Golf Digest editors picks
THE CATEGORIES

Our four judges evaluated candidates for the Hot List in four weighted criteria.
1. PERFORMANCE (45%)
What happens to the ball when it's hit by the club.
2. INNOVATION (30%)
How the club's technology advances the category.
3. LOOK/SOUND/FEEL (20%)
What the golfer experiences before, during and after impact.
4. DEMAND (5%)
The relative interest in a product and its reputation.
THE AWARDS
All judging is based on a 100-point scale.
GOLD products earned a score of 93 to 100.
SILVER products earned a score of 88 to 92.99.
THE RATING

THE RATINGS

The star ratings are meant to reflect the various levels of judges' scoring from Poor to Outstanding. Each star represents a scoring range, with a ½star generally equal to the upper end of a particular range. For example, scores in the 93 to 96 range are represented by a star rating of ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

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