A common mistake most amateurs make is to pick their most lofted club to chip with, even if they're only a few yards short of the green.
If there are no hazards to carry ahead of you then this high shot is simply not required.
A much easier method is to play the chip in the same style as a putt, with any one of your less-lofted irons. The trick is to get the ball running out on the green as soon as possible so it takes the break of slope like a putt.
TG Top 12 Teacher Dan Frost demonstrates how this simple chipping method is a lot more reliable than the lofted alternative.