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The Edict

A Novel from the Beginnings of Golf

by Bob Cupp

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Loosely based on a true but short-lived event which occurred March 4, 1457, Caeril and his friend and caddie Micael Carrick are favorites to win the annual championship at St. Andrews. But a shady nobleman and his crooked moneylender try to change this by by enlisting the Beautiful Eta to distract Caeril during the match. If that scheme fails, they also have a more ruthless solution. Caeril, Micael and Eta must act fast to save their lives, but the nobleman has one more trick to protect his wager: he must convince the king to ban golf, thus canceling the tournament before it concludes.

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"[A] lively and colorful tale of playing golf with someone who refuses to lose. " - PW.

"Cupp turns out to be a solid plotter, both on the course and off. His historical imaginings ring as true as depictions of well-played bunker shots, and even his romantic subplot hits the mark. Quirky and fun." - Booklist.

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Bob Cupp

Bob Cupp was born on December 27th, 1939, and was educated in Florida, graduating from the University of Miami and a Masters in Fine Arts through the US Army, Alaska. Cupp is a golf course architect and author. After a short career as a professional golfer, Bob found that golf course design provided a natural way to combine his interests and launched a profession that has spanned nearly forty years. 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 family in Atlanta, Georgia.

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