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we're searching for the secret of golf. What really is the secret? Let me ask -- let me ask the ball, because we want the ball to go somewhere -- the ball knows all. That's the secret. The ball knows all. In other words, when you get to the top of your back swing, the ball does not look up and say, "What a perfect position -- I think I'll go long and straight." When you're coming down -- a perfect follow-through, the ball doesn't care. The ball knows all, and the only thing the ball knows: impact. Impact. That's all it knows. Bobby Jones said, "if there is a secret to golf, it is this: the club head is facing the target and moving on the intended target line at the moment of impact." I don't know if that's a good impersonation, but it's what he said. So I'm going to try to get that club head to face the target and move towards the target -- boom -- at the moment of impact. Move towards the target, and face the target at the moment of impact, because if you do, that ball is going to go straight. The ball knows all, and the only thing the ball knows is impact. Why not start at the moment of truth?