Extremely underrated skill everyone should work on. You need to have a low punch shot that you can advance a variety of distances. Bonus points if you can “work” a consistent shape.
Getting a consistent punch shot I can hit 150 yds that never gets more than 8 ft off the ground is one of the biggest skills I improved to drop my double bogey %. If you hit it in the woods you need to accept that you have just incurred a 1/2 to 1 shot penalty and you need to pick a line and distance you are 90% confident you can hit. Most of the time I make bogey but every now and again I punch it up near the green and save par. I can’t emphasize how having this shot has improved my attitude. Hit it in the woods and I start saying to myself “time to hit a great shot out and then stiff a wedge”
@Adamyounggolf will also tell you that playing around with this skill on the range will almost certainly have carry over benefits to your ball striking. Your body is learning how to control dynamic loft
Last thing… I NEVER try and cut the ball when taking medicine and I really play a pretty consistent 10 yd draw out of the junk (my typical miss is left of the fairway)
If I miss right of the fairway, I have to really be stern with myself and pick a line and distance to get out safely. Really bad things happen if I talk myself into hitting a hero cut shot (typically that is double bogey city)