A long way to go and in a Fairway Bunker?
You still have a long way a long way to the green, and, uh-oh you are in a fairway trap.
When playing a ball out of fairway trap there is a different technique used to hit the ball as opposed to being in a green side trap. Both are hazards so you still can’t ground your club but in a fairway trap you do not want to splash the sand out as you normally would but rather you want to pick the ball out, not taking any sand.
When you take your stance make sure you dig your feet in deep enough to keep your balance as you are making a longer swing while being footed in loose sand. Your body should have very little movement from the waist down, as this shot employs mostly the arms. Be ready to concentration and focus on the ball. There is very little room for error.
Here are the 3 situations you look at when approaching your ball in a fairway bunker, and your first priority should always be to get out.
Remember; evaluate the situation before you select the club.