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Kirkland Signature (Costco) golf balls (MERGED) (NO BST POSTS)

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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA) 3294ClubWRX Posts: 3,294
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    Back to the topic of the most epic WRX thread in recent memory-

    If you’ve never played the original 4 piece KSig, right now is a good time to get some AAAA balls for $6.66 a dz. I’ve gotten these before and other than a few players marks they look new. Free shipping during the Memorial tournament. I just got 8 dz for $57 (tax.)

    https://www.golfballsdirect.com/Kirkland_Signature_Used_Golf_Balls_AAAA_p/608-gkirk12vm.htm?utm_source=GBD+Subscribers&utm_campaign=e85f4480dd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_5_30_WEEKLY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4c14589f37-e85f4480dd-12523319&mc_cid=e85f4480dd&mc_eid=f66e768f73

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  • Break81Break81 Broke80  2033Members Posts: 2,033
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    Picked up a dozen of original KSIG near mint from a guy who sells ball near my local course on the side of the access road. $10 for 12 almost perfect KSIGS. Wont play them in a tournament but since the KSIG was always 10 yards longer off the tee than my Srixon XV ball I like them especially for Par 5's . Makes going for it in 2 just a little more appealing. (no we don't use the 1 ball rule in my club)

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  • dasamsdasams  307Members Posts: 307
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    The USGA just published their updated conforming ball list (dated Jun 5) and the new 4 piece KP1 is still there. Come on Costco, set 'em free! https://www.usga.org/ConformingGolfBall/gball_list.pdf

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  • cristphotocristphoto  3530Members Posts: 3,530
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    @dasams said:
    The USGA just published their updated conforming ball list (dated Jun 5) and the new 4 piece KP1 is still there. Come on Costco, set 'em free! https://www.usga.org/ConformingGolfBall/gball_list.pdf

    The USGA list says country - USA, manufacturer SM Global. So these aren't made by Nassau in Korea like the original?

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  • GirevikGirevik Thrifty Scott  862Members Posts: 862
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    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

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  • gioreekogioreeko  482Members Posts: 482
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    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area. 25130ClubWRX Posts: 25,130
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    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 3820Members Posts: 3,820
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    @cristphoto said:

    @dasams said:
    The USGA just published their updated conforming ball list (dated Jun 5) and the new 4 piece KP1 is still there. Come on Costco, set 'em free! https://www.usga.org/ConformingGolfBall/gball_list.pdf

    The USGA list says country - USA, manufacturer SM Global. So these aren't made by Nassau in Korea like the original?

    The original K-Sig 4 piece ball eventually appeared on the USGA conforming list with SM Global as the manufacturer. Was touched on a while back in this thread. SM Global is a logistics company for all kinds of goods. The current 3 piece K-Sig shows SM Global as the manufacturer however per Costco the 3 piece balls are produced in China. It's listed on the box.

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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 3820Members Posts: 3,820
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    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    Lawsuits were settled in November 2018.

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    @DavePelz4 said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

    Maybe they didn't make the balls until it was settled, and who knows how long it takes to manufacture and ship the balls. Knowing your inside knowledge in the past, I hope you're right!!!

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    3 wood: Taylor made 12 degree mini driver TP
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    Kirkland Tour ball
  • GirevikGirevik Thrifty Scott  862Members Posts: 862
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    @DavePelz4 said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

    Based on prior releases of the original K-Sig, I thought they had MASTERED that process.

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  • GirevikGirevik Thrifty Scott  862Members Posts: 862
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    @gioreeko said:

    @DavePelz4 said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

    Maybe they didn't make the balls until it was settled, and who knows how long it takes to manufacture and ship the balls. Knowing your inside knowledge in the past, I hope you're right!!!

    I wonder what is required to get a ball on the list? Just the specs, or does a ball have to actually exist? And the conspiracy voice in me whispers that if it's just the specs, how can we be sure what they put on the list is what gets produced?

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  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE  4370Members Posts: 4,370
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    Anyone knows the detail of the settlement between Titleist and Costco ?
    Both Titleist and the Nassau are S. Korean based ownership so I wonder if the settlement prohibit Nassau from manufacturing additional supply of the original Kirkland Signature 4 piece Ball after their stored core was used up.
    Even if the 4 piece comes back in retail, it won't be the exact same golf ball and won;t be at the introductory price . I still have some of the original 4 piece Ball somewhere, it might be the dinosaur that never come back to life.
    As for the "made in China" printed on the box for the new 3 piece, not sure if the golf ball and/or the packaging was manufactured in China.
    I doubt there is any possibility the original K Sig will come back alive at the same retail price.

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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area. 25130ClubWRX Posts: 25,130
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    @gioreeko said:

    @DavePelz4 said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

    Maybe they didn't make the balls until it was settled, and who knows how long it takes to manufacture and ship the balls. Knowing your inside knowledge in the past, I hope you're right!!!

    The person who gave me the occasional scoop is extremely tight lipped these days and that's after I gave her some 4 piece KSigs. Isn't this Chicago where bribery is a way of life? We've got several governors who've done jail time that can validate the point.

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  • GirevikGirevik Thrifty Scott  862Members Posts: 862
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    @wkuo3 said:
    Anyone knows the detail of the settlement between Titleist and Costco ?
    Both Titleist and the Nassau are S. Korean based ownership so I wonder if the settlement prohibit Nassau from manufacturing additional supply of the original Kirkland Signature 4 piece Ball after their stored core was used up.
    Even if the 4 piece comes back in retail, it won't be the exact same golf ball and won;t be at the introductory price . I still have some of the original 4 piece Ball somewhere, it might be the dinosaur that never come back to life.
    As for the "made in China" printed on the box for the new 3 piece, not sure if the golf ball and/or the packaging was manufactured in China.
    I doubt there is any possibility the original K Sig will come back alive at the same retail price.

    No one expects the original 4 piece to come back, but are hopeful that the new 4 piece that is on the conforming ball list, labeled "Performance Plus" (or the KP+), will at some point make an appearance. I don't see any reason to think the original K-Sig was at an "introductory price", so I'd be fairly surprised if the new ball shows up it will be for much more than $30 a double dozen.

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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 3820Members Posts: 3,820
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    @wkuo3 said:
    As for the "made in China" printed on the box for the new 3 piece, not sure if the golf ball and/or the packaging was manufactured in China.

    >
    The original K-Sig 4 piece box said made in Korea. I doubt that's where only the box was made.

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    @Girevik said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @DavePelz4 said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

    Maybe they didn't make the balls until it was settled, and who knows how long it takes to manufacture and ship the balls. Knowing your inside knowledge in the past, I hope you're right!!!

    I wonder what is required to get a ball on the list? Just the specs, or does a ball have to actually exist? And the conspiracy voice in me whispers that if it's just the specs, how can we be sure what they put on the list is what gets produced?

    Actual samples of the ball must be submitted and tested for conformance. In fact, for balls to remain on the list long-term samples must be re-submitted for re-testing every couple of years.

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    @Girevik said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @DavePelz4 said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

    Maybe they didn't make the balls until it was settled, and who knows how long it takes to manufacture and ship the balls. Knowing your inside knowledge in the past, I hope you're right!!!

    I wonder what is required to get a ball on the list? Just the specs, or does a ball have to actually exist? And the conspiracy voice in me whispers that if it's just the specs, how can we be sure what they put on the list is what gets produced?

    The balls have to exist and are sent to either the USGA or R&A for compliance testing based on the country the balls were manufactured. This information is readily available on the USGA website.

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  • GirevikGirevik Thrifty Scott  862Members Posts: 862
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    @North Butte said:

    @Girevik said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @DavePelz4 said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

    Maybe they didn't make the balls until it was settled, and who knows how long it takes to manufacture and ship the balls. Knowing your inside knowledge in the past, I hope you're right!!!

    I wonder what is required to get a ball on the list? Just the specs, or does a ball have to actually exist? And the conspiracy voice in me whispers that if it's just the specs, how can we be sure what they put on the list is what gets produced?

    Actual samples of the ball must be submitted and tested for conformance. In fact, for balls to remain on the list long-term samples must be re-submitted for re-testing every couple of years.

    Kind of what I figured. Which means at least SOME of the new balls must exist. Just seems like an inordinate amount of time for them to show up in the wild.

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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area. 25130ClubWRX Posts: 25,130
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    @Girevik said:

    @North Butte said:

    @Girevik said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @DavePelz4 said:

    @gioreeko said:

    @Girevik said:
    I have to admit, I'm starting to lose hope. While I can't imagine why they'd keep a ball in the list that will never see the light of day, for the life of me I can't understand why it's taking so long.

    patience grasshopper, I'm sure the uncertainty with the Titleist lawsuit is factoring in.

    FYI...the Titleist/Costco lawsuits are settled.

    Considering the release history, Costco might be thinking "When is a good time for US to OPEN the flood gates on the new Ksig?"

    Maybe they didn't make the balls until it was settled, and who knows how long it takes to manufacture and ship the balls. Knowing your inside knowledge in the past, I hope you're right!!!

    I wonder what is required to get a ball on the list? Just the specs, or does a ball have to actually exist? And the conspiracy voice in me whispers that if it's just the specs, how can we be sure what they put on the list is what gets produced?

    Actual samples of the ball must be submitted and tested for conformance. In fact, for balls to remain on the list long-term samples must be re-submitted for re-testing every couple of years.

    Kind of what I figured. Which means at least SOME of the new balls must exist. Just seems like an inordinate amount of time for them to show up in the wild.

    Your post was inspiration to go look at the USGA testing process. They only require 2 dozen balls to be submitted, but each color is considered a unique ball and must be tested and a fee paid as well.

    Interesting comment related to a potential new KSig ball...
    "To ensure that the List works efficiently and effectively, it is our goal to further reduce the number of golf balls listed. Consistent with our current procedure, manufacturers should only request that brands falling into the following two categories be considered for inclusion on the List:
    (a) Brands that are currently being marketed, or that are planned for the marketplace within the next two months; and,
    (b) Brands that are currently being used on the PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and other elite levels of play, or that are scheduled to be used at the tour level within the next two months."

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  • GirevikGirevik Thrifty Scott  862Members Posts: 862
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    I think they'd already violated a. It's been on the list WELL over 2 months.

    EDIT - Although as I think about it, it DOES say brands, not balls. Kirkland is a brand currently being marketed, so maybe they can put as many balls as they want on the list.

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  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 NJ 1094Members Posts: 1,094
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    Played a few rounds with the original KSIG the last few days and it is a shame we can't get it anymore. That ball fits my game very well and the price was unbeatable. I have around 20 dozen of them and have decided to start using them up. Long off the tee and plenty of spin into the green. Not as spinny around the green as a ProV1 for me but easy adjustment to get up and down with it.

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  • jas904jas904  1441Members Posts: 1,441
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    I'm down to three dozen after once peaking out at 12 dozen. I try to avoid thinking about the day that I run out as it induces severe sadness.

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    Sacrilege! Stopped into Costco today and my store still doesn't carry the K3. However the Calloway Tour Soft balls were $5 off, plus no shipping. So I broke down and bought a couple double dozen of them. Have I lost my posting privileges?

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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  18982Members Posts: 18,982
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    @Girevik said:
    Sacrilege! Stopped into Costco today and my store still doesn't carry the K3. However the Calloway Tour Soft balls were $5 off, plus no shipping. So I broke down and bought a couple double dozen of them. Have I lost my posting privileges?

    Yes. You are expelled from the Ksig club!
    FYI, just order online and avoid the chaos of the store.
    K3 available in my local store (rub salt in wound). Sorry.

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    @jas904 said:
    I'm down to three dozen after once peaking out at 12 dozen. I try to avoid thinking about the day that I run out as it induces severe sadness.

    I peaked out at around 28 and had the distinction of buying at least one double dozen from every release. At one point I considered selling them on ebay when I could have gotten $50 or more per dozen.

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    @Stanks said:
    Get. Ready. The refresh button will be quite useful soon.

    What are you hearing?

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    Driver: Cobra F9 with HZRDUS SMOKE Stiff
    3W: Titleist 917F2 w/Fujikura Speeder Pro Tour Spec 84 Stiff
    2I: Srixon Z U65 18 Degree w/Miyazaki Kaula 7s
    Irons: Mizuno MP-54 3-PW DG S300 
    Wedge: Vokey TVD 56 K-Grind
    Wedge: Vokey SM6 60-12 K-Grind 
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  • North ButteNorth Butte  11741Members Posts: 11,741
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    @trackcoach13 said:

    @Stanks said:
    Get. Ready. The refresh button will be quite useful soon.

    What are you hearing?

    @trackcoach13 said:

    @Stanks said:
    Get. Ready. The refresh button will be quite useful soon.

    What are you hearing?

    No doubt Titleist's stock will be tanking 50-60% when trading opens tomorrow.

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  • GirevikGirevik Thrifty Scott  862Members Posts: 862
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    @Nessism said:
    FYI, just order online and avoid the chaos of the store.

    I usually do, but the sale plus lack of shopping fees convinced me to stay. I'll probably be back, especially if the KP+ ever makes an appearance.

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