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If you read the headline, you know where this is going. After 17-plus years and more than 850 columns, I’m “retiring.” To be more precise, I’m retiring this column.

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King OF Arizona is the name given to a mine in what is now the KOFA National Wildlife Refuge.

November 25, 2021
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There is not one golfer who has topped a shot and not heard his playing partner explain this error by saying “You looked up. Keep your head down.” You follow their advice and top or even whiff the next shot. Sound familiar?

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist November 20, 2021
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Playing any sport and trying to attain better and better ability levels is a daunting task both mentally and physically.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 18, 2021
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For all the Bill Belichick haters out there — and there are legions of you — there’s one characteristic the New England Patriots’ coach has that employees of your favorite team probably lack: accountability.

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Moving up the east side of the State from the Wonder Land of Rocks, on our tour of diverse hiking destinations across Arizona, we come to the Blue Range Primitive Area in the White Mountains.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 11, 2021
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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 6, 2021
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For athletes who are at the top of their game, it’s difficult to walk away from something they love doing.

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In our quest for finding the right racquet for our tennis games, the question as we get older, a step or two slower and probably not quite as strong armed in our swings is - what head size, length and weight of racquet is in our best interest?

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 28, 2021
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Golf is the only sport where the ball, or object we are trying to hit to a target, is stationary.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist October 23, 2021
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Exploring the diverse hiking options across Arizona, corner to corner, we must include the Chiricahua Mountains in the southeast corner of the state.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 21, 2021
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Tom Brady’s first return to Foxboro as a member of the visiting team proves once again that sports is all about the money, and those dollars touch a lot of different hands.

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This is the third of a series to assist you with putting.

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Variety is the spice of life, as everyone knows. Therefore, we at Yavapai County Free Library District (YCFLD) are creating a new series of hiking videos, focusing on the diversity of hiking options in our region.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 7, 2021
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Every sports league has an off-season when there’s a break from having games on the field, even if it seems like they go on year ’round.

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Wasn’t the BNP Tennis Masters Tournament always held in March?

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 30, 2021
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Putting is not a physical science, it is a mental art. Everybody tries to get too technical when it comes to putting. They put way too much emphasis on the mechanics.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist September 25, 2021
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I may sound like a luddite to some. But, I’m not suggesting we go back to the days when Mark Warner constructed a raft out of drift wood to float ponds in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist September 23, 2021

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decision in the Alston case threw the doors wide open to athletes who wanted to monetize their NIL (name, image and likeness) rights.

By Jordan Kobritz, Syndicated Columnist September 17, 2021
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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 September 11, 2021
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I sat in on a state-wide meeting of land managers discussing technology in hiking.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist September 9, 2021
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On Valentine’s Day of 2014 I was snowboarding at Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff and hit a jump going too fast, lost control and landed on my neck which paralyzed me from the chest down.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 2, 2021
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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.

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When summer began on the calendar, we were under fire restrictions.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist August 26, 2021
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So how does a young man from the railroad towns of Hyannis and Ashby, Nebraska (population 287) go from being the son of a rancher to a rodeo cowboy and later a tennis professional?

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist August 19, 2021

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