Becoming a published golf writer is a dream of many golf fans.
We give our readers the chance to get a taste of that dream in every
It's our Front 9 Facebook Punchline Contest, inspired by the New Yorker's cartoon-caption writing contest. On Sundays, we post a
set-up line to our Facebook wall. Submit a punchline, and you have a
chance at being published.
Related: Our Golf World Facebook wall
We received 110 entrants last week to appear in our Equipment Issue, and our editors picked a winner.
Here's the set-up line we offered up to you all last week:
"A 2,000-year-old human skull found in a bunker at Musselburgh
The eerie bunker in question (on Hole No. 4) at golf's oldest course, Musselburgh Golf Links. Courtesy of Geoff Shackelford.
The winning punchline, submitted by Bryan Smith of Deltona, Fla.:
"We've heard of golfers losing their heads in bunkers, but this is
The other finalists we considered:
Frank Imschweiler (Fairfield, Conn.): Giving new definition to the
Mark Wehrman (Big Sky, Mont.) "Now that’s a deadly hazard.”
Thomas B. Allen: "It gives new meaning to the phrase "skulled it."
Paul Bynane (Houston, Texas): Scottish bunkers, breaking hearts and
taking skulls, since the iron age."
Check the Golf World Facebook wall tomorrow for your next chance to
win! (You'll win a special Golf World hat, too.)
Our past winners from 2013:
February 25th issue: Our setup: "Snow halts first-round play at the
WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona."
Winner: MT Diehl, Orange City, Iowa. Punchline: "Lift, clean,
February 18th issue: Our setup: "Bill Murray heads a starry
gathering of pros, celebs and CEOs at Pebble Beach—and misses the Pro-Am
Winner: Andy Peterson, Omaha. Punchline: "He remains the perennial
fan favorite, so he's got that going for him, which is nice."
January 28th: Our setup: "Tiger Woods misses Abu Dhabi cut after
taking illegal drop."
Winner: John Fox, Wyoming, Ohio. Punchline: "There's sand in Abu
Dhabi? You're kidding me."
January 14th: Our setup: Wind, weather delays play havoc with
Hyundai Tournament of Champions schedule.
Winner: Josh Krutchik, Encino, Calif. Punchline: "Apparently Mother
Nature wasn't as excited about the start of the season as we were."