As the head is so far above the line between the pivotal center between the shoulders and the ball, I find it a great help in my own case to look down on the ball rather than to get my angles from along the shaft. I have observed that I have much better results from this view of the ball and far less tendency to look up too soon than when I used to take my gage more along the shaft.
You can get a much better view of the position of the face of the club from looking down on top of it than when looking along the club shaft. In one case the natural tendency is to look away when you start to draw the club back, as the instinctive desire seems to be to follow a moving object. The other way your aim has been taken regardless of the club shaft and you stand a better chance of hitting the ball. I have found from experience that much depends upon the way you see your lines and fix the angles mentally.
Before leaving this subject, I must call attention to a point which may help players to under-stand how they can keep their club head traveling along the line of flight, which has so much to do with the direction. If you are leaning over properly the only way you can keep the club head upon the line of flight is to keep the hands moving along parallel with that line.
In other words, if you draw in your hands you will draw in the club head also. The idea should be as though you were trying to keep the club shaft at right angles with the line of flight as long as the ball and the club head are in contact. In short, you should sweep the hands along with the club head while the ball and club head are in contact. This is what the professionals mean when they say to “throw the hands out after the ball,” or “throw the club at the ball.”