Fundamentals

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1.
Get Aligned Properly Every Time
PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick lesson to help you get aligned properly every time.
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Better Equipment, Better Game: Lie Angles
Eric Hogge, the Head Golf Professional at the Center for Golf Learning and Performance and the Director of Club Fitting for PGA of America, gives an in-depth analysis on lie angle; the angle between the bottom of the golf club and the shaft.
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Better Equipment, Better Game: Golf Fitness
David Donatucci, Director of Fitness and Performance for the PGA of America, demonstrates an exercise that will assist you in gaining stability, flexibility, strength and power; all things that will benefit your performance on the golf course.
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Top Technology Improves Your Swing
TNT's Craig Sager went through one of the top golf schools in the country, the PGA Golf School in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Watch how his swing is analyzed and improved using the latest in techology, part of the learning process at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance.
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Shorten your swing
My inconsistency costs me at least 6 strokes per round. I would like to have a 3/4 swing but trying to shorten my swing throws off my tempo. How can I shorten my swing?
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Play it foward
What is the best ball position in the stance to play a hybrid club to get best height? I have heard to play the ball just inside the front foot, and some say to play the ball back in the stance with the club shaft pressed forward.
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Clear your hips
I'm now approaching seventy years of age. I find it harder and harder to clear my hips. To help this I try to square up my shoulders when I set up, but I set up with a slightly open stance.
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8.
One plane swing
How can I tell if I have a one plane swing?  
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Plane Swing
I have a one plane swing and I'm following your advice, but I'm blocking the ball right. What would you suspect is the cause?
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10.
Wrist and legs in backswing
I purchased your swing plane cd set and found it to be very helpful (at least swining clubs in my livingroom - I live in Boston, course opens next week). I can never get comfortable in the following two areas:
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Consistent swingplane
I have a problem with my backswing. I have a tendency to bring the club back on different swingplanes. Can you give me a key to a consistent swingplane.  
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12.
Tempo
What role does tempo play in your 1 plane swing?
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13.
Hitting different clubs
What would cause me to lose over a club in distance with my irons, while I conversely have started to hit my drives 15-25 yards longer.  
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14.
Swing consistency
How can I get consistency in my swing, when I travel alot and and can play golf only twice a month?
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15.
Hitting shots off the back foot
I am hitting my shots off the back foot. Whar are some drills to help transfer to the left side?  
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16.
Overcome mental obstacles
Im not a beginner I consistently shoot in the mid 80's but am trying to take my mental game to the next level. I feel I am physically capable of shooting in the 70's but cannot overcome the mental aspect of the game.
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17.
Boring ball flight
I would like to have a more boring ball flight. What can I do without totally changing my swing.  
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18.
Elbow placement
When I address the ball, my left arm is straight. Should my elbow face the target? My arm tries to twist, pointing my elbow towards my left hip.
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19.
Too far forward in your stance
I know it is hard to tell a person the reason their ball is doing what it is doing without seeing them hit in person but my question is what might be making me pull hook a ball off the tee. Could I possibly be playing the ball to far forward in my stance?
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20.
Function of the arms
I'm a big fan of the one plane swing but I was wondering in your takeaway should it be a set arms and wrists or should it be all shoulders? I hear different answers from many people and I think it would be best to hear from the man himself.
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