Double trouble struck me during one recent tournament when I was twice confronted with the predicament illustrated above. Both times I had to stand in a sand trap and swing at a ball resting knee-high on the adjacent grass. I suspect the normal impulse would be to approach this type of shot with a baseball-styled golf swing. That is wrong. You must manufacture an upright golf swing to play this shot correctly—not a roundhouse home-run swing. If you don't, you will strike out. Thus, when you set up at address, you must raise your hands high enough so the sole of the golf club will lie as flat as possible behind the ball. Shorten up on the club if necessary, and use a less lofted club than normal—perhaps even a two- or three-iron. At address, dig firmly into the sand and try to keep foot movement to a minimum. Take a shorter swing and catch the ball cleanly (no divots), forcing your left hand through the shot to prevent a hook.