This is a good one. I think that I would rather hit the ball well. I can control how well I hit it on any given day, but I cannot control what happens to the ball once it is in the air or rolling. However, my mom does not understand that you can hit the ball well, but still score poorly.
I'd rather No. 1 90% of the time. I'm a lot more encouraged by swinging well than scoring well. The exception would be during league or if I have any kind of real money on the line, then it's just win with whatever game you have that day.
I would 100% rather strike the ball well and score worse than usual due to bad luck. At this point in the evolution of my golf game, I gain more confidence from good ball striking during a round than scoring.