Mark Timms | CEO
In 2000, he moved to Scottsdale, AZ and founded Hot Stix Golf. The business and its reputation thrived under his direction and he subsequently founded Hot Stix Technologies in 2004 and Hot Stix Mobile in 2005.
In 2005, he sold controlling interest to a new group of investors. By April 2006, he had withdrawn from the day-to-day operations of Hot Stix, leaving the management under new direction.
He founded Cool Clubs in 2007, with a new group of investors. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Cool Clubs uses the latest state-of-the-art technology and offers the ultimate in club fitting and club building. Located in a high tech environment, Mark continues to build on his reputation with both players and the major international club and shaft manufactures.
For almost two decades Mark has been devoted to helping people “play better Golf”. He has fit hundreds of golf Professionals and thousands of Amateurs.
Scott J. Foster | Vice President of Operations
Scott is originally from Ft. Collins, Colorado. In 2000 he moved to Scottsdale, AZ to pursue a career in the world of golf. In Scottsdale he worked at Desert Mountain, Whisper Rock Golf Club, Troon Country Club, and The Kierland Resort before being hired as a club builder for Hot Stix Golf in 2002.
During the next 5 years, Scott worked as a club builder, and then a project manager of the Hot Stix expansion. He was instrumental in designing and outfitting the first Mobile Fitting Trailer, and he accompanied it as it traveled throughout the western and midwestern states taking the latest in technology and club fitting to Country Clubs and private golf courses in 8 different states. Eventually Scott became Supervisor of Mobile Logistics, and was responsible for the design of four additional trailers, and the implementation of the Mobile Fitting Centers Program.
In 2007, Scott began working for Cool Clubs Golf.
Scott Yancy | Inventory Manager
Scott brings 22 years of invaluable experience to Cool Clubs.
Jerry Hoefling Jr. | Master Club Builder
Jerry served as the former Director of Technical Services for the Professional CLUBMAKERS’ Society, a non-profit organization based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Before his stint as Technical Director Jerry was a Senior Builder of golf clubs for Hot Stix Golf in Scottsdale, AZ. Jerry was also the former Director of Operations for Club Doctor’s Golf in Saginaw, MI.
Jerry has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Saginaw Valley State University. He also is a former All-American Junior College Golfer.
Justin Nelson | National Director of Club Fitting
Prior to Hot Stix and Cool Clubs, Justin worked for Cleveland Golf for a couple of years and, before that, was a golf professional in San Diego.
Jerod Wallace, PGA | Scottsdale Store Manager
Jerod is originally from Ventura, California and has been in the golf industry since 1998. He worked for 6 years as Head Golf Professional at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa as well as Director of Instruction at Soule Park golf course for 3 years. He moved to Scottsdale in 2008 to pursue a playing career.
Jerod is a member of the PGA of America and also has a certificate in graphic design and digital multimedia. He joined Cool Clubs in January 2010.
Vito Berlingeri | Director of Marketing
Over the last 9 years Vito has worked at Hot Stix Golf, and as the Director of Marketing for the Southwest Section of the PGA.