You won't get very far in a car without knowing how to use its controls.
And it's exactly the same for golf.
It's really no more complicated than feeling comfortable and balanced over the ball.
The first place to start is making sure you aim correctly. As a general rule, you should keep club face square to the target.
The exception to this is when you are deliberately trying to hook or slice the ball.
It should be square to your body - wherever you are in your backswing.
Try stopping your club at a variety of positions in your swing.
The most important thing to remember is that the club head should be square to your body at all times.