The Team


The Team

January 03, 2011

Meet the Hot List Judges, Scientists, Retailers, and Players


Mike StachuraGolf Digest Senior Editor of Equipment; "Gouge" of Bomb & Gouge and Hot List 365 blogon; @MikeStachura on Twitter;10.4 Index.

E. MICHAEL JOHNSONSenior Editor, Equipment for Golf World; "Bomb" of Bomb & Gouge; golf writer for 26 years, the last 15 covering equipment; @EMichaelGW on Twitter;3.3 Index.

STINA STERNBERGGolf Digest Senior Editor; author of Ask Stina column; co-host of's Tips Plus;former golf-shop owner; @StinaSternberg on Twitter;10.4 Index.

Associate Editor. Chronicled golf in America on 60-day road trip;played in 2010 U.S. Public Links; 0.4 Index.

JOHN AXE, PH.D.Retired physicist who studied the features of solid materials.

MARTIN BROUILLETTE, Ph.DProf. of mechanical engineering at the University of Sherbrooke.

THOMAS LACY JR., Ph.D.Associate professor of aerospace engineering at Mississippi State.

DAVID LEE, Ph.DAssociate professor of physics at Gordon College.

JOHN MCPHEE, Ph.DProfessor of systems design engineering at Univ. of Waterloo.

GEORGE SPRINGER, Ph.DProfessor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford.

Leigh BaderResidence: South Easton, Mass.Job: Co-owner of Joe & Leigh's Discount golf shop at Pine Oaks.

Casey BakerResidence: Ypsilanti, Mich.Job: Vice president of operations at Miles of Golf.

Sven KesslerResidence: Niceville, Fla.Job: Vice president of retail operations at Edwin Watts Golf.

Pete LineResidence: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.Job: General manager at Carl's Golfland.

JOHN LYBERGERResidence: Bethesda, Md.__Job:__Director of golf at Congressional Country Club.

Ken Morton Jr.Residence: Sacramento, Calif.Job: VP of retail and marketing at Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop.

Susan RollResidence: Carlsbad, Calif.Job: Co-owner of Carlsbad Golf Center.

CARL ROSE JR.Residence: Orchard Lake, Mich.Job: Owner of Carl's Golfland.


TOM ALLEN / 8.8 (HDCP INDEX)Age: 30Residence: Middletown, OhioJob: Attorney for the Frost Brown Todd law firm.

JEFF BLIND / 11.1Age: 31Residence: New York CityJob: Institutional sales and trading at Kellogg Partners.

RICKY BROWN / +1.4Age: 32Residence: Fort WorthJob: High school business teacher.

DAN GRATTAN / 8.7Age: 32Residence: New York CityJob: Vice president of sales at Annaly Capital Management.

JASON GUSS / 0Age: 34Residence: Gaylord, Mich.Job: Senior instructor at the Rick Smith Golf Academy.

DON HURTER / 0Age: 50Residence: Sedalia, Colo.Job: Head golf professional at Castle Pines Golf Club.

PAUL IANNIELLO / 5.0Age: 49Residence: OrlandoJob: Lieutenant at the Orange County Fire Rescue Department.

JIM JONES / 6.5Age: 66Residence: Park City, UtahJob: Retired pilot; began playing golf at age 55.

BILL KORBER / 18Age: 64Residence: Litchfield Park, Ariz.Job: Owns an agency that represents manufacturers.

STEVE LACHMAN / 2.7Age: 53Residence: La Quinta, Calif.Job: Voiceover artist; has played golf for 41 years.

PETER LEE / 12.1Age: 43Residence: San Ramon, Calif.Job: Director of compliance and privacy at Mirixa Corp.

DONNIE LUPER / 1.8Age: 54Residence: Bridgeton, N.C.Job: Endodontist; began playing at Age: 8.

SUBHASIS MAITRA / 16Age: 40Residence: Goodyear, Ariz.Job: Pediatric internist; a golfer for 12 years.

BILL MAYBEN / 14.4Age: 74Residence: PhoenixJob: Retired CEO and electrical engineer; plays 100 rounds a year.

LARRY MCCOY / 4.2Age: 46Residence: Newtown, Conn.Job: Product-development director at RewardsNOW.

JASON MUSSER / 2.8Age: 36Residence: Fresno, Calif.Job: Detective at Fresno Police Department.

CHRIS O'GARA / 15Age: 44Residence: Litchfield Park, Ariz.Job: Insurance broker; is a big believer in SGI irons.

DEB SANDERS / 7.8Age: 47Residence: HoustonJob: Supervisory special agent of the FBI.

JASON SHIPLEY / 5Age: 52Residence: Parkville, Md.Job: Realtor who plays 70 rounds a year. Former long-drive finalist.

MATT VANASSE / 7Age: 32Residence: PhoenixJob: Stockbroker; plays about 60 rounds a year.

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