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John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist

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

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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.

Gunby: Lining up your putt after reaching the green

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Begin reading the green and lining up your putt as soon as you reach the green. Don’t wait until it’s your turn to putt to start the process of reading the green.

Gunby: Continuing the conversation about slow play on the golf course

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We are continuing our series on slow play and how to play golf in a timely manner.

Gunby: Let’s face it, nobody likes slow play in golf

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Slow play is either the result of not being taught how to play golf in a courteous manner and at a good pace or a bad habit or habits ingrained over time that cause slow play. Let’s face it, nobody likes slow play.

Gunby: ‘Snot over shot’ or ‘Boogers over ball’

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Most of us learned the traditional method of chipping. I was successful with the traditional method when I practiced and played a lot.

Gunby: The myth of keeping your head down

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There is not one golfer who has topped a shot and 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?

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Gunby: Learning from the Masters

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I trust all of you enjoyed the 2018 Masters Invitational this past week. I had the privilege to attend this year’s Masters with my two sons ...

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