There are actually 3 types of tops….one is from a path of the club that is coming down too steep into the ball so the club hits the top of the ball. Just like a plane coming in on a steep landing in order to avoid the ground the pilot pulls up on the plane. The second is from a path that is coming too much from the inside or swinging out to the right. The bottom of the swing occurs behind the ball and the club is swinging up into the ball too much creating the top. And the third is just when the club hits the middle part of the ball instead of lower on the ball.
Those tops are normally caused by too tight a grip pressure and the club isn’t allowed to simply bottom out…be sure to relax your hands and grip pressure.
But none of these were caused from picking up or not keeping ones head down….there is always a reason!