Best In Sports: 2014


They shoot, they score! Arizona is home to some of the nations top sports team, athletes, and venues. Whether you’re looking for the best course to play a round of golf or the top professional player to root for here are readers top picks for sports in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2014. The winner each category this year will be featured in the March 2014 issue, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until March to find out who they are!

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their “Best Of” status, a celebratory bash will be held in spring 2014. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2014 Winners logos here


Best 19th Hole – Mirabel

Best AZ Cheerleaders or Dance Team – Arizona Diamondbacks Rallybacks

Best Clubhouse Spa – Encanterra

Best Custom Golf Clubs – Cool Clubs

Best Golf Clothing & Shopping – PGA Tour Superstore

Best Golf Community – Mirabel

Best Golf Instructor – Jason Reddington, Head Golf Professionals at Mirabel

Best Private Club – Mirabel

Best Pro Shop – Mirabel

Best Pro Sports Team – Arizona Rattlers

Best Public Course – Quintero Golf Club

Best Sporting Event – Waste Management Open (Phoenix Open)

Best Sporting Goods Store – Sport Chalet

Best Sports Manager – Diamondbacks

Best Sports Venue – Chase Field

Best Spring Training Field – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Favorite Arizona Cardinals Player – Calais Campbell

Favorite Arizona Coach – Kevin Guy-Rattlers

Favorite Arizona Diamondbacks Player – Paul Goldschmidt

Favorite Arizona Rattlers Player – Marcus Pittman

Favorite Female Arizona College Athlete – Macey Gardner- ASU Volleyball

Favorite Female Golfer – Cristie Kerr

Favorite Male Arizona College Athlete – Brandon Magee-ASU Football

Favorite Male Golfer – Phil Mickelson

Favorite Phoenix Coyotes Player – Keith Yandle

Favorite Phoenix Mercury Player – Penny Taylor

Favorite Phoenix Suns Player – Channing Frye

Most Challenging Course – The Gold Course at Wigwam Golf Club & Spa

Most Philanthropic Athlete – Kurt Warner, First Things First

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