Mr. Masleck asks for clarification on weight shift. This is a great request and I want to spend the time on this because weight shift, force transfer, or whatever you may call it. It doesn't matter, it is a Top Ten concept that you need to understand if you want to be a good golfer. This is actually bigger than a golf thing; this is a human development thing. In order to create the forces you need at impact, it is important that you initiate your motion correctly from the start of the swing.
When you swing a golf club, you start moving onto your lead foot first. Before you even move the club, you're slightly loading your lead side so you can move (or shift) to your trailing side. Then as you begin your backswing and begin to bring the club up, you push with your lead leg and load up your trail leg. By the time you start your downswing, you've already shifted your weight back to the lead leg, loading it so that it can push in time with your downswing.
I wouldn't recommend the "swing to the top" method. There is no top in the golf swing. There is a start and a finish.
If you're right-handed, it's Left, Right, Left, Hit.
If you're left-handed, it is Right, Left, Right, Hit.