The Swing is a Throw

The easiest way to learn the golf swing is to relate it to another learned movement. The golf swing is a rotary movement; it contains a throwing element similar to baseball. For the non athletes, it would be like skipping a pebble.
The act of throwing involves a step, turn and throw sequence.  To experience this, just make an underhand/sidearm motion and toss a ball along the ground. Replace the step with a hip shift and you have the golf swing throw move. 
Next place a golf ball on the ground and try to hit this ball with the thrown ball. Finally add a club to the mix and do the same, but since the club has loft or an angle, the ball will rebound off and up into the air.  Just don't let go of the club.