As with most issues in the golf swing, poor strikes usually stem from mistakes at address. The number-one fault to look out for is setting the ball too far forward. This causes your hands to be too far back, encouraging a groundfirst strike. The other issue to look out for is poor posture. Unathletic, lazy set-up positions make good strikes almost impossible. Ensure your back is straight at address – set your body over the ball by hinging at the hips. So start by checking your ball position is not too far forward and that you have an athletic posture. Nine times out of ten, this is where the problem lies!