If your ball is not sitting pretty, be sure to select a more lofted club and the right spot to land!
I like to take a firmer grip pressure to keep the clubface square. When the ball is nestled down, the clubface can easily get caught up in the grass affecting the angle of the face, typically causing it to shut. The ball will go left or worse, just a few feet in front of you, still in the rough.With a PW or 9 iron, play the ball center to back of center depending on how deep it’s buried and to encourage ball-first contact. With an open set up, you’ll encourage a steeper downswing angle. An aggressive swing, down and through, is required to get the ball out of this deep rough.
When it’s in deep, get steep to get it out.