how to get the most out of your practice putting sessions.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist October 29, 2022
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My last column covered a hike to the summit of Mormon Mountain through a mixed conifer forest. Today’s hike is in the Sonoran Desert. Arizona = Variety!

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 27, 2022
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Becoming a professional tennis player is a daunting task, and we have a local player who is doing his best to round that corner.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 20, 2022
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A putt, even from two inches, counts the same as a booming 300-yard drive. The easiest area of our game (and score) to improve upon is putting.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist October 15, 2022
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The expectation that Arizona is a desert, covered by rocks with a few cacti scattered about is shattered on the Mogollon Rim, where it is hard to find a view through all the pine trees.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 13, 2022
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As the Cardinals prepare to host undefeated Philadelphia this Sunday, few fans remember that in 1984, the Eagles almost flew the coop to Phoenix.

By Ed Wisneski Special to the Courier October 6, 2022
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It’s once again the perfect time of year to get out and play some tennis and the perfect opportunity to enjoy one-another’s company on the courts at our annual “PATA Park of Fame Tennis Clinic” which will be held this coming Sunday (Oct. 9 ) from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Yavapai College Tennis facility.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 6, 2022
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As you may recall, last time I was hurtling down the road out of Grapevine Canyon on a mountain bike in a hail storm, trying to beat the rising waters of Big Bug Creek to avoid being trapped on the wrong side of the Creek at best or swept away in an attempt to cross at worst.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 1, 2022
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A good putting round makes up for a lot of full shot hiccups. Many golfers get way too technical when it comes to putting. They put their emphasis on the mechanics.

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Tonight at the Laver Cup held in London, the one and only Roger Federer will conclude his illustrious tennis career beside his formidable rival, friend and in this situation, doubles partner, Rafa Nadal.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 22, 2022
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A “Practice Facility” is sometimes referred to a “Driving Range."

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist September 17, 2022
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The Yavapai College women’s soccer team is back at home this weekend when it plays host to Chandler-Gilbert Community College at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Mountain Valley Park, 8600 E. Nace Lane, in Prescott Valley.

September 15, 2022
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Aside from the routine decisions of where and when to hike, with whom, what to take, there may be some crisis or critical decisions to be made on the trail.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist September 15, 2022
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We have a group of juniors from Northern Arizona, two teams to be exact, that won their sectional divisions which allows them to represent our SW Section at the Nationals which will be in Orlando Florida, Oct. 5 to 9.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 8, 2022
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The Arizona Trail, like any trail stretching hundreds of miles, includes some portions that are more or less enjoyable than other sections.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist September 1, 2022
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Playing golf with your spouse can be fulfilling. The goal is to do something together with your spouse that enhances your relationship. Unfortunately, many times this goal is not achieved.

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The end of a long illustrious career is always tough for not only the player, but the fans who have been through their journey as well.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist August 25, 2022
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You can learn something new every day, and this certainly applies on the trail. I invited a handful of hikers to West Fork to introduce them to this wonderful slot canyon. Here’s what I learned.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist August 18, 2022
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This is the third in a series of three on how to play golf in a timely manner.

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I first completed the Circle Trail in September 2007, though it was not, in fact, officially completed then. Since then, it has undergone significant changes.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist August 6, 2022

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