You notice that you have really deep divots after taking a pitch shot.
Hooking, pulling, or slicing due to poor hand position.
The ball is sitting in stiff, dry grass.
You need to improve controlling the ball and gain better touch and feel for your swing.
You are close to the green and the ball is above your feet.
You are preparing to play a course with longer fairways than you are used to playing.
Your swing is too steep and this causes you to lose distance.
You wonder where you should hit the ball onto the green.
You need a slight fade to help avoid obstacles or greenside hazards and are still about 150 yards away from the pin.
You have difficulty chipping and the ball flies left or right of the target.