I was playing in a little friendly club tournament yesterday. I hit a nice drive on a hole(I was shocked) and only had about 65 yards left or so to the pin. It was about 40-50 yards to the front of the green. Conditions were dry, hard and fast. The green slopes back to front at about 1-2% slope for most of it so not too severe. The pin is set about three paces off the back. You have a clear shot at the pin with fairway running all the way up to the green and no real trouble between you an the flag. If you try and get to the pin with a wedge there is a chance that you can fly it too far, bound it over the back which is a shaved area that will run down into the rough about 5 yards off the green, short siding yourself. You will then have to play something back up and on to the green that is now sloping away from you. I played a PW to the front of the green stupidly thinking it was going to release to the middle, it did not. It spun and stopped right on the front of the green.
I see a couple ways to play this, maybe there are more. Keep in mind the conditions and that your ball is spinning a lot on good contact and with the condition of the hard greens.
One you play a lower trajectory spinner shot that will be easy to predict the landing area and checks up. Maybe a pitching/gap wedge that lands 1/3 of the way on to the green let it take one bounce and spin and stop in the middle, hit two putts and get out of there.
Or do you play a 7 or 8 iron or something like that to the front edge and let it that you know should release and get maybe a little closer to the hole? What would you do?