Our increasingly-popular contest, allowing you to help us write Golf World's weekly "Front 9" magazine feature, is back. Your name could appear in the game's No. 1 newsweekly. (And, you'll win a sleeve of golf balls printed with the Golf World logo!)
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 morning, 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 our last Front 9: *Luke Donald moves back to No. 1 in the World Golf Ranking with a third-place finish in New Orleans.) *
Punchline: Being No. 1 at a major championship is what Donald really needs.)
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.
Plus, even if you don't have the best one, your creativity won't go unnoticed. We'll give you a shout out on our new #Reaction blog. With the increased popularity of the contest, we've been getting too many quality responses to not acknowledge some of the best.
Our last winner was Gary Faulhaber of Erie, Pa., whose winning entry appeared in the May 7 issue of the magazine:
The set-up line: Saying he's "mentally exhausted," Masters champion Bubba Watson returns to the tour at the Zurich."
The winning punchline: "Major championships bring major responsibilities, Bubba."
*Check our Facebook page on Sunday for your chance to appear in our next issue!
--Golf World editors *