THE JUDGES\nMeet the Hot List Judges, Scientists, Retailers, and Players\nMike Stachura\n\nGolf Digest Senior Editor of Equipment; "Gouge" of Bomb & Gouge and Hot List 365 blog\n\n on golfdigest.com; @MikeStachura on Twitter;\n\n 10.4 Index.\nAssociate Editor. Chronicled golf in America on 60-day road trip;\n\n played in 2010 U.S. Public Links; 0.4 Index.\nE. MICHAEL JOHNSON\n\nSenior Editor, Equipment for Golf World; "Bomb" of Bomb & Gouge; golf writer for 26 years, the last 15 covering equipment; @EMichaelGW on Twitter;\n\n 3.3 Index.\nSTINA STERNBERG\n\nGolf Digest Senior Editor; author of Ask Stina column\n\n; co-host of golfdigest.com's Tips Plus;\n\n former golf-shop owner; @StinaSternberg on Twitter;\n\n 10.4 Index.\nJOHN AXE, PH.D.\n\nRetired physicist who studied the features of solid materials.\nDAVID LEE, Ph.D\n\nAssociate professor of physics at Gordon College.\nJOHN MCPHEE, Ph.D\n\nProfessor of systems design engineering at Univ. of Waterloo.\nTHOMAS LACY JR., Ph.D.\n\nAssociate professor of aerospace engineering at Mississippi State.\nGEORGE SPRINGER, Ph.D\n\nProfessor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford.\nMARTIN BROUILLETTE, Ph.D\n\nProf. of mechanical engineering at the University of Sherbrooke.\nLeigh Bader\n\nResidence: South Easton, Mass.\n\nJob: Co-owner of Joe & Leigh's Discount golf shop at Pine Oaks.\nResidence: Phoenix Job: Head golf professional at Desert Mountain Club.\nSven Kessler\n\nResidence: Niceville, Fla.\n\nJob: Vice president of retail operations at Edwin Watts Golf.\nCasey Baker\n\nResidence: Ypsilanti, Mich.\n\nJob: Vice president of operations at Miles of Golf.\nKen Morton Jr.\n\nResidence: Sacramento, Calif.\n\nJob: VP of retail and marketing at Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop.\nSusan Roll\n\nResidence: Carlsbad, Calif.\n\nJob: Co-owner of Carlsbad Golf Center.\nJEFF BLIND, 15-handicap\n\nAge: 30 Residence: New York City Job: Equity sales trader at Kellogg Partners.\nAge: 75 Residence: Mesquite, Nev. Job: Retired general contractor and land developer.\nAge: 31 Residence: Fort Worth Job: High school business teacher.\nAge: 61 Residence: Parowan, Utah Job: Plows snow at a ski resort; excavates in summer.\nAge: 46 Residence: Oklahoma City Job: Stay-at-home mother of two children.\nAge: 33 Residence: Gaylord, Mich. Job: Senior instructor at the Rick Smith Golf Academy.\nAge: 49 Residence: Sedalia, Colo. Job: Head golf professional at Castle Pines Golf Club.\nAge: 65 Residence: Park City, Utah Job: Retired pilot; began playing golf when he was 55.\nAge: 55 Residence: West Sand Lake, N.Y. Job: Independent sales engineer.\nAge: 45 Residence: Newtown, Conn. Job: Consultant in the financial-services industry.\nAge: 72 Residence: St. George, Utah Job: Retired elementary school teacher.\nAge: 48 Residence: Orlando Job: Fire lieutenant at the Orange County Fire Rescue Dept.\nAge: 39 Residence: Nashville Job: Actuarial consultant with Wells Fargo.\nAge: 52 Residence: La Quinta, Calif. Job: Voiceover artist; has been playing golf for 40 years.\nAge: 33 Residence: Toledo, Ohio Job: Computer-application builder at The Andersons Inc.\nAge: 52 Residence: Rifle, Colo. Job: Sales rep for HD Supply, a wholesale distribution firm.\nAge: 51 Residence: Parkville, Md. Job: Realtor who plays 70 rounds a year. Former long-drive finalist.\nAge: 31 Residence: Phoenix Job: Stockbroker; plays about 75 rounds a year.\nAge: 47 Residence: Danville, Calif. Job: Vice president of sales at YLighting.\nAge: 34 Residence: Woodstown, N.J. Job: Senior field engineer repairing mass spectrometers.