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John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist

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

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Gunby: Improving pace of play on the golf course with 4 rules

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As we prepare for the new 2019 Rules of Golf, I want to discuss four rules with you. The first one, I consider a negative, while the last three, if enforced by the PGA and LPGA Tours will, I am sure, lead to their improved pace of play.

Gunby: What goes into golf’s ‘ball drop’ and how to manage the relief area

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In 2019, there will be a new procedure for dropping a ball. Your ball must be let go from knee height and fall through the air without touching any part of your body or equipment before it hits the ground.

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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