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1 hour ago, chisag said:

... Quick update. I played 2 new KS4's today rotating them every other hole so 9 each. After 18 they both look basically new without a mark on them. They were hit out of bunkers and both took some aggressive wedge shots. 

Was wondering what your take on them would be since we tend to think alike. I am at the price considering using them in vintage play

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I’ve continued my “testing” and still haven’t caused any more damage than I posted in my previous shot.

 

The damage shown in the Instagram post seems pretty extreme. I’d like to know if it happens to more than a handful of people (seeing how Costco sold out, there’s plenty out there)

 

Edit: to reiterate what has been said: I think people need to stop comparing this to a ProV1, as it’s a $15/dozen ball.

 

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10 hours ago, KurtActual said:

 

Edit: to reiterate what has been said: I think people need to stop comparing this to a ProV1, as it’s a $15/dozen ball.

 

People are comparing it to the ProV1 because the original KSig equaled the performance at that price. 

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52 minutes ago, cnosil said:

People are comparing it to the ProV1 because the original KSig equaled the performance at that price. 

And many are blind to the fact the ball has changed twice since then 

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Just played the new ball this morning, I didn't think I'd ever see the seam rip like the other ones on MGS since my driver swing isn't that fast (97mph), and I didn't even take any wedge shots. Literally a drive, a 7 iron and when I picked it up on the green this showed up

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I will be returning the pack to costco. Very disappointing.

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Played them Saturday and Sunday with no issues, no cuts.  A couple scuffs but nothing different than any other ball.  Maybe it's not quite as long off the driver but I thought the ball felt very good overall, especially with the scoring clubs.  Feels similar in many ways to a ProV1 but I also very similar to MTB Red.  Maybe the compression is somewhere in the middle of the two.  I thought it stopped faster than my ProV1's.  I was surprised by the stopping power given the wet conditions.  For $15/dozen I think I'd be crazy to play anything else.  

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Just got this email from Costco...

Our records show that you recently purchased the Kirkland Signature 4-piece Golf Balls (Item #1250052). Feedback we received since the item went on sale shows that some of the balls do not meet the high standards that are expected for the Kirkland Signature brand. Therefore, Costco is refunding your credit card for your purchase and the shipping costs (two separate credits). There is no need to return the item.

As with any Kirkland Signature item, if ever you are not completely satisfied with the product, your money will be refunded.

Please accept our apologies, and thank you for your continued support.

Tim Farmer
VP/GMM Merchandising
Costco Wholesale

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I love costco, got the same above email. Awesome.

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21 minutes ago, CouveGolfer said:

Just got this email from Costco...

Our records show that you recently purchased the Kirkland Signature 4-piece Golf Balls (Item #1250052). Feedback we received since the item went on sale shows that some of the balls do not meet the high standards that are expected for the Kirkland Signature brand. Therefore, Costco is refunding your credit card for your purchase and the shipping costs (two separate credits). There is no need to return the item.

As with any Kirkland Signature item, if ever you are not completely satisfied with the product, your money will be refunded.

Please accept our apologies, and thank you for your continued support.

Tim Farmer
VP/GMM Merchandising
Costco Wholesale

Gotta love Costco for standing behind their brand... Kirkland has always meant top quality, and they are making sure that is the same for their golf balls! 

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Interesting note: Yesterday I received email from Costco saying they will be refunding me for the 4 dozen golf balls I purchased. Seems lots of folks complained about quality so Costco refunded my total purchase to include shipping. Yes this was on the new 4 piece ball, Thanks for the 4 dozen golf balls that play awesome.

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Totally different ball. Refunds are due to the ball cutting excessively. Stay away


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15 hours ago, Webz59 said:

Totally different ball. Refunds are due to the ball cutting excessively. Stay away


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What?

@10shot is talking about the newly released, and quickly refunded ball.

Many of us got balls that had little to no issues. I'll certainly be playing my 2 dozen, if a few groove cuts are all I have to worry about, then I am happy.

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What?
[mention=68609]10shot[/mention] is talking about the newly released, and quickly refunded ball.
Many of us got balls that had little to no issues. I'll certainly be playing my 2 dozen, if a few groove cuts are all I have to worry about, then I am happy.

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13 minutes ago, Webz59 said:


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Perhaps there was some miscommunication.

My comment was that some of us have balls that do not display the same quality issues as others. I've put hundreds of shots on the same 3 KSigs that I have been testing since delivery on Sept 18th, and the worst damage any of them show is a few scratches from my hardest wedge shots.

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On 9/22/2019 at 1:33 PM, Sen said:

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OMG!!! That is nasty

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3 hours ago, Webz59 said:


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Man that is even nastier--- I am no gorilla any more at my age but I bet if I missed one of my butter knife Macgregor 1 irons I could darn near cut that thing in 2. Back in my younger days I missed a Slazenger Balata with a 1 iron and darn near cut it in 2. This was a cold hit in the equator with the bottom of the blade shot. It went out about 100 yards about maybe 5 foot off the ground with a funky twist and fell stone cold dead. Had green mess oozing out of it. And trust me even though I can still hit a 1 and 2 iron I can also miss with the best of them. Bladed a Snell  MTB a couple of weeks ago with a Mac 1 iron and dented the cover some. But I am going to defend Snell on that one. I had played maybe 72 holes with that ball and it was in the shag bag so the poor thing was beat to death anyhow

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I finally cut my first test ball. I’ve been using it in my garage bay “range”. It’s been cycled approximately 400-500 times by clubs ranging from my 60* to my 3i utility club. The ball had some slight cuts from wedge shots early on, but on Monday I finally penetrated the urethane layer.


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... Update: While I still haven't experienced and cover splitting having played 2 dozen now, I have found that many of these KS Golds scuff and abrade a little more the other premium balls. At the $15 a dozen price it is something I can live with using it for practice rounds or some casual play. And of course being free makes it an even better practice ball. 

... Performance is a different story. For me the TP5x is about 5-7 yds longer with woods and long irons and maybe a few even longer than that off the tee with my driver. Also a little shorter with mid and short irons. Trajectory is lower as well. And while they do not balloon, they spin more into the wind which can also be a problem. Otoh, green side spin is a little better than the TP5x. Clearly I am a player that benefits from the TP5x higher lunch and lower spin while those that can benefit from a little more spin could find the opposite. All in all still a very good ball, especially if the spin and trajectory suit your style of play. Of course higher index players that may not be consistent with ball striking and trajectory may find the KS Gold to be a perfect choice at $15 a dozen for a premium urethane covered ball on your journey to getting better. 

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On 9/26/2019 at 10:10 AM, KurtActual said:

Perhaps there was some miscommunication.

My comment was that some of us have balls that do not display the same quality issues as others. I've put hundreds of shots on the same 3 KSigs that I have been testing since delivery on Sept 18th, and the worst damage any of them show is a few scratches from my hardest wedge shots.

Certainly the difference in what users are experiencing could be production lot related, but I wonder also how certain club design (grooves, sole leading edge, etc.) combined with high swing speeds might be playing into this?  Do you suppose the ball mfg.'s test how their product performs when hit in the centerline with a high lofted wedge by players with swing speeds in the far right side of the bell curve?  

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