July 8, 2007

How to become a Hot List panelist

If you're a mid-level player and want to test the latest clubs before they reach stores, here's how to earn your chance to become a Hot List panelist

Each October, the Golf Digest Equipment Editors assemble a panel of amateur golfers from across the nation to test new clubs and balls at an exhaustive four-day summit. The feedback we receive helps us determine the results of The Hot List, the comprehensive equipment package of our February issue. All expenses, including travel, are covered by Golf Digest.

This year, two new mid-level players will be added to the panel (handicap 10-15) from a pool of golfdigest.com readers. If you think you have what it takes to help us better evaluate golf equipment, earn your chance to become a Hot List Panelist by trying the following three new clubs and e-mailing us 30-word responses about the performance of each one. It is the responsibility of the entrant to gain access to these clubs (We recommend asking your pro for a demo).

  • TaylorMade Burner Driver

  • Cleveland CG Gold Iron

  • Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 Detour putter

In your e-mail to equipment@golfdigest.com, please include your name, mailing address, telephone number and GHIN number.