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5 minutes ago, Crowev01 said:

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...🤔

 

... I don't really notice any discoloration with the second generation KSig but next to the super bright first generation it certainly looks the way. I did notice the Maxfli Tours discolored quicker than most though. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Tensei Raw Blue 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 Cobra SZ 18.5* ... Even Flow 75R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Limited 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 Vokey SM8 58* ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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So I played a couple rounds with the wedges in my bag and I’ve got mixed feelings about them. On the very first hole I shanked 2 shots in a row with the 60 (shanked one then dropped a ball to try again because I was in disbelief). I’m not a fantastic player but it has been quite a long time since I’ve full blown shanked a half swing wedge shot. It was very weird. 
Those were the only 2 times I shanked any shots so it might have just been me. My “issue” I had was my distances. I’ve not played these lofts before so I might just need to spend some time and get the distances dialed in but I frequently came up short on my wedge approach shots by about 5 yards or so. I normally just game a 54 and a 58 Vokey SM7 so I had those distances dialed pretty good on my half and full swing shots. Instead of getting onto the green from 50-80 yards out I would keep coming up 5-8 yards short. I’m just going to chalk it up to needing to dial in my distances before I start making any final decisions. 
 

As far as the V2 balls are concerned, they were just fine. Almost indistinguishable from the V1 in performance as far as I could tell. The cover held up just fine other than when it hit a rock or 2 when it was hit off line. I’m blaming the wind on that. 😉 The balls didn’t seem to perform any different than the others.

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik 10.5º (Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 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-PW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: Vokey SM8 48 10F, SM8 52 12F, SM8 56 10S (Slate finish with AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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So I played a couple rounds with the wedges in my bag and I’ve got mixed feelings about them. On the very first hole I shanked 2 shots in a row with the 60 (shanked one then dropped a ball to try again because I was in disbelief). I’m not a fantastic player but it has been quite a long time since I’ve full blown shanked a half swing wedge shot. It was very weird. 
Those were the only 2 times I shanked any shots so it might have just been me. My “issue” I had was my distances. I’ve not played these lofts before so I might just need to spend some time and get the distances dialed in but I frequently came up short on my wedge approach shots by about 5 yards or so. I normally just game a 54 and a 58 Vokey SM7 so I had those distances dialed pretty good on my half and full swing shots. Instead of getting onto the green from 50-80 yards out I would keep coming up 5-8 yards short. I’m just going to chalk it up to needing to dial in my distances before I start making any final decisions. 

That doesn’t surprise me too much. In theory every degree is supposed to add/subtract ≈2.5 yards. So if your used to playing a 54 and 58, it makes total sense as to why you were coming up shorts. Also, I’ve found the K Sig balls to be very spinny off of iron and wedge shots. Combine new grooves and a spinny ball and that could account for the distance loss as well.


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:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6 5-6 w/C-Taper 130X

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On 10/25/2020 at 8:21 AM, azstu324 said:

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

Exactly.  There is "brand agnostic" and then there is "brand agnostic".

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Just got back from our local Costco.  The Kirkland wedges, putter, gloves and 3-piece 2.0 balls are all in stock.

2 dozen of the balls were $24.95.  I have some of the (apparently 1.0) balls, so now that I know they're two different balls - I think I'll double back and buy some.

I'll run them both on my SkyTrak and see if I can tell any difference.

Should be interesting...

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Sorry for the delay, I ran the tests - but with the holidays, forgot to post them.

This is a comparison of the Kirkland 3-piece, Kirkland 3-piece v2.0 and a Titleist ProV1

This tests the Driver - 7 iron - PW.

I alternated which balls I used first, second, third to try to normalize the results. 

First up, the Driver:

Driver

Club MPH

Smash Factor

Ball MPH

Launch Angle

Back RPM

Side RPM

Side Deg

Off-Line YD

Carry YD

Roll YD

Total YD

Flight Sec

Descent Deg

Height YD

ProV1

96

1.48

141

12.8

2021

116

-2.9

-8

242

33

276

6.4

27

20.3

Kirkland 2.0

96

1.47

141

14.1

2381

-34

-1.7

-10

247

29

276

6.9

32

24.7

Kirkland 1.0

94

1.47

139

12

2648

-696

3.7

-11

228

28

256

6.6

36

20.2

Now the 7-iron:

7-iron

Club MPH

Smash Factor

Ball MPH

Launch Angle

Back RPM

Side RPM

Side Deg

Off-Line YD

Carry YD

Roll YD

Total YD

Flight Sec

Descent Deg

Height YD

Titleist PROV1

81

1.34

110

21.1

6158

-271

1.3

0

158

11

169

6

45

29

Kirkland 2.0

83

1.32

110

20.4

6586

-205

-0.5

-4

156

10

166

5.9

45

28

Kirkland 1.0

83

1.32

110

20.5

6617

-3271.4

0

0

156

10

166

5.9

46

28

And finally the PW.  Let me know your thoughts...

PW

Club MPH

Smash Factor

Ball MPH

Launch Angle

Back RPM

Side RPM

Side Deg

Off-Line YD

Carry YD

Roll YD

Total YD

Flight Sec

Descent Deg

Height YD

Titleist PROV1

81

1.16

93

28

9176

-535

1.3

-1

122

5

127

5.5

49

27

Kirkland 2.0

80

1.17

94

28

9406

-291

2

2

123

5

128

5.5

48

27

Kirkland 1.0

80

1.15

93

27.8

9518

-408

1.8

1

122

5

127

5.4

48

26

 

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Few questions for you. How many shots total did you hit for each ball and club?
I’m surprised to see such a difference in spin between v1 and v2. I play them both and don’t know that I’ve ever been able to see or feel a difference. I’m not the best player so that shouldn’t mean all that much.
The carry difference with your driver from v1 to v2 is also very surprising.
The Driver seems to be where there is the biggest difference between all of them.


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Driver: Callaway Mavrik 10.5º (Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 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-PW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: Vokey SM8 48 10F, SM8 52 12F, SM8 56 10S (Slate finish with AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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22 minutes ago, PeterHenric said:

Few questions for you. How many shots total did you hit for each ball and club?
I’m surprised to see such a difference in spin between v1 and v2. I play them both and don’t know that I’ve ever been able to see or feel a difference. I’m not the best player so that shouldn’t mean all that much.
The carry difference with your driver from v1 to v2 is also very surprising.
The Driver seems to be where there is the biggest difference between all of them.


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I hit a LOT of shots, but only kept the good one's.  I only kept the best 5 as I didn't want my bad swings to impact the results.

For the Driver, if it was more than 15 yards off target, I discarded it.

For the 7-iron, if it was more than 10 yards off target, I discarded it.

For the PW, if it was more than 7 yards off target, I discarded it.

 

No real science to that, just was a self-imposed parameter so I wouldn't skew the numbers.

-- Peejer

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image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.png Rogue 4Hybrid
:taylormade-small: M6 irons
:mizuno-small: MP-T7 wedges
:EVNROLL: ER7 Putter
:Snell: "MTB-X" Golf Ball
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Could the off center core be from cutting a soft core. Maybe I pushed it to the bottom of the cut?   I’d be curious to see if you mark the bottom in the direction you cut and see if that is the thinner side of the second layer. 

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Could the off center core be from cutting a soft core. Maybe I pushed it to the bottom of the cut?   I’d be curious to see if you mark the bottom in the direction you cut and see if that is the thinner side of the second layer. 

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I wouldn’t think so. The whole point of the golf ball is to return back to normal shape after taking a hit. Cutting it shouldn’t be any different.


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Driver: Callaway Mavrik 10.5º (Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 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-PW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: Vokey SM8 48 10F, SM8 52 12F, SM8 56 10S (Slate finish with AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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I can’t see the results of the ball test...can you summarize it for me...trying to decide if I want to grab a couple of dozen balls


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9 minutes ago, JohnBarry said:

What sort of retail pricing is there for the wedge sets?

$169.99 set of 3. https://www.costco.com/kirkland-signature-3-piece-golf-wedge-set.product.100696718.html

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On 2/22/2021 at 11:26 AM, Middler said:

Thank you very much!

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I've now been seen on the course sporting a Kirkland Signature golf glove...  this is a process, it takes time 😆.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

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