Every golf shot produces spin on the golf ball. Spin in turn creates flight pattern; straight, left-to-right, or right-to-left. With this in mind, certain clubs in your set are more forgiving, or more friendly than others. The amount of loft , or angle of the clubface, is what determines the friendliness. Loft produces backspin, which in turn keeps the ball flying straight, and in the air longer. Less lofted clubs (driver, long irons) tend to produce side spin, which in turn create slices, hooks, and loss of distance.
My advice to you is to play golf with friendly clubs. In place of a long iron, use a 5 wood or 7 wood. When the pressure is on to put the ball in play off the tee, use a 3 wood instead of a driver. Keep the ball in play, in the air longer, and lower your scores.