I guess I am mistaken then. I don't hit irons at all but back when I did 7 iron was my 150 club but the guys i played with would hit 6 to 8 iron that far. Now I play with a guy that hits his 9 iron that far but I can out drive him 50 yards. I guess it is a change in technology and different swing types. In my experience my driver goes 100 yards farther than any iron I have ever hit.
As my previous posts will testify I've been there and still am. I find it dull paying golf so I tried lots of crazy things to keep it going, then I discovered no matter what's did I would still pay my fees and play every opportunity I got. So I asked myself why? Simply put when it's good it's addictive and when it's bad I don't care. It's that change in attitude to disregard the bad as unimportant in your life that counted for me.
When it's bad I looked if there was a degree of commonality by writing down all my shots on a pad whilst playing. Discounting bad bounces and bad luck I isolated the problem to be going for it off the tee and chips over obstacles which was ruining my scores. So I cut back the power on the tee went for position over distance and put the fear of obstacle chips in the back of my head and committed to the shot. I improved and I score better but I keep analysing as there are other aspects that occasionally go wrong and that's how I improve. It's still dull but I still play so I guess that's even waining I just need to let time eradicate that issue.