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You warm up before you play, and practice when you're not planning to play, says PGA Professional Mike Richards. He explains what you should do in each situation to get the most out of your game.

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Escape trouble with the driver punch shot
2013 National PGA Teacher of the Year Lou Guzzi demonstrates how hitting a driver can be the right play when you need a low shot to escape trouble.
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Right-handed Justin Thomas saved himself a stroke by hitting a shot left handed. Here's how you can do it too.
Justin Thomas hit a left-handed recovery shot in the third round of the Tour Championship. Check out our 'Lesson Learned' story to read about how to pull this shot off.
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Rickie Fowler striped a driver off the deck. Here's when it's the right play for you.
Rickie Fowler striped a driver off the deck from 281 yards out on the final hole in the BMW Championship on Sunday. A crazy shot to try, right? Not necessarily.
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Jeremy Test
Jeremy Test
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Eliminate a slice with the Pump Drill
The slice is the most common and frustrating swing problem in golf. PGA Professional Jim Estes shows how to cut that slice out of your swing by using his "pump drill."
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Driving accuracy: How to hit the ball straight
On tee shots, your goal is obviously to hit the fairway. PGA Professional Ron Philo Jr. explains how a proper stance and posture can help you hit the ball straighter as well as farther.
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Maximize your swing plane
PGA Professional Jonathan Gibbs shares a great tip you how to maximize your swing plane.
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Add Distance and Accuracy with Better Grip Pressure
Improving your grip pressure during your swing can also improve your distance and accuracy. Watch great instruction from PGA Professional Patrick Brosnihan, who explains how grip pressure affects your swing.
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More Power and Accuracy Off the Tee
Get more power and accuracy off the tee with a simple drill from PGA Professional Eric Hogge.
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More Power for Women Golfers
Suzy Whaley, PGA Director of Instruction at Suzy Whaley Golf, identifies some common problems with the swing and shows how women golfers can properly generate more power out of the golf swings.
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Hank Haney fixes my slice in minutes
Like most amateurs who don't play regularly -- and haven't had lessons from a PGA Professional -- I hit a left-to-right shot. Call it a cut, power fade, whatever. But I'm prone to the occasional ugly slice into the woods.
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Furyk's lesson: It's his game, not his swing
Jim Furyk's unorthodox swing may not be particularly "pretty" when compared to a classic swing: the likes of, say, a Bobby Jones or a Ben Hogan. But here's the thing -- it's been pretty effective for Furyk, who won Sunday's RBC Heritage playoff at Harbour Town.
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Increase accuracy off the tee
Chris Czaja, PGA Teaching Professional at Boca West CC, offers advice on how to hit the ball with more control and find the fairway more successfully.
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Golf Woosh Drill: How to hit the ball farther
Holly Taylor, Head PGA Professional at the PGA Golf Club, offers a drill to help ensure that you'll generate the proper swing speed for optimal distance.
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Choosing the right golf ball
Brandel Chamblee and Rick Martino talk about a number of possibilities of golf balls for use, and PGA Teacher of the Year Laird Small demonstrates the difference between distance and spin balls and the performance characteristics of both.
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A Lesson Learned: Draw it for distance
This year's Honda Classic had seemingly more wrecks then a NASCAR race, but it sure was interesting to watch. Congratulations to Russell Henley for surviving - and thriving when it mattered most - to win this year's championship.
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Fix Flying Elbows in Your Golf Swing
Do you have trouble keeping your arms and elbows in the correct position during your swing? Do you even know what the correct position looks like? PGA Professional Bob Hite offers this simple drill using a range ball bucket can help!
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Use Frisbee to Correct Direction off Tee Box
This simple drill from PGA Professional Bob Hite using a frisbee can help correct your club face and therefore your direction off tee box during your golf swing. Give it a shot, or go see your local PGA Professional for more instructional help!
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Solve Your Slice Problem
Do you have tendency to slice to golf ball? You're not alone. PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick tip to think about during your swing that may help fix one of the most common trouble areas.
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