Monday, May 28, 2007

The Edict

Bob Cupp is most well-known as a golf course architect, but here he's written a fun little book set in golf's prehistory. The story behind the title, The Edict, is this: The first written mention of golf is in an edict given by King James II and the Scottish Parliament in 1457 banning golf and football. This was meant to encourage archery practice, and make the Scots more effective militarily. What Cupp has done is imagine what golf was like in the years leading up to this ban, and craft a story around what might have been.

Book 32

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

32 books already! You're well on your way to your goal of 60 by the end of the year- and it's not even June yet! (Tomorrow :)