The well struck golf ball provides a glimpse of perfection.
I can tell on impact what the shot will do and how closely its flight will match my intentions.
When I strike it pretty well, I can finish my swing then look to a spot the sky where I know it will be. I tapped it a little to the left, but cutting right. It's on a high trajectory. Yup, there it is.
But when I strike it really well; when my thoughts were only on my target and the swing was as automatic as tying shoes; well, then I can simply look back to my target point on the ground and wait for the ball to drop in.