Instruction Feature

Maybe Johnny Cash was referring to golf when he sang "I Walk The Line." Probably not, but Jason Day suggests amateurs should use more than their sense of sight when trying to read longer putts. His tip: Walk the line and get a feel for the pitch of the green.
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Golf free drop rule: Ground under repair
Kentucky PGA Section Teacher of the Year Brian Manzella explains the rule when your ball lands in a precarious spot near a bunker. Understanding the rules of golf can provide advantages in difficult situations on the course.
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Golf warmups: Swing routine tips from PGA Professional
National PGA Teacher of the Year Gary Wiren offers a great warm-up routine by making half swings with two wedges, then gradually increasing to full swings, and stretching with your driver behind lower back and shoulders.
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Directing your golf ball flight: Fade or draw tips
Brandel Chamblee and PGA Director of Instruction Rick Martino demonstrate how to hit the ball straight or shape the ball by adjusting body position at address to achieve your desired ball flight. For left to right flight, have right shoulders closer to the ball with shoulders more open.
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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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Reviewing your most recent round can help your golf game
2003 PGA Teacher of the Year and Director of Instruction at Pebble Beach Golf Academy Laird Small discusses the importance of reviewing your scorecard after your round.
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How to use a golf swing analyzer
Brandel Chamblee and PGA Professional Gene Powell use the swing analyzer at the PGA Learning Center to show how to analyze your swing. The MATT technology by TaylorMade uses cameras to pick up the motion of your swing to give you specific data about your swing.
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Golf swing plane tips
Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year Kip Puterbaugh talks about the fundamentals of the swing plane. He instructs to start your swing with early rotation of the body. Then, allow your head to move slightly with swing rotation and lead with your lower body through the down swing.
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Shaping your golf shot | Online golf lesson
Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year Kip Puterbaugh demonstrates that to shape your shot, you should position the ball slightly back of normal, swing shallower and from the inside out. He also recommends practicing with an elevated shaft to help facilitate a shallower swing path.
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Golf positioning: How to set up over the ball
Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year Kip Puterbaugh instructs that for set-up you should create a position with your upper body tilted over at the hips with your weight on the balls of your feet with shoulders back.
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Long irons vs. hybrids on long fairway shots
Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Eric Johnson teaches to consider all course conditions to determine proper club selection and that rescue clubs can be more forgiving and tend to have a higher trajectory.
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Hitting from the rough: How to determine your lie and shot
PGA Teacher of the Year Laird Small shows how to read the rough by demonstrating that the grass between club face and ball reduces spin and control of ball flight.
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Good golf drills to improve score
Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year Kip Puterbaugh and Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Eric Johnson give recommendations for some practice games to help improve your performance using irons and fairway woods.
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Difficult golf lies: How to hit on an uphill lie
Brandel Chamblee talks about the stance and playing of a ball on a hill with an uphill lie. Middle Atlantic PGA Section Teacher of the Year Joe Plecker instructs to use your upper body on downhill lies and that your head should be ahead of the ball.
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Hitting a knockdown shot in golf
Brandel Chamblee opens the segment making one point on hitting the knockdown shot to back plateau pins or under the wind. He makes sure that the ball is back in stance and to not release the club.
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How to hit a hook from the sand trap
Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Matt Kluck instructs how the hook shot is used for more roll and comes out of the bunker lower.
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How to hit long bunker shots
Middle Atlantic PGA Section Teacher of the Year Joe Plecker explains that balance and stability are the keys to hitting long bunker shots. PGA Director of Instruction Rick Martino says to consider using a 9-iron for shots over 15-20 yards, and to use full backswing and body turn.
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Picking the right golf shot for your game
Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Matt Kluck instructs on how to match your shot type to your shotmaking abilities. He says to hit one of three types of shots: normal, safety or get-out.
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