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Golfsmith Exclusively Presents The Golf Digest Hot List Insider Sweepstakes

A First Time Ever Consumer Experience At The Annual Hot List Summit

AUSTIN, Texas - Golfsmith and Golf Digest have teamed up to give Golfsmith LeaderBoard members a chance to attend the Golf Digest 2016 Hot List Summit in November through an exclusive sweepstakes running now through August 16, 2015.

The two grand prize winners of the Hot List Insider LeaderBoard Sweepstakes will have first time ever consumer access to test out the top clubs and equipment of 2016, months before they hit stores, at the annual Golf Digest Hot List Summit, hosted this fall at the Wigwam Resort near Phoenix, Arizona. Winners will also receive a free set of custom-fit irons from Golfsmith.

“We want our sweepstakes winners to truly learn what it’s like to be a Hot List tester—one of the most coveted roles in golf,” says Peter King Hunsinger, Chief Revenue Officer of Golf Digest. “They’ll be able to play golf at the site, observe testing, hit new clubs before release, and attend other Hot List events.”

“We are very excited to partner with Golf Digest and share our passion for the game with our customers by offering this exclusive sweepstakes,” says Lisa Zoellner, Chief Marketing Officer of Golfsmith International. “Two lucky LeaderBoard members will truly get an unprecedented insider experience at one of the most iconic events in golf, the annual Golf Digest Hot List Summit.”

This once-in-a-lifetime, two-day experience includes:

  • Day One – A round of golf on the Wigwam’s legendary Gold Course with Stina Sternberg, Golf Digest’s Global Golf Director, followed by an exclusive dinner with Golf Digest Hot List editors and testers discussing the Hot List process and the newest golf technology.

  • Day Two – A day alongside the Hot List panelists, testing the game’s top 2016 equipment with Golf Digest editors and experts. Winners will get to demo several 2016 entries from each of the nine club categories evaluated at the Hot List Summit: Drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, game-improvement irons, super game-improvement irons, players irons, wedges, mallet putters and blade putters.

Customers can visit or any Golfsmith store for official rules and details on how to enter this exclusive sweepstakes. To enter on social media, customers can post a picture of their favorite club at any Golfsmith store to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #HotListInsider and #AnythingForGolf. Social postings will be featured live and in real-time for viewing and sharing at

About the Golfsmith LeaderBoard

Golfsmith LeaderBoard is a free customer program that provides members with additional benefits when they shop at Golfsmith and LeaderBoard benefits include exclusive offers and discounts, receipt tracking, and advance notice of sales and special invitations to VIP only events.

About Golfsmith International

Golfsmith International, headquartered in Austin, TX, is the largest specialty golf retailer in the world. Operating under the Golfsmith brand in the United States and the Golf Town brand in Canada, Golfsmith International has over 180 experiential locations in addition to convenient, 24/7 shopping at and Golfsmith International features the broadest selection of the best brands in golf, expert staff who share its customers’ love of the game, and state-of-the-art custom fitting services and technology – truly Anything For Golf.

About Golf Digest

Golf Digest is golf’s No. 1 print and digital media brand, and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest’s aim is to enhance the enjoyment of the golf lifestyle, making its audience better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers while offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf. Golf Digest’s mantra is THINK YOUNG/PLAY HARD, a philosophy that defines both the brand’s audience and editorial alike. In addition to 66 print editions worldwide, Golf Digest includes and The Golf Digest Video Channel. For more information, go to and stay connected on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following @GolfDigest.

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