Saving par from difficult spots is what separates great players from good ones—you need an answer for whatever the course throws at you. Consider the challenge I face in the photos above.
When you look like this you know you’re synced. Even as I strike the ball my overall posture and physical state is relaxed and my grip pressure is light. This frees the clubhead to fully accelerate through the ball for maximum backspin.
Most amateurs spend a big chunk of their practice time on dead-flat practice-range tees. They seldom practice from long greenside rough sand bunkers side-slopes or uphill and downhill lies. And I understand that. Why practice from difficult lies when you can’t even hit good shots from good lies?