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Calling creative golf fans: Get published in our next issue

Are you a fan of Golf World's weekly "Front 9" magazine feature? We're offering you a chance to help write it for our next issue.

Inspired by The New Yorker's cartoon-caption writing contest, Golf World is featuring the "Front 9 Punchline Contest" in every issue. Here's how it works: Every Sunday around noon, Golf World's editors will post a Front 9 setup line to our magazine's Facebook page. We'll give you until 3 p.m. on Monday to enter your best punchline to that setup.

(An example from a recent Front 9: Tiger Woods reveals that he has lobbied R&A chief Peter Dawson about banning the long putter.

The way he putted the last day at Pebble Beach, he might be having second thoughts.)

Golf World editors will then select the winning entry, which will appear (along with the writer's name and hometown) in that week's issue of Golf World. In addition to having their entry published in the magazine, winners will receive an official Golf World logo hat.

Hey, even if you don't have the best one, your creativity won't go unnoticed. We'll give you a shout out on our Editors' Blog: We've gotten too many quality responses to not acknowledge some of the best.

Our last winner was Kevin Vedder of Westfield, N.J., whose winning entry appeared in the March 5 issue of the magazine:

The set-up line: Phil Mickelson skips the WGC-Accenture Match Play and takes his family skiing instead.

The winning punchline: "Skiing on moguls is more fun than putting on them--at least those on the crazy greens at Dove Mountain."


-- Geoff Russell, Golf World Editor-In-Chief

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