2015 Hot List: Fairway Woods – Wait! I don’t like it!

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It is day 2 of Hot List email that I got from Golf Digest.  Today was a list of Hot List Fairway Woods.

Hot List

I am always excited about the Hot List.  They gave you insight on opinions and reviews of golfers and a third person’s view on new and upcoming golf equipment.

I know it is not my opinion so it is up to Golf Digest to choose the list.  I enjoyed the driver list but disappointed in seeing the fairway woods that is almost like the copy of the driver list?!

First of all, (1) why are there 11 Gold award drivers and only 3 Silver awards?  Gold is no longer special.  They even bunched up the variations (Pro, Draw) in to 1 model and gave all the models the Gold.  If you look closely by model, there are 18 driver models crunched up in Gold?!

(2) Fairway wood list looks almost exactly like the Driver list.  11 models getting Gold.  Don’t we have more exciting products in the golf industry?  Yes!

(3) Is the Hot List just an advertisement for the vendors who have marketing dollars?  It use to be more fun but it is becoming a new product list……


So I am going to make my own Hot List! (based on my biased opinion)


Bridgestone J715

Callaway XR Driver


  • Gold
    • Bridgestone J715 Driver
    • Callaway XR Driver
    • PING G30 Driver
  • Silver
    • Titleist 915 D2 Driver
    • Srixon Z545 Driver
    • Nike Vapor Pro Driver

Fairway Wood:

Callaway XR

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tour edge e8 tour

  • Gold
    • Tour Edge Exotic E8 Tour Fairway
    • Fourteen 714 Fairway
    • Callaway XR Fairway
  • Silver
    • Adams Tight Lies Titanium Fairway
    • Taylor Made R15 Fairway
    • Titleist 915F Fairway

How do you like my list?

What’s on your Hot List for 2015?

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