Topped Golf Shots are a cause of club face leading edge at lowest groove line of club impacts the north pole of the golf pole. Actually the golf ball has so much top spin from this club ball collision that it makes ball go down into the ground. The next time you top a golf shot, see if you see a ball mark inches in front of the ball. That crater is evidence that you drove the ball into the turf first. First cause is the waist up torso of the golfer and spine go toward the sky at ball impact. Second Cause is the Lower Story the hips, legs and feet are spinning faster then the torso. This causes club face to be stuck behind the golfers hips-torso at impact. Ascending impact of golf ball.