Surviving the Hot List

What does it take to be a Hot List tester? We sent a documentary crew to the 2022 Hot List testing summit to capture the people, the drama and the secret sauce that goes into golf’s ultimate assignment.

Players-Distance Irons

Players-Distance irons are their own unique breed. The shape says better player: relatively thin soles and toplines with shapes that flow rather than look angular. The technological aim, however, is to make a player with skills who has dropped a few yards over time get into beast mode again. This year’s crop of players-distance irons produce as many yards as possible without sacrificing look or launch angle. Innovations such as cupfaces where the face wraps around the topline and sole, boost ball speed by providing more face flex. Others thin the face to create a better trampoline. All with the goal of making it easier for you to not hide what is on the bottom of your club after hitting an iron shot.