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The most important thing to remember when you have a buried bunker shot, is you don't have to swing hard to get the ball out, whether it be a fairway bunker or a greenside one. Hitting the ball properly on the clubface is far more important than how hard you swing. If you are buried in a bunker always use a sand or a lob wedge and address the ball as if you were to hit a normal shot. Open up the clubface on your SW or LW and make a nice, smooth, powerful swing at the ball. When you make this swing, be sure that you're driving the heel of your wedge towards the ball, trust me you won't hit it with the heel, this just adds extra power to lift the ball from it' s cocoon.