* An ingenious mix of facts and flights of fancy: The history of golf begins in 732 AD, when a relic of St. Andrew-patron saint of Scotland and of golf-was found wearing a copper arthritis bracelet. And who could forget 1492, when Christopher Columbus discovered the birthplace of Tiger Woods. Golf is the perfect gift for the serious-and not so serious-golfer. . * Bestselling humorist: Henry Beard has authored or coauthored ten parodies, five of which are New York Times bestsellers, as well as more than two dozen other humor books, including French for Cats and The Official Politically Correct Dictionary . . * Golf is Beard's game: In a New York Times interview, Beard once said "It's the most insidious of sports because once in a while you have a day where you do extraordinarily well and you think you can do very well-and you can't. It's just a tease. Even a Zen monk would be driven crazy by golf." Beard has written seven other golf humor books, including Golfing: The Duffer's Dictionary and The Official Rules of Bad Golf ..