Originally Posted by The Meat
Would you also say that taking it either on the rise or at its max peak is the ideal time to hit it?
Depends what kind of shot you want to hit. If you want a really low skidding ball, take it on the rise. If you want to float it or curve it, it's much better to take it at the top as long as it's not too high.
If it gets too high above the shoulder all you're going to be able to do is float it deep.