You will often hear a golfer say he "came off the ball." This phrase can describe a multitude of errors which will result in a shot that starts hopefully, but falls limply off to the right. The most common reason for hitting such a shot is that you have shortened your swing at some point, either when taking the club back or after hitting the ball. If you shorten your backswing you start down into the ball slightly off balance. Both your head and your weight will be past the ball while your club head is dragging along far behind. Since everything was not in order at the top of the backswing you end up swiping at the ball. But you must also have a complete follow-through, one that is a continuation of the rhythmic pattern set up by your good backswing. Your weight will have shifted over to your left side as you hit through the ball, but you must continue to move it over, even to the point where you can be up on your right toe without losing your balance. You must also force your hands high and turn so much that your belt buckle is pointed toward the hole. It is when you do not make such a follow-through, that you find yourself "coming off the ball."