ClubTester List

Friday August 19th, 2011
Fred Vuich

The editors at GOLF Magazine pored over thousands of applications and interviewed candidates who we thought would make terrific ClubTesters.

We watched video of their swings and critiqued their answers to detailed questions. After months of deliberation, we selected 40 ClubTesters. Their handicaps range from 2 to 23 — a third have single-digit handicaps, while the rest are double-digit players. Those selected fell evenly into three age groups: 20- to 39-years-old, 40- to 49-years-old and 50 or older.

BUD ADLER
Handicap 15
Age 66
Height 5'10"
Weight 210 lbs.
Occupation Retired
Residence San Jose, Calif.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 92 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 205 yards 6-iron (Carry): 145 yards

LYNN ALTADONNA
Handicap 13
Age 63 Height 5'8"
Weight 175 lbs.
Occupation Retired
Residence Stowe, Vt.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 89 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 227 yards
6-iron (Carry): 145 yards

MARK BARRETTE
Handicap 15
Age 36 Height 6' 3"
Weight 210 lbs.
Occupation Relocation Manager
Residence Glendale, Ariz.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 103 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 263 yards
6-iron (Carry): 157 yards

RICH BERNSTEIN
Handicap 12
Age 58 Height 5'10"
Weight 200 lbs.
Occupation Realtor
Residence Monroe Township, N.J.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 89 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 218 yards
6-iron (Carry): 148 yards

JEFF BONES
Handicap 9
Age 60 Height 6'1"
Weight 200 lbs.
Occupation Retired
Residence Longwood, Fla.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 94 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 231 yards
6-iron (Carry): 150 yards

C.J. BUSH
Handicap 19
Age 26 Height 6'1"
Weight 200 lbs.
Occupation Mortgage banker
Residence Glasgow, Ky.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 91 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 222 yards
6-iron (Carry): 145 yards

ALAN DANTE
Handicap 12
Age 45 Height 5'9"
Weight 155 lbs.
Occupation Technical engineer
Residence Wixom, Mich.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 104 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 277 yards
6-iron (Carry): 160 yards

DAVE DAUMIT
Handicap 15
Age 52 Height 5'8"
Weight 175 lbs.
Occupation Chairman, assisted living company
Residence Scottsdale, Ariz.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 86 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 215 yards
6-iron (Carry): 134 yards

VICTOR DeMARCO
Handicap 15 Age 44
Height 6' Weight 225 lbs.
Occupation Contractor
Residence Austin, Texas
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 104 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 246 yards
6-iron (Carry): 170 yards

KEVIN DiNAPOLI
Handicap 19
Age 51 Height 5'7"
Weight 180 lbs.
Occupation Physician
Residence Whitefish Bay, Wis.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 95 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 232 yards
6-iron (Carry): 146 yards

JON DOBBERSTEIN
Handicap 7
Age 39 Height 5'10"
Weight 280 lbs.
Occupation Graphic design manager
Residence Prior Lake, Minn.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 110 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 263 yards
6-iron (Carry): 187 yards

DAVE DOCTORA
Handicap 8
Age 34 Height 5'11"
Weight 165 lbs.
Occupation Advertising executive
Residence New York, N.Y.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 98 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 254 yards
6-iron (Carry): 162 yards

ERIC ENGLISH
Handicap 13
Age 40 Height 6'2"
Weight 235 lbs.
Occupation Police officer
Residence Richmond, Va.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 103 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 264 yards
6-iron (Carry): 170 yards

JIM ESTHER
Handicap 20
Age 55 Height 5'11"
Weight 190 lbs.
Occupation Physician
Residence St. Louis, Mo.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 93 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 209 yards
6-iron (Carry): 146 yards

BARRY FASENMYER
Handicap 4
Age 44 Height 5'11"
Weight 185 lbs.
Occupation Financial planner
Residence Pittsburgh, Pa.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 104 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 269 yards
6-iron (Carry): 174 yards

KIRK FISCHER
Handicap 9 Age 55
Height 5'11"
Weight 165 lbs.
Occupation VP, software company
Residence Temple, Texas
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 88 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 222 yards
6-iron (Carry): 148 yards

STACEY FITTS
Handicap 19
Age 45 Height 6'2"
Weight 210 lbs.
Occupation State representative
Residence Pittsfield, Maine
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 91 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 215 yards
6-iron (Carry): 140 yards

MIKE GORSKI
Handicap 14
Age 47 Height 5'9"
Weight 145 lbs.
Occupation Real estate appraiser
Residence Glendora, CA
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 100 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 222 yards
6-iron (Carry): 140 yards

MARK HABERSTROH
Handicap 4
Age 54 Height 5'9"
Weight 175 lbs.
Occupation CFO
Residence Springboro, Ohio
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 96 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 249 yards
6-iron (Carry): 157 yards

HOAI HOANG
Handicap 9
Age 33 Height 5'10"
Weight 165 lbs.
Occupation Attorney
Residence Carencro, LA
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 104 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 262 yards
6-iron (Carry): 166 yards

ERIC JACK
Handicap 17
Age 49 Height 5'10"
Weight 240 lbs.
Occupation CPA
Residence Draper, Utah
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 93 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 202 yards
6-iron (Carry): 135 yards

MICHAEL KAYE
Handicap 11
Age 50 Height 6'1"
Weight 175 lbs.
Occupation Engineer
Residence Fair Haven, N.J.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 102 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 238 yards
6-iron (Carry): 161 yards

CHRIS KLAMKIN
Handicap 2 Age 23
Height 5'10"Weight 210 lbs.
Occupation Technical recruiter
Residence Hoboken, N.J.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 112 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 294 yards
6-iron (Carry): 163 yards

JON KOTRABA
Handicap 11
Age 42 Height 5'11"
Weight 190 lbs.
Occupation IT manager
Residence Montvale, N.J.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 99 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 247 yards
6-iron (Carry): 158 yards

PETER KRAUS
Handicap 20
Age 42 Height 6'1"
Weight 190 lbs.
Occupation Attorney
Residence Woodinville, Wash.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 95 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 228 yards
6-iron (Carry): 150 yards

DOUG LAIR
Handicap 8
Age 49 Height 5'9"
Weight 180 lbs.
Occupation Behavioral counselor
Residence Austin, Texas
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 94 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 228 yards
6-iron (Carry): 153 yards

ROGER LIAU
Handicap 20 Age 38
Height 5'6' Weight 135 lbs.
Occupation Software analyst
Residence Houston, Texas
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 87 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 210 yards
6-iron (Carry): 135 yards

DAVE LUCARELLI
Handicap 15
Age 37 Height 5'11"
Weight 185 lbs.
Occupation Sales manager, health insurance
Residence Roswell, Ga.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 94 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 244 yards
6-iron (Carry): 147 yards

JOE NAGEL
Handicap 4
Age 34 Height 5'9"
Weight 165 lbs.
Occupation CDO project manager
Residence Boston, Mass.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 106 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 257 yards
6-iron (Carry): 170 yards

MIKE NASTASI
Handicap 9
Age 40 Height 5'9"
Weight 215 lbs.
Occupation Homebuilder
Residence St. Leonard, MD
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 112 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 272 yards
6-iron (Carry): 188 yards

LEE NEISLER
Handicap 3 Age 44
Height 5'10"
Weight 185 lbs.
Occupation VP, fabric company
Residence Cramerton, N.C.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 104 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 268 yards
6-IRON (CARRY) : 167 yards

JACK RECORD
Handicap 12
Age 32 Height 5'11"
Weight 235 lbs.
Occupation Account executive
Residence Atlanta, Ga.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 105 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 264 yards
6-iron (Carry): 164 yards

ROBERT RECORD
Handicap 15
Age 33 Height 5'8"
Weight 150 lbs.
Occupation Physician
Residence Birmingham, Ala.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 96 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 237 yards
6-iron (Carry): 165 yards

BRIAN ROBBINS
Handicap 17
Age 67 Height 6'
Weight 225 lbs.
Occupation Retired zoologist
Residence La Mesa, Calif.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 82 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 189 yards
6-iron (Carry): 133 yards

JEREMY ROSS
Handicap 4
Age 34 Height 6'
Weight 275 lbs.
Occupation Civil engineer
Residence Lakewood, Colo.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 106 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 265 yards
6-iron (Carry): 180 yards

ANDY SIMON
Handicap 23
Age 41 Height 5'11"
Weight 195 lbs.
Occupation Co-founder, management consulting firm
Residence Warren, N.J.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 93 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 227 yards
6-iron (Carry): 147 yards

MARK WALDHEIM
Handicap 12
Age 39 Height 6'2"
Weight 210 lbs.
Occupation Sales
Residence Sugar Land, Texas
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 102 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 248 yards
6-iron (Carry): 166 yards

DON WILSON
Handicap 12
Age 63 Height 5'7"
Weight 170 lbs.
Occupation Zoologist
Residence Gainesville, Va.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 87 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 208 yards
6-iron (Carry): 137 yards

GARY WILSON
Handicap 13
Age 59 Height 6'
Weight 220 lbs.
Occupation Architect
Residence Spring, Texas
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 89 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 223 yards
6-iron (Carry): 143 yards

DON YTTERBERG
Handicap 11
Age 51 Height 6'
Weight 215 lbs.
Occupation President, industrial concrete co.
Residence Evergreen, Colo.
CURRENT DRIVER: Swing speed 98 mph; Distance (carry + roll) 224 yards
6-iron (Carry): 152 yards

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