The Edict: A Novel From The Beginnings Of Golf

Paperback | June 10, 2008

byBob Cupp

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In this colorful tale set in 1457—the year the Scottish Parliament banned golf (in the first recorded reference to the game)—renowned golf architect Bob Cupp brings to life the origins of a pastime that has transfixed us for centuries.

In the Middle Ages, St. Andrews was famous for its cathedral, its university, and for the game developed out in the linkslands by bored shepherds using balls and clubs. One of these, Caeril Patersone, is sufficiently skilled to compete for the title of champion, but in this quest he must contend with not only his competition but also a conniving financier in league with a sordid nobleman, not to mention the ravishing girl they have enlisted to further their interests. The Edict is rich in history about both golf and the community that defined the sport-a delight for anyone ever touched by the magic of the game.

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In this colorful tale set in 1457—the year the Scottish Parliament banned golf (in the first recorded reference to the game)—renowned golf architect Bob Cupp brings to life the origins of a pastime that has transfixed us for centuries.In the Middle Ages, St. Andrews was famous for its cathedral, its university, and for the game develop...

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"Cupp displays the intellectual curiosity of Michael Crichton, the historical authenticity of James A. Michener and the wry, good humor of Mark Twain." —Golf Digest“As deftly crafted as any of his fairways. Cupp believably sets his tale in a medieval world of players, tournaments, romance, and skullduggery.” —The Christian Science Moni...

Courses designed by Bob Cupp--more than 140 all around the world--have hosted U.S. Opens, U.S. Amateurs, many other USGA and NCAA championships, and numerous events on the PGA, Champions, and European tours; thay have also been featured many times on "best new" and "top 100" listings in Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. He lives with his ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.95 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:June 10, 2008Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307385922

ISBN - 13:9780307385925

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"Cupp displays the intellectual curiosity of Michael Crichton, the historical authenticity of James A. Michener and the wry, good humor of Mark Twain." —Golf Digest“As deftly crafted as any of his fairways. Cupp believably sets his tale in a medieval world of players, tournaments, romance, and skullduggery.” —The Christian Science Monitor “A speculative if engaging account of what the game of golf might once have looked like. . . . Written with verve and detail. . . . A pot-boiler wrapped in a historic epic.” —Golfweek