A golf beginner tip when learning How To Golf is to consider is how you balance your weight through your swing. If you keep your center of balance firmly stationed above your knees then you are never going to get your ball to go anywhere.
You need to let your balance shift to your back foot on your back swing. Then when your swing starts shift your balance to your center, this is where your club should be in the lowest position making contact with the ball. After contact continue to follow through your swing allowing your balance to follow also and end on your front foot.