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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. steve

    Jun 28, 2018 at 12:19 am

    97% of all golfers worldwide cannot take advantage of these high performance balls because their impact dynamics are faulty. They could play any cheap golf ball but will buy a ProV or Kirkland for status and to salve their neurotic angst… 😛

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    • CDub

      Jun 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

      I’ve bought them online before, but they sold out really quickly. Went back a week later to order two more boxes and they were already sold out.

  4. 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…..

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. TMAC

    Apr 9, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Any In KONNECTICUT Yet????

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Dennis Mcmahon

    Apr 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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? 🙂

  17. 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…

  18. Matty

    Apr 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Good, but are they available in Canada??

  19. 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?

  20. Juan

    Apr 7, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Which Livonia store? The one on Middlebelt or Haggerty?

  21. 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

  22. Ace

    Apr 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Laguna Niguel Costco sold out by 4pm

  23. 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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  25. 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?

  26. 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

  27. 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 🙁

  28. 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.

  29. gary

    Apr 6, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    got 10 dozen today for $160

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. TCJ

    Apr 6, 2017 at 11:47 am

    US only?

  34. 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….

  35. 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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When it comes to drivers, Mizuno isn’t usually the company that comes to the top of mind for many golfers, but starting with the ST-190, and then the ST-200 series in 2020, they have quickly changed the perception of their metal woods thanks to wins on tour and more players choosing to put them in play—most recently Brandt Snedeker as a non-contracted player.

This morning, with the update of the USGA and R&A conforming equipment lists, we are getting a sneak peek at what Mizuno will have in store for 2021 with the release of the ST-Z and ST-X drivers.

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Based on the information provided in the USGA submission by Mizuno, the ST-X will only be available in right-handed (10.5 and 12-degree lofts), while the ST-Z will be available in both right (9.5  and 10.5 degrees) and left-handed (9.5 degrees only).

ST-Z

Based on the images from the USGA list and our experience with the Mizuno product line, it appears that the ST-Z is the next step in the evolution of the standard ST200 with no adjustable CG but with a customizable weight in the back of the head.

We haven’t seen any images of a moveable weight driver in this new ST series, so it could be that the G-woods are getting phased out in favor of more internally biased weighting, but since those types of drivers often take a bit more time to get just right, it could be a matter of time before a “G” type driver hits the list.

As for technology, it has Mizuno’s standard wave to create flexibility behind the face, an adjustable hosel, and based on the images, more carbon fiber used around the head compared to previous generations, especially on the sole. I would also expect to hear a new face material or design story to complete the package and to boost MOI and ball speed.

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Based on the image from the USGA list and our experience, it appears that the ST-X is the next step in the evolution of the ST200-X driver, which is the lighter weight, more upright, and draw-biased driver from Mizuno. Don’t think draw bias always means it’s for higher handicaps either, because Mizuno staff player Chris Kirk got along very nicely with his out on the Korn Ferry and PGA Tours in 2020, including a win.

The tell-tale sign is the more heel biased weight in the back of the driver and what looks to be some sort of textured area to create “visible technology” towards the heel of the clubhead.

Beyond being draw-biased, when it comes to technology, it shares a lot of similarities to the ST-Z with Mizuno’s standing wave to create flexibility behind the face, an adjustable hosel, and more carbon fiber used around the head compared to previous generations, especially on the sole, and in the case of the ST-X, on the sole.

We don’t have any information on the release of these new drivers, but considering Mizuno didn’t adjust product release schedules in 2020, I would imagine it will be doing the same in 2021, and we can expect to hear more about these ST drivers either late 2020 or early into 2021.

To see what other golfers are saying about the newly spotted Mizuno ST-Z and ST-X drivers, check out the GolfWRX forums and join the discussion: GolfWRX – New Mizuno drivers spotted on USGA Conforming List

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  • RobertL.: “I replaced my 5 iron with a 5 hybrid. I find it far easier to hit than my 5 iron. I also took my 6 iron out of the bag, so now my longest iron is a 7. I now carry a 3, 4, and 5 hybrid since they’re so much easier to hit than long irons. Makes a big difference for this senior golfer.”
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  • nitram: “I know it sounds so “old man” but if you want to make a change in your 5-iron slot and can’t seem to get along with a hybrid, give the 9-wood a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.”

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