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John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist

John Gunby Sr. is a columnist for The Daily Courier.

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Gunby: Educating players on local golf rules

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I am strongly suggesting that all golf clubs and courses get to work right now on marking their golf courses, having new Rule Books available, educating their players and developing their local rules to coincide with the new Rules of Golf that go in effect on January 1st.

Gunby: Rule changes to come for 2019 golf ratings, handicaps

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Some of the 2019 rule changes are going to have a huge impact on the course ratings and handicaps, especially if some local rules are implemented (i.e. out of bounds relief option, pace of play, etc.) and dependent on how the golf course is marked (i.e. out of bounds, red penalty areas, yellow penalty areas, no play zones, etc.).

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Gunby: Golf rules changes will help speed pace of play

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The R&A and USGA have made some big changes to the Rules of Golf, beginning in 2019. These changes are intended to modernize the game and speed up the pace of play.

Gunby: Rules of golf and their evolution

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I ran across a newly published book that encompasses the entire history of golf, “Born on the Links: A Concise History of Golf,” written by John Williamson.

Gunby: How to pick out the best golf equipment for your game

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I think we all can agree that we play golf because it is a challenge and a never-ending quest for some common goals. Some of the common goals that I hear a lot from students is that they want to be consistent, hit the ball farther, improve their accuracy, and have fun.

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Gunby: More putting, part 3: Firing on faster greens

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This is the third of a series to assist you with putting. We will discuss different types of strokes and how to get the most out of your practice putting sessions.

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Gunby: Putting is a mental art

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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.

Gunby: Putting, the great equalizer in golf

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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.

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Gunby: Playing the course during monsoon season

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We discussed playing in the wind and now we are in our monsoon season, which means playing in soft, wet conditions. I will share some things that I think are important to playing your best during this time of year.

Gunby: In Prescott, they call the wind ‘Mariah’

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One of the weather challenges we face playing golf is the wind. And in Prescott, the wind blows a lot. Almost all golfers dread playing in the wind as it really plays havoc with their game.

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