Category: Difficult Lie
You have a buried or plugged ball in the sand trap.
It is too windy to risk chipping onto the green. You might be afraid the ball will roll too much away from the hole because the grass is cut too short, the ground is firm, and dry.
You cannot hit the club down on the ball because the ground is too wet.
You need to hit under trees or other obstacles and you do not want to take a penalty for an unplayable lie.
You are playing from wet sand, thirty to forty yards away from the hole from a sand bunker with a flat or low lip.
You have a downhill lie in a sand bunker. The ball is on a slope in the sand and you stand with your leading foot down slope.
The ball is sitting in shallow water and you cannot afford adding on a stroke due to an unplayable lie.
Your ball is in or surrounded by pine needles, twigs, leaves, or dirt. Remember, you cannot move the ball without taking a penalty. If you remove anything from under the ball and it moves, you need to replace the ball and add a on a stroke before even taking the shot.
You need to hit over a water hazard. Most mistakes occur here because you do not take enough club. Players are afraid of over shooting and getting in trouble but you will have even bigger problems if you do not take a long enough club.
Getting a fade, slice, or duffing because the toe of your club touches the ground first and opens the face of the club.