As with a greenside sand blast position the ball forward in your stance—it helps the clubhead cleanly slide under the ball. A word of caution: Before committing to this shot take several practice swings to get a feel for the thickness of the rough and how the club reacts to it.
And I mean that literally. The goal is to create as violent an explosion as possible when the club enters the sand so that the force alone is enough to propel the ball onto the green. Here’s how to do it in four easy steps.
Then use a normal swing back and through keeping it as level as possible. Learning to control distance on this shot will take time but a little practice will go a long way toward improving your touch. Although taking on tight lies is never easy both of these very different techniques will deliver short-game gems for you.