Let the disc do the work
Don't get happy feet
Learn the shot, then go for more power/distance
Stable in the air = stable on the ground
Backhand Roller: usually something that's not TOO fast (for control) like a JLS or XL - if it's too beat up for the shot you need you will end up fighting the disc. Try a well-worn ROC or midrange driver to learn the control, then go to something faster.
Sidearm Two-Finger Roller: Aviars and Rhynos (less stable to more stable), and Rocs (more distance) for upshots
, and the occasional Firebird or Teebird to blast out of the schul.
Distance Off the Tee: depends on the required landing zone. I always figure the disc needs to land on edge 1/3 to 1/2 of the way to the target. The more stable the disc the sooner you need to set it on its path. Try the "sky roller" treatment with a midrange or putter - great for going up and over without much roll. Then try it with a worn driver at full power - see what that baby will do!!