A solid golf shot will only happen when the shaft leads the club face. If the shaft is behind the club face, the shot will be thin, skulled or topped.
Once you learn how to turn through impact, your body will be leading the golf swing and it will be much easier to hit a solid golf shot. Your body is essentially dragging the club through impact as it is unwinding and accelerating. Since we setup with the shaft in line with the front arm to begin with, it will stay that way, leading the club face, as we turn to face the target. This will also automatically produce a divot after the ball.