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Your chance to be published: Golf World's Front 9 Contest

November 18, 2011

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

Inspired by The New Yorker's cartoon-caption writing contest, Golf World is now 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 set up.

(An example from a recent Front 9: Ben Crane wins the McGladrey Classic the day before the birth of his third child. A wonderful story. We just hope Rickie, Bubba and Hunter don't make a video about it.)

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 Jeff Collins of Sammamish, Wash., whose winning entry appeared in the Nov. 7 issue of the magazine:

Set-up line: Rory McIlroy wins the Shanghai Masters in his first start since splitting with agent Chubby Chandler.

The winning punchline: "Apparently size matters when it comes to heart and will-to-win--but not agents."

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