The short golf game can provide quite the challenge when it comes to figuring out what kind of swing best fits the circumstances. It tricky to tell what exactly needs to be done to take off a few meters from your distance, for example.
A common recommendation is to change the force of your swing depending on the distance you are trying to cover. Some pros are against that sort of thing, insisting that pace and tempo should be kept constant. They would rather recommend varying the length of the swing.
Shortening the length of the swing as the distance of the shot decreases while maintaining a steady tempo can result in more accurate and predictable results as you approach the green. Gripping down on the club as you approach, and switching clubs for the job help to maintain a consistent game as well.