I see this alot with my group I used to play with, they would kill me off the tees as I drive at 275 and can place it where I want to. However if I try to pump up some more distance I get off line. But when we played the tight holes they were stripping bark of the trees like they needed it for kindling.
But slow your arm action a bit and worry about placing and not driving the lane in one. If you are 20 feet behind but in the middle of the fairway you can easily make that up. I will actually bust out my beat up Hawk for those types of holes and love laying up those tight glide shots.