I find many beginners think they need to lift the ball off the ground instead of letting the loft of the club do that job. Chances are you're lifting up immediately after impact in an attempt to get the ball airborne and you are probably finishing your swing on your right side. Try hitting the ball with more of a decending blow and finish on your left side.
I had the same problem. but a Pro Golfer taught me to keep my chin down and have my knees bent. After impact make sure your chin is touching your right should. Also very improtant is to look at your right heel with your chin rested on your right shoulder after hitting the ball.