If you don’t trust the club, OP, why is it in your bag? Unless you’re telling me, “Jayjay, the landing area really narrows down in the projected landing area of my 80% typical driver shot. I’ll put it behind a tree, get it wet, or find some other way that I can’t get it on the green with my second (third if P5) shot. But if I use 3W/5W/driving iron, I can get on the green with my approach.”
Laying up then, I’d say is fine. But if it’s a case of, I just don’t trust the SOB. Then it shouldn’t be there. I’ve banished plenty of clubs because I don’t trust them when my throat tightens. Even if they’re useful otherwise.
Consequently, those still there, I trust. I swing freely, and at my target. I mean, they still f’#* me on occasion, because this is golf, but I trust them. Might have to put in a lot of work (and a few fittings) to get to that point, but it’s gettable.
Just look at our host’s articles on how he learned to really lean on his driver to improve his game. I’ve found them quite inspirational.