Hit the ball solid
Q: How can you break the habit of pulling up when approaching the ball ? I have got in the habit of pulling up and when doing that I top the ball and don't get a solid hit.
I'm going to give you two things. Usually someone who pulls up, first goes down. What I'd like you to think of while you're practicing is to maintain the flex in your left knee throughout your swing. If you do this successfully it will minimize how much your body will be changing up and down. Second is to place a golf ball about a foot behind your intended golf ball. I want you to hit your intended golf ball without hitting the ball behind it; this will ensure that you are striking the ball on a descending blow. Oh Yeah, one more thing! No need to thrash at full speed right away, go slow and develop your skill, then give it a good thrashing!!!