Every round no matter how low your handicap may be you and every other golfer out there will make some less than perfect swings miss some fairways and greens and hit some really bad shots. I remind you of this because one of the wonderful parts of the game we play is that sooner or later we all face recovery shots from the trouble our poor shots happen to find.
To pull this off it’s necessary to use a wedge with only modest bounce on the sole (< 10 degrees) and to hold it in a slightly open position at address and through impact. This will keep the club’s leading edge snug to the ground without digging into it.
Plan for zero spin and 15 feet of roll once the ball hits the green. It may not get you close enough for a one-putt but it can definitely save you a stroke from a spot that normally leads to blowups.