Who said your putter is only for the putting surface?
When faced with treacherous lies likes this, a more level approach is a better play and the flat face of your putter is the perfect choice. Follow these steps to get it out and on with your life.
Test the area around the ball. No shot is worth risk of injury to you or your club!
Our goal is to punch the ball back into play.
Set up like you would for a putt. A chip set up would work well, too. This shot requires hinge, so take your normal grip.
Play the ball back in your stance to encourage ball-first contact.
Focusing on your landing spot, make a generous backswing with a slight wrist hinge.
Release the putter on the follow-through. The ball should come off the ground low, but enough to get you out of trouble.