Gambling, drugs, sex, and professionals invade the bucolic world of American amateur golf in 1909. Golf had been the province of the aristocracy, restricted to exclusive clubs, and controlled by an elite class. But, the game began to change. This historical novel chronicles the story of two boyhood friends who enter this new game and give challenge to the traditional expectations of the game they love. As the old guard ruthlessly tries to maintain control over every facet of the game, the two boys’ friendship, loyalty, and honor are tested - and their lives will be changed forever. From Boston to Cape Cod and Providence to North Carolina they encounter some of the greatest players of the day who influence their careers and also establish new social norms for the game.