Completely forget trying to be macho or cool. Hit whatever shot has the highest probability of getting the ball to where you want it to go. And don’t go for birdies. If you make one, it’s mostly luck. Be thrilled to make pars.Take a half swing on most shots and use more club. Yes, this means use a half swing 9 iron for 100 yards.
You will easily hit it 100 yards and with more accuracy. Take some range time to calibrate your half swing distances. By half swing I mean the backswing. Full backswings really mess up us amateurs. So half backswing, but full follow through.Use smart course management. If you are 200 yards out from a protected green, don’t go for it. Hit a 160 yard shot that puts you in position. Then get up and down with a short wedge shot. If you go for it you have a good chance of a double or worse. Safely lay up and you’ll save one shot on average.