@allenc Yah, that has indeed worked for me in the past. Its just that you tend to get away from the "feel" when working on something else. I have also had the opposite situation in the past in that my Driver and fairway clubs were very confident, and I could not hit the irons. The trick is to have them both work at the same time or day. The "loose" wrist works well until you get to a point where you are compensating too much. Thank you, for reminding me. Heck who knows,maybe some day I will be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
I've often had the problem of not hitting the driver as well as irons. Over the last few rounds I came up with something that works pretty well for now: Activate the wrists a little more with the driver. With irons I've been swinging with a kind of "dead hands" feel in an attempt to cast/flip less and get a nice inline impact. It just doesn't work the same for me with the driver.
Now I'm trying to get a little more of a "swinging" feel with the driver. Not afraid to let the club swing the wrists back into a hinged position, then not afraid the feel them swing unhinged in the downswing. Sort of conciously unhinging them. Not too much though. Still have to swing the arms and body. I'm just sort of letting the club head go more instead of my normal bunt/block kind of shot.
I hope some of that made sense and was helpful.