an undulating green, the relatively flat
areas between mounds. The
most famous valley is the Valley of Sin,
located on the eighteenth green at the Old
Course, St. Andrews, Scotland.
Grip - The almost universally used golf
grip, in which the little finger of the
right hand overlaps the forefinger of the
left. Its invention is attributed to the
legendary golfer Harry Vardon, a true innovator
in the game who also developed an over-the-neck
muzzle grab for dislodging a ball from the
jaws of a dog, a one-armed stranglehold
for persuading recalcitrant golfers to re-compute
the totals on their scorecards, and a two-handed
throat grasp for throttling a caddy.
lap The circle a putt makes around the
rim of the cup before falling in.