Here is a "trap" shot that is not played from sand, but can help you when conditions are hazardous. Used frequently on seaside courses when the wind is high and a lot of roll is desired, the shot gets its name from the way the ball is trapped between the club head and the ground at impact. It is a favorite shot among certain pros—Arnold Palmer, Deane Beman and Gardner Dickinson use it often—and the weekend golfer should consider it, for it is not overly difficult. The ball is played well back in the stance, but the hands are kept in their normal position—which means they are now considerably ahead of the ball. The club face is shut at address, and the club head is taken straight back in order to avoid shutting the face too much during the swing. The downswing is controlled by the right hand, and the ball is hit down upon, almost as if you were trying to drive it into the ground. After contact, however, the follow-through is natural. The ball will take off straight, remain low and roll forever instead of rising to a peak and dropping softly. Because of the extra roll you should use one or two clubs less than you would normally.