Which is more important in golf putting: Speed or break?
Of course being great at both is the goal, but the greatest golfers usually go on the record saying that speed is the more important of the two.
If your putting speed is strong and fast, then there’s a greater likelihood that the ball will make the hole. With speed control, you ought at least to be left with a manageable second put when the first one doesn’t go in the hole. However if your speed is off, you’ll come up short and balls left short never go in the hole – or worse – risk running the ball too far past the hole.
Disappointing scores usually happen when you can’t control your speed on the green. Fewer bad things can happen when you improve your distance control.
Disciplined practice on practice putting greens always helps build your skills and insight.