One thing that is over looked often is where is the correct golf ball position. Some times golfers even take this for granted. Meaning that they are not even sure where the correct ball position is or they don't pay attention to the position.
So why do golfers really top the ball. If you were to ask 100 golfers, problably the resonding answer would be you "peeked". We will get to that. But when does topping the ball really occur. Topping the ball usually occurs most of the time when you are trying to hit a partial shot and the other most common time is when you are using a lofted club.