This was big when I was learning and no one talks about it much anymore because they are too busy with complicated swing theories.
In the first two feet of the swing, you want the butt end of the club to be pointed at your zipper, until your hands get past your right hip (left hip for left handed golfers).
(The 9 o’clock in next step is from a face on view of the golfer)
After the hands past the right hip, the butt end will transition to pointing at the golf ball when your left arm points at 9 on a clock.
All you have to do from here is rotate your body and not grab the club with your hands.
You don’t want to try and be too perfect on this and micromanage it. It is just a guide to see if you are using your arms and hands too much in the beginning of the takeaway.
If your arm swing or hands take over too much early in the takeaway, it is difficult to go up this path. In this era of widening the swing arc, late hand set and inside/out swinging, this basic fundamental has been lost.
This is really important in keeping the club and your hands out in front of your turn. This will help you not get stuck…and for even more of you, not get you too far inside early and be forced to come over the top.