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Walking through my local Costco in Vegas and right up front they have the wedge set and a big palette of the 3 piece Performance + V2.0 balls. 
picked up 2 sets of the wedges and 5 boxes of the balls. Very curious as to how well they work. Stay tuned.

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Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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4 hours ago, PeterHenric said:

Walking through my local Costco in Vegas and right up front they have the wedge set and a big palette of the 3 piece Performance + V2.0 balls. 
picked up 2 sets of the wedges and 5 boxes of the balls. Very curious as to how well they work. Stay tuned.

I would be interested to know how they perform. I have talked a boatload of trash about them using the same logo as they use on their Toilet Paper and Rotisserie Chickens, so please, let me know how they go so I know if I need to start working on jamming my size 15 foot into my mouth or not. 🤣

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Here’s a few comparison photos of the wedges. I’ve had some Vokey SM7 wedges in 54 and 58° which are pictured. 
the KS wedges look nice and they seem to have some micro-grooves to help with spin. My only concern before hitting them is the grind and bounce as I have no idea what they are. The leading edge looks sharp and unforgiving. 

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Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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Here’s the inside of the new Performance+ ball (left) and the old one. 
the yellow core feels just a tad softer to the touch than the old pink one.

in this one ball I cut apart you can see that both cores are just a tad off center.

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Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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Here’s the inside of the new Performance+ ball (left) and the old one. 
the yellow core feels just a tad softer to the touch than the old pink one.
in this one ball I cut apart you can see that both cores are just a tad off center.
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Any notable difference of the cover? That was just the 1 thing that I haven't liked about the KS balls is the glossy off-color look of the cover.



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7 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

Any notable difference of the cover? That was just the 1 thing that I haven't liked about the KS balls is the glossy off-color look of the cover.



the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

You didn’t like the look of the cover? If so, this one doesn’t seem to look any different. 
 

It’s hard to tell with just my fingernail but it’s possible the new cover is softer but I wouldn’t actually put any money on that. My fingernail isn’t that highly calibrated. 😉

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Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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Went and played a 12 hole par 3 course with the new balls and wedges. I don’t have any complaints on either. The wedges and balls both spun enough that when they hit the green the stayed within a foot or so of their pitch marks. The greens aren’t terribly hard so that does help a bit. 
All my swings were nice and easy as I’ve heard that the shafts are soft. I couldn’t verify that myself. 
Here are a few photos of the 60° in “action”.

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Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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23 hours ago, PeterHenric said:

You didn’t like the look of the cover? If so, this one doesn’t seem to look any different. 
 

It’s hard to tell with just my fingernail but it’s possible the new cover is softer but I wouldn’t actually put any money on that. My fingernail isn’t that highly calibrated. 😉

I'm sure it's probably just a "me" thing with the cover. 

 

As for the softer cover, it would be interesting to see how durable it is if indeed it is any softer.

 

That is indeed a great looking wedge. It has a nice subtle curve on the leading edge which I've come to appreciate with my current wedges and can be very effective with the correct grind. I know some might not be down with the limited single grind offered but if it's something similar to a Vokey M Grind or Callaway C grind (universal), 95% of players will be happy. Hopefully they took some heavy consideration with actual grind choice and didn't just do something flat. Do you know which grind pattern they've opted for? It's hard to tell with the pics. 

And the ultimate question is.. exactly how acetone resistant is that paint fill on the back? 😛 

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Why purchase 2 sets?


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In case they sold out and someone I knew wanted a set. I don’t have any interest in flipping them on eBay or anything like that. Worst case is they stay in the box and then I return them. 

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Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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Just noticed that on the box there is a bit of info on the wedges. I’ve attached it for reference. 
Also, I read on GolfWRX that these were supposed to be similar to a D grind but after looking at their profile, I think it’s more like a K or F grind. 

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Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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Awesome shots. Looking forward to more feedback. 

 

Also, Suspiciously Vokey 🤔

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Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line

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5 hours ago, azstu324 said:

I'm sure it's probably just a "me" thing with the cover. 

 

... Not a "me" thing as many agreed with you because the original cover looked cheap. More Top Flite than ProV1. The 2nd (3rd?) generation switched to a more normal looking urethane cover. They still spin too much for me and the cover isn't as durable as others but other than that, they are a great urethane ball for $1 each. 

... Original Performance+ on there right and the current version on the left:


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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
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... Not a "me" thing as many agreed with you because the original cover looked cheap. More Top Flite than ProV1. The 2nd (3rd?) generation switched to a more normal looking urethane cover. They still spin too much for me and the cover isn't as durable as others but other than that, they are a great urethane ball for $1 each. 

... Original Performance+ on there right and the current version on the left:


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Thanks for clearing this up. I think after the 2nd gen and all of the drama with Titleist, and last year having cover durability issues, I just backed away from KS balls all together.

No doubt for the price they're a great buy. I'd like to see a couple of runs of production without any funny business and I might consider giving them another try.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) 
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7 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... Not a "me" thing as many agreed with you because the original cover looked cheap. More Top Flite than ProV1. The 2nd (3rd?) generation switched to a more normal looking urethane cover. They still spin too much for me and the cover isn't as durable as others but other than that, they are a great urethane ball for $1 each. 

... Original Performance+ on there right and the current version on the left:


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It is surprising how much of a difference there is in color. I’ve never thought that the current balls seemed off white so those original balls must really glow.

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Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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Why purchase 2 sets?


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I hear you can pay for the purchase of both sets by selling one of them

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Driver: Callaway FT-9 Aldila NV 65 (9 degrees, Stiff)

Woods: Titleist 910Fd Fairway (17.5 degrees, Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G Hybrid Alta Shaft (22 degrees, Regular)

Irons: Ping I E1 Regular AWT 2.0 Black Dot, 5 Iron 38.00" 26 degrees, 6 Iron 37.50" 29 degrees, 7 Iron 37.00" 32 degrees, 8 Iron 36.50" 36 degrees, 9 Iron 36.00" 41 degrees, PW     35.50" 45 degrees

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degrees, F, Titleist Vokey SM7 54 degrees, S, Titleist Vokey SM7 58 degrees, D, Cleveland RTX 2.0 54.12 degrees, Cobra Tour Trusty 58.10 degrees

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Blade

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I hear you can pay for the purchase of both sets by selling one of them

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Isn’t that like scalping? Taking advantage of your fellow golfers?


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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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Isn’t that like scalping? Taking advantage of your fellow golfers?


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Welcome to America, I'll stick with my SM7s. The bounce is too low for me on all those KSigs

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Driver: Callaway FT-9 Aldila NV 65 (9 degrees, Stiff)

Woods: Titleist 910Fd Fairway (17.5 degrees, Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G Hybrid Alta Shaft (22 degrees, Regular)

Irons: Ping I E1 Regular AWT 2.0 Black Dot, 5 Iron 38.00" 26 degrees, 6 Iron 37.50" 29 degrees, 7 Iron 37.00" 32 degrees, 8 Iron 36.50" 36 degrees, 9 Iron 36.00" 41 degrees, PW     35.50" 45 degrees

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degrees, F, Titleist Vokey SM7 54 degrees, S, Titleist Vokey SM7 58 degrees, D, Cleveland RTX 2.0 54.12 degrees, Cobra Tour Trusty 58.10 degrees

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Blade

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Raleigh, NC

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Nice review. I am looking forward to when I can get my hands on a set of these.

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On 10/25/2020 at 12:50 PM, chisag said:

 

... Not a "me" thing as many agreed with you because the original cover looked cheap. More Top Flite than ProV1. The 2nd (3rd?) generation switched to a more normal looking urethane cover. They still spin too much for me and the cover isn't as durable as others but other than that, they are a great urethane ball for $1 each. 

... Original Performance+ on there right and the current version on the left:


59232436_KS.jpg.8dd166119bbc12365a0898f7914f1db7.jpg558179879_KS2.jpg.f9af6409b7f5f5ce060099a1fc59c39f.jpg

This is interesting. I have noticed the same thing with the Maxfli tour. I've played them all summer and noticed the quick discoloration. Things that make you wonder...🤔

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