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Costco Kirkland Signature wedge review – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been discussing Costco’s new Kirkland Signature wedges. WRXer ‘johnnied’ has managed to get his hands on a set and has shared his early experiences of the wedges with our members. Check out his review below.

“I PIcked up a set of the new Kirkland wedges at Costco (San Diego Morena) today. $159.99 Came as a set of three; a 52-10, a 56-10 and a 60-8. All lies are 64deg. The 52 is D3, the 56 and 60 is a D4. I went and hit a bucket off of mats, but more on that in a second.

The wedges are a tour chrome finish with a basic plain back with the words Kirkland Signature. The toe has the degrees and bounce inscribed. The face is cross milled and looks like the Vokey SM5’s The bounce pattern is similar to a Vokey “D” grind, and is the same on all wedges. The words “Carbon Steel” are etched into the back of the hosel. The shaft is a stepped pattern in steel. Don’t know whose. The grip is a black composition grip similar to a tour velvet with the words Kirkland Signature on it.

Overall the presentation is nice and professional looking. No razzle dazzle.

I hit the 52-deg first. Swing weight is D3, and it felt fine. I hit it about 105 yds, or about 10 yds shorter than my 50deg, which is expected. Hits and results were repeatable. One thing I found was that the shaft seemed lighter and a little softer than my Vokeys and if I tried to swing hard the head couldn’t catch up fast enough, and it felt like a hockey shot. But just slowing down a little produced the 105 yds over and over again. I could feel the clubhead on the entire swing, which I like. The wedges are tour chrome, and I’m used to black finish so looking down was different, but got used to it after a few shots. Lining the grooves up to the target line was easy.

Now the 56deg. Swing weight is D4, and felt fine. I hit it about 95 yds or about 5 yds shorter than my 54 Vokey (bent to 55). Same thing happened when trying to hit it hard, the shaft tip wouldn’t catch up, so timing was a little bit of an issue. Clubhead feel and lining up was good.

The 60deg has a bounce of 8 deg, is a D4, and seems to have a higher toe than the others.The high tow is good for when you open up the clubface to “loft” it up. Well, this is where the grind becomes a problem. With the “D” grind on the 60deg, opening up the clubface caused the hosel area and back center of the sole to dig. You could see the mat stroke lines at the back of the sole. What should happen is that the center of the sole should be the highest bounce, but because the sole is so deep when you open the clubface the back of the sole and hosel area catches, which closes the clubface, and shots went left.

My first thought was to take it into the garage and change the grind to more of an “M” grind. This would remove metal from the back of the sole and some from the hosel area. But before I do, I thought I’d experiment some more. So I hit some in-between shots and chips.

Chips and pitches were good and predictable. I could control the distance OK. Spin was excellent. Pitching 20-30 yds with the 60deg was the easiest of the three wedges.

I would have no hesitation putting these in my bag but would need a few mods first. 1. I’d grind down the 60deg so I could open up the face without digging. 2. Adjust the lies to 62deg (2 deg flat) and 3, change the grips to Lamkin cords. The last two are personal fitting issues that have nothing to do with the clubs.

So do I keep them or do I take them back?  It was $159 for 3 wedges, great deal. My Vokeys are $184 each. I think I’ll do some grinding and tweeking and see if I can dial these in. And, at $159 I might just see if I can beat my buddy at the helicopter game.”

Our members have been reacting to the review from ‘johnnied’ in our forums.

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

  • TheMoneyShot: “Nice review!  I’m kind of surprised these are not being sold online yet.”
  • tbowles411: “Good review.  Thank you.  This will help get people in the game at an affordable price.  Equipment without the excessive markup is great.”
  • nick_CO: “Great review. I might have to drag my buddy who has a membership to Costco to go get a set.”

Entire Thread: “Costco Kirkland Signature wedge review”

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  1. david

    Jun 22, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Marketing: it’s amazing how powerful it is…put a name like vokey on a wedge or Scotty on a putter and you can charge $400 plus! I’m a 3.2 index and mostly due to my short game. My Cleveland tour wedges are getting old so being cheap I decide to try the Kirklands. The grips are too small, and the 60 degree is a half inch shorter, but here’s what I’ve found so far; I need to get used to them. At first I hit some poor shots, but having gone to the range I’m hitting the same as my Clevelands, distance and proximity wise. I always say; you can and will adapt to any club you play. If you’re on a tour you can make small adjustments with your clubs. I play amateur events and can putt usually better with my 1960 tourney MacGregor blade putter than most guys with their $500 fancy putters. bottom line; once I got used to these Kirklands they are giving me the same result…but I do practice a lot.

  2. Ryan Gallier

    Oct 14, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Can you provide the Costco item number on these wedges? They are impossible to find, and the Costco stores can’t even look it up with out this number. Help us regular folks out who really want to get a hold of these. Thanks.

  3. Long not wrong

    Oct 14, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    This review is useless. He has a preference for a grind and he has a swing that likes his Vokeys. This is a review of his preferences not a review of the product. These wedges were designed for a broad audience not some club tweeker with a grinder and a Mitchell loft/lie machine in his garage. Just like all Kirkland products, people will love these wedges because they are the same product, same quality, similar design, manufactured the same way by the same manufacturers OEM Brands use. I have a set and they are in my bag. BTW, he could have simply read the box to know the shafts are True Temper.

  4. Michaele

    Oct 14, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Hey Kernul …

    You are entitled to your opinion, but your post reeks of effete snobbery. I highly doubt you would be critical in the same way if the brand were Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, etc. For all you know, one of those brands may be exactly what they are.

    I don’t know a player with a handicap under 10 who isn’t tweaking their clubs whether it is in a custom fitting process or making changes and adjustments after purchasing the clubs. This is especially true with wedges.

    Adjusting lofts, lies and grips is incredibly common and costs almost nothing. New steel shaft is maybe $40.

    Let’s see … $160 for three wedges, $20 (max) three Tour Velvet grips, $125 for three Project X shafts (about $40 each give or take a few bucks and some elbow grease. Total cost $305 or $102 per club. Three Volkey SM8 wedges with no customization $480 ($160 each as low as it gets for stock setups).

    How’s the golf snob act working for you now? Your words – “Sounds like a perfect fit for you.”

  5. Kernul

    Oct 14, 2020 at 10:20 am

    First, you got hosed on your Vokeys.
    Second, you think the clubs are fine, except you’d change all the lofts, all the lies and all the grips. You also stated repeatedly that the shafts didn’t work for you either.
    Sounds like a perfect fit for you!
    Appreciate the feedback on performance, feel and appearance, but I have trouble believing ANY discerning player would make these their first choice as sold. These are clearly marketed for the starter/novice enthusiast who just want a relatively flat and solid instrument to move their golf ball closer to the hole.

    • Jack Nash

      Oct 14, 2020 at 11:36 am

      These clubs will grow the game. More people playing is what the industry has been lacking for decades. It was always “too pricey” for the avg. player. Now it might not be. How would you like to see some green fees come down? The more people that play the more choice they have and the fees will drop accordingly. I may or may not buy these but the idea is correct. More Golfers are needed, no matter their age.

      • Not gianni

        Oct 14, 2020 at 1:05 pm

        Hahahaha green fees dropping in rates!!! Hahah tell another joke for me please

        • Zuke

          Oct 14, 2020 at 5:10 pm

          If there’s more people playing, rates will go up not down due shortages of tee times. Not to mention it will now even be harder to make a tee time…

  6. phizzy

    Oct 14, 2020 at 9:14 am

    These wedges could be decent with after market steel shafts. I myself have the Miura HB in my 54 and 58, but I would be open to try these with the kbs 610 S+ flex which is what I currently game. Decent price point as well at 160 for the entire set.

    • Kernul

      Oct 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

      These are Kmart prices with inherent Chinese-made, mass-produced, Kmart quality. Costco got fortunate with their golf ball, but just because these wedges have all the expected parts (grip, shaft, club head), it doesn’t make these anywhere near competitive with the big brand names.
      Also, I’m not an employee or representative of above mentioned big brand name companies. Honest.

      • Scott

        Oct 26, 2020 at 12:36 pm

        Keenul, There is no way for you to know that without testing.

      • Freddie J

        Oct 28, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        Many years ago, probably 34 years, I bought a cheap $3 closeout sand wedge at KMart that kind of looked like the old Pings. It was cheap Chinese junk back in the day when everything from China was junk. It had a sharp edge where you hit into the sand. It was fantastic. It held up well with a decent grip. It got me out of the sand every time. Sadly, I lost it moving.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (11/30/23): Artisan MB irons



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 Artisan MB irons.

From the seller: (@Brandan): “Artisan MB 4-P. Matte black modus 120s. Close to mint condition. $1800 OBO.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Artisan MB irons

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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Will Zalatoris switches to L.A.B. Mezz.1 Max broomstick putter at Hero World Challenge



Prior to getting back surgery in April of 2023, Will Zalatoris had established himself as one of the premiere ball strikers in golf. In his last full season on the PGA Tour (the 2021-2022 season), he ranked 3rd in Strokes Gained: Total, 11th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, 1st in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green and 13th in Driving Distance.

Simply put, Zalatoris stripes the ball.

On the greens, however, Zalatoris has had well-documented struggles, especially on short putts, and he ranked just 103rd in Strokes Gained: Putting in the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season.

His putting has always been his big question mark, but during the seven-month recovery period from surgery, Zalatoris has taken measures to rectify those issues.

Following in the footsteps of L.A.B. Golf putter users Lucas Glover, Adam Scott, and Camilo Villegas, Zalatoris showed up to the 2023 Hero World Challenge using an L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max broomstick putter, as reported by

Previously, Zalatoris used an armlock-style putter, but it seems that Zalatoris is hopeful for the new broomstick style, which helps with both his stroke, and alleviating pressure off his surgically-repaired back.


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“I ordered a couple armlocks [from L.A.B.], and they ended up sending me a couple of broomsticks, and it took me probably three months before I was actually able to start practicing with it,” Zalatoris told “But immediately, I loved it. I can see the line so much better. It’s just more comfortable, too…I mean, I know I was a pretty streaky putter. I mean, I’d always be a zero-strokes-gained guy, but I’d blow a few short ones here and there. But so far so good…the misses are just so much better.”

As Glover, Scott and Villegas have found out themselves, the L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max putters use “Lie Angle Balanced” technology to ensure stability throughout the stroke. The winged-mallet putter heads are designed with a multi-material construction, consisting of 6061 aircraft aluminum bodies, and a 303 stainless steel midsection. They’re also individually weighted to help achieve lie-angle balance for each intended user, and the crowns have contrasting lines to help ensure proper alignment to the target.

Glover won back-to-back events at 2023 Wyndham Championship and the 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship in August using the L.A.B. putter, and Villegas captured a win of his own at the 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

Maybe, just maybe, Zalatoris has found the answer to his putting woes, too. Surely he’ll need a few tournament reps before getting back into prime playing condition, but we’ll get a good look at his new broomstick putting stroke this week as he puts it to the test for the first time in competition following back surgery.

Head over to to read the full report on Zalatoris’ putter switch

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What you need to know about Tiger Woods’ new Graphite Design Tour AD-VF driver shaft



Tiger Woods is making his PGA Tour return at the 2023 Hero World Challenge this week, which marks the first time we’ll see him tee it up in competition since the 2023 Masters.

On Tuesday, we spotted Woods in the Bahamas using a new, unreleased TaylorMade Qi10 LS driver prototype equipped with a new Graphite Design Tour AD-VF 6 X red and black shaft.

Back in September, if you remember, Justin Thomas switched into a Graphite Design Tour AD-VF 5 X shaft in his Titleist TSR3 driver. Thomas wanted a longer driver option, and he found 15 more yards thanks to the new 45.625-inch driver.

This week, Woods showed up with the same shaft model (just slightly heavier and stiffer, due to the shorter length compared to Thomas).

So, what is it about this AD-VF shaft that’s attracting top names such as Thomas and Woods?

According to Graphite Design’s website, the AD-VF metalwood shafts have a “FIRM+” butt section, a “STIFF” mid-section, and a “VERY STIFF” tip section.

The “VF” stands for “Victory Force,” and the design promotes a low/mid launch, with low spin. The shafts, which are designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan Factory, use “TORAYCA M40X” pre-preg material in the butt section, and “TORAYCA T1100G” pre-preg in the mid/tip sections to produce better control, stability, and feel.

Here’s how the AD-VF shaft compares to other shafts in the Graphite Design family, according to the company’s website, and as you can see, it’s as stiff as anything Graphite Design offers across the butt, mid, and tip sections. Reductively, you could call it the “stiffest shaft in the lineup.”

As a reminder, Woods most recently gamed the Fujikura Ventus Black with a TaylorMade Stealth Plus head at the Masters in April.

Woods is set to tee off on Thursday at 11:52 a.m. EST alongside Justin Thomas.

See Tiger Woods’ full WITB at the 2023 Hero World Challenge

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