Category: Adverse Weather
You are on a narrow fairway or it is very windy so you need to keep the ball lower.
There is a crosswind, a headwind, or your ball is stuck in the rough and under a tree or another obstacle, forcing you to take a short and low shot.
You cannot hit the club down on the ball because the ground is too wet.
You are playing from wet sand, thirty to forty yards away from the hole from a sand bunker with a flat or low lip.
Bulky clothing can hinder your swing. Using cold or freezing golf balls will reduce how far the ball will fly through the air.
It is raining but you must continue your game. Your hands will be wet and cause the club to turn or slide in your hands.
Wind picks up your ball for unpredictable ball flight.
You have only a short distance to reach the hole and are playing in very strong crosswinds. Although a bump and run would keep the ball low, you need a shot with less roll on the green.