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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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SST Pure: A deep dive into the technology

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Due to the manufacturing process, all golf shafts contain irregularities in straightness, stiffness, and roundness. And depending on how a shaft is aligned, the inconsistencies can adversely affect a shaft’s performance and consistency.

SST PURE was developed as a solution to this problem.

In simplest terms, the SST PURE (stands for it stands for Plane of Uniform REpeatability) process finds a shaft’s most stable orientation to minimizing twisting and off-line bending during the swing. This results in longer, straighter ball flight and more consistent performance in all PUREd shafts. Subjectively, PUREd shafts are often described as feeling “softer” than their non-PUREd counterparts.

For more background on SST PURE and PUREing on tour, we talked with SST founder Dick Weiss, independent rep Scott Garrison, who has the only SST Pure machine on a tour truck, and rep Arnie Cunningham.

Here’s what they had to say.

SST founder Dick Weiss

GolfWRX: Give us a 101-level overview of SST PUREing.

DW: What we do at SST is we analyze the irregularities in a shaft and based on various algorithms, various mathematic formulas, determine which is most asymmetric. Which is the one that’s causing the shaft to bend and twist out of line at impact and also in the first load – the transition between backswing and downswing, there’s a lot of movement in there also. What we do is identify that and mark it so it can be assembled into the club head.

It’s a technological development. It’s come about because we have computers today to do this. We don’t do it by eyeball. The computer doesn’t care who’s going to play it, what level of skill they have, what the material composition is of a shaft, who made it, what kind of ball you’re going to hit. That’s not what we do. What we are saying is we want to analyze a shaft to get it to perform to the best of its ability. You can take a shaft based upon irregularities in it – because shafts are not round or straight.

If you take any shaft and roll it on a table like a pool cue, you’ll see 90% of the time they’ll bounce along because they’re not round. There’s high points and low points, thicker and thinner areas. All we want to do is locate that and say, “Let’s make it work as an asset, let’s make it work as a support for a shaft so they don’t torque out or twist out at impact.”

GolfWRX: Can you give us a brief overview of exactly what goes on in the SST PUREing process?

DW: Sure. In the PUREing process, there’s approximately fifty-six steps you have to take assuming you do what we call a retro-PURE. There’s two ways to PURE. One is if you take a brand new head, a brand new shaft, PURE the shaft and assemble it into a head – that’s a brand new club. The second way would be what we call a retro-PURE. One is we take apart an existing club, keep the shaft, take the grip off, peel the tape off underneath the grip. We use our Weiss-Gibson Ultimate Extractor, we cut the ferrule off. We remove the shaft. We drill out the old epoxy in the head and acetone the head down. We then drill out any old epoxy that may be in the tip of the club. We turn down and clean the outside tip of the club if there’s any epoxy or residue from the epoxy itself where the ferrule may have been. We then go ahead and PURE the shaft. We come back and fit a ferrule, reassemble the club. We use a fast dry epoxy with shafting beads in it.

GolfWRX: Now what would you say to those who don’t believe in the SST PUREing process?

DW: In any technology, people question it which is good. People still don’t think the Earth is round. I think if they are honest with themselves – forget about Dick Weiss and SST as an entity. If they’re honest with themselves and they know anything about clubs whether they make them in their garage or professionally, they have to be able to tell that shafts can not perform the same just randomly or haphazardly assembled. Each shaft has its idiosyncrasies.

So I say for the ones that don’t believe in it, do a test yourself without any type of process. Take a club out, hit it, bring it back in, try to stay off the quadrants, 90 degrees left, 180, another 90, that’s not the way to do it. Move it 30 degrees to the left or right. Put it back in and go hit it. Flip the plane upside down, put it back in, and go hit it.

We’ve started doing a lot of internal testing is because everyone says, “Let us see some independent testing.” We said okay and did it. We took the tour van and five workers with us. We used clubs I hadn’t seen. They came from tour. We didn’t look for asymmetric products. We just took what was there, new shafts, new heads, some of the heads I’ve never seen before. It doesn’t make any difference. We’re happy to subject it to any tests.

Scott E Garrison

“Studies have shown the irregularities in shafts, and that causes offline shots. If you play pool at a bar, you’re going to take the straightest queue.”

GolfWRX: How do you showcase the benefits of SST PUREing when players visit your truck?

SEG: When I have a player in the truck, and I do a quick demonstration and put a shaft in the machine, within two minutes, they’re in…they’re hooked.

All the OEMs, they’re seeing their players want this done, so we’re PUREing up shafts and getting them back to [their trucks] so they can build PUREd clubs for their players.

GolfWRX: What performance examples can you give us where a player PUREd his shafts and saw tremendous improvement?

SEG: It was about seven years ago when I just finished re-gripping Ben Martin’s putter with a SuperStroke grip. As he was leaving, I asked him if he had ever had his clubs PUREd. He said, “No, but I had heard about it and was curious.” I showed him a set I was in the middle of PUREing and he was sold. It was Monday morning, the week of the RBC Heritage and it was pouring. He said to PURE his entire set. That’s what I did Monday afternoon. I ripped his gamers apart and PUREd the shafts and put them back together (a retro-PURE). He was leading the tournament, he shot a career-low round and finished third. He told me later how much better his mis-hits were.

Arnie Cunningham

GolfWRX: What’s the most obvious benefit of PUREing?

AC: It’s about dispersion patterns. Until a person can really dive deep into the numbers—and we’ve done it throughout the years at Golf Laboratories and its proved over and over that the dispersion pattern is better PUREd vs not.

GolfWRX: Are there any misconceptions about PUREing?

AC: Detractors might be looking for some miracle feel, but really, it’s about the dispersion and an improvement on the already good technology in shafts.

GolfWRX: Tell us about the USGA restrictions on PUREing.

AC: You’re stabilizing the golf shaft. You’re putting it in the best playing position possible. If you PURE a shaft, by USGA rules, you can not turn that shaft to allow for a draw or a cut. Just that rule tells me they know it works because they’ve tested and they’ve seen the difference in performance.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/11/21): The Buck Club paint splash scorecard holder

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a The Buck Club paint splash scorecard holder ($125).

From the seller (@taylorhat): “The Buck Club paint splash scorecard holder from the valspar. This is a really neat piece, though I just don’t use it to justify keeping it.  $125”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: The Buck Club paint splash scorecard holder.

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Reason not to play multiple hybrids? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether players should have a variety of hybrids in the bag. WRXer ‘Jetandollie’ kicks off the thread asking is there a reason not to play multiple hybrids and wonders whether we’ll get to a point where a 6-iron is the shortest iron in the bag for a player:

“Now that companies (Ping, PXG, Mizuno, Titleist) are making hybrids up to 28-34* with several shaft options is there a reason that the majority of us should not be playing them to as high a loft as we can find? 

All of the review videos and numbers always show that they go higher, land at a steeper descent angle and are significantly more forgiving and consistent than irons. 

I get that the main point of rebuttal is too high of a ball flight and playing in a windy location, but over the course of 60-80 rounds per year (1500-2000 long/midiron shots) will the shots saved from the forgiveness and higher launch/steeper decent not outweigh the iron mishits or shots lost in the wind? 

Will we get to the point with the way tech in clubs is progressing that the norm will be hybrids to the 6 or 7 iron in most bags?”

And our members have been weighing in on the topic in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MPAndreassi: “Cleveland has been trying to do this for at least a decade now. I don’t think it’ll ever catch on.”
  • cpang05: “Price. For the average guy I see at the muni, starting with a 4H, 5H, then 6i seems really popular. But those hybrids are half the cost of a full set of irons.”
  • Clubhoe: “Workability. Will continue for as long as I’m able to hit them. Will go to utilities next, then hybrids after that.”
  • Mattm97: “I hit my irons better than hybrid. I think it depends on the person, their game and usage. I have a 3H, and I honestly don’t use it a ton except for certain situations.”

Entire Thread: “Reason not to play multiple hybrids?”

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