A lot of golfers don’t like playing from a bunker and if they have a buried lie, they may even be tempted to take a drop so a handful of shots can be saved with a good technique. The key with a plugged lie is to make your sand wedge dig into the sand instead of bouncing out. To do this, play the ball back in your stance to reduce the bounce of your sand iron and help to steepen your angle of approach into the sand. Strike the sand harder than normal and closer to the ball as there will be more sand to shift remembering to strike down and through the sand with little follow through. The ball will come out with less spin and run further on landing so make sure you get the ball on the green as we all hole more putts than bunker shots.