What are my options when I cannot possibly play my ball because it in such a bad lie in a Bunker?
Rule 19.3 – Relief Options for Unplayable Ball in Bunker. Three options for relief under penalty of one stroke: - (1) Stroke and Distance relief: Stroke and Distance is going back to where you played the previous shot under penalty of one. If you played the previous shot from the Teeing Area you can tee the ball anywhere within the Teeing Area. If the previous shot was in the bunker then the relief must be in the bunker. (2) Back on a line relief: Back on a line relief is going back on a line with the ball and the pin, marking the point of relief and dropping in a relief area of one club length not nearer the hole in the Bunker, or (3) Lateral Relief: Lateral Relief is dropping in the Relief Area 2 club lengths from the ball not nearer the hole in the Bunker. Additionally for a penalty of 2 strokes the player may take back-on-a-line relief, outside the bunker, straight back from the hole and the ball position. (See 4 in diagram)