Play the ball as close to the ground as possible.

I see too many amateurs use one club for all their short game needs, and it’s usually the highest lofted club in the bag. The best players in the world will play short game shots closer to the ground because that shot is easier to control, it doesn’t have to be hit perfectly to get an acceptable outcome. Pros will only take it high if they have to go over a bunker or don’t have much green to work with. The bump and run is an underutilized shot to those who need it the most. Pick a less lofted club and play the ball as close to the ground as the shot allows and watch your up & downs increase.