Rich, poor, funny, or dull...the golf ball doesn't know the difference. Golf is the great equalizer, and the ball only reacts to the conditions at impact. Unfortunately for Ray, this is his weakest position. Good impact occurs when your weight has transitioned onto your front foot, and the shaft is leaning forward. Ray is doing the opposite. In addition to power loss and the lack of compression on the ball, an early release causes the clubhead to get too low to the ground, too soon. You can see that Ray's club is well into the rough, while he is still six inches from impact. No way to make good contact at this point. Anyone that is struggling with their contact should begin by working on this position and building from here. Making small swings and training your body to come into quality impact is a great way to start. Once you have the feel and are making ball-first contact, simply start to make fuller swings. Remember, there is no faking this position, so get it right and then add on.