It finally dawned on me that hitting fat shots on regular occasions is actually the center of my swing being behind the ball is due to a lack of proper weight transfer in the downswing - I think. So if I'm able to make a good weight transfer on my downswing, I may be able to reduce this problem.
So I did a quick search and the first link teaches to slide the hips to be no further than the outside edge of the left foot AND to rotate the left hip kinda all in one motion. From the advice of a previous post and knowing now that all the internet info and what is taught by golf instructors is probably wrong - what is THEE proper way to get the weight from the right side at the top of the backswing to the left side by impact? Thanks.