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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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. Acew7iron

    Nov 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

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

  4. 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.

  5. The dude

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:44 am

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

  6. 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.

  7. M. Vegas

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm

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

  8. M. Vegas

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

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

  9. 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….

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Atlantagolf

    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks! I got my 4 dozen!

  18. saveva

    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

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

  19. Milo

    Oct 18, 2017 at 11:33 am

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

  20. 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 !!!!!!!!!!

  21. 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….

  22. Brian

    Oct 18, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Purchased. Played them all summer and loved them.

  23. Eldrick T

    Oct 18, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Sign me up

  24. Captain Kirk

    Oct 18, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Where no ball has gone before ……. woooooooosh

  25. 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!!!

  26. Gorden

    Oct 17, 2017 at 11:32 pm

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

  27. 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

  28. 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…

  29. 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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Rick Shiels shoots +41 in 3-round pro-am tourney. GolfWRX members discuss.

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There’s no way to sugarcoat this: Rick Shiels’ golf game did not travel with him to coastal Spain. Sorry, Rick, (who is by all accounts a great guy). The YouTube personality, instructor, and club reviewer extraordinaire teed it up in the three-round Costa Daurada International Pro-Am at Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club in Spain.

Shiels carded rounds of 88, 88, 79 to finish at 41 over par, last in the field of 17 golfers and seven strokes worse than any other pro.

Not surprisingly, GolfWRX members are discussing the popular YouTuber’s performance and asking some tough questions.

Londoner writes

“This is not intended as a bashing thread. We have all had rounds where it felt like our first. But I thought pros had some level of consistency cracked. Ric hit 41 over for 3 rounds in a pro am…
The winner was +2. How does a pro unravel like that?”

Cornwall1888 suggests

“He’s simply not very good, that’s why he makes money from YouTube and sponsors, not playing golf. He’s probably a 2 or 3 handicap who had a terrible week.”

Stumpnav continues the thought that Shiels may simply not be a good tournament player

“I think Rick spends most of his time at the range using his launch monitor and not enough on the course. He knows how to play swing but not how to play golf. Doesn’t diminish his instructional ability or the enjoyment of his channel.”

Hawkeye77 doesn’t think the scores necessarily reflect his abilities as a player

“On vacation with his family, little or no play or practice in winter, not all that surprising. I’ll bet anyone he played with had a great time.”

Plenty, like Merkury10, defended Shiels and offered potential explanations

“All pros can have a stinker like that. We just aren’t watching them on Sunday. They either missed the cut or played the early tee time not televised. I agree with what was said earlier. I suspect he spends the majority of his time in the hitting bay and not out trying to shoot low scores. Rory 5 putted this weekend, and he’s no Rory.”

03trdblack has a theory about where Shiels is deficient

“Serviceable swing but his chipping and putting are pretty bad. He’s a driving range pro that lives on the GCQuad instead of on the practice green.”

There’s much, much more to the discussion and plenty of hot takes on both sides…and plenty of folks who loved or hated the new Driver vs. Driver panelist before he fired three miserable rounds. In other words, you’ll want to check out this thread.

And it’s neither here nor there, but still worth disclosing, Shiels contributed to this site in the past. You can see his archive here.

 

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Jordan Spieth is a disgusting, pathetic thief, according to Billy Hurley III

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Allow your boiling blood to cool, golf fans. While Billy Hurley III did in fact call Jordan Spieth disgusting and pathetic (among other things), it was all in good fun. And believe me, you’ll have no regrets about clicking through to this article.

Spieth and Hurley are both running for chairman of the PGA Tour’s Player Advisory Council which, not surprisingly, advises Commissioner Jay Monahan on policy decisions.

Davis Love III is the current PAC chair, and the election to determine his successor ends February 13. In a calculated 11th-hour attack ad, BH3 tore into his opponent in this brilliant satirical video.

Spieth, for his part, enjoyed the Golden Man’s spot.

This is hilarious stuff. Really, really well done. Hurley has long been a favorite at GolfWRX for his brand agnosticism, and he gave us a hell of an interview back in 2015.

Well played, Mr. Hurley. You’ve got GolfWRX’s vote.

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Lee McCoy blasts Colombian golf fans, claims they harassed him for his hat, shoes, other “free stuff” during tourney

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Lee McCoy, wasn’t exactly pleased with fan behavior at the Web.com Tour’s Club Colombia Championship in Bogota, where the tied for 20th.

Now, we can’t vouch for the decorum outside the ropes at Country Club de Bogota. One’s tempted to remember some of the clueless spectator antics at the Olympics in Brazil last year. That said, there’s the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and both Web.com and PGA Tour events in South America where we assume fans are acting appropriately, so painting with a broad brush in any color doesn’t make sense.

We’ll stick to the facts, then: No Laying Up’s Tron Carter tweeted the following pair of emojis Sunday night. He appeared to be responding to a since deleted tweet, which we can assume was the one screenshotted in his following tweet.

In a seeming rebuttal to McCoy’s claims about fan behavior, and as a suggestion for how professional golfers ought to interact with spectators, the co-founder of ProTraj Holdings tweeted a shot of tournament winner, Ben Taylor signing autographs.

McCoy deleted his Twitter shortly thereafter.

We attempted to reach Lee via his management, TLA Worldwide, but did not receive a response. McCoy did, however, offer the statement below to Golf Digest.

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