Rookie At The Hot List: Playing through a wedding isn't as easy as it seems
It was the final day of Hot List testing on Saturday -- so sad -- but it was lots of fun and we got some good work done. Here's a brief rundown of all the action:
We almost fell into a crisis early when we nearly ran out of golf balls. Luckily for us the range-picker, who we took to calling J-Bone (no one's sure why, it just happened), delivered us a fresh batch.
J-Bone tried to leave quietly...but that wasn't going to happen. The testers were chanting his name as he walked back to his cart and Golf Digest Social Media Editor Ashley Mayo even snapped a picture with him. Look how happy she is.
In non-related J-Bone news, here's a picture of one of our photographers J.D. Cuban doing what he does.
And when I say doing what he does, I mean taking stunning pictures like this. J.D. was the man tasked with taking pictures of most the 998 clubs that were out here at the Wigwam, plus pictures of the testers, and the site, and shooting some video. I guess that's the reason people call him a legend.
Showing off to your friends is imperative, that's why it's important to test out a wedge's trick shot capability. That was what Hot List tester Peter Lee thought, anyway.
Golf Digest Staff Writer Max Adler and I did manage to play some golf late in the day. If you look closely in the distance to the right, you'll see a wedding taking place. It was very distracting to tee off during it, but at least we both hit the fairway...
Things ended at dinner when Golf Digest and Golf World Equipment Editors Mike Stachura and Mike Johnson made a little speech (which was nice), then we all enjoyed some chocolate cake (which was very nice).
Until next year!