** Disclaimer - I'm not a great golfer, lol **
I was caught in the endless cycle of tee game strong, short game weak and vice versa. Here is what I have found from my experience. The reason I was struggling was because there is a difference from hitting a driver with a neutral or positive AOA vs hitting an iron/wedge/fairway with a negative AOA. When my positive AOA was on point, I would crush my driver but then struggle with my irons. When my negative AOA was shinning, irons were pure but the driver was erratic. I could never quite figure out how to deliver the club with the driver and the irons consistently at the same time. So I had a decision to make... I could commit to practicing/lessons and learn the correct way to deliver the club to the ball but that would require more practice and with a wife/kids/career etc I'd much rather spend my time playing. The practice time I do have is used to work on my wedges/putting. My decision was to abandon the positive AOA delivery (and the driver altogether). Every other club in the bag I can deliver with a negative AOA and don't have to change anything between clubs. Now I just hit 3-wood off the tee as my longest club. I'm hitting the ball much straighter and more importantly I'm not losing balls (and costing me strokes) off the tee. I also mostly play tees that are 6500 yards and under and its making my time on the course much more enjoyable. Yes I'm hitting a lot more 6-8 irons into the green, rather than wedges but my scrambling is much improved (due to that being what I spend 90% of my practice time on). This is just my experience on the course and I'm not even sure there is advice in my post but hopefully something in there might help you out.