from around 80 feet away & 10 feet from the putting surface I instructed the client do choose which club & shot they would feel most comfortable with getting the ball close.
The test was 10 shots we added up the total distance /10 for an average
The client Choose to use his Pitching Wedge.. result 10 shots , total distance 230 feet , average 23 feet away
I then suggested he use his 7 iron... result 10 shots , total distance 125 feet , average 12.5 feet away
lastly I suggested to use his rescue club (which he had never tried) for this kind of shot & suggested to me that it was the wrong club & wouldn't work!!
well the result was ... 10 shots .. total distance 72 feet .... average of only 7.2 feet
the learning I got from this (& he did) ...
practice a few different ways to get the ball close from off the green - you should have at least 3 ways
discover for YOU which shot statistically WORKs best to lower your scores in this case the one he would not have thought of was 3 times closer than his before "favourite"
Enjoy challenging yourself to increase your short game skills!
Good luck & Have fun with your Golf!