One of the best things that I have ever learned about playing golf is what I am going to share with you. This is something learned from Dave Pelz Short Game Bible. The 3x4 clock swing. It teaches you how to have 3 swings with 4 wedges to hit multiple distances.
Learning how to hit your wedges multiple distances depending on your swing can give you a chance to hit the ball closer to the pin and be more consistent.
Using the clock swing is all about your arm position. (left for right-handed golfers and right for left-handed golfers). Your arm position will follow the clock position. For example, if you take a 9 o'clock swing your arm should be parallel to the ground. Each swing will give you a certain carry distance within a few yards. The best way to start is to swing at 7 o'clock, 9 o'clock, and 10 o'clock. Gauge your carry yardages from those swings. Once you know what each swing carries then you can develop the feel for those in-between shots.
Loft 18 of Metairie was a great place to go work on this. Using the simulator is a great way to learn your distances without having to calculate on a driving range. Plus they have good food over there. Check out the video below where I show how these swings are done and what my carry yardages are. I hope this tip helps your game.