BOTH. One relies on the other! It’s about rhythm and timing. I’d say there is no other shot in golf that requires more practice and “feel” than the Less than full wedge shots! You gotta play a lot golf to hit these shots well. There’s simply not substitute! We feel with our eyes NOT with our hands. We see it, then we interpret/visualize what is needed and execute with confidence. This is feel. It’s a slow deliberate process in golf unlike basketball or tennis, it’s tricky because there is a lot of time for doubt that can creep into your execution.
Players need to learn how to Commit to a shot and this comes with a lot of practice folks – I don’t care how good your swing fundamentals are. Practice!!