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GALLERY
The group of tournament spectators.

GIMME
A putt that is certain to be made on the next shot and will most likely be conceded by an opponent.

GOLF
The game. Played by playing a ball from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules of Golf.

GOLF GLOVE
A glove generally worn by a right-handed golfer on the left hand, and by a left-handed golfer on the right hand, to improve the grip.

GOBBLE
An obsolete slang term meaning a hard-hit putt that holes out.

GOOSE-NECK
Having the neck of a club curved so that the heel is slightly offset from the line of the shaft.

GORSE
A shrub primarily found on linkland type courses. It is a spiny evergreen with bright yellow flowers. Same as whin.

GRAIN
The direction in which the grass on a putting lies after it has been shortly cut

GRAND SLAM
The four major championships: the British Open, the U.S. Open, PGA Championship and the Masters.

GRAPHITE
A lightweight material used to make shafts and clubheads.

GREEN
The whole golf course according to golf rules. However, in popular usage, it refers to the putting surface.

GREEN COMMITTEE
Members of a golf club who are responsible for the maintenance and management of the course.

GREEN FEE
The charge made by the course to allow the player to use the course.

GREEN JACKET
The prize awarded to the winner of the Masters Tournament.

GREENKEEPER
The employee of the club who is responsible for the maintenance of the course.

GREENSIDE
Adjacent to the putting green.

GRIP
The part of the shaft by which the club is held. Covered with leather or other material. Also means the manner in which you hold the club

GROOVE
Linear scoring on a clubface

GROSS SCORE
The actual number of strokes taken by a player for hole or round before the player's handicap is deducted

GROUNDING THE CLUB
Placing the clubhead behind the ball at address.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR
Any part of the course being repaired is ground under repair. A ball that lands in such an area must be removed without penalty.

GUTTA PERCHA
Material used in the manufacture of early golf balls. It was a hard, molded substance made from the sap of several types of Malaysian trees. These balls were in use from 1848 until the early 1900's.