Good question, Jim. I was very involved in the editing of a good book called Golf by Design by Robert Trent Jones Jr (published by Little Brown) for whom I was Director of European Operations for some 14 years. So the trick is not to find oneself behind a hazard in the first place!
That's the beauty of Mindy's swing. One can plot one's way around the course, figure out where the architect is trying to lure you and shave shots.
If I were faced with a 180 yard shot over water, I wouldn't be tempted to crank up the swing and hit it harder. I might go down the shaft of my 5 wood and hit it easier respecting all Mindy's principles of using only the legs to power the ball. That's what I did when playing Morfontaine last summer. I don't carry a 3 iron and so I hit a gentle 5 wood straight into the hole for eagle on my way to a level par 70 (One eagle, three birdies). The scorecard is sitting in our lounge here in Paris in a silver frame which was initially destined for family pictures but which I thought looked better to immortalise a round which I take great pleasure in re-playing at spare moments such as in the dentist's chair!