Category: Difficult Lie
Your ball landed in the mud and you need to learn how to lift it out.
You have a water hazard in front of you with tree limbs that are preventing a good hit over the water, onto the green.
Your ball landed in the woods. To make matters worse, you noticed that the ball is surrounded by the roots of a tree.
Your ball is plugged into the sand so that it is half buried or more.
Your ball is lying against a branch, stick, twig or other obstruction in the fairway and you cannot afford an unplayable lie penalty.
You have a short distance to the green but ball is lying on a ridge of grass between the fairway and rough.
You need to chip over the rough while facing a sidehill, downhill shot about 40 feet away from the pin.
You could use a slight fade but ball is sitting down in the grass and you are still over 200 yards away from the pin.
Your ball has landed on a hill and you need to learn how to play it.
Your ball landed in a divot in the middle of the fairway. You overshoot your target because you tried to dig the ball out of the divot or selected the incorrect club for the shot.