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Want to be published? Enter Golf World's Front 9 Contest

January 06, 2012

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

Inspired by The New Yorker's cartoon-caption writing contest, Golf World is featuring the "Front 9 Punchline Contest" every week. Here's how it works: Every Sunday afternoon, Golf World's editors will post a Front 9 setup line to our magazine's Facebook page. Readers will have approximately 24 hours to enter their best punchlines to that setup.

(An example from a recent Front 9: Tiger Woods to skip 2012 Farmers Insurance Open and play in Abu Dhabi instead. Because when you've won on the same course seven times, obviously, it's time for a new challenge.)

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.

Our last winner was Mac Petryshyn of Windsor, Ontario, whose winning entry appeared in the Dec. 19 issue of the magazine:

The set-up line: Humana, new sponsor of the old Bob Hope Classic, banishes the In-N-Out Burger truck from the tournament.

The winning punchline: "In a related move, Humana also plans to force golfers to swim to all island greens."

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