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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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Improve distance and accuracy in golf
Kevin Weeks, Director of Instruction at Cog Hill, offers advice to improve your distance and accuracy by enhancing your shoulder rotation while maintaining correct balance and impact position.
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Add power to your golf swing
PGA Professional Kammy Maxfeldt explains how to acheive more power in your swing by improving your lower body and shoulder turn.
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Hitting a low and high golf shot
Joe Plecker, PGA Director of Instruction at Baltimore Country Club shows how to hit both a low and a high shot off the ground with your irons.
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Improve golf backswing for longer drives
Steve Bosdosh, PGA Director of Instruction at The Members Club at Four Streams, discusses how you can improve your backswing rotation. Bosdosh shows the improper way to hit the shot and then reveals the correct impact position to drive the ball farther.
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Golf tee height: How high should I tee the golf ball?
PGA Professional Le Ann Finger explains what you should be aware of when teeing your ball up and how to ensure the correct height for the ball.
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Golf stretching exercises before playing
Adam Smith, PGA Director of Instruction at Salisbury Country Club, demonstrates some easy stretching exercises to do before teeing off: torso rotations, leg kicks and jumping jacks.
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How do I hit my drives longer?
How can I get longer drives?  
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Golf stance: Driver ball position tips
PGA Professional Danny Balin gives you some advice on proper ball position before you hit your drives.
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Golf driver tips: How to find the sweet spot on your driver
PGA Professional Ted Fort, Instructor at Marietta Golf Center in Marietta, GA, tells you how to hit the sweet spot on the driver.
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What's the inside-out swing tee drill?
Steve Bosdosh, PGA Director of Instruction at The Members Club at Four Streams, talks about how good players deloft the club at impact and hit the ball farther. Bosdosh demonstrates a simple drill with tees to help you feel the clubhead at impact.
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How to draw or fade your golf shots
Joe Plecker, PGA Director of Instruction at Baltimore Country Club instructs on how to hit a draw or a fade, depending on what the hole calls for.
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Correcting a slice: What's the 'Hockey Grip' drill?
Steve Bosdosh, PGA Director of Instruction at The Members Club at Four Streams, gives advice on how to correct a slice. Bosdosh shows the 'hockey drill', where you split your grip to allow your right side rotate over your left side to make the ball curve right to left.
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Add distance to your tee shot
Martin Hall, PGA Director of Instruction at Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida talks about how to get more distance. Hall demonstrates a drill to help hit the ball farther.
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A Lesson Learned: When you need a birdie, find the fairway
What a great finish to a great tournament in Memphis! Congratulations to Dustin Johnson, what a way to comeback from his injury. His ball-striking and touch around the greens showed that he is not only fully recovered, but has to be among the favorites for next week's U.S. Open.
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A Lesson Learned: Generating Power
Scott Piercy won the RBC Canadian Open, in large part because of his four-birdie run early in the final round. And that run was punctuated when he drove the green on the 300 yard par 4 fifth hole. Wouldn't it be great if you had that shot in your bag?
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A Lesson Learned: Importance of a consistent pre-shot routine
This week's HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, certainly showed us what a roller coaster ride golf can be at times. As in life, golf has its highs and lows and that was clearly on display in the Lone Star State.
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A Lesson Learned: Long and short of it
Another Senior PGA Championship in the books and what a great week it's been.
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A Lesson Learned: Set up to Drive Well
A lot will be made of the extraordinary birdie putts Adam Scott holed, first at 18 and then at 10 in the playoff, to win the Masters. But Scottie wouldn’t have been in that position if he hadn’t driven the ball with such deft precision all week. 
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A Lesson Learned: Be Bold and Lay Up
The hardest shot in golf down the stretch in a tournament isn’t the long bunker shot or the towering drive; it isn’t the curling downhill putt or the finesse chip.
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A Lesson Learned: Dial it back to move forward
Golf can be a game of opposites...Go back to move forward!
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