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.


No one likes to admit that they’re not a very good golfer. What’s worse is not doing anything about it. The stigma attached to those who play super-game-improvement irons should be pushed to the side and fast. First, unless you’re playing for prize money odds are your game could use an assist. These irons help the ball get in the air, go far and make the game more fun. Super-game-improvement irons typically are sets that either feature all-hybrid construction or are iron-like with light shafts, wide soles and zippy faces. That helps make shots almost foolproof to hit and the scorecard look a lot better.