July 7, 2010 – James Ross – Opur’s Blade
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Opur’s Blade by James Ross
A night of teenage passion leads to an unplanned pregnancy followed by a lower-middle-class struggle to make ends meet.
Like most mothers, Rayelene Purler envisions great things for her child. In an attempt to introduce her son to a slice of life the family can ill afford, she arranges for the stuttering Owen, Jr. to get free summer instructional lessons at Prairie Winds Golf Course on the east side of St. Louis.
After the first ball is struck on the driving range, head pro J Dub Schroeder senses a child prodigy in his midst. The lad becomes known as Opur for his propensity to sink putts with an old, worn-out putter that was gathering dust in the lost-and-found barrel.
Follow the action as a young underdog fights for his dream on the hallowed grounds of America’s greatest golfing event—The Classic.