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Earn a byline in our next issue: Our Front 9 Contest is back!

February 24, 2012

Are you a fan of Golf World's weekly "Front 9" magazine feature? If so, this is your chance to help us write it.

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: At a grow-the-game meeting at the PGA Show, Jack Nicklaus reveals only one of his 22 grandkids plays golf.

Strange. Imagine Bob Hope's grandkids skipping the movies. Or Ben & Jerry's spurning ice cream.)

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, like we did last week: These guys were good, too.

Our last winner was Mark Harman of Ridgeland, S.C., whose winning entry appeared in the Feb. 20 issue of the magazine:

The set-up line: Clint Eastwood joins the board of directors of Back9 Network, a new golf TV channel.

The winning punchline: "Someone is sure to be "unforgiven" if this doesn't turn into a "million dollar baby."

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