The most important part of the golf swing is impact, plain and simple. The picture to the right shows a club approaching the ball with a shaft that is almost vertical. The club head is making contact with the ground first, about an inch before the ball. The better ball strikers have more shaft lean and catch the ball first, not the ground. Their divots will come after the ball. To enable this you must have your weight moving towards your target side foot (left foot for right handers). The shaft will automatically start to lean more towards the target and the club head will catch the ball cleaner. Contact improves immediately as does distance and control.
Book your lesson with me to assess your impact position and start improving your ball striking. I also use Trackman to determine your exact impact numbers, this technology allows you to understand better and improve more quickly.