New golfers have to overcome the desire to want to elevate the ball.
The suggested method to get started with the Tour Striker:
Start with the Tour Striker in line with your left arm (sorry lefties, you're very good at transposing info). Place the ball two to three inches toward the center of your stance from your left shoulder joint. Since the shoulder joint is the "center" of the motion, this ball position allows for a downward strike. Keep the in line condition of the left arm and Tour Striker and hit short shots (5-15 yards) without losing this alignment. The ball will only fly knee to hip high and run out a lot. The Tour Striker has 36 degrees of loft, which isn't much for chipping with today's faster putting surfaces.
The pivot (body turn) provides the energy for this motion. Allow the hands to be passive during this action. Let the elevated leading edge get under the equator of the ball. If you try and help the ball into the air, you will "skull"the ball and hit it thinly along the ground.