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The Search Is On For Hot List Testers

By Ashley Mayo Photos by Dom Furore
July 12, 2010

Last year's Hot List Summit met at the CasaBlanca Resort in Mesquite, Nevada. See below to find out how you can become a Hot List panelist.

How would you like the opportunity to try the latest equipment from every manufacturer before it hits the stores and to add your input to the game's leading review of the hottest drivers, irons and putters? Intrigued? Get your application in now to become a Golf Digest Hot List panelist this fall.

Becoming a Golf Digest Hot List panelist is the greatest honor any reader can acquire. The Golf Digest Equipment Editors will assemble a panel of 20 amateur golfers from across the nation to test new clubs at an exhausting (and rewarding) four-day summit at the Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa in Litchfield, Arizona from October 20-24. The feedback we receive helps us determine the results of the Hot List,

the most thorough and comprehensive review of equipment, which is published in our February issue.

This year, five new readers will be added to the panel (handicap 0-15). 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 testing three new clubs and e-mailing us 30-word reviews about the performance of each one. It is your responsibility to gain access to these clubs (we recommend asking your pro for a demo).

The following are the three clubs you'll need to test:

__• Nike MachSpeed driver

• Taylormade Burner SuperLaunch iron

• Odyssey Backstryke 2-Ball putter__

In your e-mail to,

please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, GHIN number, whether you're a right-handed or left-handed golfer, the current clubs you play and their specs, the three 30-word club reviews, and 50 words explaining why you'd like to be a Hot List Panelist.

We will select the five lucky readers by the middle of August.

Good luck!

Golf Digest Equipment Editors