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GolfWRX Spotted: Costco Kirkland Signature wedges on USGA Conforming List

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After a year of speculation, we can now say without a doubt, that Costco is in the process of producing a set of Kirkland Signature wedges—gap (52 degrees), sand (56 degrees), and lob (60 degrees) to be released sometime in the near future.

We can only make this assumption based on the fact that at least three clubs have been submitted and approved under the USGA/R&A groove conformity rule with the lofts: 52, 56, and 60 degrees—although the only image featured is of a 52 degrees.

We do not have any official information at this time beyond having spotted the wedges on the conforming list, but judging by the fact that they appear to be fully finished cosmetic samples, we can guess that it could be a short time before these start showing up in Costco warehouses.

From the available image and description, it appears the wedges will be made of carbon steel—most likely cast—and will feature milled faces to maximize spin. These are all features we see from some of the top manufacturers, so now it will come down to how this potential wedge set will be priced.

Costco Kirkland Signature wedges: How did we get here?

It was just this May, when after long speculation, Costco introduced the KS1 Putter to great fanfare, and we at GolfWRX had the exclusive: The story behind the new Costco KS1 putter. The putter sold out within days at warehouses around the United States.

Now on the heels of the putter and the Kirkland Signature golf ball, which we should note, the three-piece is one of the most reviewed and highly rated products on Costco.comit looks as if recent speculation: With the success of the Kirkland putter, what’s next for Costco and golf? could be correct in that they plan to introduce a set of 3 stock wedges to golf consumers.

As Costco states on its website

“The Kirkland Signature brand stands for quality above all else—quality that meets or exceeds leading national brands.”

We have no idea about what shafts or grips my be part of this package set of wedges but either way, I’m sure that whatever they are priced at, they will be sure to once again shake up the golf equipment industry.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. S

    Aug 17, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Why… I mean why….? Btw, I am a Costco member myself.

  2. T$

    Jul 30, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    It’s just a bummer they only come in packs of 10.

  3. Costco rules

    Jul 29, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    I love these comments from some that because it made by costco it has inferior design, inferior materials, inferior production and must me something wrong……they obviously are not members of Costco, nor have had any experience with the Kirkland quality.

  4. Lowell

    Jul 29, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Best return policy. Im gonna give them a go rather than just saying I dont like them because they are from costco.

  5. Bob

    Jul 29, 2020 at 9:41 am

    I would love for them to make a 50, 54 & 58 degree set! Look at the LPGA and even some PGA players that play the lower lofts! Plus, it fits in better with today’s sets that have a 45 degree pitching wedge! Going from a 44 or 45 degree PW to a 52 gap is quite a bit.

    • gwelfgulfer

      Jul 29, 2020 at 11:35 am

      This. Makes no sense to only make these lofts given the direction OEM’s are pushing clubs. Doesn’t hurt that this has been my loft set up for over 10 years now. But good on them for doing this. Just shows what we already know, that the OEM’s are gouging hard on the 2 markets they are entering, to the point that they feel there is a need they can fill.

    • Catherine

      Jul 30, 2020 at 3:16 am

      I completely agree with you!

  6. Costco customer

    Jul 29, 2020 at 9:26 am

    The 3 piece golf ball sucked. The 4 piece was excellent.

    • Jack Nash

      Jul 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm

      I found the 3 piece spun just as good as the Pro V if not better. There was a Brit Pro on YouTube who did a test and with wedges and the Costco ball was min. 400 rpms better from a buck and a quarter in.

  7. Bruce

    Jul 29, 2020 at 6:09 am

    Being from Canada we will not likely see the wedges or putter in Cdn Costco warehouses. Too bad; golf clubs have gotten way too expensive, we need Costco’s quality products @ fair prices.

    • Jack Nash

      Jul 29, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      You can buy them, and ship them to a U.S. boarder City warehouse then cross and bring them home with you. There’s a few in Port Huron Mich. that people from Southern Ont. use all the time.

  8. jgpl001

    Jul 29, 2020 at 4:06 am

    I am afraid I just do not see the attraction, not even curiosity
    Just now you can find the SM7 and RTX4 at a big discount, for me it would be an easy choice

  9. Paulo

    Jul 29, 2020 at 12:26 am

    I’m going to legally change my name to “Kirkland” and save a fortune on stamping

  10. Delbert

    Jul 28, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Everyone’s a Wiener at Costco!

  11. Carl

    Jul 28, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    As my old friend used to say, those things are ugly enough to scare the dark out of the closet

  12. Garrett

    Jul 28, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    I wonder if these will come in a lovely pizza-oil grease finish…

  13. George Stevenson

    Jul 28, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Yes to hot dogs!

  14. Santosh

    Jul 28, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Obviously, someone is making them for Costco/Kirkland. Who could it be? Cleveland?

  15. Cody Reeder

    Jul 28, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Producing is a bit of an insult to actual companies with R&D. These are no more than blanks purchased basically off Alibaba with kirkland printed on them then sold for a profit.

    Good system, good profit. but they didn’t “produce” them.

    • Blah

      Jul 28, 2020 at 11:19 am

      And taylormade mg2 Are artisan golf ripoffs. Who copied macgregor. Nothing is new. Everyone recycles old ideas with new marketing. The new sim is a rip off of old taylormade v sole tech which Adams used. Keep drinking the kool aid

      • jim

        Jul 28, 2020 at 11:47 am

        Wow, do you believe the stuff you are saying?

        The SIM is a ripoff of the old V-sole? I never knew the V-sole had a titanium face, an 80g sole plate, and a carbon crown.

        The MG2 is a ripoff of the Artisan golf wedges? Hmmmm. Didn’t the MG proceed the MG2? Artisan is doing milled soles on their wedges?

        While the sand wedge hasn’t changed much since Gene Sarazen added bounce to the sand wedge in 1932, TM certainly didn’t copy Artisan. Especially since TM has been making wedges a lot longer.

        • eddie

          Jul 28, 2020 at 4:53 pm

          Design & materials are two different things.

      • JTB

        Aug 3, 2020 at 7:34 pm

        Taylormade and Adams were the same company at the time under the adidas umbrella to be fair

    • Anthony Chapman

      Jul 28, 2020 at 11:43 am

      What R&D is there really now with wedges? Wedges, like putters have become so overpriced with no performance gains. If the sole grind matches, wedges from several years ago are just as good.

    • JP

      Jul 29, 2020 at 11:22 am

      And how do your “actual companies” make their wedges? Does Artisan, Vokey, Cleveland, or TaylorMade have their own foundry in the US where they pour their blanks before finishing? Or do they do exactly as you suggest, buy blanks from China and have them finished in China with their stamping?

  16. stanley

    Jul 28, 2020 at 10:40 am

    i can’t lie folks. i am going to give them a try.

    • DJ

      Jul 28, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      me too! and i’ll get a hot dog while i’m there

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Scotty Cameron unveils new Special Select Jet Set putters

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Scotty Cameron has today introduced the new range of Special Select Jet Set putters.

The limited release features a four-model collection designed for the player looking for a particular design aesthetic in a high-performance configuration with attention to shape, color palette and finish.

Precision milled in the United States from a block of 303 stainless steel, each new Limited Release Special Select Jet Set putter incorporates Scotty’s performance balanced weighting technology featuring customizable sole weights, as well as purpose-built aluminum sole plates designed to optimize weight distribution in the wider profile of the Plus models.

Speaking on the new range, Scotty Cameron said:

“A lot of golfers want to game the same putters the pros play. Our new Special Select Jet Set putters offer a taste of that experience with a few extras that put them in a category of their own. The Tour Black finish is something a lot of people really like, so when I can, I make putters using it combined with dark, smoky accents. The overall tone-on-tone look is inspired by custom car builders, and that’s where the Jet Set name comes from. We’ve offered this concept in years past. This is the next version of Jet Set. Specifically, the ‘Plus’ models that are in between the width of a Newport 2 and a Squareback 2. I developed this “tweener” size working with a few Tour players who wanted something in between the width of a traditional blade and our Squareback flange width. The Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus and Newport 2 Plus offer those desired sizes and happen to be the first we’ve created for everyone. Limited releases like these new Special Select Jet Set models are for those who want a high-performance putter, but also that little extra.”

In addition, the Special Select Jet Set Newport, Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus, Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 and Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus feature custom graphics, a Tour Black finish with a dark, tonal color scheme, a specialized Pistolini Plus grip, shaft band and headcover.

Displaying the evolution of Scotty’s research in bringing the benefits of higher MOI to blade putter shapes, the line’s “Plus” models introduce slightly wider profiles than standard face-to-flange blade dimensions in design to offer maximum performance from a blade putter.

Special Select Jet Set Newport

“A souped-up version of Scotty’s classic heel-and-toe weighted blade, the Special Select Jet Set Newport includes a plumbing neck, the model’s distinctive rounded features and a unique sight line milled on the topline. Precision milled from 303 stainless steel, this limited release putter has a solid face, misted Tour Black finish, adjustable performance balanced raw tungsten sole weighting and includes the line’s new textured Pistolini Plus grip and Jet Set headcover.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus

“Crafted slightly wider when measured from face to flange, the Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus offers a new size in high-performance blade putter design. Relying on proven multi-material design methodology, Scotty accommodated the fuller profile by distributing weight to the perimeter and incorporating a 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sole plate, anodized black and engraved with the line’s Jet Set graphics. A milled flange sight line provides clean alignment, while customizable stainless steel sole weights provide balance. A new, textured Pistolini Plus grip, Jet Set shaft band and specialized headcover complete the package.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport 2

“Designed with the proven shape, plumbing neck and tri-sole of a modern Newport 2, the Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 is milled from 303 stainless steel with customizable tungsten sole weights, a Tour Black finish and the line’s Jet Set graphics package, including a specialty shaft band, headcover and textured Pistolini Plus grip. Incorporating a subtle design characteristic—and inspired by the putters he makes for touring professionals—Scotty included a milled sight line on the topline rather than a standard flange line. A limited number of left-handed Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 models were also created.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus

“Splitting the difference in flange width between a Special Select Newport 2 and Squareback 2, the Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus offers a Tour-inspired shape that introduces the next profile in high-performance blade design. Milled from 303 stainless steel with a solid face, the Newport 2 Plus has a 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sole plate, anodized black and engraved with the line’s Jet Set graphics. A milled flange sight line provides clean alignment, while customizable stainless steel sole weights provide balance. The putter includes the line’s new, textured Pistolini Plus grip, Jet Set shaft band and specialized headcover.”

The limited release Special Select Jet Set putters will be available worldwide on Aug. 19, 2022, at Titleist authorized golf shops, and are priced at $650 each.

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2022 TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 wedges launched

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What you need to know: TaylorMade is launching the latest iteration of its “Swiss Army knife” Hi-Toe 3 wedges. In contrast to TaylorMade’s MG3 wedges, Hi-Toe 3 wedges feature a higher toe peak, higher center of gravity for lower launch and more spin, a four-way cambered sole, and full-face scoring lines all aimed at maximizing versatility and performance around the green.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3: What’s new

  • Full length scoring lines on all lofts above 54 degrees for additional spin on open-faced shots.
  • Raised micro-ribs between the full grooves (introduced in MG3 wedge) add texture to the face for increased spin and performance on partial shots.
  • Aged copper finish to complement the raw face

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3: Additional technology

In order to assist in executing “all the shots” TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 marketing references, TM engineers again incorporate a four-way cambered sole into the 8620 carbon steel Hi-Toe 3. Generous bounce and a wide sole meet a low leading edge for enhanced playability from a variety of lies.

And of course, the weighted toe pad “high toe” portion of the Hi-Toe 3 raises the center of gravity and moves it closer to the center of the face in an effort to produce lower launching, higher spinning shots.

ZTP Raw Grooves are implemented in the Hi-Toe 3 for optimal spin across a variety of conditions.

Full face ZTP RAW grooves

What TaylorMade says

“Our athletes all offered great input individually, but collectively everyone wanted something versatile. They wanted a single wedge that could perform around the greens from deep rough, thick fescue, bunkers with different sands, in wet conditions and from tight lies. That’s a lot to fit into a single design, but with Hi-Toe 3 we’ve done it.” — Bill Price, Product Creation, Wedges and Putters

TaylorMade Milled Grind 3: What it looks like

52 degree

56 degree

60 degree

Pricing and availability 

Hi-Toe 3 is available for order now at www.taylormadegolf.com and at retail locations with an MSRP of $179 USD. Hi-Toe 3 comes stock with the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 shaft (115g) and Lamkin Crossline 360 Round 52 gram grips (Gray/Blue/Black End Cap).

Hi-Toe 3 is available in standard bounce (50, 52, 54, 56, 58, and 60 degrees), low bounce (58, 60 degrees), and high bounce (58, 60 degrees).

KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115 shafts are standard along with Lamkin Crossline 360 grips.

MyHi-Toe 3

Added elements of personalization are available through MyHi-Toe 3. They may choose from four different finishes, including the classic brushed copper, chrome, black and raw, before selecting text, logos, and paint fills to create a purely unique design.

A complete list of customizable options includes:

  • Finish
  • Grip
  • Shaft
  • Length
  • Personalized text
  • Loft & bounce
  • Custom paints fills: Logos, icons, carbon steel, hosel rings, text

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (8/9/22): Mint Ping i500s

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At GolfWRX, 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 – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of mint Ping i500s.

From the seller (@lawrencedc1): “Asking $725 Plus Ship.  Played 5 rounds.  Didn’t make the Bag!”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Mint Ping i500s

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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