All too often higher handicap golfers are overly consumed with actually making contact with the golf ball. This interferes with your natural ability to strike the ball with speed at the correct attack angle. Unlike other sports where you are “reacting” to the moving object, golf forces you to “act’ on a stationary object.
What if you placed your conscious effort upon hitting something in front of the golf balls? You’ll be forced to strike “through” the ball to get there. This in turn forces the club to be working its way down to the ball.
Try out the “Hit the Tee” Drill. It forces this situation upon you every time. You’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll learn to strike down on the golf ball with little to no conscious effort.