To hover in golf means that one has the ‘Weight of the Golf Club In Hand’. The sole of the Clubhead is very slightly elevate above the grass … ‘Hovering Like A Helicopter’.
IT IS NOT OPTIONAL
If one allows the Golf Club Weight to sit on the grass, the Clubhead cannot be easily swept away from the ball. The grass gets in the way and we stumble in our takeaway. This immediately throws us off our precise routine and smooth mechanics. (see ‘Path & Plane’)