Your ball landed in the woods. To make matters worse, you noticed that the ball is surrounded by the roots of a tree.
Your backswing or follow through is restricted due to trees, bushes, or other obstacles.
There is a hazard or an obstacle blocking a clear shot to the green.
Needing a low and dependable shot with irons during high wind or you need to shoot under an obstacle on the course.
You are about to tee up but notice that the fairway is very narrow or there is brush obstructing a clear shot.
You have to make a shot over a water hazard or a sand bunker. Every time you approach a shot like this, you focus too much on what you do not want to do and somehow that is exactly what happens.
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 are in the rough with an obstacle blocking the green. So you need to hit the ball so that it flies high and short with a soft landing.
Your ball is in a sand bunker and you must hit past a tree in order to make it to the green.
You need to hit under trees or other obstacles and you do not want to take a penalty for an unplayable lie.