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Return of the K Sig: Costco’s Kirkland Signature golf ball is back

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The buzz in the GolfWRX forums this afternoon: Costco’s Kirkland Signature Four-Piece Urethane Golf Ball is back in stock.

DavePelz4 gleefully spilled the beans.

Screenshot (87)Now available to members only online, the K Sigs are still retailing for $29.99 per two dozen; $4.99 shipping & handling. Orders are limited to two (24-packs) per member, and of course, supplied are limited.

Referred to colloquially as a “K Sig” by its many admirers, Costco, it seems, has no intention of halting production of the controversial, disruptive golf ball.

RELATED: Golfers are going crazy over Costco’s Kirkland Signature golf balls

A three-piece, 338 dimple golf ball appeared on the USGA’s conforming ball list over the summer, leading many to speculate that the embattled four-piece ball had indeed met its eternal demise.

However, the packaging for this Four-Piece Urethane Golf Ball is the same as the popular, and routinely out-of-stock ball whose production was halted in January.

RELATED: Titleist responds to Costco’s suit with 284-page countersuit

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  1. AJ

    Apr 5, 2018 at 2:56 am

    They are back in stock for Costco members only as of April 3, 2018. They are still in stock as of April 5, 2018.

    https://m.costco.com/CatalogSearch?keyword=Golf%20Balls

  2. Steve Cantwell

    Nov 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Bought four dozen, just like most of us here. Finally got an opportunity to get out and play this ball. Absolutely great feeling ball from driver through putter. As they are no longer currently available, I wish I had been able to buy more as my buddies have decided they need to sample my purchase!

  3. Jeff

    Nov 27, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Got mine a few weeks ago. After playing a few rounds with these, all I can say is that they’re fantastic! More spin around the greens than my usual Bridgestone RXS, and great distance. Try them out before you hate on them! Can’t beat the price!

  4. Acew7iron

    Nov 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    KSig…For the Ebay flipper who likes making 4x on their investment.

  5. Matt k

    Oct 23, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Titleist AVX for the golfer that buys new drivers every season and believes it improves their game. SMH. K-Sig for the golfer who would normally buy a decent ball that plays well and says why not buy a better ball for less money.

  6. The dude

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:44 am

    K Sig…for the guy that uses the ball washer 4 times a round…

  7. M. Vegas

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Kirkland Signature….
    For the guy that’s in more than 10 fantasy leagues

    • MB

      Oct 20, 2017 at 3:03 am

      It’s called K-Sig so that idiotic dudes formerly named Smiz or whatever can go sign-out and check out of everybody’s life for ever.

      • M. Vegas

        Oct 20, 2017 at 8:24 am

        You remember me, shame I don’t remember you

        • Aot

          Oct 20, 2017 at 11:53 am

          You can’t remember anything. And we all know why.

  8. M. Vegas

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Kirkland Signature….
    For the guy that wants bobo Wishon clubs

  9. M. Vegas

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Kirkland Signature….
    For the guy with the collared Alabama Crimson Tide shirt

  10. ken

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    sold out

    • gorden

      Oct 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      Bet more are on the way out in the Pacific Ocean some where….

  11. Deadeye

    Oct 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I just ordered two dozen Ksigs (again). I am no loss to major ball manufacturers as I have felt that most premium golf balls are over priced and don’t buy them anyway. Most of the price of premium balls and clubs is to cover the cost of advertising. I can score about the same with low spinning balls but there are some shots around the green that a high spin ball works better. Thank you Costco and golfwrx.

  12. JB

    Oct 18, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I’m sure the good balls, but I’ll stick to buying last year’s name brand balls for a few bucks more. Currently have a huge stash of Srixon Z-Stars that I got for $23/doz.

  13. AP

    Oct 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Finally get to try em! Yay! Atleast I know if I don’t like them, I sell them and get my money back

  14. Tom54

    Oct 18, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Those of us old enough to remember back in the days pro line balls were $1.25 ea or $15 a doz. now 40 yrs later you can get a hi quality golf ball for the same?? Makes you wonder how much today’s balls are over priced. I’ll be anxiously awaiting my order of K-sig balls.

  15. WILLIAM MARTELLA

    Oct 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    less than $20 a dozen delivered, for a quality tour design ball? Done. Let’s me save my Nike RZN Tour Black for special occasions, since the supply is twindling hahaha. Take that high priced ball manufacturers!

  16. golfbum

    Oct 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    The marketer in me holds interest in the new Titleist AVX ball. So many questions like entry price into market ( Prov1X’s pricing), limited distribution and how this ball will be indeed marketed. This is a wait see for me until I gather the facts.

    But I find the timing of the AVX and Costco another curious entity. There are only so many ball manufacturers in the world. Take a look at the confirming ball list and you will see that Titleist has dozens of balls listed: meaning that there is no reason to not believe that they private label mfr’ng for other brands.

    A wait and see….

    • WooHoo

      Oct 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      ProV1 minus $20 = AVX

      • golfbum

        Oct 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm

        Titleist has yet to position this 3 piece AVX against other brand types. So lowering it to $30 a dozen when you dont have to? Perhaps…..but the wait and see comment. The interest is how this ball will be marketed. Coming out at top $ and lower price later is a strategy, but you have to build the brand and with that demand. Limited distribution is but one tactic. making it a cheaper ball without positioning it correctly just cheapens the brand.

        Golf marketing is changing. This one interests me.

        The key question that I am seeking exact information what OEM is making the ball that is being branded Kirkland. A bit too lazy but if i can get my hands on the box the UPC codes and other information will provide insight there. Find the timing of Costco notice of a 3 piece and the AVX of interest. Again, I seek then determine.

        On this note, I have played the AVX. It is a good ball. But then, today, all balls are good.

        • Scott

          Oct 19, 2017 at 4:31 pm

          Costco is a 4 piece ball

          • The dude

            Oct 20, 2017 at 6:47 am

            You seriously think 99% of players can tell the difference??…

        • Branson Reynolds

          Oct 20, 2017 at 12:43 am

          Titleist is just putting a U cover on the NXT S and seeing if they can make an extra $15 a box on em.

          • Gorden

            Oct 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

            AVX on counter at public course I played today…$50 a dozen hand written sign……a joke, course is only $22 with cart to play.

    • Michael

      Oct 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Titleist choose our club as part of their Florida test market for the AVX. I bought a dozen to try them. Good, but not better than Srixon QStar Tour or Snell MTB. Not close to being worth $50+ a dozen. I predict it will fail in the market segment they have targeted.

      I successfully ordered two 24 packs of the Kirkland ball. We shall see. At that price it’s worth seeing if it really is a great ball. But if they can’t supply it on a regular basis what’s the point?

      Snell is the best high performance ball and value out there.

      • Scott

        Oct 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm

        Did you compare the AVX to the other Titleist balls? That would seem more relevant of a comparison than to the others you mentioned.

      • gorden

        Oct 19, 2017 at 9:46 pm

        Just the fact Costco had another run shows that there is a manufacture in South Korea willing to produce them, it may not even be the same South Korean manufacture that made the first run, but I believe the ability to run a Urethane cover was in a plant that was making Taylor Made balls with Urethane Covers for Asian Market. Volvik would be one of their biggest competitors in South Korea.

  17. Branson Reynolds

    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I’ve found ONE k-sig on the course before and promptly landed it over the green into a pond. Glad I can play a whole round with one(many) now

    • Bishop

      Oct 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Ha! The exact same thing happened to me, right after an awesome 320 yard tee shot to the center of the fairway. I really kicked myself!

      • M. Vegas

        Oct 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

        Seriously doubt that yardage Dinklage…
        Especially with those Ping Moxie clubs you baggin

  18. Atlantagolf

    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks! I got my 4 dozen!

  19. saveva

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I asked my PXGs if I should buy Kirkland golf balls and they said EWWW.

  20. Milo

    Oct 18, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I’m in like sin, never tried the original. Need to try the new volviks too.

  21. VSPROTO

    Oct 18, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Im in!!!!! Wonder how long the supply lasts at max 2 bundles per order?

    • Lance

      Oct 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      …. especially if you use/lose a box a round !!!!!!!!!!

  22. DavieD

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Definitely worth a try, however, Dean Snell stated that there’s no way it will be the same ball as the original. Should be interesting to see the inevitable comparisons with Titleist and the original ball.

    • new stuff!!

      Oct 18, 2017 at 11:38 am

      they might be different… but never trust a guy who has a horse in the race

      • Steve

        Oct 20, 2017 at 1:31 am

        Knowing guys that work for Taylor Made I think you have a good point….

  23. Brian

    Oct 18, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Purchased. Played them all summer and loved them.

  24. Eldrick T

    Oct 18, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Sign me up

  25. Captain Kirk

    Oct 18, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Where no ball has gone before ……. woooooooosh

  26. Scott

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:44 am

    So what happens when they run out again. It’s good that they put a limit so people don’t buy all of them and try and sell them at a ridiculous price but they will eventually run out. Honestly you can spend an extra 5 dollars a dozen and get a great ball from a company call Cut Golf and don’t have to worry about only getting 2 2packs. Just saying. I tried the old ones and wasn’t a huge fan. It’s all about what ball fits your game though. To each their own.

    • Charlie

      Oct 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

      I wish I could agree with you. I so badly wanted the “Cut” 4 piece golf ball to be everything it was hyped up to be, but I found them to high spinning, which is fine and great around the greens, but off the tee they were terrible. Glad to see the return of the k-sig!!!

  27. Gorden

    Oct 17, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Wonder if the manufacture did loose contract with Taylormade and needs to sell to COSTCO???

  28. gwillis7

    Oct 17, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I just bought two (24 packs), as of right now they are in stock. The ones I bought say 4 piece urethane.

    I usually play W/S Duo’s…lookin forward to getting my K-Sig on

  29. cgasucks

    Oct 17, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Can’t wait for Rick Sheils and other reviewers to test this ball out, even though this isn’t the 4 piece wonderball that has been chronically sold out…

  30. Dat

    Oct 17, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    How you like them apples, Titleist?

    • DB

      Oct 18, 2017 at 8:26 am

      LOL. They are probably furiously calling their lawyers now.

      K-Sig for $1.25 per ball, or the new Titleist AVX for three times the price? No contest.

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WATCH: Phil Mickelson gets the Happy Gilmore meme treatment

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Maybe it’s too soon to find humor in the Phil Mickelson’s behavior on the 13th green during Saturday’s third round of the U.S. Open.

That said, the initial image of one of the game’s greats running after his golf ball and playing hockey in the manner of a child at mini golf was both shocking and humorous to most observers.

Perhaps not surprisingly, then, the meme producers at SPUN have put together this riff on Mickelson’s putting and post-round remarks, leveraging footage from the great golf masterpiece “Happy Gilmore.”

Check it out.

 

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Hot takes on Phil Mickelson’s Saturday antics continue to fly

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Yesterday, Phil Mickelson played a bit of field hockey on Shinnecock’s 13th green that continues to be the talk of the golf world… Mickelson didn’t do much to quiet the murmurs with his refusal to talk to the media following his final round and his celebratory antics after a made putt at that hole, Sunday.

Regarding the left-hander’s violation of Rule 14-5, we have a thread that’s 18 pages long and 516 replies deep at the time of this writing. It spans the full spectrum of opinions, from staunch support for Phil to outright condemnation.

A poll among golf WRXers saw 41 percent of responders say Mickelson should have been disqualified. 49 percent said he shouldn’t have. 9 percent said Mickelson should withdraw.

MtlJeff had this take

“Imagine if a young player did it. We’d be ready to euthanize all millennials for their horrible tantrums.”

Ssfranny said

“I have to kinda think Phil just gave a big middle finger to the USGA and pin placements.”

Teetogreen

“Frustrated as he may have been, he’s no better than the field. Everyone has to play the same course. I know Phil’s a fan-favorite, but that was wrong and disgraceful.”

Nessism said

“Pure frustration. I feel sorry for him. A momentary lapse of awareness will now cost him endless scritany for years to come.”

Golfgirlrobin quickly perceived what would be Mickelson’s eventual explanation

“Or maybe brilliant. Ball goes all the way down the green into the fairway and taking the penalty might actually have ended up being the better play.”

HolyMoses said

“Phil said he hit the moving ball intentionally so it wouldn’t get behind the bunker again. If he’s that defiant, he should be DQ’d. That’s cheating, plain and simple.”

Moving from WRXers’ takes to a few from other realms.

On Twitter, Lee Westwood played the devil’s advocate with this slippery slope (appropriately) argument.

“Here’s a scenario…Thoughts everyone??? here you go….. over the back on 15 at Augusta. Chip it too hard, run over before it gets to the water and knock it on the green so you don’t have to hit it again or go the drop zone!”

Writer Alan Bastable introduced the specter of Rule 1-2.

“Meanwhile, just two years after the DJ rules fiasco at Oakmont, the USGA blue coats were left to explain to the world why Mickelson hadn’t been disqualified for such an egregious breach of the rules. Indeed, under Rule 1-2, the Committee could have deemed that Mickelson’s actions gave him “a significant advantage,” and therefore warranted a DQ. “I would have lobbied for disqualification,” former USGA executive director David Fay said on the Fox telecast.”

The portion of Rule 1-2 Bastable referenced states.

“A player is deemed to have committed a serious breach of Rule 1-2 if the Committee considers that the action taken in breach of this Rule has allowed him or another player to gain a significant advantage or has placed another player, other than his partner, at a significant disadvantage.”

Golf Channel’s Randall Mell discussed Mickelson’s communication with Mike Davis late Saturday after some scribes floated the idea that the golfer ought to be disqualified.

“Phil really did want to understand how the rule operates,” Davis said. “Frankly, as he said to me, `Mike, I don’t want to play in this championship if I should have been disqualified.’” Davis said he assured Mickelson that Rule 14-5 was correctly applied, and that a two-stroke penalty is all that was required.”

With respect to the claims that Mickelson ought to withdraw, ESPN’s Ian O’Connor wrote this.

“There was a problem with Lefty’s story — a fairly big one. His playing partner, Andrew “Beef” Johnston, said he told Mickelson, “Sorry, but I can’t help but laugh at that. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.” Johnston also had this to say of his exchange with Mickelson: “He said, ‘I don’t know what that is. I don’t know what score that is or what happens now.’ And he started speaking to the rules official. It was one strange moment.”

“The standard-bearer with the group, Connor Buff, a 19-year-old from Smithtown and a student at the University at Albany, said he heard Mickelson tell the rules official, “Whatever I get, I get. Just let me know what it is.”

In other words, according to O’Connor Mickelson was both attempting to gain advantage and, for what it’s worth, lying about his thoughts during the field hockey moment.

And of course, Global Golf Post’s John Hopkins.

Amy Mickelson told Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols

“He has been pretty under fire,” she said. “A lot of people have been pretty rough. … . It’s not like we’re in his shoes and understand what he has gone through. You and me, we are looking at it from the outside, sitting in the press room or family dining. … They’re playing sports for a living, but still in the moment it’s a very heavy week, an intense week. A lot happens over the course of 24 hours every day.

Golf Digest’s Joel Beall wrote this about Mickelson’s mock celebration at the 13th, Sunday. He could just as well have written it Mickelson’s explanation and the whole ordeal

“His critics would call it the act of a charlatan. His fans would say he was being an entertainer. Part of the Phil Mickelson Experience is not knowing which is right.”

What do you think, GolfWRX members? Is there more to be said about the matter? Or, with the U.S. Open wrapped up, should be draw the curtain on all this as well? Do any other takes merit mention?

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See what today’s stars look like with Corey Pavin’s 1995 mustache. Hilarious!

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Surely, you’re familiar with Skratch TV’s efforts.

Launched in 2015, the PGA Tour/Bedrocket joint venture was billed as “golf’s first internet video network,” and it has grown into something pretty special in the golf mediaverse.

However, the producers of Adventures in Golf and a buffet of entertaining social media content have truly outdone themselves with the following.

Well played, Skratch. Well played.

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