After 30 years of teaching-coaching golf. I have seen where the rubber meets the road off the tee box on Par 4’s and Par 5’s. You can teach-coach the individual what is the higher percentage of success club off the tee in certain tee box decisions. But the reality is the player usually doesn’t stick with their individual game plan. They get trapped with other players in foursome to pull the driver.
We have a 320 yard Par 4 slight dog leg right first hole at the facility I teach. Out bounds subdivision on the right side. Brick wall if you hit a straight 300 plus driver. You could hit a mid-iron and wedge to this green a higher percentage for birdie vs drive the green. The driver brings in the highest percentage of penalty shot options vs fairway finder. Insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different outcome. Be that person..that birdies without driving the green for Eagle.