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Costco Kirkland Signature Golf Balls Back in Stores

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When golfers everywhere were distracted with the start of The Masters, Costco was busy stocking shelves with golf’s most controversial golf ball, the Kirkland Signature. On Thursday morning in Costco’s Livonia, Mich., location, we spotted Costco’s Kirkland Signature Tour Performance golf balls being sold at the price of $29.99 for two dozen.

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After appearing on the USGA golf ball conforming list in early March, it seemed that the release of a new “Kirkland Signature Performance One” golf ball was inevitable. That speculation seems to have been proven false, at least for now. The golf balls we photographed have the same sidestamp and markings as the original Tour Performance ball, indicating that they use the same construction.

The only difference we found between the original “K Sigs” and the new golf balls we photographed is the packaging. The sleeves we spotted use a blue color around the Kirkland Signature logo that was black in the original release.

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According a Costco representative, the golf balls are currently available at select locations around the country. On a related note, Costco has since filed a complaint against Acushnet — Titleist’s umbrella company — in United States Federal Court where it’s seeking declaratory judgement.

Related: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the Kirkland Signature golf balls. 

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  1. Jeff R.

    Jun 1, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I am having zero luck in Canada finding these balls in Costco stores!. I have been to at least 10 different Costco locations hoping to find these on the shelf, and nada… zip!. It amazes me that Costco haven’t restocked faster with the crazy demand for it.

  2. crying foul

    May 12, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I think it is a shame that Costco does not offer the ball online. It can only be a deliberate act meant to create higher demand. I was excited to try the ball but will not simply based on principle and what I see as unfair marketing practice by Costco.

  3. Carl

    Apr 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I wonder if it is true that he South Korea company that made the ball lost it’s contract to make Taylormade balls for the Asian market??? If true they will have plenty of time to make Kirkland balls…..

  4. GolfSwag

    Apr 24, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I’m honestly laughing at some of these comments. People going this insane over this ball, when there are so many other options out there that not only are in stock, but are available now, without all the time and money wasted calling and driving all over just to get a ball that will probably be sold out in an hour or two. MGGolf make a ProV1 type ball for $20 a dozen. It’s no secret, and they are always in stock, and I don’t have to drive anywhere to get them. Best turnaround time for orders of any company. Order on a Monday; have it in the mail on Wednesday. But you guys carry on with the stupidity.

    • Swizzle

      Jul 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

      No kidding, driving around everywhere and making phone calls. I can go to Dick’s and get some Srixon Trispeed Tour Balls for as low as $12 a dozen with promotions and coupons and they are legit, I’ll check the MGGOLF ball out now.

  5. Steve C

    Apr 10, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Called my local Costco about these balls. Having worked there, I was confident that I would get an honest response. They told me the balls had been pulled off the floor due a lawsuit (I assume with Acushnet). I find that interesting as other posters said they were able to buy the balls.

  6. BMT

    Apr 9, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Spoke to a Costco employee at the store featured in this article. He stated they sold out within two hours. Five box limit per customer with limited supply equals little chance of scoring any unless you where in the right place at the right time.

  7. TMAC

    Apr 9, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Any In KONNECTICUT Yet????

  8. Brad King

    Apr 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Irvine Costco has none and never had them they tell me as of 1 hour ago.

  9. Carl

    Apr 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    For anyone that thinks Costco cannot keep supplying this level a ball for such a low price..Rockbottom golf was selling a 4 piece Urethane ball for $17.50 a dozen when buying two or more the other day called Callaway Hex Pro. I’m sure if Callaway can stamp their name on a 4 piece Urethane ball in the budget range Costco will have no problems finding a source…

  10. Mad-Mex

    Apr 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    What they had at Palm Desert, CA COSTCO were the same as their initial batch, IMHO I think this article should have been withheld until it was officially announced they were going to be available, all this caused was another case of hoarding by flippers to make money and left those who want to try them out again.

  11. Joey5Picks

    Apr 8, 2017 at 1:25 am

    More like; for the guy who doesn’t want to pay inflated prices for essentially the same product.

  12. mik

    Apr 7, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Any word if they are going to release a LH version?

    • Double Mocha Tan

      Apr 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      I have a 4 handicap, but haven’t heard if LH version is coming.

  13. Dennis Mcmahon

    Apr 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    The bigger question is when can i get a Costco golf cap or visor?

  14. James A. Smith

    Apr 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Not available in the Norfolk, VA store. I was told by an employee there that they never had them last year when they were all the rage. Apparently they won’t be available online.

  15. Miuralovechild

    Apr 7, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Haven’t seen anything here in Vegas. Have a friend that works at the worlds largest store in Salt Lake City (235,000 sq ft.). He thinks they’ll get some soon.

    • toad

      Apr 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Summerlin received 300 units. Maybe last until noon? 🙂

  16. The Dude

    Apr 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Curious…..is the Titleist Promo (Buy 3 get 1 free) a response to this ball??

    • TR1PTIK

      Apr 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Titleist has been doing that every year for at least a few years now. Nothing new. People do know there are other brands besides Titleist and Ksig right? No way would I drive an hour or more just to pick up an overrun of some product that Costco has rebranded and repackaged. I’ll pay the little bit extra to get Vice golf balls delivered to my doorstep. Oh wait, I already did that and now I’m stocked for the whole season…

  17. Matty

    Apr 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Good, but are they available in Canada??

  18. Dale Doback

    Apr 7, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Are they the same 4 piece tour ball or did they change them to a different overrun product?

  19. Juan

    Apr 7, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Which Livonia store? The one on Middlebelt or Haggerty?

  20. Mat

    Apr 7, 2017 at 3:27 am

    I can’t wait to get some from lostgolfballs. 😀

    • cgasucks

      Apr 7, 2017 at 8:58 am

      They already are selling it on their website….but are you willing to pay $40/doz for them!!?

    • darktary

      Apr 7, 2017 at 11:04 am

      I love your comment..#lostandfoundgolfballs..hahaha

  21. Ace

    Apr 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Laguna Niguel Costco sold out by 4pm

  22. toad

    Apr 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Total units that Costco got on this order is 16,800. More dropping tomorrow at various stores. Nothing else on the horizon after these are gone.

    • SC

      Apr 7, 2017 at 10:27 am

      How’d you get that number? That a good number? I heard much less…

      • toad

        Apr 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm

        From a manager at the Covington, WA store. Doesn’t sound like that many to me.

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  24. Ace

    Apr 6, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I checked with the rep in Torrance (Los Angeles county) CA, and she rattled off a few (3) stores in Southern California (mostly in the Palm Springs area) that had orders waiting for delivery. Then she told me that the Laguna Nagell Costco was stocked with one pallet. I immediately hit the freeway while getting the store on the phone to verify.

    By the time I got there one hour after opening at 11 AM half the power was sold. Needless to say I got mine

    • Mad-Mex

      Apr 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      AM an hour from Palm Springs, did she say which one?

      • Ace

        Apr 7, 2017 at 12:30 am

        I think San Juan Capistrano and Palm Desert weee the other two places in So Cal

        • Paul Oei

          Apr 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm

          San Juan Capistrano had (300) SOLD OUT in 1 hr. and Palm Desert had (600) SOLD OUT in 4 hrs.

    • Mad-Mex

      Apr 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      Palm Desert expects to have them tomorrow, opens at 10:00am,,,, live an hour away, why not?

  25. Mad-Mex

    Apr 6, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    According to employee who was kind enough to check in computer Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles COSTCO’s received and are receiving- ZERO

  26. toad

    Apr 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Issaquah WA sold out all 600 boxes today.

    • toad

      Apr 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Called back and the gal said this order was kind of a one off and they are not expecting any more for a long time 🙁

  27. GolfWRX's best golfer

    Apr 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I shoot 55 every time I play, I can’t wait to try them also.

  28. gary

    Apr 6, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    got 10 dozen today for $160

  29. Chip

    Apr 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    A real GolfWRX fan would have taken a circular saw to the store and cross cut them right then and there!

    • coolhandbirdman

      Apr 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      a hand held band saw would be much more suitable but id like to see some one try and cut a golf ball with a circular saw.

      • Ambulance to aisle 4.

        Apr 8, 2017 at 1:46 am

        I’d like to see you try with a hand held bandsaw also to be honest. Both you dudes are losing fingers.
        PVC pipe cutter. Too easy.

  30. Double Mocha Man 4 pres

    Apr 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Cool.. i have a 4 handicap. I’ll try them if i can find them.

    • ooffa

      Apr 7, 2017 at 10:07 am

      You can try them with any handicap. Costco won’t make you bring your handicap card with you.

      • Joseph

        Apr 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm

        Maybe he can play them in British Open this Summer

  31. jerry miller

    Apr 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I have read they were coming out with a different ball that is a little different but don’t know if these are the different ones or not.

  32. TCJ

    Apr 6, 2017 at 11:47 am

    US only?

  33. xjohnx

    Apr 6, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Based on what we know about how the old ball came to be, is it safe to assume this might not be the exact same ball?

    • cgasucks

      Apr 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Possibly. The original wave of those balls were actually overstocked inventory of TM balls that Nassau wanted to blow out through the back door. I’m a little surprised that they kept the same price point for the same amount of balls. There is a good chance it could be a slightly different ball that might not perform as well as the original batch. I hope I’m wrong.

      • john

        Apr 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

        nope, original ball was a rebranded Nassau Quattro, these are still rebranded Nassau Quattros. Love golf, the rumors spread so strongly it’s hilarious, they’re not Nassau’s they’re Miura’s!

    • Billy T.

      Apr 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Same ball, same packaging, made in Korea, same everything….

  34. cgasucks

    Apr 6, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Horray! I hope they have enough balls in stock to satisfy the huge demand for them!

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Members’ Choice: The top-5 drivers that golfers want to test in 2018

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Golf’s “off-season” is upon us and the PGAM Show in Orlando is quickly approaching in January, which means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming driver releases.

We’ve seen a few companies launch their “2018” lines already — such as Cobra with its new King F8 and F8+ — while speculation swirls around the companies who have yet to announce their newest products. For instance, we’ve spotted a new “TaylorMade M4″ driver, and a new “Rogue” driver from Callaway. If history repeats itself and Titleist remains on a two-year product cycle, then we’ll see a replacement for the 917 line sometime in 2018, as well.

The question we posed to our GolfWRX Members recently was, which new or unreleased driver has you most excited heading into 2018? Below are the results and a selection of comments about each driver.

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Note: The comments below have been minimally edited for brevity and grammar. 

Titleist (7.39 percent of votes)

BDoubleG: I know it’s well down the road, but the Titleist 919 is what I’m most looking forward to. I played the 910 until this year and loved it, but I realized that I wasn’t getting much in the way of distance gains with the 915/917, and I was just leaving too many yards on the table. I know it’s a cliche, but I was seeing considerable gains with my G400LS, then my M2 I have now.

I feel like Titleist has been hurting in the driver market share category (and probably elsewhere), as I think a lot of people think that the 913, 915 and 917 have been minor refreshes in a world where almost everyone else has been experimenting with structure (jailbreak, turbulators) or with COG (spaceports, SLDR, G-series extreme back CG). I think if Titleist is going to recapture some of their market share, they will need to start taking an interest in stepping outside of their comfort zone to catch up with everyone else. Maybe I’m hoping for too much, but a D2-style head with ample forgiveness and low-spin (maybe a back-front weight), with the same great sound of the 917, and hopefully getting rid of the “battery taped to the sole” look would be a huge hit in my book.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what they come up with…and I hope I’m not disappointed.

Mizuno GT-180 or otherwise (8.87 percent of votes)

mrmikeac: After thoroughly testing the Mizuno ST-180 and seeing the distance gains I was getting from my Epic, I can’t wait for the GT to get here. Cobra would be next in line for me, but Mizzy really did something special with that JPX-900 and it seems to look like they’re going the same route with these drivers. Excellent feel, forgiveness and simple but effective tech. 

Callaway Rogue, Rogue Sub Zero or otherwise (17.73 percent of votes)

cvhookem63: It seems like we’re not getting a lot of “NEW” this time — just some same lines “improved” on a little. I’m interested to try the Rogue line and M3/M4 line to see if they improved on their previous models. The Cobra F8+ is intriguing to me, as well. I’d like to compare those three to see how they stack up. 

tj7644: Callaway Rogue. It’s gotta make me hit straighter drives right? It sure can’t be my swing…

Equipto: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero, and that’s about it. Most of my testing will be with shafts I presume. 

bangabain: Excited to give the Rogue a shot, although with the hope that there’s a little more fade bias despite the lack of sliding weight.

TaylorMade M3, M4 or otherwise (27.09 percent of votes)

DeCuchi: TaylorMade M3 of course, and the F8+. I’m more interested in the fairways this year though. TaylorMade M4 fairways and Rogue fairways are top of my list. 

elwhippy: TaylorMade M3 and M4. Not owned a TM driver for several seasons and want something with a bit more power than the Ping G Series…

cradd10: M3. Still rocking an OG M1. Super solid driver. Curious to see if the updated version can beat it. 

Cobra F8/F8+ (33.66 percent of votes)

WAxORxDCxSC: I sure want to like the F8 based on looks (I understand I’m possibly in the minority on that one at GolfWRX).

TWshoot67: For me, it’s three drivers: the Cobra F8, F8+ and TM M4. 

The General: Cobra F8 is going to dominate everything, just wait, on the F8

Ace2000: Definitely F8/F8+. Love my Bio Cell+ and can’t help but wonder if these perform as good as they look. 

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True Linkswear goes back to its spikeless roots

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True Linkswear is getting back to its roots, while expanding the singular golf shoe brand’s reach at the same time.

The Tacoma, Washington, company’s Director/Partner, Justin Turner, told us that with the release of the two new models, the company is course-correcting from a move toward the mainstream, spiked golf shoes, and a loss of identity.

In addition to durability issues, Turner said the core True Linkswear customer didn’t appreciate the shift — or the deluge of models that followed.

So, in a sense, the two-model lineup both throws a bone to True devotees and casts a wider net.

Turner and company asked: “If we wanted to restart the brand….what would we value?” A commitment to the brand’s core outsider identity, style as articulated in early models, and an emphasis on quality led Turner on multiple trips to China to survey suppliers in early 2017. Eventually, the company settled on a manufacturing partner with a background in outdoor gear and hiking shoes.

“We’ve spent the last few years scouring the globe for the best material sourcing, reputable factories, advanced construction techniques, and time-tested fundamentals to build our best shoes yet. No cheap synthetics, no corners cut.”

Eventually, True settled on two designs: The Original, which, not surprisingly, has much in common with the zero-drop 2009 industry disrupting model, and the Outsider: a more athletic-style shoe positioned to attract a broader audience.

True Linkswear Original: $149

The company emphasizes the similarity in feel between the Original and early True Linkswear models, suggesting that players will feel and connect to the course “in a whole new way.”

  • Gray, White, Black colorways
  • Waterproof full grain leather
  • Thin sole with classic True zero-drop heel
  • 12.1 oz
  • Sockfit liner for comfort
  • Natural width box toe

True Linkswear Outsider: $169

With the Outsider, True Linkswear asked: “What if a golf shoe could be more? Look natural in more environments?”

  • Grey/navy, black, white colorways
  • EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning
  • Full grain waterproof leather
  • 13.1 oz (thicker midsole than the Original)

The company envisions both shoes being worn on course and off.

True Linkswear introduced the more durable and better-performing Cross Life Tread with both models. Turner says the tread is so good, you can wear the shoes hiking.

Both models are available now through the company website only. True Linkswear plans to enter retail shops slowly and selectively.

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Sean O’Hair and Steve Stricker’s Winning WITBs from the 2017 QBE Shootout

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The team of Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair closed the QBE Shootout with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot win over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry. O’Hair made a timely eagle on the par-5 17th hole at Tiburon Golf Club to lock up the first place prize of $820,000 ($410,000 each).

Here’s a look at their bags.

Sean O’Hair

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Prototype 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Limited Edition 70TX

5 Wood: Titleist 915F (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ Limited Edition 80TX

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4-iron), Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 prototype (50, 54 and 58 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron prototype

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Related: Sean O’Hair WITB

Steve Stricker

Driver: Titleist 913D3 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2X

3 Wood: Titleist 915F (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 80TX Prototype

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 (17.0 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2X

Irons: Titleist 718 CB (3-9)
Shafts: KBS Tour Prototype

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (46, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 w/ Sensicore

Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Related: Steve Stricker WITB 2017

Note: We originally reported Stricker had a Scotty Cameron putter in the bag, per Titleist’s equipment report. Stricker did, however, have a Odyssey White Hot putter in play during the final round of the QBE Shootout.

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