Golf Digest editors picks

2014 Hot List Equipment Guide

2014 Hot List: Equipment Guide

Our 11th annual uncensored guide to the best golf equipment features 106 of the more than 250 clubs evaluated by our team of equipment editors, with input from scientists, teaching professionals, retailers and amateurs. We evaluated drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters in four areas: performance, innovation, look/sound/feel and demand. "It's not just tour players who are benefitting in this era of game-improving psyche-enhancing clubs," Senior Equipment Editor Mike Stachura writes. "As we discovered with this year's Hot List, the biggest trend in equipment is diversity. Not every one of the 106 clubs on this year's Hot List will work for you, but there's no doubt you can find one (or more) that will."

Hot List: Equipment Guide

Hot List: Drivers

Drivers

For first time, all 12 winning drivers are adjustable.
Fairway Woods

Fairway Woods

There's more innovation than ever in this year's crop of wedges.
Hybrids

Hybrids

You might find the missing club in your bag.
Wedges

Wedges

This year's winners have 187 total combinations.
Live Chats on the Hot List

Live Chats

Our equipment editors talk all things Hot List and answer your most pressing questions.
Hot List: The Glossary
Glossary

Terms & Definitions

Breaking down some technical terms in plain English.
Players Hot List
Golf World

Players Hot List

From blade and utility irons to drivers that deliver, our lowdown for low-handicappers.
Video: Inside the 2013 Hot List

Inside the Hot List

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Hot List: your guide to the latest and best clubs, as reviewed by scientists, retailers, teachers and Golf Digest's team of equipment editors.
2013 Hot List: Golf Balls

2013 Golf Balls

Our evaluation of the most important balls in the game and the ones we believe provide the answers most golfers seek. We considered balls in three price categories: $20 a dozen and under; $21-$36 a dozen; and over $36 a dozen.
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